Common Wedding Dress Styles

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Buying a wedding dress can be one of the most exciting, and stressful parts of the wedding activities for any bride. There are literally thousands of dresses to choose from in any area, for any season, in and style. But what are some of the most common and popular styles of wedding dress to flatter the bride and make her special day the fairytale she’s been dreaming of since childhood? What are the common wedding dress styles? Let’s take a look at some of these common wedding dress styles and popular wedding dress styles.

1. Simplicity – Offering simple, elegant beauty, this is a floor-length wedding gown made of a crisp, white material that hugs the figure without much fuss. It may be sleeveless or feature long, tight sleeves, but this dress is lovely for any bride. No tiers, no train, n fluff, and no puff, just simple elegance. For those who are not really into the “bling,” and are not really impressed by tons of beading and lace, this is the dress.

2. Old Hollywood – This is yet another simple, but elegant gown made of silk or satin. It also hugs the figure, but has a bit of sparkle added to the edges. It may be trimmed in a bit of silver, and is a bit longer than floor length. This gown will usually feature a lowcut back, and be sleeveless. Just a smidge of beading can dress it up nicely. Think vintage Hollywood-style gowns.

3. Modern Chic – The modern chic wedding gown may hug the curves, but if offers tiers and angles which can cover a multitude of flaws. There is not a lot of lace and beading here, the “bling” with this dress should come from the bride’s matching modern jewelry. Fashionistas should watch the runways for ideas on their modern chic wedding gowns.

082211-wedding-gowns-lead-3404. ’50s Tea-Length – Bringing back the 50’s style, this white dress comes to just below the knee and features a chiffon petticoat underneath. A bit of colored satin for a belt, and a trim of the same color for a collar-type necklace sets this dress off for a prim and beautiful bride. Make it sleeveless and a bit low-cut for that flirty 50’s style. Shoes, of course, should be dyed to match the satin belt and collar.

5. Bling – Of course, we must make room for those brides who love the bling. This type of gown may be long or short, and can be made from almost any common wedding gown material. In most cases, it is very long and flowing, with a tight waist and low cut front and back. The important part is the bling. The dress must be covered in beads and lace and made to look as shiny and showy as possible.

6. A-Line VersatilityThe classic A-line wedding dress is an extremely common and popular choice due to the fact that it can be flattering to almost any body type, whether the bride is petite and small, short and chubby, tall and slender, or tall and heavier. This dress can be made simple and elegant or full of bling, depending on the bride’s personal style. If made from satin or silk and no lace or beads are added, a simple and elegant look is created. Throw in the beading and lace to add in your preferred level of showiness.