Monday, January 18, 2010


The sheath is a favorite of brides who take pride in working out and strutting their stuff. I'm not referring to the evening gown or any variation with a flared skirt but the sheath Audrey made famous--that snug fitting, long columnar silhouette in a heavier fabric like Duchesse satin or peau. Defined, the classic sheath looks like the images above and below--having waistline and skirt features that are usually as snug up top as on bottom. This silhouette can work for the bride who wants a stylish, simple presence as well as one who wants to make a more powerful statement with her veil or accents of laces and a train added. On the right bride this silhouette is elegant and proffers the look of class and chic combined. Adding skirt to a sheath by way of a detachable train is traditional for bridal as well as evening wear reminiscent of 1950s.

Giambatista Valli

Priscilla of Boston
The shorter sheath is also an option for the less formal wedding or even rehearsal dinner, bachleorette party or reception. The Priscilla of Boston dress above is short with a longer train, great for brides who want to change out their look from ceremony to reception . . . .



Susu Paris Chic said...

As you can see from my personal choice, narrow-lined wedding gowns remain my favorite. They just seem so gracious to me.

bridechic said...

You look gorgeous Susu! Really lovely gown. Your prince is sooooooooo sweet looking too.