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Wedding Dress Styles – Trendiest Styles For Your Perfect Day

Picking the right wedding dress is a pivotal moment in your decision making process that will set the tone for your special day. Your wedding dress should not only embrace your own unique style but also enhance your overall look on the day. In this article we will explore the many options of wedding dress styles, providing you with the inspiration and information you need to find the perfect wedding dress.

 

Karen Willis Holmes Real Bride Olivia & Rhys wearing her Arabella gown from the Wild Heart Collection with a beautfiul v-neckline. Olivia had a romantic rustic wedding at Bimbadgen Palmers Lane. Photographed by Night-Jar photography.

 

The importance of choosing the right wedding dress style

Your wedding dress is the centerpiece of the unforgettable occasion that is your wedding day. The right wedding dress style will allow you to feel confident, beautiful, and uniquely yourself as you walk down the aisle to your partner. We want to dive right into the stereotypes that are the classic, romantic, modern, and unique wedding dresses and what to look for.

 

Karen Willis Holmes Real Bride Claudia & Nick wearing her Kitty & Melanie gown from the Bespoke Collection with a sweet hear neck line bodice. Boxed Pleat ballgown skirt. Claudia had a romantic and modern wedding at Ravensthorpe Estate. photographed by Henry Paul Photo.

 

Classic Wedding Dress Styles

 

A-line wedding dress styles: Timeless and versatile 

A-line wedding dresses are a classic choice that brides-to-be will never stop loving. With its fitted bodice and gradual flare from the waist, mimicking the shape of the letter “A,” this silhouette offers a universally flattering look for all body types. The A-line style wedding dress effortlessly accentuates your waistline while gracefully skimming over the hips and thighs, creating a balanced and elongated silhouette. It’s classic and versatile for various wedding themes, from traditional to modern and everything in between. A-line wedding dresses will seamlessly blend into any setting, and whether you choose delicate lace, romantic tulle, or luxe satin, A-line silhouette wedding dresses will ensure that you feel marvelous getting married.

 

Karen Willis Holmes Bridal Lou-Lou & Elizabeth Mikado Bespoke gown. A simple minimalist modern ballgown wedding dress with statement split, pockets and draped bodice.

 

Ball Gown: Fairytale-like silhouette 

For brides who dream of feeling like a princess on their wedding day, ball gown wedding dresses are the perfect choice to bring that fairytale vision to life. This iconic silhouette features a fitted bodice that accentuates the waistline creating an hourglass silhouette paired with a full, voluminous skirt that cascades dramatically to the floor. The ball gown style is regal and grand, it definitely makes a statement as you walk down the aisle as a voluminous skirt automatically evokes a sense of drama and fantasy, instantly transporting the bride and her guests into a world of enchantment. This gown style is often associated with more traditional formal weddings for example in a church or ballroom, though this style is adaptable and will also work in intimate garden settings.

 

Karen Willis Holmes Real Bride Claudia & Nick wearing her Kitty & Melanie gown from the Bespoke Collection with a sweet hear neck line bodice. Boxed Pleat ballgown skirt. Claudia had a romantic and modern wedding at Ravensthorpe Estate. photographed by Henry Paul Photo.

 

Mermaid: Dramatic with extra flare 

If you want to showcase your shape with dramatic impact, the mermaid wedding dress style is the choice for you. figure-hugging wedding dress silhouettes are designed to embrace your shape!  From head to toe! As the mermaid gown reaches the knee, it gracefully flares out, creating a breathtaking effect. The flared skirt can range from subtle and soft to bold and voluminous, depending on your personal style and preference. This unique design element adds movement and drama to your overall look, allowing you to make an entrance with elegance and extra flare.

 

 

Sheath: Minimal, contemporary and streamlined

For a bride who prefers a more pulled back polished look, the sheath wedding dress style is an excellent choice. This minimalist silhouette follows the natural shape of your body, creating a clean and elegant line. No excessive volume or flare needed here! The sheath style offers a refined aesthetic that is perfect for brides looking for a contemporary bridal look. The beauty of the sheath wedding dress lies in its ability to showcase the bride’s figure in a subtle and effortless way, draping effortlessly over the body whilst also elongating a brides physique. This gown is adaptable and known for its ease of movement and comfort. Whether you’re getting married on a beach or in a city loft, sheath wedding dresses can be styled accordingly to match the overall aesthetic of your wedding.

