JAN 21, 2016

The simple wedding dress guide all brides should read

Have you just started wedding dress shopping only to realise you don’t actually know where to start? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and we’re about to make it a lot easier for you too with our wedding dress guide.


A-line: One of the most popular wedding dress shapes out there, A-line is a classic style with a fitted bodice and gently flared skirt

Ballgown: A true princess dress, the ballgown shape goes in at the waist and out with a full, voluminous skirt

Mermaid: The mermaid style is super sexy, it's a figure-hugging shape that's tight from the bodice down to the knees

Column: A simple, Grecian look, column dresses are fitted down to the waist and hips and have a straight skirt to the floor

Empire: Similar to a column dress, the skirt falls directly from just below the bust


Brocade: This is a heavy woven fabric which is best suited for winter weddings

Charmeuse: This is a lightweight fabric with a glossy, satin finish

Chiffon: Perfect for spring and summer weddings, chiffon is super lightweight

Organza: Mostly used for the skirts on gowns, it’s a stiffer and heavier alternative to chiffon

Satin: A smooth and shiny fabric which is usually woven from silk or polyester

Taffeta: Taffeta is a thick, woven fabric – perfect if you’re looking for a voluminous skirt

Tulle: This is a semi-sheer netting, often used for petticoats and bridal veils


Bateau: Also known as a Sabrina or boat neckline, this neckline creates an ultra-chic look

Scoop: A semi-circle neckline dipping low over the chest, perfect for balancing out a big skirt

Square: Perfect for big-busted brides, this doesn’t entirely cover the chest but still offers support

Sweetheart: One of the most popular choices, this style is super flattering to all body shapes

V-neck: This forms a V-shape on the chest, but how deep it goes is entirely your choice!

Created on 21st January 2016
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