Wedding dress

Wedding dress types

When you are trying to find the perfect wedding dress it can be stressfull. You can always check out our To Do list of How to choose a wedding dress. There are numerous styles of wedding dresses to suit different preferences and body types. Here are some popular wedding dress styles:

Ball Gown: A classic and traditional style, the ball gown features a fitted bodice with a full skirt, often made with tulle or layers of fabric. It creates a dramatic and fairy-tale look, perfect for formal weddings.

ball gown wedding dress

A-line: This style resembles the shape of a capital “A.” It has a fitted bodice that gradually flares out from the waist to the hem, forming a gentle and universally flattering silhouette.
Mermaid/Trumpet: These styles are fitted through the bodice, waist, and hips and then flare out at or below the knees. The mermaid style is more dramatic, while the trumpet style is slightly more forgiving.

Sheath: A slim and elegant style that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem without any defined waistline. It’s a great choice for those who prefer a simple and minimalist look.
Empire Waist: The waistline of an empire waist dress is located just below the bust, and the rest of the dress flows down with a loose, comfortable fit. This style is perfect for bohemian or beach weddings.

Empire waist wedding dress

Tea-Length: A vintage-inspired style where the hem falls between the knee and the ankle. It’s a fun and retro option, ideal for less formal or outdoor weddings.
High-Low: A modern style featuring a higher hemline in the front and a longer hemline in the back. It’s a playful choice for a bride who wants to show off her shoes.
Princess: Similar to the ball gown, the princess style features a fitted bodice, but the skirt has fewer layers and is not as voluminous, creating a more understated princess look.

Princess wedding dress

Off-the-Shoulder: The neckline of this dress style rests below the shoulders, highlighting the collarbones and shoulders for a romantic and feminine look.
Halter: The dress has straps that wrap around the neck, leaving the shoulders and back bare. It’s an elegant and alluring style for brides who want to showcase their upper body.

Halter wedding dress

Illusion: This style incorporates sheer or lace fabric on the neckline, sleeves, or back, creating the illusion of skin while providing coverage and support.
Vintage: Inspired by fashion from previous decades, vintage wedding dresses can have elements from the 1920s to the 1980s and offer a unique and nostalgic look.

Vintage wedding dress

Remember, these are just some of the most common wedding dress styles, and there are countless variations and combinations to choose from. When shopping for a wedding dress, don’t hesitate to try on various styles to see which one complements your body and personal taste the best.

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