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16 Gorgeous Wedding Dress Styles ...

By Lucy

I'm a firm believer that no two wedding dresses are the same whether that be due to embellishment, tulle, lace, form-fitting shape or a ribbon around the waist! Each style is so beautiful and luxurious in its own way. Get inspired with these styles!

1 Mermaid

MermaidA mermaid dress will typically be tight and fitted around the bodice and waist area before flaring out toward the bottom, similar to that of a mermaid's tail.

2 Traditional

TraditionalA traditional dress is typically kept quite simple with a fitted bodice and flowing bottom half from the waist downwards. Generally speaking, embellishment and other details are excluded to reflect traditional style.

3 Strapless

StraplessA strapless dress, as the name suggests, does not have straps - although this is the only specification for the dress itself. This means that it can have other elements such as embellishment, lace, tulle and many more.

4 Lace

LaceA lace dress will either be made partially or fully of lace, which can be anywhere on the dress itself. Additionally, it may also have a lace 'overlay' (external layer of a dress) with lining underneath.

5 Embellished

EmbellishedAn embellished dress will have some sort of embellishment, which could be anything from sequin to lace and everything in between. Embellishment gives the dress a more complex look due to the added detail.

6 Sweetheart

SweetheartA sweetheart neckline dress means it's similar to the shape of the top of a love heart, which typically curves outwards and downwards. Due to this, it accentuates the bodice in a shapely way.

7 Fitted

FittedA fitted dress is typically very tight and form-fitting, which is incredibly flattering on many body shapes. It will have minimal to no flare or 'fan' effect, instead being quite straight up and down in shape.

8 Princess

PrincessA princess dress is also commonly known as a 'ball gown' due to the many similarities. One of which being a fitted bodice and a dramatic, full flared bottom half which is often made of tulle.

9 Fit & Flair

Fit & FlairA fit and flare dress is tight and fitted around the top and mid section before giving a subtle or obvious flare outwards towards the bottom. The style gives the dress plenty of shape and interest.

10 Decorative

DecorativeA decorative dress will often have an added accessory designed to 'decorate' the dress. This could be anything from ribbons to a belt and anything in between the two.

11 Tulle

TulleA tulle dress describes a fabric which is commonly used for wedding gowns. It's a very lightweight, thin netting which acts as an overlay for the main fabric used.

12 Textured

TexturedA textured dress includes any element designed to give it a certain texture, look or feel. An example of this could be ruching on the bodice or bottom half of the dress, which instantly adds complexity.

13 Train

TrainA train dress is one that has a large, back portion of fabric which hangs or 'drags' behind the dress for an effect such as making it more dramatic and eye-catching.

14 Ball

BallA ball dress dramatically fans outwards from the bodice down and is often made of lots of fabric to create an extravagant, luxurious feel.

15 Trumpet

TrumpetA trumpet dress is form fitted around the top half and gradually flares outwards from the waist down. This is usually done in a subtle way for an added softness.

16 Overlay

OverlayAn overlay dress describes a thin piece of fabric over the top of the main fabric or lining, used to create a two-tone effect. This can typically be lace or tulle for wedding gowns.

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