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Wedding Dress Styles

Most women have dreamed about the perfect wedding dress since they were little, even before finding the husband to be. As the wedding dress is one of the most important items of the Big Day, choosing the bridal gown that will make you be the most beautiful bride in the world is the most exciting aspect of planning a wedding. You may however need few ideas and inspiration for your dreams to come true with a dress that fits and flatters you perfectly.

Ideally, brides should start looking for their dress one year before the wedding. Start by going through outstanding magazines, catalogues, online stores to have a quick look of what's available in order to have an idea of what you want.

Ball gown style


Empire line

Ball Gown /Full skirt

The most traditional of all shapes, the ball gown is typified by a fitted bodice and natural or dropped waistline that leads to a very full skirt. Pleats or gathers in the skirt are what makes it a ball gown. In most cases this skirt style can work for any woman of any size. Avoid a lot of beading on this style, they tend to give a heavier look.


The Empire line

Straighter than A-line and less figure hugging, this style cut with a high waist right below your bust, and then has a slender flowing skirt. This gown flatters smaller busted brides and for petite brides it creates length. This is a gorgeous elegant wedding dress.


Straight line


Fishtail style

Column/ Straight line/ The Sheath

Like the bias cut but with a straight weft and vertical seams, the Column dress hugs the figure and looks great on tall, willowy women. The unbroken line will also work well for a more petite figure. The Column shape sits quite close to the body, so if you have fuller hips, this will tend to emphasize them.



Fishtail or mermaid line

This is similar to a column dress but will usually lay out more emphasis on the bride's curves. Beautiful shoulders and arms will look their best in this style, while the flaring skirt is good for hiding fuller hips.

Bias cut style


Medieval style

Bias cut style

Bias-cut dresses also emphasis hips, as do full, gathered or pleated skirts. It has a fabric with a diagonal cut that’s perfect for tall brides. It has a slimming effect that is perfect for brides with slim to medium-sized frames. It’s not recommended for pear-shaped brides and full-figured brides due to its form-fitting nature. This style is perfect with a matching wedding parasol.




The medieval dress is very popular usually designed around the Old English look in mind with wide bottomed sleeves and a high-banded waist, think Maid Marion and Princess Gwenevere.

Meringue style


Princess style

The Meringue style

The Strapless Meringue wedding gown is another versatile design; perhaps the one that fits the majority of body figures. The nipped in waist and full fluffy skirt creates a stunning hourglass figure. The Strapless Meringue is your fairy tale dream dress; it’s perfect to create the Cinderella effect. This design is true beauty, favoured by celebrity and royalty brides.


The Princess wedding dress

Its follows the contour of the body creating shape. The princess shape elongates the torso, slender curves and creates the illusion of a perfect figure. The traditional version of this gown is a strapless A-Line. There are now many variations whereby you can have pleats, shoulder straps, and the like. If you’re looking for a sophisticated look this is the one.


Tea-length style

The tea length wedding gown  is a shorter style that reminds the 1950s with layers of tulle to keep it flufy.  Most of tea length gowns has a strapless neckline and look fabulous on petite brides. This style can be very well accesorized with a wonderful pair of sandals and a bow tie to look chic and trendy!


Short wedding dress

Wearing a short wedding gownis a very trendy option especially for younger brides. So if you don't want to look too traditional in your wedding attire, why not dare wearing a fashionable short dress? There are also many variations with the train or detahcable train that you can remove for the evening party!


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