As its name implies, the A line cut is narrow at the top, cut close to
the ribcage, and extends out along the body in the shape of a triangle
(or ‘A’) in a smooth, elongated line. It is perhaps the most popular wedding dresses
option, as it looks wonderful on a variety of body types. The lines of
the skirt are always clean and ungathered, but there is, as always, a
number of versions. The princess cut is exemplified by vertical seams
traveling from the bust to the hem. Another take is the circle skirt, a
very wide A line with a full skirt.
This is a fitted bodice shape with an A line skirt. It hugs the waist,
so it creates a slimmer waistline and flatters the bust. If you have
wider hips, the A line will cover them up effectively and if you have
narrower hips the cut of the bridal wedding dresses will give you some shape.
The tighter bodice will tend to draw attention to a smaller bust so it
will be more flattering if you add a little padding to balance the look.
This can be with secretive padding added to simple wedding dresses
or a good bra. A heavy bust will need some structure — often this
support is already built in to the bodice, but if not then boned
corsetry is a must.