Ball Gown: The true “princess” dress. The ball gown has a fitted bodice and a full skirt.
A-Line: Slightly more flowy than a ball gown, A-lines have fitted bodices through the waist and cascade out towards the ground, resembling the outline of an uppercase "A."
Trumpet/Fit-and-Flare: Literally "fit-and-flare:" fitted through the body and flairs out mid-thigh. This cut is between a modified a-line and a mermaid cut. Ideal for brides looking to accentuate the waist.
Mermaid: Sleek and sexy. Fitted on the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out close to the knee.
Sheath/Column: A narrow shape that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem.
Jumpsuit: A one-piece garment, with the bottom falling into either trousers or shorts.
Tea Length: A shorter cut skirt falling below the knee and above the ankle, typically three to four inches above the ankle.