This is a simple line that falls from the bodice in an almost straight line. It often has an interesting bodice, which can be anything from strapless to high neckline to V-neck and may have sleeves or a cape. The sheath (sometimes called the column) has a simplicity of line that makes it elegant. This is a favourite with women who like and understand the elegance of a clean line.
Where It Is Worn
This is a style that can adapt to any location, any size of wedding and any degree of formality. It can be any length, from mini to floor – and in any fabric. A short version for a wedding on a beach or in a barn is ideal. A long version, executed in lace with perhaps beading or embroidery can be stunning in even a cathedral wedding. The accessories will depend on the formality of the gown, but can work with a veil and any hair accessory that mirror the degree of the wedding’s formality.
Who It Flatters
It is ideal for a slim woman with small breasts and small hips. This is sometimes referred to as a body that is diamond-shaped, referring to the smaller bust and hips, but who may have a larger waist. Because it doesn’t define the waist, it is not usually worn with a belt, which tends to cut the smooth line of the dress.