If you describe your bridal style as timeless and elegant and are looking to find the ideal mix of modern, trendy and classic, sheath wedding dresses may just be the gown for you!
What is a Sheath Wedding Dress?
A sheath wedding dress offers a unique sophistication as its tailored silhouette follows the natural curves of the body, creating a gorgeous outline of the figure. The style is typically fitted through the bodice with a skirt that flows straight. Some styles, however, slightly flare right below the knee. The result is a sleek and sophisticated look that will ensure all eyes are on you! When choosing a sheath wedding dress, keep these tips in mind:
Consider Your Preferred Fabric
Sheath wedding dresses come in multiple fabric types, including satin, lace and chiffon. Satin, for instance, will be the least forgiving of the fabrics and will accentuate every curve and asset. For brides who want to keep a structured straight shape but are not comfortable in satin, a vintage-inspired lace or crepe style might be a great fit. Brides can also opt for flowy chiffon and get the best of both worlds.
Use Your Wedding Theme as Inspiration
Whether your wedding aesthetic is rustic, modern or romantic, there are plenty of sheath wedding dress styles to choose from! A beaded or satin sheath gown is a fantastic choice for brides looking for Old Hollywood glamour. A low-back sheath silhouette is a great alternative for a contemporary venue like an art museum. Let your theme and aesthetic help guide you!
Sheath Wedding Dresses
Still need sheath bridal gown inspiration? From simple to statement-making, below is a curated list of sheath wedding dresses that are sure to bring your bridal look vision to life:
Lace Sheath Wedding Dress
Essense of Australia Style D3458 is made for the bride looking to incorporate romantic lace with a clean sheath silhouette. The fitted bodice is absolutely stunning with its layers of floral lace and sparkling sequins that fade onto a clean skirt.
Not to mention the sheer cut-outs, open back and wide-set straps that add just the right amount of sexy. Just when you think this gown couldn’t get any more beautiful, it features a full train adorned with stunning large-scale floral patterns that run all the way to the hem.
Long Sleeve Sheath Wedding Dress
Why choose between long sleeves and off-the-shoulder when you can have both? Martina Liana Style 1359 gives brides the best of both worlds with its illusion tulle sleeves. The plunging neckline and sheer low back details deliver a sensual vibe, while the lace details and fabric-covered buttons add a touch of class. Wear the detachable overskirt for your walk down the aisle, then remove it for the dance floor and have the ultimate two-in-one look!
Sheath Wedding Dress with Low Back
If you would describe your bridal style as clean and modern, Essense of Australia Style D3112 is the dress for you! The chic simplicity of this figure-flattering crepe gown with a low open back and chevron beading on the straps is absolutely breathtaking. This structured sheath wedding dress is sleek, sophisticated and will have you feeling fabulous on your big day.
Sheath Column Wedding Dress
This column sheath dress checks all the boxes! The briar gown from All Who Wander features detachable off-the-shoulder puff sleeves complete with 3D lace and floral detailing, adding boho flair. Meanwhile, the curve-hugging skirt brings a glamorous touch. This sheath silhouette gives us all the vintage-inspired vibes with its fabulous floating train that features dainty tulle accents and pretty lace detailing.
Simple Sheath Wedding Dress
Martina Liana Style 1453 is a bridal bombshell, and for good reason! Old Hollywood glamour dazzles through with the simple satin fabric and detachable off-the-shoulder straps that elongate a subtle sweetheart neckline. This column sheath gown glides down and hugs the natural curves of the body, into a sweeping train that is sure to turn heads!
Plus Size Sheath Wedding Dress
It doesn’t get more timeless than Stella York Style 7335─ complete with illusion tulle on the bodice and straps for a romantic style and all-day comfort. Standout details like the fabric-covered buttons down the back, lace appliqué on the straps and the plunging V-neckline make this sheath gown with sheer back details a bridal beauty.
Beaded Sheath Wedding Dress
Get ready to stun and sparkle in Stella York Style 7469! The column sheath silhouette with beaded spaghetti straps is the epitome of bridal elegance. It is adorned with embroidered lace motifs and sequins that will have you glimmering from head to toe. You can even add a glitter tulle underlay to your sheath wedding dress to really amp up the shimmer factor!
How Do I Style a Sheath Wedding Dress?
Since the sheath wedding dress silhouette is known for its timeless elegance, you will have no shortage of options when it comes to styling. If you say “I do” to a clean satin gown, you have room to add a bit of sparkle with a pair of headpieces, statement earrings or necklace.
If you choose a gown with statement sleeves or if it has a decent amount of lace and beadwork, perhaps you would like to keep your accessories simple. A clean veil with minimal beadwork will allow your dress to shine. If your dress has a slit, opt for a pair of statement heels with a “pop” like a bow or beading on the straps.
How Should a Sheath Wedding Dress Fit?
Sheath wedding dresses can be flattering in all shapes and sizes! What really differentiates a sheath silhouette from a fit-and-flare or a mermaid gown is that the skirt should fall straight. The bodice will often be fitted and is a beautiful choice for the bride who wants to steer away from gowns with fuller skirts (like a ballgown) and ultimately wants to achieve classic elegance.
Ready to shop for your favorite sheath wedding dress styles? Find a bridal salon near you to get started!