Whether brides are drawn to a more traditional wedding day look, want to show off their shape or love a minimalist gown — sheath wedding dresses deliver a sophisticated vibe for the elegant bride. Read on if you’re looking for a sheath wedding dress or are curious if this style is for you!
What is a Sheath Wedding Dress?
A sheath silhouette can be characterized by a fitted bodice and a streamlined wedding dress skirt that falls straight and may or may not flare slightly at the bottom. The sheath silhouette provides more effortless movement than a mermaid gown, which is more fitted around the knees. Typically, the bride who wears a sheath silhouette wants to show off their shape, loves elegant wedding dress silhouettes and wants to be able to move with ease throughout the day.
When choosing a sheath wedding dress, keep these tips in mind:
- Sheath dresses work with a variety of bridal styles, from minimalist to glam to boho. It’s the fabric and details that make all the difference. A plunging neckline adds a sexy touch, while a high neckline adds a sophisticated flair.
- Pay attention to the structure. Since sheath wedding dresses tend to have a softer silhouette, make sure to search for styles with boning, a corset or structured cups if you need more support. These features also make this silhouette extra slimming!
- Consider what undergarments you will wear. Since sheath gowns skim the body, pay special attention to what you wear underneath.
Sheath Wedding Dresses
Now that we’ve discussed the basics of sheath wedding dresses, it’s time to share some of our favorite styles!
Off-the-Shoulder Sheath Wedding Dress
If simple sheath wedding dresses and lace are your thing, Martina Liana Style 1362 may be the one! For a high-fashion twist on the classic sheath silhouette, this gown features swirling lace that decorates and sculpts the bodice and bustline, a plunging neckline and sheer elements for a demure touch. The sleek crepe fabric in the skirt contours the body’s natural curves and leads to a train adorned in lace appliqués with a scalloped hem. The detachable train connects at the back for an ethereal touch and allows brides the option of two looks in one.
Elegant Sheath Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline
Martina Liana Style 1381 offers a stunning combination of modern glamour and classic elegance with its impeccable silhouette. Luxurious crepe fabric is layered with beautiful floral lace organically placed to accentuate the body. The intricate beading and sparkling diamante detail outlining the elegant straps and plunging neckline add an element of glamour. Alluring side cutouts and a dramatic illusion back with beaded accents make your walk down the aisle a wow moment. In a romantic finish, the Martina Liana signature cutout train adds the finishing touch of lacy couture flawlessness!
Simple Sheath Wedding Dress with Boho Flair
For the bride who loves simple wedding gowns with a boho flair, All Who Wander’s iona gown is a stunning choice! This sleek, ultra-chic wedding dress features a sexy deep V-neckline, incredible seaming and a feminine, curve-hugging silhouette to show off your shape. Beautiful beads and pretty pearls add a fashion-forward, vintage-inspired vibe to the ethereal train that attaches at the straps. This eye-catching gown is proof that simple sheath wedding dresses are anything but boring!
Glamorous Sheath Wedding Dress with V-Neckline
This is a runway-worthy wedding dress for the glamorous bride who wants to show off their shape! Essense of Australia Style D3544 features a classic bodice with wide straps and a flattering deep V-neckline adorned with embroidered lace appliqués with just the right amount of beading. Deep side cutouts with sheer lace accentuate an hourglass figure and open to an illusion back of floating florals and classic fabric-covered buttons that embellish the entire length of this sexy column gown. In modern sheath style, the chic body-skimming fabric drapes into a soft sweeping train with a touch of organic lace trim for the final finishing detail.
Lace Sheath Wedding Dress with Spaghetti Straps
Look sleek, bridal and oh-so-sophisticated with Stella York Style 7469+! The epitome of bridal elegance, this head-to-toe lace wedding dress stuns from every angle. An ultra-flattering, plunging neckline with an organic lace edge adds subtle sexiness and finely beaded spaghetti straps bring the glamour. The curve-hugging sheath silhouette is adorned with embroidered lace motifs and delicate sequins that sparkle ever so softly, with an option to add a glitter tulle underlay for extra shimmer. A V-shaped back, fabric-covered buttons and an effortlessly elegant train complete this lacy beauty.
With all this inspiration in mind, we hope you succeed in finding the sheath gown of your dreams! Expand your search and take a look at our selection of gorgeous wedding dresses in various silhouettes and styles before visiting your local True Society store.
How Do I Style a Sheath Wedding Dress?
Because sheath wedding dresses are so versatile, there are many ways to style them! You can go ultra-minimal with simple jewelry and no veil or headpiece or wear a cathedral-length veil to add some drama to this streamlined silhouette! Boho sheath wedding dresses look beautiful with a hat or a fringe jacket layered over the top, while a chiffon sheath dress paired with pearl accessories is stunning for a beach wedding. The options are endless!
How Should a Sheath Wedding Dress Fit my Body?
A sheath wedding dress should be fitted in the bodice and hug the hips, ending in a straight or ever-so-slightly flared skirt. One thing to watch out for is any pulling across the hips. A sheath’s fabric should be snug and smooth. If any pulling is happening, the gown is too tight. As for the hem of the dress, make sure that it is altered just to skim the floor so you can move easily while still achieving that elongated look.
Are you falling in love with this sleek silhouette? You can locate a True Society boutique near you, then book an appointment with us to find the sheath dress of your dreams! Availability varies per store.