A-Line Wedding Dresses

For your big day, you have numerous options to choose from, such as the style, color, length, and material of your wedding dress and your bridesmaid's dresses. An A-line wedding gown is a good option for the woman who wants her dress to have a classic, graceful silhouette. This gown style comes in a variety of sleeve and top styles that will have you and your bridesmaids feeling beautiful from head to toe.

What body types are A-line dresses for?

An A-Line wedding dress is designed to add volume to the lower part of the dress. This makes the wedding dress ideal for a woman with wider shoulders or a broad chest. If you're a larger size and want to balance the entire body, you may want to consider a pleated A-Line sweetheart gown as a bridal option. The pleats in the wedding dress allow you to balance the top portion with the bottom, and the sweetheart neckline draws the eye to the upper body. This look gives the illusion of a well-balanced appearance by mixing three unique styles into one. You can find this type of dress with a short sleeve, long sleeve, or strapless style.

What materials work well with an A-line wedding dress?

Your A-line wedding dress or bridesmaid dress can work well with virtually any material, including chiffon. If you want the gown to cling slightly, you may want to consider satin, silk, or a silk blend. If you're getting married in the winter or late fall, you'll want a wedding dress that will help you stay warm, such as organza, polyester, or a blend of fabrics. Summer brides will find a dress primarily made of breezy materials such as tulle to be a good selection; a dress with tulle or lace accents will match well with the fitted sections of the garment.

How do you determine the proper wedding dress size?

The A-line wedding dress mainly focuses on the bottom portion of your body, since the key to the gown is the fitted middle. You'll want to properly measure this area and your hips in order to determine the right gown size. You'll also want to measure your chest since the A-line dress will be a single piece. If your gown will be a fit-and-flare style, measure the length of your legs so that your wedding dress won't be too short or long. Here is how to measure yourself.

  • Chest: Use a soft measuring tape to measure around the fullest part of your chest. Keep the tape a little loose for better results.
  • Hips: Using a soft measuring tape, loosely measure around the fullest part of your rear and hips.
  • Waist: Find the natural crease in your waist by bending slightly to a side. Use a soft measuring tape and loosely measure around the entire waist.