A fitted wedding dress hugs the body, there are 3 main types. Fishtail (also referred to as Mermaid), Sheath (also known as column) and Fit and Flare. Fishtail is the most dramatic of all the fitted styles; it hugs the body down through to the lower thigh and then flares out into a full skirt. A Sheath dress is usually a light weight dress fitted to the body and has minimal flare in the skirt. Fit and flare is great for those wanting to show their figure but want a more relaxed look than a fishtail dress. Fit and flare dresses are a little more forgiving through the bottom and thigh area as they flare out slightly higher than the fishtail style, giving you a little more freedom to walk, sit and dance.