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Wedding gowns

Terms that relate to the clothing worn by the bride during a wedding

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Wedding gowns

effect

Weddings; Wedding gowns

Term that describes impression created by designer\'s use of various details.

empire

Weddings; Wedding gowns

Distinguished by a high waist, hitting just below the bust. The empire styling elongates the body, minimizes pear-shaped figures and can conceal a disproportionately large or small bust.

empire waistline

Weddings; Wedding gowns

Skirt attached to the bodice just below the bustline.

fingertip veil

Weddings; Wedding gowns

This term describes a tier of veiling that is approximately 29" to 42" in length.  It comes to your fingertips.

fitted bodice

Weddings; Wedding gowns

Designed to hug the body. Can be very restrictive and uncomfortable.

fitted sleeve

Weddings; Wedding gowns

Traditional long sleeve with very little or no fullness.

floor length

Weddings; Wedding gowns

Hemline falls just 1/2 or 1 1/2 inches from the floor.

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