Something else which is a strong trend for 2011 wedding dresses is that the silhouettes of the gowns have gotten slimmer. There were a number of soft sheath dresses on the runways, and far fewer ballgowns than in seasons past. Even at classic designers like Christos, the sheath and the A-line gown were far more common than a full ballgown. The other top silhouette is the trumpet, which remains popular. Another carry over from 2010 is the emphasis on the natural waistline. This trend away from a dropped waist started with the 1950s inspired bridal gowns, and is very strong for 2011. The natural waist is emphasized by sashes, bows, and origami folds in soft materials like organza, especially at Amsale.