Silhouettes Glossary

A-line/Princess

Slim-fitting with vertical seams from shoulders to hem. Best for: All body types.

Ballgown

Full skirt with a fitted bodice and waist. Best for: Pear shapes, full figures, and tall, slim builds.

Basque

Dips below the natural waistline and forms a "V". Best for: Pear shapes.

Dropped

Dips below the natural waistline and sits on the hips. Best for: Hourglass figures.

Empire

Small, scooped bodice and high waistline with a slender skirt. Best for: Figures with thick waists.

Mermaid

Fitted to the knee, then flared. Best for: Slim, tall builds.

Sheath

Narrow, body-conscious style that hugs the bust, waist, and hips. Best for: Slim, tall builds and petite figures.

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