Don’t know your A – lines to your Empires? Well here is a quick guide on the styles of dresses you can purchase for your big day.


A- Line – A-line dresses flare out from the hips and gradually widen towards the hem, essentially creating a silhouette which resembles the letter A.

Ball Gown – A ball gown wedding dress features a full bell-shape skirt and fitted bodice. This dress shape is often achieved using multiple layers of tulle and fabric to create the fullness of the skirt.

Trumpet – A trumpet shaped wedding dress is fitted from the bust to the mid-thigh, with the skirt flaring outwards from the mid-thigh.

Sheath – A sheath dress is one which follows your natural body shape. This means that it doesn’t have any extra fabric to create volume, however, it softly flares out a little towards the hem.

Mermaid/Fit and Flare – A mermaid or ‘fit-and-flare wedding dress is one which is extremely fitted and then flares out at the knees. This shape is often exaggerated with thick, flowing fabric cascading from the knees and expanding outwards.

Empire – An empire-style wedding dress is one which features a raised waistline that sits just under the bust. The fabric below the bust settles straight to the floor with soft volume.

Tea Length – A tea-length wedding dress is essentially a short wedding dress, with the hem usually finishing just above the ankles. A tea-length wedding dress is characterised by a cinched in waistline and flared ’50s style skirt

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