Did you know that until 1840 when Queen Victoria married, brides wore their best dress on their wedding day.  Victoria made the white wedding dress fashionable though it didn’t really reach Irish shores as a fashion trend until the 1900s.

According to Wikipedia about 75% of wedding dresses on the market today are sleeveless and strapless, though some brides may prefer more modest styles with sleeves, higher necklines, and covered backs. Most of today’s wedding dresses have either lace-up backs or zipper backs.


Some of the most popular contemporary silhouettes include: A-line, ballgown, empire, mermaid, tea-length, and trumpet.


A dress or skirt silhouette that is narrower at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom thereby resembling the letter A. Works well on most figure types; good for disguising bottom-heavy figures.


Characterized by a very full skirt that begins at the waist and continues to floor length. It has a full bodice and a cinched waistline that falls into a full skirt.


A type of dress or top where the waist line is raised above the natural waistline, sometimes as high as right below the bust.


The mermaid dress is close fitting through the bodice, down through the hips and to below the knees where the skirt flares out.


A dress with a hemline that hits the center of the thigh.


Can resemble a cocktail-style dress that shows off the lower legs and bridal shoes.


A straight skirt with a hem flounce that flares away from the body at the hem.

Can you identify the silhouettes of these gúnaí ?

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