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.
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!
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:
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: