Are you in the process of planning a wedding and are wondering what are the most popular wedding dress styles? Whether you’ve been dreaming of your big day since you were a little girl, or you’ve just started, we’re here for you! Finding your perfect gown can be very stressful because you’re juggling many tasks at once, especially with all the pressure you’re definitely going through. With dress shopping comes new challenges and a whole new language, tulle, lace, organza, fit-and-flare, A-line, mermaid… endless options and choices. So, the first thing you need to take into consideration before you start your hunt is the dress style you prefer. In order to do that, you have to understand your body type and discover what styles suit you the most. With that being said, the first step to finding the perfect wedding dress is by learning more about your own taste and preferences.
Here are some of the steps you need to follow in order to find your dream gown:
- Know what you like and what suits your body type
- Be open to other options
- Set your wedding theme beforehand
- Book your appointment and make it memorable!
A lot of brides get confused when it’s time to start wedding dress shopping as they have no idea where to start. That’s why, one of the most important steps is to have a clear idea of what you might like or what you’re looking for. Nevertheless, knowing what you want sometimes isn’t enough because you might instantly change your mind once you put the dress on. Stay tuned as we walk you through the three most popular styles of dresses that might be just what you need.
One of the most iconic and popular wedding dress styles is the princess gown. This type of dress is usually paired with a tight corset bodice, a sweetheart neckline, and a strapless top. Its royalty is incorporated in a voluminous skirt, made of the finest of fabrics, and designed with the flowy organza that accentuates its sleek design. The beauty of this gown is that it can be altered to your liking. You can choose to wear it off-the-shoulder, strapless, with long sleeves… the options are endless, and the end result is always magical. However, this type of wedding dress cannot be worn by every bride as it will look more flattering on specific body types. For example, if you have an hourglass figure, a princess gown won’t be the best choice as it can make you look disproportioned. This style would look flattering on someone with a short waist, a full figure, a pear/triangle shape, an inverted triangle, or a petite built.
Just like the previous style, A-line dresses are one of the most popular styles because they flatter almost all body types. They have a form-fitted bodice and flare out at the waistline, forming a shape similar to the letter A. This style has a narrow fit at the top with a fitted bodice from the shoulders down to the natural waist. It can also flare out from the shoulders down, or from the waistline down. So, in order to flare out comfortably from the hips, the skirts usually lack certain details that might affect the drape. As previously mentioned, the A-line silhouette flatters almost every body type but would look perfect on specific shapes. The main focus, however, should be on choosing the best fabric for wedding dresses to enhance the glamour that is an A-line wedding gown.
Mermaid gown/ fit-and-flare
A mermaid dress is a floor-length gown that fits snuggly around your body reaching the bottom of the legs. It then flares out like a fishtail, which is why it was named mermaid dress, or even fishtail dress. The flares of the skirt can be created in different shapes and materials, depending on the style. For example, if the dress is made of a thinner fabric such as silk or satin, the ruffles would be soft and flowing. Brides usually go for this type of dress because it hugs the curves and accentuates them, giving you an hourglass shape. Even though this is one of the most popular dresses, it is rarely chosen as it fits certain body types only. If you have an hourglass shape, an inverted triangle shape, or if you’re petite, you’ll most likely pull off this style and look sexy while doing so!
Remember, your wedding is YOUR big day, so make sure you choose what makes you comfortable and confident. Find the styles that best suits your body type and be open to trying on other styles as well. So, if you’re currently planning your wedding, then be sure to check out our recent blogs to discover the wedding trends for 2022!