Sheath wedding dresses convey a modern, elegant look that highlights the body in a classy manner. Instead of a full "princess" gown, sheath dresses hug the body with a slim silhouette from top to bottom. The minimalist aesthetic makes for a striking dress that expresses a bride's personality and sets the tone for the wedding.
Bridal specialty stores such as House of Brides and David's Bridal are accessible in most major cities and carry a number of gorgeous sheath gowns. From House of Brides, the Destiny by Impression Wedding Dress (No. 11528) is a simple but chic goddess-inspired dress. Featuring tank straps, v-neck neckline, ruching at bust and waist, and jersey construction, the dress looks like an evening gown from the red carpet and is perfect for brides who want to forego frills in favor of effortless chic. David's Bridal carries an exclusive line from Vera Wang, White by Vera Wang, which offers couture design at affordable prices. Sheath styles from this line include the Strapless Net Gown with Delicately Gathered Skirt, based on a vintage Vera Wang style. The simple silhouette is elevated by details such as the bodice, which features mitered and tucked fabric. Unlike most sheath dresses that are made of satin, the skirt of this gown is made of flowy chiffon-like material.
Browse online for individual designers and sources from unexpected places. Fashion designer Amy Kuschel offers a wide range of sheath dresses that vary in style. The Farrah gown made of fluid silk exudes "Old Hollywood" glamour with its dramatic cowl neckline, open back, and draped fabric and sash detail in back. Ann Taylor, a stalwart of women's fashion, now offers gowns for brides and bridesmaids. The All-Over Lace Gown is cut in a traditional sheath with tank and v-neck details but is covered in a layer of lace with scalloped detailing at the neck, back, and hem. A slightly sweeping skirt creates a train-like look.