is a long, narrow, slim-fitting silhouette
with straight, lines. (See also: Column
A column dress is usually made from lighter fabrics, such as satin or chiffon, which is more suitable for the body-skimming shape of the column silhouette.
Sleek, sexy style
Great for petite brides, as the long, narrow lines elongate a small frame
Things to Consider:
The column silhouette is most flattering on slimmer figures
Not the most flattering choice for pear-shaped figures
May emphasize a short waist
Be mindful when choosing your undergarments, as the column silhouette may reveal all of your flaws, as well as any seams or gaps of undergarments that aren't properly fitted
Consider shapewear, to help slim and smooth your figure
A long, form-fitting slip will help prevent your column dress from catching between your legs, as you walk down the aisle
Column Wedding Dresses
Column wedding dresses are a versatile silhouette; this sleek, sexy style can feel modern, vintage, Grecian, formal, semi-formal, or informal. It all depends on the gown's design, and how you style it!
Column Wedding Dresses with Trains
A train instantly makes a wedding dress more formal (see Formal vs. Informal Wedding Dresses
); so, if you'd like the style of column wedding dresses, but want a more formal look, just look for styles that feature a train, and voila, the column becomes a formal dress!
1920s Vintage Wedding Dresses
Vintage wedding dresses are great, as they are both trendy and
classic! A true win-win for fashionistas who want to love their wedding pictures forever.
With its Queen Anne neckline, cap sleeves, keyhole back, and lace overlay, Allure 8764 Bridal Gown
is a beautiful example of a gown with the style of 1920s vintage wedding dresses:
Column Dresses for Destination Weddings
The close-fitting style of a column dress makes it a great style for destination weddings. PLUS: It's easy to pack! (Now try packing a ball gown
into a suitcase!)