Gown Shapes Explained

Ballgown

With its telltale snug bodice and pouf skirt, the ultimate bridal silhouette flatters most body types. The ball gown is forever being reinvented—this time with a peplum tier. A structured satin bustier swells into the layered net skirt, ending in a sweep train. About $3,990, Carolina Herrera. Earrings, Gumuchian. Cuff, Leslie Greene.