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A Guide To Choosing Your Dress

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A Guide To Choosing Your Dress

Choosing a perfect dress for wedding and events could be a terrifying process.

There are so many dress options out there, it can be too overwhelming to choose a suitable one. How could you make sure which dress will make you look and feel the most beautiful? And which dress is supposed to be your dreamed one? Together with the talented dress designers, best of the Bridal industry, we’ve created a handy shopping guide on how to choose your dress. Refer to our guidelines whenever you may need it. We’ve also concluded some super helpful ideas that show exactly what dress shapes, necklines and trains are available to you! Hopefully it will add a little fun to your dress hunting experience! Happy shopping everyone…

Silhouettes

A-Line Dresses

A-Line

With a fitted bodice and a skirt that gently flares out this silhouette suits most body shapes.

Ball Gown Dresses

Ball Gown

Fit for a Princess! This style of gown has a fitted bodice and a full, volumous skirt.

Colunm Dresses

Sheath/Colunm

The column silhouette is a very narrow cut which often emphasises all of your curves. It suits a well proportioned figure.

Mermaid Dresses

Mermaid/Trumpet

A mermaid or trumpet cut gown features a corseted bodice and a fishtail shaped skirt starting either just below or just above the knee. They are designed to hug your curves in all the right places.

Empire Waist Dresses

Empire Waist

The waist line on an empire gown is right under the bust. If you are petite and want to create the illusion of a longer body you may want to think about this shape.

Necklines

An important detail to consider on your dress is the neckline. This will help you decide what accessories you will be wearing – some necklines scream for a statement necklace, others call for a demure set of pearls. And, in some cases, you will feel that the dress alone is enough! Especially if your choice has an embellished or lace bodice and/or sleeves.

Note that the neckline of your gown has a huge impact on what bra you need to wear. So once you’ve made a final decision on your dress, underwear should be next on your list.

Sweetheart DressesSweetheart
Strapless DressesStrapless
Off-Shoulder DressesOff-Shoulder
Scoop DressesScoop
V-Neck DressesV-Neck
Bateau DressesBateau
Square DressesSquare
Halter DressesHalter
High-Neck DressesHigh-Neck
Spaghetti-Strap DressesSpaghetti-Strap
One Shoulder DressesOne Shoulder
Jewel DressesJewel

Trains

Nothing makes a Bridal statement quite like a sweeping train. We’ve listed the different lengths you’ll find on our handy pin below so you can be sure to ask for the right type if you’re desperate for that wow factor. And remember to ask our customer service to add a wrist loop, or a bustle if you prefer, so that you can dance in your gown later on. Or you could always get a second, shorter dress for the evening.

Trains Dresses
Sweep/Brush

A sweep train trail about 6 inches on the floor.

Chapel

This train sweeps between 12 to 18 inches on the floor.

Cathedral

A cathedral train extends 22 or more inches.

You can also get a semi-cathedral which would be half way between a chapel and a cathedral.

Royal/Monarch

Think Princess Di super train.

You will definitely need help from your best girls to walk down the aisle in this.

Chapel
This train sweeps between 12 to 18 inches on the floor.

Royal/Monarch
Think Princess Di super train.
You will definitely need help from your best girls to walk down the aisle in this.

Sweep/Brush
A sweep train trail about 6 inches on the floor.

Cathedral
A cathedral train extends 22 or more inches.
You can also get a semi-cathedral which would be half way between a chapel and a cathedral.