A sheath wedding dress skims the body and falls straight to the floor below the hips. Also referred to as a column dress, sheath tend to be slim-fitting gowns with a straight narrow shape. If you want to accentuate your figure and flatter your curves this is a beautiful choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

The sheath or column wedding dress has a long, slim silhouette that follows the wearer’s natural body line without any flaring. It can have a hemline that sits anywhere from mid-thigh to mid-calf.

Sheath gowns area sleek, often free-flowing and modern choice. Also known as the column silhouette, for the bride who wants to tear up the dance floor, this style gives you plenty of freedom.

Due to their simple and minimalistic nature, you can add drama by incorporating a cathedral length veil.

A sheath wedding dress can be strapless and non-strapless.

Sheath wedding dresses can have long sleeves, be made entirely of satin material, be backless, have a high leg slit, have flutter sleeves, feature an illusion bodice, have a deep v-neck, be beaded, have cap sleeves, and pretty much anything you want.

So yes! Sheath wedding dresses are definitely in trend.

In 1955, Marilyn Monroe wore light beige, figure-hugging wedding gown designed by Norman Norell and John Moore.

More recently, Idina Menzel (Disney’s Frozen vocal artist) wore a floor-length lace sheath wedding dress with off-shoulder flutter sleeves. It was designed by Carolina Herrera.

Bridal sizing is very different to normal clothing sizes. That is, wedding dresses tend to run smaller than your regular size.

We use the US standard sizing system and our in-store sample dresses range from size 8 – 12. A few of the sample gowns are available in plus sizes.

Most of our wedding gowns can be ordered in size 0 through 16.

Yes, an appointment is required for a fitting at our Sydney bridal showroom.

Please give us a call on (02) 9808 5535 at your earliest convenience. FYI, we have a section called ‘last minute wedding dresses’.

Book An Appointment With Us

Our Sydney boutique is located in Ryde, New South Wales. We offer in-person fittings and consultations and appointments are necessary.

About Emerald Bridal

We know that finding that perfect wedding gown can be overwhelming – especially when you’re just getting started. The good news is that we’ve helped many discerning brides just like you find the one and it will be our delight to help you find a wedding dress that makes you look and feel magical.

We are a Sydney-based bridal shop with a physical showroom in Ryde, NSW serving Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Epping, Rhodes, and Gladesville area.

Contact us by email or call us on (02) 9808 5535 to book a fitting appointment with one of our experienced bridal stylists.