Your wedding day is the most important day where you are the star of your own show, where all eyes are on you! Though you may have been a thousand times dreamed of your wedding scene, you possibly have the slightest idea of what type of wedding dress style you want to walk down the aisle wearing. Never mind! We’ve made a guide to the most popular ones to help get you started.
Sometimes picking the gown seems even harder than choosing your groom! We should narrow down the search by learning which silhouette works best on your figure and emphasize your body’s best features.
A mermaid wedding dress tightly hugs the contour of body all the way through to the knee, at which the dress dramatically flares out toward the bottom. That being said, they can greatly highlight the bust while slimming the waist, good options for pear-sized or hourglass figure brides.
You can also make them more captivating by adding some alluring details, such as ruffles, lace or beadings.
Slightly different from mermaid, a typical trumpet wedding dress starts flaring at mid-thigh, creating a trumpet-like silhouette. If you are brides who expect to showcase your best features while not want to be restricted too much, choose the trumpet dress.
Those with hourglass shapes look stunning in mermaid and trumpet wedding gowns, but women with boxy silhouettes may feel more comfortable in something not as constricting.
2. A-line/Ball Gown
A line wedding dresses can flatter almost all body shapes, including plus-sized brides or pear-sized girls. They trim on the top with a skirt that widens gradually to the bottom, like the shape of an ‘A’. It helps to hide fuller hips and, at the same time, balances your proportions, pear-sized girls.
If you are tall /pear-shaped girls, picking an attractive ball gown is a wise option.
The most peculiar trait of a ball gown is its very full skirt, in which every girl will feel like a princess. What’s more, the ball gown can create the appearance of a tiny waist. If you're busty, you'll love how much it balances you out.
May be you could hate it if you’re a petite bride. You may feel "swallowed up" by a super-voluminous dress like this one.
As the slinkiest of all wedding dress styles, sheath and column wedding dresses are typically the least forgiving, featuring a slim cut that follows the body’s natural shape. That means you should pay attention to your undergarments, trying to make for a more invisible look.
In particular, tall and lean brides appear especially stunning in this style.
However, if you have a straight body type, be sure to define your waist with a waistline or sash. Also, if you have trouble walking in tight dresses, consider an option with a split.
4. Tea Length
The tea-length gown does not reach the floor and looks great with its below-the-knee hem and skirt with its wide flare, suited to most body types. If you are active girls who like moving up and down all wedding day, or else you are petite ones having a preference for nifty and light attire, do not miss a tea length dress.
Alright, you’ve pinned down the exact bridal gown silhouette, but do you know your wedding dress necklines? Different necklines flatter different women. Read up with our guide to what looks good on whom.
Most halter neck gowns offer a shoulder-flattering cut in the front with a round neckline at the base of the neck, leaving the back, shoulders and arms bare. This is a great option for those who want more exposure in the back of the dress and who want to hide large chest.
They feature sheer fabric (typically made of lace, tulle or net) extended from the top of the bodice to near the neck.
It’s a great option for those who doesn’t necessarily want to go strapless but still want to show off their collarbone and shoulders.
3. Off-the Shoulder
Sexy and elegant, off-the shoulder wedding dress falls just beneath the shoulders and beautifully frames the chest, collarbone and both arms with elastic bands or a fixed structure. For brides who want a spring or summer wedding, this shape of neckline is an ideal option. These days, off-shoulder styles are often seen in whimsical bohemian-inspired and beach weddings. However, if you have broad shoulders or are self-conscious about your arms, choose another neckline.
This romantic type of neckline forms a natural heart shape across the bust, exposing the central part of the neck and accentuating your bust line. They are ideal for medium to well-endowed busts, showing just the right amount of cleavage, while not always the best option for very petite, short-necked, or heavier girls, but it's a matter of trying it on because it also depends on the silhouette of the dress.
5. Queen Anne
Queen Anne wedding dress features a high collar in the back, and a dipped neckline in the front, offering the perfect mix of modesty and modernity.
Also known as boat neck, this style gently follows the curve of the bride’s collarbone all the way to the edges of shoulders, creating a slight “U” shape. This is a super-elegant choice for a traditional wedding because of the extra coverage it gives. To highlight this look, wear your hair up without a necklace and opt for some beautiful earrings instead.