As well as filtering by shape here on hitched, you can also narrow your dress search by colour, neckline, fabric or designer to really refine the styles you are looking at.
Once you have found some of your favourite wedding dresses and designers you can then easily use hitched to find your nearest stockist of that designer and make an appointment to go and try on your favourites. If you have some very specific ideas then do keep in mind that you might need to visit a few dress shops to try on each of the dresses you love, if that’s the case they why not have lunch in between and turn it into a fun girly day out.
A Wedding Dress to Suit Your Wedding Style
If you are searching for the perfect wedding dress but just don’t know where to start then begin by thinking about your own personal style, body type and also the type of wedding you want to have. For example if you are planning a fairytale wedding day full of glitz and glamour then a ballgown wedding dress could be perfect for you. Take a look at some of our favourite wedding themes below to see what dress will suit that style:
If you dream of having a vintage-style wedding day then a delicate lace wedding dress will be perfect for your theme and is also a great figure flatterer, team your pretty lace gown with a birdcage veil or simple pearl earrings to really complete the look.
Perhaps you are thinking about a destination wedding? If you are then a beach wedding dress, with floating layers and a gorgeous Grecian feel could be perfect for your laid back wedding day in the sun. If you are getting married on the beach then why not kick off your shoes and go barefoot for the ceremony?
For brides that want to surprise their wedding guests with a gown that is a little bit different then how about wearing a short wedding dress. Whether it’s a tea-length style for a fab fifties look or a micro mini for a super-chic city wedding, you will find lots of ideas as you browse our wedding dress pages.
Or maybe your wedding day has been a fairytale day that you have always dreamed of? Live that fairytale and pick a ballgown wedding dress that would be fit for a princess; you will find plenty of beautiful ballgowns right here on hitched. Team with a full length veil and a sparkling tiara to complete your princess look.
Shopping for Your Wedding Dress
When it comes to shopping for your wedding dress, be prepared. Wear underwear that is neutral and pick a bra that you know fits you really well and gives your bust a great shape. Most bridal shops will provide shoes for you to try on with your dress so you won’t need to worry too much about finding the perfect footwear for your bridal look just yet.
If you find a few dresses that you really love then don’t forget about trying on accessories with the gown – slipping on a beautiful wedding veil to complete the look can really give you goosebumps and also makes you really feel like a bride. It could also mean one dress really stands out for you and you realise you have found the one!
Also consider carefully who to bring with you as you shop for your wedding dress – try to limit the number of people you bring with you for those initial appointments as too many opinions can be overwhelming. Ensure you take friends or family that you know will give you their honest opinion and who you really trust.
If you are concerned about leaving some people out by limiting the numbers then they can always come to your dress fittings with you once those important initial designs have already been made and you can have lots of fun picking out all your bridal accessories.