Fit and Flare

A style somewhere in between an A line and fishtail cut. It has a fitted body and flares out around the length of the thigh. An amazing style for frames with a smaller waist, hourglass or pear-shaped figures as it will accentuate your gorgeous curves.

Model in Ronald Joyce 69416, an ivory fit and flare wedding dress silhouette with a strapless sweetheart neckline and beautiful continuous lace detail.


This style of dress resembles an upper-case A, hence its name. It has a fitted bodice with a skirt that flows out and to the floor, and of course a train if desired. No matter your body type you can’t go wrong with this shape of dress…it literally suits everyone!

Model wearing Ronald Joyce 69402, an A-line wedding dress silhouette with a scalloped v-neckline, lace bodice and plain glitter tulle skirt.


This is a very specific style of wedding dress. It looks absolutely stunning on a slender figure although has the potential to add a few extra inches in unwanted places for a pear-shaped figure. It can be great for an hourglass body type, hugging your frame in all the right places. It is a very narrow, straight up and down style of dress falling to the floor.

Model in Ronald Joyce 69409, a lace sheath wedding dress silhouette with delicate beaded straps, a silver beaded bust, modern v-neckline and lace puddle train


A wedding dress that is tightly fitted to the body from the bust to the knee at which point the skirt flares out with the train as long as your heart desires. A style that is ideal for an hourglass figure as it flaunts your curves. Also great for petite, slender frames as it will fit like a glove!

Model wearing Ronald Joyce 69417, an ivory fishtail wedding dress silhouette with lace cap sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and exquisite floral appliques

Ball Gown

The fairy tale gown for every princess! This wedding dress has a fitted bodice, flares at the waist and usually has a very full skirt, which can be modified to your own personal style. For a curvaceous bride or pear-shaped bride this dress will look divine. Not often is this dress recommended for a petite bride as the skirt can be a little too overwhelming on a smaller frame.

Model in Ronald Joyce 69424, a pale gold ballgown wedding dress silhouette with a sequin lace body, plunging v-neckline, long lace sleeves and a plain tulle skirt


This is a bold choice of wedding dress and when done right can be flattering on almost any body type. For the more petite brides this style can give the illusion of making your legs look a little longer, if rocking a taller slender frame it will be a great way to show off your legs. Those with a bustier, voluptuous figure, when accessorized with a belt that showcases your beautiful your beautiful waist you can be sure to feel like royalty. 

Photo of a model in Ronald Joyce 69375, a hi lo wedding dress silhouette with a lace illusion bodice and matching long sleeves complete with an organza and tulle ruffled skirt

With all this considered, remember not everyone will fit into one box. So, explore your options, listen to your consultants suggestions – they are the experts, and see what feels right on your figure. This is your wedding dress and how you feel in your gown is the most important thing. To find your nearest store to begin your wedding dress hunt look no further than our dedicated stockist page.