Dress Silhouette Feature – The Sheath Wedding Dress

Dress Silhouette Feature - The Sheath Wedding Dress

One of the most underrated wedding dress silhouettes is the sheath wedding dress. It has a classic shape but can also be very contemporary, making it a true contender for your wedding-day look.

Not 100% sure what a sheath gown looks like or entails? We have all the details plus some stunning examples below.

What is a Sheath Wedding Dress?

A sheath gown, also called a column gown, has a straight shape. It’s fitted at the waist, and generally hugs your hips, before falling straight to the floor. It’s a great option for a petite or athletic bride with an hourglass shape.

A number of different fabrics can make up a sheath dress: crepe, satin, lace, you name it. A sheath wedding dress typically doesn’t have a lot of layers or a long train, but focuses more on a sleek, polished shape. Now let’s dive into the good stuff: the dresses!

1. Viola – Alexandra Grecco

Alexandra Grecco Viola Wedding Dress
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A stunning sheath silhouette at its finest—the Viola gown. Made of 100% silk crepe, this off-white gown is chic and stylish.

It features a classic bateau neckline but has contemporary accents like a square open back with buttons and illusion tulle side panels.

The fitted skirt will hug your curves beautifully.

This gorgeous gown is available in both matte or satin fabrics.

It’s sure to please both modern and traditional brides alike.

Check it out today!

2. Wesley – Catherine Deane

Catherine Deane Wesley Wedding Dress
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It’s all in the details for this romantic Wesley gown by designer Catherine Deane.

The neckline, back, and bottom of the gown features an alluring scalloped edge.

It gives a very ’20s Gatsby-esque vibe.

The dress is covered in exquisite beaded lace, ensuring you’ll dazzle everyone.

It’s elegant and timeless all in one.

This gown is beautiful on its own, but adding sparkly accents like a shiny barrette or stacked bracelets really take things up a notch.

3. Redding – Amy Kuschel

Amy Kuschel Redding Wedding Dress
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This next column gown is giving us Meghan Markle vibes. The structured crepe Redding gown from Amy Kuschel is simple yet bold with long sleeves and a high slit in the skirt.

The dress doesn’t have a ton of embellishment, nor does it need any, allowing the bride’s figure to really be the focus. We do love the sweeping train the back, giving this minimalist gown a bridal feel.

4. Stevie – Made With Love

Made With Love Stevie Wedding Dress
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Can you say GORGEOUS? The Stevie gown, by Made With Love, may have a simple silhouette but it’s a show-stopper.

This amazing gown features a plunging v-neck with an empire waist and a v-back. It’s a great option if you’re looking for something sleeveless but not strapless.

We love the illusion and floral applique details and the court train to finish the look. We have serious heart eyes for this magical gown, in case you couldn’t tell.

5. Everest – BHLDN

BHLDN Everest Wedding Dress
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Modern meets Art Deco in this stunning column gown, titled Everest. The gown is hand-beaded in shimmery ivory and boasts a plunging illusion neckline.

This gown really accentuates the bride’s curves, creating a feminine shape. Plus, the dress isn’t exactly floor-length, allowing you to show off your cute shoes (and that pre-wedding pedicure you totally deserve). Not shown: a posh high back for a modern twist.