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Fall 2008 Bridal Collections by Silhouette

Browse through the Fall 2008 Bridal Collections and find the perfect dress for your body type. Choose your favorite silhouettes from the list below.

Gowns by silhouette are broken into categories based on the designer's name
Trumpet: A-G
Trumpet: H-N
Trumpet: O-S
Trumpet: T-Z
A-Line: A-G
A-Line: H-N
A-Line: O-S
A-Line: T-Z
Ball Gowns: A-G
Ball Gowns: H-N
Ball Gowns: O-S
Ball Gowns: T-Z
Empire: A-G
Empire: H-N
Empire: O-Z
Sheath: A-G
Sheath: H-N
Sheath: O-S
Sheath: T-Z

Trumpet: Glamourous 1940s movie stars come to mind in this style that hugs curves and then flares out at the bottom of the skirt in a trumpet shape. This silhouette is also labeled as mermaid by some designers.

A-Line: The straight lines of modern geometry inspired the classic A-line dress. It first came into fashion in the late 1950s and, as its name suggests, forms a triangular A shape with a narrow bodice and a wide skirt.

Ball Gowns: The full-skirted bridal gown swept into fashion with Queen Victoria's wedding in 1840 and remains the favorite romantic silhouette.

Empire: Youthful and elegant, the high-waisted empire dress came into fashion in 1800, just after the French Revolution. Napoleon's wife Josephine popularized the neoclassical style.

Sheath: The sheath was the style worn by Marilyn Monroe in the days when darts and seams -- instead of today's stretch fabrics -- were used to create a curvaceous silhouette.