Dress Shape Diary

Dress Shape Diary

At Carrie Karibo Bridal, we know that finding the perfect gown is one of the most exciting moments in a bride’s wedding planning journey. Likewise, we are well aware of the pressure that comes with such a significant search, and with so many breathtaking designs to swoon over, many brides don’t know where to even begin! Fortunately, there are many ways you can narrow down your options. We recommend starting your shopping journey by selecting your favorite dress shape. Interchangeably called silhouettes, shapes refer to the fit style that a dress is tailored to follow, and each offers something special and unique to their wearer. Here is a quick guide to the four major dress shapes you can find at Carrie Karibo:


Ball Gown

Style #Matisse by Rosa Clara Couture

The ball gown silhouette is characterized by its full, voluminous skirt extending from a fitted bodice. This dress shape is a popular choice for royalty and everyday brides alike, and guarantees you an enchanting grand entrance at your wedding.



Style #Astra by All Who Wander

The A-line silhouette pairs a fitted bodice with a relaxed skirt, creating a soft A-shaped slant pointing inwards to your waist. This slant gives this shape its name, as well as gives the bride a lovely, figure-flattering look that is as enchanting as it is timeless.


Fit and Flare & Mermaid

Style #1486 by Martina Liana


The mermaid silhouette is fitted from the bust through the legs, then widens out into a dramatic, flared skirt around the knees. This shape accentuates an hourglass-like figure, and grants our brides dreaming of a chic, sultry look the perfect opportunity to show off her curves. The fit and flare silhouette is similar to the mermaid in its primarily fitted design, but differentiates itself as the more relaxed look of the two. This shape closely hugs each of your curves, then gently flows into a skirt around the mid-thigh, giving you a fitted look, with plenty of dancing mobility.



Style #Renee by Theia Couture

The sheath silhouette offers a very simple, timeless look, featuring a snug bodice that flows into a relaxed skirt, falling straight to the floor around the hips. This slimline shape is effortlessly elegant and perfect for brides seeking a more casual gown!


Feeling inspired? Schedule your appointment at Carrie Karibo Bridal today, and let’s find the wedding dress of your dreams.