BallgownFitted at the bodice and has a waistline that leads to a FULL skirt.
Mermaidfits closely to the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out to the hem.
A-LineFitted at the bodice and flows out to the ground, with on unbroken line (resembles the shape of an uppercase “A”)
TrumpetFits closely to the body until the midhip & then widens gradually to the hem. This silhouette is confused with the mermaid shape often, however this widens at mid hip whereas the mermaid widens below the knee.
Modified A-LineThis shape is the same as an A-Line, however can be more slim or fitted through the hip, overall shape resembles on “A”.
SheathFits close to the body on bodice & has a very straight skirt with no waistline defntion.