Types of Wedding Gowns

Don’t know what types of wedding gowns you like? There are many to choose from these days and with the many designers it only gets better and harder to decide. I put together some samples of dresses at the bottom that will assist you in figuring out what silhouette style suits you. This will help when you are heading to the bridal store and it will give the bridal consultant some insight of styles to look for. Here are the types of wedding gowns out there.

A-Line

Allure Bridals Dress
 
The A for A-Line is for accepted for all… well most body shapes. This style is fitted at the top half of your body then flow downward.

Ballroom/ Princess

Sofia Moncelli For Kleinfeild Dress
 

If you want grand and royalty entrance or if you consider yourself to be the princess or even queen of your special day then this dress will do it for you. This type of dress is fitted at the top and flows into a full skirt.

 

Sheath

Maggie Sottero Dress
 

If your not into anything at all in silhouette, such as flares or puffs. This style is simple, straight down type of gown. Normally stopping right above your feet.


 

Mermaid

La Sposa Dress
 

This style is similar to the Trumpet except that it doesn’t flare out until near the knee. Therefore you get more of our body shape.

 

Short/ Cocktail Style

From mybridaldress.com
 

This is more of the non traditional type of wedding dress. The length is above the knee. More of a bow chick wow wow type of dress. More preferred if you are looking for a second wedding dress for the reception.

Tea Length

From weddingbee.com

The length is more below the knee, (school uniform approved) yet still shorter than the average dress. Great if your theme is outdoors or an afternoon tea style. Also another type you can use for a second dress for the reception.

Trumpet

Stella York Dress
 

This dress hugs the top half  of your body then flares out mid-thigh. It gives you that sexy slim body style with a hint of flair. Works both for a ceremony and reception dress.

Two- Piece

From dhgate.com

It is exactly like it sounds. If you prefer more of a skirt and shirt style or a zip off into your reception style then this is what you are looking for. The top part and the bottom part are separate from each other or there are also dresses where the bottom half and train are separate from the rest of the dress.

After this list I am sure that you will find a style that meets your needs. Of course, a picture cannot compare to how the dress will actually look on you but it will for sure be a map to your dream wedding dress style. Happy shopping!

Pictures found at  Allure Bridals, The Knot and Google.

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