Your wedding dress is undoubtedly one of the most treasured and special pieces you will ever shop for. This gown is something that most of us dream of our whole lives through, so when the time actually comes to find the right one for you, it can feel like a bit of a challenge. There are many different styles and silhouettes out there all suited to every type of bride.
Here are a few of the most beautiful wedding dress styles that are sweeping the bridal scene and stealing the focus of the season (for good reason!).
A delicately embellished bridal gown looks textural, layered and incredibly stunning. Adornments have come in leaps and bounds over recent seasons, with three dimensional floral motifs, appliquéd crystals and stitched patterns all creating beautiful details that bring the fresh white backdrop of a wedding dress to life. These components will positively radiate as they catch and glisten the light, creating an angelic impression from your first step down the aisle until the last dance. Look for a strappy V-neckline and bias cut skirt for a minimal take on this trend or opt for a full and floating princess cut wedding dress dotted with three dimensional floral and pearl decoration for a striking impression that any woman would dream of.
One shoulder wonder
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The one shoulder neckline is a beautiful trend that’s well worth investigating if you’re a classic bridal dress lover who still wants a little bit more drama and dynamism to the piece you say I-do to. A tulle draped one shoulder neckline with a bow shoulder accent looks equal part graceful and individualistic. Make sure the waistline is fitted inwards and extends out to an A-line or princess cut skirt to keep to the balance of your frame. You can style your hair to one side to emphasise the asymmetrical nature of your neckline, or pull back in a graceful ballerina bun to keep full focus on the centre point of your gown.
A wedding dress with creatively placed sheer panels looks so interesting and unique, making it the perfect selection for the fashion-savvy bride looking to push the boundaries without completely reinventing the classic wedding dress silhouette. To nail this style, look for a sweetheart strapless bodice with lace-embroidered sheer panels across an exposed corset bodice. A style which extends down to a fit-and-flare mermaid shape skirt will create an elegant impression that blends seamlessly with all kinds of wedding days out there, from contemporary settings to boho beach parties.
Two-piece wedding ensembles
The two piece wedding ensemble has taken flight over recent seasons. It’s shed its traditional laid-back roots and has become its own fashion-forward choice for more modern brides on the hunt for something a little different for their dream day. Gravitate towards a corseted bodice top with a romantic sweetheart neckline and feminine straps to pair with a matching crystal studded, full A-line skirt to strike the perfect balance between elegant and innovative. Pair with minimal shining gold jewellery to keep from overpowering this strong yet scintillating bridal look.