Picking a wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions any bride has to make. Your dress needs to reflect your personality, fit the venue and season, and stay within your budget. Some women have known what kind of wedding dress they’ve wanted since they were little girls. Other women feel overwhelmed by all the choices. The best place to start narrowing your search is to choose a “silhouette” or dress style. Modern, minimalist, and classy, sheath wedding dresses are a great choice for a chic bride who values elegance and simplicity.
What Is a Sheath Wedding Dress?
Sheath wedding dresses offer long, straight lines that follow the natural shape of a woman’s body. Many sheath designs hug the hips, showing off a bride’s curves and highlighting her feminine charms.
Unlike many ball gowns or A-lines, sheath dresses tend to favor simpler designs, which give them a modern and minimalistic air. That’s not to say sheath dresses are boring. Far from it. Many sheath dresses include beautiful beadwork, fanciful lace, and other eye-catching adornments. They also have a way of highlighting a bride’s natural beauty and enhancing other parts of the bride’s attire, like a beautiful necklace or a bouquet of scarlet roses.
A great way to enhance a sheath dress is to add a sash or belt or to pair it with a glamorous veil or even a wedding cape, which are all the rage these days.
Sheath Wedding Dresses - Who Should Wear Them?
Like every type of wedding dress silhouette, a sheath dress enhances and complements certain figures over others. Due to its natural ability to lengthen the lines of a bride’s body, a sheath wedding dress is often favored by shorter and more petite brides. This figure-hugging style is a great choice for brides who might get lost in a dress with wide, thick skirts. Taller brides also look great in this style, and more form-fitting sheath dresses are perfect for brides with curves.
Don’t want to emphasize your arms? You can find sheath wedding dresses with full sleeves or pair your dress with a stylish wedding jacket.
Is a Sheath Dress Appropriate for a Wedding?
Absolutely. With the right accessories, sheath dresses can fit almost any type of wedding venue or theme, though they do work especially well at more casual weddings or weddings in more modern venues, like a trendy art loft or treasured gastropub.
At The Knot, we offer an excellent selection of sheath wedding dresses. Search for dresses from world-class designers, like Justin Alexander, Jessica Morgan, Ines Di Santo, and more. Use our search feature to filter dresses by length, neckline, price, and more.
At The Knot, we have the perfect sheath dress for your perfect day. Start shopping today, and don’t forget to look for shoes and bridal lingerie to complete your look.