This video aims to help women understand different wedding dress silhouettes and styles, as well as the pros and cons of each style.
The presenter mentions that knowing the names of different dress shapes and styles can be helpful when explaining preferences to stylists, but notes that different places and stylists may use different names for similar dresses.
She simplifies the categorization into two main types: fitted dresses and flowy dresses.
Under the fitted dress category, she introduces the fit and flare style, which is fitted through the hips and flares out subtly. She describes it as a good option for those who want a fitted gown with mobility in the legs.
She also mentions the trumpet style, which is fitted through the hips and thighs but doesn’t go all the way down to the knees. It can accentuate curves and create an hourglass look.
The presenter explains the sheath/column style, which hangs off the body and has a more relaxed fit compared to other fitted gowns. It can be elongating and suitable for various body types.
She further discusses the mermaid style, noting that it is fitted closer to the knees and then flares out. She mentions that mermaids can vary in terms of how fitted or poofy they are, and points out the importance of the seam line for elongating the body.
Moving on to flowy dresses, she introduces the A-line style, which is fitted through the bodice and then flows out into a fuller skirt. A-lines are known for accentuating the waist and providing mobility.
She also talks about ball gowns, which have a fitted bodice and a larger, voluminous skirt. Ball gowns can be flattering on different body types, but may be more challenging to walk in and heavier to wear.
Throughout the video, the presenter emphasizes that there is no specific dress that looks best on a particular body type, and encourages women to try on different styles to see what looks and feels good on them.
She advises against limiting oneself based on preconceived notions and highlights the importance of considering factors such as neckline, waistline, lace type, and overall comfort when choosing a wedding dress.