Volume is great and all, but for those brides who want to make a quieter statement come their big day, it's all about the sheath dress. A slim-fitting silhouette, sheaths create a straight line and are often crafted from softer, more billowing fabrics.
While there's certainly a handful of ethereal sheath designs — hello all of Mira Zwillinger, Reem Acra, and so many more of our favorite designers more recent collections — sheaths aren't limited to the whimsical variety. There are plenty of sheath gowns on the market can be both modern and glam. Take Amsale's most recent collection, featuring some of the most sleek and modern styles we've seen yet.
On the other hand, designers like Naeem Khan lay the glistening embellishments on thick, so despite the silhouette's subtle shape, the gowns are not lacking in glam factor. And if you're the type of bride looking to emulate Old Hollywood, dressmakers like Elizabeth Fillmore, Johanna Johnson and Houghton have sent many a silk slip-dress down their runways. So many other designers like Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, and Claire Pettibone, meet somewhere in the middle, sending rustic and romantic feminine lace creations down their runways.
Whether you want to show off your killer figure or dream of something light and easy to move in, sheaths are a great, modern silhouette that will show off your curves in a sophisticated way.
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