Choosing Your Gown Style

The idea of buying your wedding gown online might be daunting, but it doesn't need to be.  In fact, with just a little bit of ground work, you'll suddenly have access to an amazing range of frocks at every price point.

First things first.  You need to know your styles, colours and fabrics that suit you.  The best way to work this out is by trying on and creating a list of all the elements that flatter and those that don't.

Everybodys shape deserves a gown that does it justice.  Let yourself be guided by flattery, not fads, and you'll look every bit your bridal best.


A-LINE -The A-Line fit style gradually widens from the hip to the hem, creating an 'A' shape as the name suggests.  If you have extremely narrow shoulders and wide hips you may want to avoid this style, which might emphasise an imbalance.  However A-line dresses for a wedding are a classic for a reason, they suit most body shapes and have a timeless feel.   

EMPIRE - Empire wedding dress style gowns have a seam under the bust, rather than at the hip or the waist.  Often, the back can be designed to follow the bra line, or scoop into a low back, thereby making a feature of it.  Because this style emphasises the narrowest point of your body, it can create a slimming appearance for those with wider hips and thighs. Additionally the raised waistline can create the appearance of added height for shorter brides, and can make the bust appear more full.

BALL - By far the bridal world's most regal and fairy-tale-esque style, ball gown style wedding dress feature a slim-cut bodice, an ultra-narrow waist and a full bell-shaped skirt, often created with multiple layers to give a floating effect. While the style can be overwhelming on a particularly small frame, this look suits most other body shapes.  

SHEATH - A sheath wedding dress is a long, narrow, slim-fitting silhouette which skims the body and features straight, elegant lines.  It's typically made from lighter fabrics, such as satin or chiffon, but is often seen in floaty or lacey boho styles as well.  Most flaterring on slim frames, the sheath silhouette is versatile, being well-suited to modern, vintage, formal and informal events. Pay special attention to undergarments as any seams or gaps that aren't properly fitted will be highly visible.   

MERMAID/TRUMPET - The ultra-glam fit-and-flare mermaid wedding dress style features an elongated silhouette which hugs the body below the hips, and a skirt that flares at the knee or mid-thigh.  this cut emphasises an hourglass shape, but might not be the easiest to walk or dance in - consider this if you'll be trekking up a hillside for your bridal photo shoot.









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