Finding the dress for your big day takes time and consideration. It's worth keeping your options open, and weighing up any must-haves at the beginning. You can find everything from full length, traditional gowns, to short, vintage pieces, ensuring that there's something suited to everyone's big day. Choose from brands including Maggie Sottero, Morilee and achberger.
Traditional Wedding Gowns
Traditional gowns include A-line dresses, ball gowns, sheaths and mermaid dresses. This gives you plenty of flexibility to find something that will suit your shape and individual style. To give you some inspiration, you can find sculpted styles with lace bodices which are both feminine and classic. There are traditional bridal gowns with full skirts which will accentuate your curves and beautiful organza wedding dresses.
Modern and Short Styles
Lacey, low cut and beaded styles with flowing skirts all add a twist to more traditional gowns. Whether you're buying something new or used, just remember to factor in the cost for any tweaks or alterations. That's the best way to make sure your dress fits perfectly on the day.
Some contemporary examples include blush coloured gowns with a train and corset back, giving you a twist on the traditional ivory colour. You can also find products like lightweight, off-the-shoulder dresses or those with short skirts for a bolder look.
You can find some genuine vintage pieces from looking at used wedding dresses, take options like an ivory silk vintage gown for example. Alternatively, many modern-day designers take inspiration from vintage styles.
You can find the likes of a Ronald Joyce wedding dress with diamantes and a full train, and Benjamin Roberts fishtail styles in ivory. Or for something more pared down, dresses like simple sheathes from Monsoon are a great, affordable and classy alternative.