Stats: This gown features a gracefully elegant and rare illusion bateau neckline in taffeta and embellished lace. Asymmetric gathers at along the bodice whittle and flatter the midsection. The clean skirt reveals an embellished underskirt that wraps around to the back. It is an A-line silhouette which makes it easier to manage than a voluminous ball-gown silhouette but it still has a substantial chapel length train.
Why: This simple and classic style is adorned but not overly so. The illusion bateau neckline is unique and original as you don't find many gowns with that neckline anymore but also offers support and coverage. This gown is modest, approachable and not intimidating to wear so you will feel like yourself but your best version. Best of all it's an affordable line!
Fits: The A-line silhouette is universally flattering so it fits all body types! Wider shoulders and generous chests will feel restricted in the bateau neckline while narrow shoulders will be elongated and all body types will benefit from splurging on getting properly fitting straps.
It bears repeating that the bateau neck, the gathered waist and the A-line skirt set up a perfectly proportionate structure for most any body type.
Versatility: Simple A-line style is at home indoors and out. Since it is less voluminous than a ball gown it is considered slightly less formal, but it certainly is elegant enough for a ballroom all the same. The simplicity of the details lends itself to a styling similar to the model, hair in a clean up-do and understated earrings to show off the neckline. Because of the clean embellishment you could even get away with a statement hair decoration in white or ivory.