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Sheath Silhouette

The sheath is a long, narrow, slim-fitting silhouette with straight, lines. (See also: Column)

A sheath dress is usually made from lighter fabrics, such as satin or chiffon, which is more suitable for the body-skimming shape of the sheath silhouette.
Mori Lee Bridal Gown 6503 is a great example of the straight, form-fitting lines of a classic sheath dress:
Mori Lee Bridal Gown 6503
Mori Lee Bridal Gown 6503


  • Sleek, sexy style
  • Great for petite brides, as the long, narrow lines elongate a small frame

Things to Consider:

  • A sheath 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 a sheath 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 sheath dress from catching between your legs, as you walk down the aisle

Sheath Wedding Dresses

Sheath wedding dresses are a versatile silhouette; this sleek, sexy style can feel modern, vintage, formal, semi-formal, or informal. It all depends on the gown's design, and how you style it!

Sheath 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 sheath wedding dresses, but want a more formal look, just look for styles that feature a train, and voila, the sheath becomes a formal dress!

Maggie Sottero Caprice Bridal Gown features very clean lines, finished with a chapel train, and gorgeous, sparkling embellishments adorning the straps; the perfect blend of formal and informal wedding style:
Maggie Sottero Caprice Maggie Sottero Caprice
Maggie Sottero Caprice Bridal Gown

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:
Allure 8764 Bridal Gown Allure 8764 Bridal Gown
Allure 8764 Bridal Gown

Sheath Dresses for Destination Weddings

The close-fitting style of a sheath dress makes it a great style for destination weddings. PLUS: It's easy to pack! (Now try packing a ball gown into a suitcase!)

With the option to choose between a pretty floral strap & a sparkling beaded strap, Maggie Sottero - Destinations Bridal Gown AD3396FW has just enough pretty details accenting its clean, flowing lines, making it a great sheath dress for destination weddings:
Maggie Sottero - Destinations Maggie Sottero - Destinations
Maggie Sottero - Destinations Bridal Gown AD3396FW

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