All The Wedding Gown Styles And Their Meaning For The New Bride

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Most often some brides sit in the car, receipt in hand, wondering “what did i just do”. You have bought what you thought was the “Dress of your dreams” The saleswoman/man loved the dress on you. Your mother loved the dress on you, but did you? its important to feel like a princess on your big day! Choosing a dress that suits your style and your body must be considered when picking your wedding dress. We understand your thoughts are, i have seen so many gowns either online or in various fashion and wedding magazines on print or online and are asking yourself what do they really mean and how do i know which one best suits me perfectly. Well we are here to you the meaning to all the wedding gowns out there and by this you can have a fair idea as to what they are, and which best suits you.

 

THE BALL GOWN

This is a very big and full dress. It has a huge skirt underneath which has a silhouette and a fitted bodice which cinches at the  natural waist. The fullness of a ball gown dress makes brides with boyish figures look curvier. Petite brides should avoid these, this is because you would get swallowed up by a dress this voluminous but if you still want to be daring and adventurous then make sure you get a very good seamstress, tailor or designer who knows the core intricate understanding of designing such cumbersome outfits for people your stature.

 

FULL LENGTH BRIDAL CAPE OR SHORTER CAPELET

 

This is the perfect alternative if you are not into veils. It still adds dimension to your gown, but it feels modern. Plus this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change, wear a cape or capelet for your ceremony then whisk it away to reveal a different look for your reception.

THE MERMAID GOWN 

This style of gown is slim, tapered and a curve-hugging skirt follows the line of the hips and thighs. It flares out below the knee. Brides with hourglass figures who want to show off their curves can rock this style of dress. This style is constricting; worth noting if you know you don’t want something tight.

 

FEATHER DETAILS GOWN

This style has been hot for a few seasons, but wispy plumes like delicate ostrich feathers can make even the simplest silhouette eye catching. Get glam with a totally feathered skirt or opt for just a few well-placed plumes to give your look an airy twist.

 

A HIGH COLLAR

This gives off serious high fashion vibes. God with scalloped lace for a regal feel or go super-modern with a sleek one made of satin. Pro Tip: Statement earrings and a windswept up do perfectly complement this buttoned-up trend.

TRUMPET

A straight-Lined skirt subtly flares from the knee toward the Hem in a trumpet shape. This suits curvy brides who are looking for a form-fitting dress that’s slightly easier to move in. Brides who are not comfortable with showing off your shape or have an apple or boxy body type should avoid these types of gowns.

THE DEEP V-NECKLINE 

A must-try for two reasons, it flatters your upper body even if you are busty and elongates your frame. A plunging V with scalloped lace or floral applique is an ultra-feminine look while a sleek V plays up the inherently sexy vibe of a curve-skimming silhouette. Just make sure you have to-stick tape handy on that day.

SHEER STREAMER SLEEVES

A gorgeous way to make an ethereal statement and add movement to your gown. Channel your inner Stevie Nicks in a lace sheath gown with fluttery streamer details or go for full-on romance by pairing them with a sultry fit-and-flare dress.

 

OVERSIZED BOWS GOWN 

This style took over the runways, and we couldn’t get enough of this over-the-top feminine detail. Make a dramatic exit with a large bow on your train or add some structure and accentuate your waist with a bow sash. Keep your accessories simple with this trend and let your bold bow do all the talking.

 

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