A drop-waist gown is for the bold and slender bride who wishes to make a dramatic statement with a stunning silhouette. This style emphasizes the hips and waist, then softly flares into a layered A-line skirt.
An empire-waist gown will draw the eyes up, especially when the high waist is cinched with a sweet ribbon. The sultry silhouette of this gown is balanced by the timeless lace fabric and modest halter neck. No necklace is necessary with the beautiful brooch at the bride's décolletage.
Romantic brides will love light fabrics, like organza, taffeta and tulle. These airy fabrics convey a sense of lightness, romance and felicity, and they make a full-skirted ball gown far less cumbersome.
For the bride who wants the floor-grazing fullness of an ample skirt but craves a figure-hugging dress, too, the mermaid silhouette grants both wishes.
Brides who like texture and dimension but find crystal and lace embellishments too sweet for their taste will love what cleverly folded, tucked, draped and ruched fabric can do for them.
The true princesses among us demand sweetheart necklines. This elegant neckline frames the décolletage in a tasteful, yet alluring, way. When the bodice of the gown is ornamented with beadwork designs, it heightens drama before drawing the eyes downward to an ample skirt.
The neckline is a total sweetheart, but the corseted bodice of this gown offers a sexy glimpse of skin before flaring into a full-skirted confection adorned with flowerlike tufts of lace.