Wedding Dress Styles – The Ultimate Guide!

One of the most exciting but also challenging steps in the process of preparation for a wedding is the choice of a wedding dress. With so many styles, silhouettes, and trends to choose from, it’s not uncommon for brides-to-be to feel lost and confused. Here is every wedding dress style you should know about!

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1. Ball gown

It’s safe to say that a ball wedding gown is not only the most popular, but also the most timeless style of wedding dresses. This wedding dress style looks great on any figure and is very forgiving to the possible imperfections in your shape.


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A ball wedding gown consists of a slim-fit bodice and a full skirt that is shaped like a bell and full of volume. Ball gowns often have trains, but many modern brides prefer to go without trains. This type of wedding dresses looks majestic in movement!

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2. A-line dress

An A-line wedding dress is a distant sibling of a ball gown, but with a few important differences. These two types of wedding dresses share a fitted bodice, but their skirts don’t look similar at all. Unlike the full round skirt of a ball gown, the skirt of an A-line gown falls from the waist freely and is much less restrictive.

A-line wedding gowns are one of those wedding dresses that have a universally flattering shape. No matter what body type you have and which aspects you want to correct, you can easily find an A-line wedding gown that will fit you perfectly.

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3. Mermaid gown

A mermaid wedding dress is equally loved by celebrities and regular brides simply because of how flattering and modern it looks. A mermaid dress silhouette is tightly fitted around your midsection and thighs, but, starting at the knees, it flares down.

A mermaid wedding gown is a perfect choice for brides with an hourglass figure, since it is able to subtly highlight your curves without being too revealing. However, most other body types also look good in a mermaid wedding dress.

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4. Empire waist gown

Some women think of empire waist dresses as being somewhat childish, but the truth is that they can fit into any wedding aesthetic. The empire waist of these wedding dresses is the best way to pull the focus on your chest, which means it’s a great fit for brides with a smaller bust.


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Empire waist wedding gowns are also able to visually elongate your silhouette, so if you’re a petite bride, you can definitely consider this shape for your big day. Pregnant brides can also benefit from a delicate empire waist gown.

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5. Sheath dress

A sheath wedding gown, also known as a column gown, is, by far, the most revealing type of wedding dresses available today. This dress tightly fits your figure from top to bottom with just a little flare from the knees. As a result, your curves are on full display.

Sheath dresses are very popular among tall and lean brides who don’t have any parts of their bodies they would want to conceal. However, even if your waist is not very defined, you can highlight it with a belt or sash to make it more pronounced.

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6. Separates

One of the most modern and daring things to wear to your own wedding is a combination of wedding separates – usually, a top with a skirt or with a pair of trousers. You can go for a crop top or a full-length top – in any case, you will look like the trendiest bride around. Wedding separates are a popular option for the second or third look of the night.

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7. Jumpsuit

It takes a lot of confidence and fashion sense to choose a jumpsuit to wear to your own wedding. A bride in a jumpsuit will become the talk of the town for a long time. There are many styles to choose from: long sleeves, no sleeves, flared trousers, skinny trousers, etc. The only thing that matters is that you personally enjoy your look and carry it with pride and dignity.


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