There are enough worries for a bride-to-be as there is, from catering to guest list to booking a venue or hiring marquees (for an outdoor wedding) to much, much more. However, deciding on a wedding dress is probably the biggest decision of all wedding decisions. When deciding on your wedding dress, there are various types of neckline you could choose for your wedding dress. These choices range from sweetheart to V-necked and high neck, so that every bride can find her own style, the one that looks the most flattering. However, the neckline isn’t the whole dress, you’ll need to decide upon the shape of the skirt, too. This is actually the shape most brides-to-be have in mind when they first come to choose their wedding dress. The puffy ball gown is by far the most popular choice in the UK. Nonetheless, if this particular style doesn’t make you look your best, you are welcome to choose something else, something that suits your body and your personal style.
The A line dress is the next most popular option after the ball gown, especially when the bride doesn’t want a lot of volume in her lower body. This type of skirt starts by following the body line and gradually becoming wider towards the bottom, in a fluid A shape. As this type of skirt follows the hip line, it helps making the waist appear smaller, directing the eye to the bust. If you’ve chosen a dress with a detailed bust, the A-line skirt could be the perfect match as it draws attention to the upper part of your body. A line skirts are usually plain and simple, with intricate bodice designs.
The ball gown is the traditional wedding outfit most brides-to-be have in mind. It is a full length dress with a puffy skirt made from several layers of different material that help create the required volume. Brides who dream of a fairy tale wedding are the ones that choose this skirt style. As the skirt has a lot of volume, it makes the waist appear very small and makes even a basic bodice look amazing. It suits all body shapes and neckline types, so we can safely say it’s the most versatile choice.
The column dress is nothing else but a straight skirt. The straight shape goes from neckline to hem and it is perfect for slim brides. These dresses are usually made from material such as light chiffon as these fabrics have a natural flow that pleases the eye. The only downside of this style is that you’ll have to wear a good control bodice, in order to create a smooth and elegant silhouette. Nonetheless, this isn’t an issue as there are many solutions to give your body a slim and seamless contour without problems. Such bodices are usually made from breathable materials, being therefore a good solution even if your wedding is scheduled for the summer, when the heat is intense.
The fishtail or mermaid skirt can be extremely eye catching. This skirt follows and hugs the body from the waist to the knees and then flares out just like a mermaid tail. Many celebrities prefer the mermaid skirt style, so you may have seen it quite a lot on TV. This skirt is suitable for women with curves and preferably taller, as the fishtail may appear a bit strange on a very short bride.
Last but not the least, the empire waist style features a high waited skirt gathering just under the bust, flowing down in a loose fitting. It suits slimmer brides who want to emphasise their bust, as well as for smaller brides who want to appear taller. This style hides the hips and the waist, being therefore a good fit for girls without a curvy and well contoured body. Moreover, the empire waist style creates the impression of elegance, as it reminds of old times, when all women were dressed in this kind of outfit that made them look like very delicate.
By picking two flattering styles for your neckline and for the skirt, you can find the perfect wedding dress. Each of the above mentioned skirt styles is available in lots of combinations, so you’ll have literally hundreds of dress models to choose from. There are also various materials and detailing choices.