Wedding Terminology You Need to Know: The Dress

Hello, my beautiful brides! Today is a big day-we’re giving you all the wedding dress terminology you actually need to know. We aren’t going to bore you with long lists of words not even your bridal consultant knows. Nope. We are concise, to the point and will have you feeling like a million bucks when you bust out this knowledge at the bridal shop.

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A-Line: An a-line gown has a fitted bodice with a small flair starting at the waist and continuing to the bottom of the dress. An a-line gown does not have the full flair of a princess or ball gown.

Ballgown: A ballgown has a fitted bodice with a full flair at the waist and continuing to a full skirt. Ballgowns are the most traditional bridal look.

Column: A column gown is a straight up and down silhouette that does not hug the body but draped over the curves.

Drop Waist: A drop waist gown has a fitted bodice through the top of the hips and flows into a full skirt.

Empire: An empire gown is fitted through the bust then flairs into an a-line skirt.

Mermaid: A mermaid gown has a fitted bodice all the way down to the knees and then flairs out to a full skirt.

Sheath: A sheath gown is form fitting all the way down to the bottom. It may or may not have a slit to aid in walking.

Trumpet: A trumpet gown has a fitted bodice to the upper thigh then flairs into a full skirt. The trumpet simply flairs out higher than a mermaid.

Two Piece: A two piece gown is made up of a separate bodice and skirt.