The different types of silhouettes
Ps: The term Silhouette simply implies the outline of a form.
A-Line – This is a silhouette, usually of a one-piece garment, flaring gently at the waist or hips, thus resembling the letter A.
Empire — This was a popular silhouette in the early 1800s, the cut features a waistline just below the bust and a skirt that flows down all the way down.
Mermaid — This is a voluptuous silhouette that follows the figure down to the knee before flaring out dramatically. It is mainly for the petite figures with less junk in the trunk and no tummy bulge.
H-Line – This is a silhouette, usually of a one-piece garment, going straight from shoulder to hip, and crossed at the waist with a belt, cuff or other accent, thus resembling the letter ‘H.’
Basque waist — This silhouette is defined by its natural waistline that angles down into a V and accompanies a flared skirt.
Princess — This silhouette is quite similar to the A-line, It is fitted at top and follows clean lines as it flares out through the skirt.
Sheath — This silhouette flows straight down from the neckline, thus gently hugging YOUR form.
Ball gown Mostly favored among the royalty as it was made popular by Queen Victoria, who wore a ball gown silhouette for her wedding. It has a fitted bodice and voluminous skirt often made of tulle fabric.
Ballerina— This silhouette is inspired by classical ballet and it flows straight down from the neckline, and features a voluminous skirt that falls to the mid-calf.