Many girls begin to dream of their wedding day dress even before the engagement. Nothing wrong with that! After all, there is a lot to decide – the fabric, waistline, silhouette, the sleeves, and the neckline arrangement. Deciding on the right wedding dress can often be quite overwhelming.
It will be easier for you to decide if you have a good understanding of the many different wedding dress styles. You can then provide better insights to the sales associate, who will understand your requirement to provide you the best results. It will also help you if you want to shop online.
– Asymmetric – There is a strap on one shoulder of the gown, which drapes across the bustline. This is flattering for the brides who prefer to show some shoulder.
– Halter – These gowns have shoulder-flattering cuts at the front. At the neck base, you will find a round neckline. The straps will wrap around your neck, while the back of your dress will appear strapless. This style works for the brides who like more exposure at the back.
– Illusion – These gowns offer jewel neckline, but has the sweetheart shape. The material that connects to the sweetheart neckline generally is transparent. It is thus a good choice for brides who don’t want to be strapless, but want to still show off their shoulders and collarbone.
– Off-the-shoulder – In these gowns, the sleeves will dress a part of your upper arms. There is more material in the style than sweetheart, but your shoulders and collarbone is still accentuated.
– Square – There is a straight bodice in this neckline with sleeves or straps that are in 90 degree angles. This is a very good choice for brides who want to show a romantic look.
– V-Neck – As the name suggests, this style dips down at the front into the v-shape, which takes away the focus from the bustline.
– Scoop – This is a u-shaped neckline, which is a good choice for almost everyone. The scoop can be cut at different levels. This is a good shape for brides who want a strapped dress.
– Trumpet – These gowns are fitted throughout the bodice. The volume starts around the middle of the thigh. It looks good on those who have fuller hips.
– Mermaid – This style is tighter than trumpet. These dresses will be fitted all the way to your knees, after which, the volume will begin. Women with hourglass figure will look good in this style.
– Ball gown – This is the ‘princess dress’. At the waist, there will be a fitted bodice and poufs with a full and dramatic skirt. The shape can be slightly overpowering for petite frames.
– A-Line – This is a more modest version of the ball gown. It looks like the figure ‘A’ as it will be more fitted through your waist. It gets fuller gently from your waist to the hem. This style looks good on many body types.
– Tea-Length – These gowns won’t reach the floor. Hemline of the dress will stop between your ankle and the knee.