What Are The Different Styles Of Wedding Gowns You Can Choose From?

Gowns & Suits, Wedding Advice

Every woman wants to look their ultimate best on their wedding day, after solving the dilemma of which wedding dresses to choose or which kind of necklines to follow, comes another million dollar question of “Which kind of wedding dress style should I go with?”. Other than the bride who is beaming with joy and bridal glow, the wedding dress is definitely also the center of attention. However, how does the bride ensure that the wedding dress she will be wearing flatters her and complements her body type well? We will be guiding you through with the breakdown of various wedding gown styles (aka Gown Silhouette).

1. A-line

Just like its name implies, the A-line wedding gown resembles the outline of an uppercase “A”. This kind of wedding dress has a fitted bodice through the waist and gradually broadens all through the ankle. It is a saving grace because it is ideal for all body types so anyone could flaunt it on their big day. The A-line wedding dress is a classic wedding dress that hugs at your hips to accentuate your waistline. For brides who are looking for something practical yet breathtaking, the A-line wedding dress is the perfect one to be donned as it brings comfort to the bride to make her look vibrant and confident the whole day.

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2. Ball Gown

Wish to be reenacting the scenes of a fairy tale and be there to live the magic moments with your prince charming? This “fairy tale” dress that you see in Disney Princess stories is the right fit for you. It has a fitted bodice and flairs at the waist with a full skirt. With royal elegance, you instantly transform your wedding celebration into a royal event. Accessorize your ball gown wedding dress with diamond studded jewelry and huge necklaces to cement your royal position on your momentous day. This kind of dress is sure to have your guest gasping with your majestic presence. It is the time of your life so all hail the Queen! However, do note that this dress might not be as flattering for the petites as the dress can look overwhelming on someone with a small frame.

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3. Sheath

Sheath wedding dresses flows straight down from the neckline to the hips. They are designed to flatter the body of the bride, running seamlessly along the body line  Sheath dresses help to butter up the bride’s figure as well, hugging the body and revealing natural curves. Sheath dresses are suitable for both indoors and outdoors weddings. If you are holding your wedding ceremonies outdoors, Sheath dresses are lightweight and definitely perfect for any weddings at beach destinations. Are you confident of your body? Be daring, flaunt it and opt for the Sheath wedding dress.

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4. Mermaid

The Mermaid wedding gown is designed with the inspiration from the mythical sea beauty, the Mermaid. It is a stunning and unique dress to be adorned in on your wedding day. Fitted on the body from the chest to the knee, it neatly wraps around the woman’s midsection before broadening out from halfway down the leg. The contour of the dress highlights the sexy curve of the bride’s body. The dress is ideal for women with slender frames and hourglass body type who are willing to show off their curves. The Mermaid wedding dresses are usually made for the highest quality with chiffon and lace materials.

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5. Trumpet

The trumpet silhouette is a hybrid of a modified A-Line dress and the Mermaid cut. It features a gradually flared skirt and a tight-fitting bodice that skims the lines of the body down the hips. It resembles the shape of the trumpet’s bell. Most people might think it is similar to the mermaid gowns but it is more understated than that of the dramatic mermaid’s skirt. If you have small waist and a hourglass figure, the trumpet cut is the one for you.

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6. Tea Length

If you want to go against the norm and wear something fun to suit your fun-loving personality, the Tea Length dress is the one for you. The Tea Length skirt falls in between the ankle and knee or some are covering the knee. These are elegant lengths to consider for a summer wedding you will be having in this sunny island. This dress length brings back nostalgia of the 1950s. The dress would definitely be an appropriate choice if you have killer legs!

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Along with finding your dream wedding gown that goes well with your body type, there are a few other things that can help you make your wedding dress shopping experience a breeze. What are you waiting for? Download the hitcheed app now available for free in App Store and Google Play store to browse through the list of bridal studios and the projects available. 


Check out the infographic for a guide to the different wedding gown styles here