Wedding Dress Silhouettes
When it comes to wedding dresses, often simple is best. A timeless, classic wedding dress means that on your magical day, you will feel as elegant and comfortable possible. Wedding outfits are usually a big investment. And since you’ll hopefully be looking back at photos of the big day for a lifetime to come, it’s best to steer clear of any fast moving trends and opt for more timeless cuts that are classics. So with such a huge task, initially narrowing down your search is one of the best ways to streamline the shopping process, and find your dream dress.
To help with what can be an overwhelming task, here are a few classic wedding dress styles that are sophisticated, timeless, and will have you feeling beautiful on your big day.
The Long Sleeve Sweetheart Neckline
A long sleeve wedding dress is a great option that is absolutely classic and timeless. A clean, delicate mesh material works perfectly for the sleeved element of a sleeved dress. This fabric will fit your silhouette perfectly, making the subtle and feminine shape of a sweetheart neckline really shine. This also works amazingly for brides who will be walking down the aisle during the cooler autumn and winter months.
Strappy Princess Cut
The princess cut wedding dress nips in at the waist and cascades down in an A-shape; usually flowing full length to the floor. This makes an extremely flattering silhouette for brides of all shapes and sizes. This has established it as a firm favourite for hundreds of years. The dreamy, feminine shape really gives you that fairy-tale silhouette. Perfect for personalising with sequins, adorned tulle or layers of lace – to up the princess-factor even more! Opt for a simple strap detail for your décolletage to keep a dainty feel in contrast with the drama of the skirt.
The A-line dress is a style staple across all categories of clothing. From formal wear to everyday essentials. Choose a simple style in an a-line silhouette to let the simplicity of the structure do all the work. Alternatively, look for a more embellished style to add extra personality into a piece that’s going to fit and flatter your shape.
The one shoulder style is a little more contemporary. However, its bold, modern and eye-catching feel makes it perfect if you’re looking for something that’s simple yet still packed full of character. Find a sheer tulle one shoulder style for a more romantic feel, or an opaque shoulder detail to emphasise the beautiful cut. The statement tone of this cut makes it ideal if you really want to keep your hair and makeup as simple and fuss free as possible.
Off the shoulder sleeves have been a favourite of brides for decades. The slight nod to the 60s, coupled with a flowing skirt and flattering waist makes this silhouette ideal for many brides. Look for sheer mesh panelling or even crystal studded embellishments if you want to add extra details to your big day’s look and feel.
Which of these simple stylish wedding dresses could steal your heart? Start shopping to find the right fit for you.
*This is a contributed post.