 

Karen Willis Holmes Real Bride Olivia & Rhys wearing her Arabella gown from the Wild Heart Collection with a beautfiul v-neckline. Olivia had a romantic rustic wedding at Bimbadgen Palmers Lane. Photographed by Night-Jar photography.

 

Romantic Wedding Dress Styles

Princess: Enchanting with voluminous skirts

If you’ve always envisioned an enchanting bridal look, the princess wedding dress style is perfect for you. Layers of tulle, organza, or satin these  romantic gowns truly capture the essence of a fairytale. The allure of this style lies in its timeless appeal,  it has been a favorite amongst brides for years, symbolizing pure femininity and grace. With fitted bodices that accentuate the waist and soft skirts that create a soft silhouette, princess-style wedding dresses are designed to make every bride feel like royalty.

 

The Lou-Lou & Joni wedding dress by Karen Willis Holmes Bridal is a mikado strapless draped bodice with an A line skirt in organza. Sinaed chose to style her gown with KWH Bridal sheer tulle Maddison Wrap.

 

Vintage

For the bride who appreciates their history and wants to add a vintage charm to their wedding dress, a vintage wedding dress style is a great choice. Pulling inspiration from different eras, for example the roaring 1920s! Wedding dresses from this time had lots of art deco embellishments and flapper style drop waist features,  these dresses would showcase intricate detail. From delicate lace, to beading and embroidery, to buttons and bows, these details add that special layer of charm and true craftsmanship. They showcase the attention to detail that was prevalent in the past, evoking a sense of nostalgia and uniqueness for the bride on her special day.

              

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Bohemian

If you’re a bride who loves the outdoors and embraces a boho vibe, this wedding dress style is tailor-made for you. Boho wedding dresses feature flowy fabrics, such as chiffon or organza, and often incorporate natural elements like floral appliques or embroidery. These wedding dresses allow you to channel your inner bohemian goddess and create a carefree and ethereal look.            

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Karen Willis Holmes Real Bride Olivia & Rhys wearing her Arabella gown from the Wild Heart Collection with a beautfiul v-neckline. Olivia had a romantic rustic wedding at Bimbadgen Palmers Lane. Photographed by Night-Jar photography.

 

 

Modern Wedding Dress Styles

Minimalist: Clean lines and understated sophistication

Less is more as the saying goes! These dress styles feature clean lines, simple silhouettes, and understated elegance. With sleek and refined designs, minimalist gowns allow your natural beauty to radiate through. They are perfect for brides who appreciate all that is simple and beautiful in wedding dresses. 

 

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CEO of Bangn body, Priscilla Hajiantoni wears the Tiffany Bridal Gown by Karen Willis Holmes to her Sorrento wedding. Photographed by Wild Romantics photography

 

Playful and contemporary hem lengths

For a playful and contemporary look compared to traditional wedding dresses , consider a shorter hemline! Mini dresses are IN. They are easy, fun and just look so cute! You could also re-wear your special mini on your wedding anniversary. Having a raised hem means you get to showcase your legs and footwear and really make that a statement. 

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KWH Real bride Victoria wears the Taryn & Camille Wedding dress with Nikki sleeves by Karen Willis Holmes

 

Jumpsuit or Pant Suit: Edgy unconventional options

Breaking away from the traditional norms and making a statement, jumpsuits and pantsuits offer an edgy, unconventional alternative to the traditional wedding dress styles. These stylish options provide comfort, class, ease of movement, and a modern twist on wedding dresses and are becoming more and more popular. Brides have been loving a Jumpsuit or Pant suit also due to the fact you can rewear them! 

 

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Megan Kelly wears a Karen Willis Holmes Bridal Suit- The Charlie Jacket and Danielle pant to Brisbane Elopement

 

Choosing the perfect wedding dress style for your body, and personal style is a deeply personal decision. Remember to trust your instincts and select a bridal style that makes you feel confident and beautiful as you walk down the aisle.

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