Simple Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Wedding Dress Style

When planning your big day, surely one of your biggest priorities is finding the perfect wedding dress. Of course, you want to look absolutely stunning when you walk down the aisle!

There are so many styles of gowns and perfect dresses out there for every bride. To help you in your search, we have put together a list of beautiful wedding dress styles and some tips to help you choose.


Tips For Choosing The Perfect Wedding Dress

When you start wedding dress shopping, it can be so overwhelming with all the excitement and vast array of stunning options. Let’s take a look at some of the important things that you can look for and do during this process.


Choose a Wedding Dress Style

There are so many stunning styles to choose from, but these are a few of the most beautiful and popular wedding gown styles. 

Traditional Ball Gown


Bride in ball gown walking hand in hand with groom.


Traditional ball gowns with fitted bodices and full skirts are a popular choice for brides, as they can make you look and feel like a princess.

This style is stunning on every figure. The shape camouflages the hips, waist and midsection while drawing attention to the full skirt. 


Fantasy Mermaid Style


Bride in mermaid style dress


Like ball gowns, mermaid dresses are straight out of fairy tales, making them perfect for fantasy weddings or even if you want to make a statement. 

Mermaid gowns are mostly fitted with a flared skirt from your knees down. These dresses also look great with long sleeves or cut-out backs. 


Elegant A-Line


Bride in A Line dress being twirled by husband in front of 'LOVE' sign.


A-line wedding dresses are a timeless classic style that look fabulous on all body shapes. This style is especially popular for brides with a pear-shaped body. 

They are similar to ball gowns in the sense that they have a fitted bodice and flowy skirt. This shape is what gives these A-line gowns their name. 


Simple, Yet Stunning Slip


Bride being fitted into slim line dress


Simple slips are perfect for brides who are looking for a stunning and minimalist dress. This style is becoming increasingly popular with modern brides. 

Slip dresses are beautifully conforming and can come in a range of lengths. If your wedding day is going to be somewhere colder, then you can pair your slip with a stunning jacket. 


Sheath Bridal Dress


Bride in sheath dress walking down stairs wuth husband


Sheath wedding dresses hug your body and conform to your curves. 

This style is perfect for accentuating many body shapes and sizes. They can make a shorter bride look taller, and look great on plus-size brides. For hourglass figures, these dresses pair amazingly with embellished belts. 

Think About The Neckline


Bride and bridesmaid with low neckline dresses


When you’re trying to figure out the perfect style, it can help to choose a neckline design. Many gowns come in a range of necklines so you can find your dream dress. 

If you’re a bride that doesn’t mind showing off a bit of skin then you can opt for a strapless, off-the-shoulder or sweetheart neckline. Ball gowns and mermaid dresses look amazing in this design. 

If you’re looking for a more conservative style, then you can choose a bateau neckline that conceals your cleavage. Dresses with this design usually leave your arms and back exposed.  

On the other hand, v-neck and square neckline dresses come in various cuts, so you can choose how much skin you want to have exposed or covered. 


Understand Body Type


Bride being fitted in to dress with bridesmaids.


The next most important step in choosing a wedding dress is understanding your body shape and type and knowing what looks best.

It’s important to remember that every bride is unique. Most of us will have an understanding of our figure and what looks best.

But to be sure, the next step will help.


Try On Various Styles


Bride sitting on couch with parents.


The best way to find your perfect dress is to try a range of different styles on and see how they look and feel. Wedding dress shopping can take time. You may visit multiple boutiques during your search.

During this time it is a good idea to bring along a close friend or family member to help give you advice.

While it is you that has to wear the dress and look at the photos, a second opinion can be highly beneficial. You can even make an event of it; think of it as a private fashion show in the store. 


Photograph Your Perfect Dress


Once you’ve decided on your perfect gown and are ready to get dressed on your big day, it’s important to preserve the moment. 

This is where Emot comes in! Our photographers love to help capture all the emotional and beautiful moments from your wedding day.

To learn more about how we can help, you can browse our wedding photography packages and fill out our availability form to see if your wedding date is available.

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