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Choosing a Silhouette for Your Bridal Gown

Brides have a lot to think about when they’re deciding on a wedding gown. When you make an appointment to try on wedding dresses at Versailles Atelier in South Jordan, you want to make your preferences known to the staff so that we pull the types of dresses for you that would appeal to you. One important consideration is the silhouette.

The silhouette you choose for your wedding gown will determine a number of things, and one of them is how the gown fits. You might be aware that a number of appointments for fittings are expected when you purchase a bridal dress — you want your gown to fit perfectly. For many Utah brides, their wedding gown is their first custom-fitted dress!

Utah brides in particular are often more concerned with their wedding dress’s silhouette than other brides may be. That’s because if they are getting married in the temple, they must follow certain rules, including covering their arms and décolletage. The modesty expectation makes a few silhouettes less suitable, including mermaid and trumpet. But that still leaves plenty to choose from!


The ballgown silhouette is tremendously popular because it looks just like the Cinderella-style dress so many brides have dreamed of their whole lives. Poofy, floofy and oh-so-romantic, the ballgown silhouette the glamorous epitome of femininity.


The A-line silhouette — so called because of its fitted bodice and long, flowing skirt — is a classic that looks good on every body type. The flared skirt is perfect for those seeking a modest style, or for anyone looking to conceal their hips and thighs.

While many A-line wedding gowns are designed to show off arms, shoulders and cleavage, we can modify your gown by adding sleeves and modesty panels.

Empire Waist

This wedding gown silhouette is characterized by a high waist and long, flowing skirt. Perfect for brides who don’t like clingy dresses and who dare to want to be comfortable on their wedding day, an empire waist gown is flattering for all bodies and projects a clean, uncomplicated style.


Known for its simplicity and its understated elegance, a sheath dress is a perfect choice for modest brides. The antithesis of the ballgown silhouette, a sheath wedding dress is for the bride who prefers a sophisticated look to fussy and stuffy.

Keep in mind that a sheath dress does not have to be strictly form-fitting, and that adding a train helps this dress conform to expectations.

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The sales associates at Versailles Atelier are here to help you find the perfect wedding dress for you. Browse our site for ideas, and always remember that we offer custom wedding dresses for the bride who wants everything to be perfect on her big day.

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