Silk Wedding Dresses

Silk Wedding Dresses

Most brides have a vision of the perfect wedding dress – whether it’s made from lace, chiffon, organza or another fabric. Of all the available dress options out there to choose from, there’s no denying that silk wedding dresses are among the most elegant. These shiny, flowing, luxurious garments are somehow both sleek and modern while also being classic and timeless. Plus, silk allows for natural movement and breathability, making it an ideal fabric to wear as you dance the night away in celebration of your special day.

No matter what style dress silhouette appeals to you – mermaid cut, A-line, ball gown or sheath – there are a variety of innovative ways to involve the benefits of silk into your bridal attire. Let’s explore some possibilities.

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Consider a Simple Silk Wedding Dress

Some of our favorite silk wedding dress styles include classic sheaths and flared mermaid gowns. Because the material has such a beautiful natural presence, there’s no need to glam it up with a lot of accents and embellishments. The stylish flow of a simple silk wedding dress can flatter and enhance your entire wedding look all on its own. You are likely to leave your wedding guests (and your partner!) gushing in admiration. Your wedding photographs will also look terrific.

If a silk wedding dressisn’t your style, no problem. You can always opt for a gown made from another material that includes silk accents. Imagine how dreamy you’ll look and feel walking down the aisle with a silk-based neckline, sleek panels or other shiny embellishments.

How to Find the Ideal Silk Wedding Dress

Start by following these tried-and-true tips from our wedding experts. First, get started early. Not all brides find the perfect dress right away, so you should leave plenty of time to shop around. You’ll also want to calculate your wedding budget before you get started since there are many expenses when planning a wedding – and they add up quickly.

While shopping, be open to all style possibilities. It’s often helpful to ask the opinion(s) of trusted friends and family members – but always keep in mind that this ultimately is your decision. Choose a dress that makes you feel absolutely fabulous.

No matter what style or price range you are looking for, The Knot is here to help you find the silk wedding dress of your dreams. We offer a wide range of gown styles and lengths – short or long, fitted or flared, sleeveless or long-sleeved, modern or vintage – so that every bride can look her best. Simply search our silk wedding dress selections by silhouette, price, neckline, designer, train length, waist style and more. We make it easy to turn a potentially overwhelming dress decision into a fun-filled, exciting shopping adventure.

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The Top 5 Wedding Dress Silhouettes Defined

During your bridal appointment, one of the first questions you’ll be asked by the stylist is what type of wedding dress silhouette you’d like to wear. You might already have an idea of how you want your dress to look — Flowy? Fitted? A little bit of both? — but knowing exactly how to describe your dream gown will come in handy as you’re working with your stylist to find The One. Using gowns from Allure Bridals, we’ve created this guide explaining the differences between five popular wedding dress silhouettes that you’ll definitely want to know about. And while we recommend trying on more than just one type of silhouette during your bridal appointments, this guide will help you put your dream dress into words (or help you narrow down your options if you’re still on the fence).

Here are five must-know wedding dress silhouettes.

Ball gown

If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own fairytale moment, then this is the silhouette for you. Ball gowns are one of the most classic wedding dress silhouettes and will instantly give you the Cinderella effect on the big day. A ball gown features a fitted bodice (sometimes with a corset) with a wide, full skirt, most often achieved by using crinolines or layers of tulle, like this romantic champagne and ivory gown (Style 9565). Since the full skirt glides over your hips and lower torso, this silhouette is great for brides who want to cinch in their waist. The ball gown is one of the most regal silhouettes — the Duchess of Cambridge, Grace Kelly, Jackie O, and Princess Diana all wore ball gowns for their weddings.

Sheath

A sheath wedding dress skims the body and falls straight to the floor below the hips. This wedding dress silhouette is perfect for brides who want an effortless gown, since it requires less fabric than other silhouettes (and is therefore very easy to move around in!). What a sheath wedding dress lacks in volume, it makes up for with its versatility — the sheath silhouette works well with nearly every type of fabric, from beading, lace, satin, and even crepe. Sheath wedding dresses are a flattering option for slim figures and petite brides who don’t want to be overpowered by their gowns. We especially love this silhouette with v-necklines and spaghetti straps, as demonstrated by this geometric lace dress (Style 9564).

A-line

Consider the A-line as a halfway point between sheath and ball gown silhouettes. An A-line skirt, which is named for the way it creates an “A” shape on the body, flares out from the waist more than you’d see on a sheath gown, but not as dramatically as the ball gown. This universally-flattering silhouette is ideal for all styles, whether your wedding is bohemian, classic, beachy, or something in between. A-line wedding dresses often feature organza, lace, or tulle — like this romantic sleeveless gown (Style 9561) — but you’ll also see them made from structured fabrics, such as Mikado.

Mermaid

Va-va-voom. The mermaid is known for being one of the most flirtatious wedding dress silhouettes, since it’s extremely fitted throughout the bodice, waist, and hips. In other words, if you want Beyoncé-worthy curves for your wedding day, look no further! A mermaid gown will either accentuate what your mama gave you or create the illusion of an hourglass shape for brides with slimmer figures. This attention-grabbing silhouette flares out at the knees and is often paired with beading, ruching, or ruffled skirts for added wow factor. Another option? Opt for an unembellished satin mermaid gown like this one (Style 9416) and then add a bridal cape to achieve a fashion-forward look.

Fit and flare

Brides who want to show off their figure without committing to the dramatic mermaid silhouette should consider a fit and flare wedding dress instead. This toned-down version still hugs your body through the chest and waist, while being a little more forgiving through the hips, derriere, and thighs. The skirt flares out above the knee, giving you a little bit more freedom with your legs. Fit and flare gowns are perfect for brides who want to let loose on the dance floor! This wedding dress silhouette looks incredible when paired with a sweetheart neckline, as pictured on this mixed-lace design (Style 9560).

Wedding Dresses for Tall Brides

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