Shopping for a wedding dress has got to be one of the most exciting parts in planning a wedding. (Am I right, ladies?) Of course, you want to look as beautiful and as elegant as you can possible be on your wedding day. After all, this is a once in a lifetime event.
You may think it’s easy. Not until you start shopping for one. Finding the perfect wedding dress can be quite stressful especially if you don’t already know what you want. There are just a lot (and I mean A LOT!) of designs and styles available and it’s so hard to decide because they’re all so gorgeous! Whether you decide to get a custom design or a ready to wear gown, what’s important is that the gown you choose represents you, your style, and make sure that you’re comfortable wearing it.
To help you decide, here are some of the most common wedding dress styles that you can choose from.
Also known as the “princess gown” or the “fairy tale gown”. This one is a classic. As a little girl who loved fairy tales, most of us have always dreamed of wearing this type of gown. It is characterised by a fitted bodice and waist that leads to a full skirt. This style is ideal for most body types. It looks great on girls with a pear shaped body or those who would want to hide their hips. Not ideal for those with a small frame/petite as the skirt may be overwhelming.
Fitted bodice through the waist and flows out to a wide hem making it easier to walk and dance. It’s shape resembles an uppercase “A”, hence the name. This style is ideal for most body types as it emphasizes the waist. It also helps disguise problem areas and give you a stylish look. Not ideal for those with a thicker waist.
This design is characterized by a narrow shape that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. It is ideal for petite brides and those with an hourglass body type who would like to show off their curves. This is perfect for beach weddings because this is usually made in a lighter and more flowy fabric.
Also known as “fit and flare gowns” or “good god” cut. Mermaid gowns follow your silhouette to the mid thigh or calf and then flare out at the bottom. Just like the Sheath, this is ideal for slender frames and hourglass body types who would like to show off and highlight their curves. Not good for pear and plus size body types.