There are so many different wedding dresses to choose from, so it can be helpful to narrow your options down into a particular style. What kind of styles do you enjoy seeing? What looks good on your body type? Once you know the style you want to go for, it will be much easier to find the perfect dress.
One of the most popular styles of wedding dress is an A-Line shape. It’s versatile, romantic and flattering. A-Line dresses have different variations; perhaps the top of the dress is a strapless bodice, or maybe it featured a long sleeved and delicate pattern down the arms. I’ve pulled together a selection of my favourite A-Line dresses this year, to help you find the perfect dress.
This show stopping Cinderella style dress is one of the typical A-Line “princess’ style dresses, featuring a flattering ball gown silhouette, which is an exaggerated A-Line cut. The sweetheart neckline and a tulle train at the back, this dress is one of the most luxurious out there. The bodice features extravagant crystal and diamante hand beading and the skirt has a pretty lace overlay to add to the romantic look of this dress.
Hair and Accessories: a chic up-do and some diamond drop earrings will complete this stunning look. Don’t forget the Cinderella slippers!
Maggie Sottero: Morocco
The Morocco dress has a modern and stylish twist on traditional A-Line wedding dresses, which makes it perfect for the modern bride. The delicate bead and lace bodice continues down the back of the flowing tulle skirt; a lovely detail that adds interest to the dress through textures. The illusion sweetheart neckline is paired with delicate spaghetti straps and a subtle plunge line in the chest, to really make this dress stand out.
Hair and Accessories: this delicate and pretty dress suits a relaxed hairstyle. Think flowing waves or pretty braids. Play around with the idea of flowers in your hair to create the perfect look. Maggie Sottero: Darcy
This gorgeous vintage style gown is a wonderful option for brides seeking an A-Line dress with a difference. Darcy is a unique, stylish and refined A-Line dress, featuring a delicate lace top with a subtle sweetheart neckline. The illusion sleeves reach down to elbow length, adding stunning detail to the top half of the dress. The Aurora Chiffon skirt flows from the delicate Swarovski crystal waistline, drawing attention to the plunging, exposed back. A delicate line of buttons follows down from the waistline, to cover a hidden zipper while adding a little romantic touch.
Hair and Accessories: if you love the vintage look, pair this dress with 1950s style glamorous waves and a deep side parting in your hair. A slick of red lipstick will complete the vintage look.
Rebecca Ingram: Joyce
This gorgeous dress is one of the prettiest A-Line options out there. The high illusion neckline with beautiful detail in the very centre of the chest makes this dress quite unique. The delicate pattern continues throughout the bodice and flows down the back of the dress before gushing into a beautiful A-Line tulle skirt. The plunging V back is met with a long, delicate line of buttons. This dress features a range of soft colours, with white patterned details over an ivory bodice and an ivory over soft blush skirt. The subtle difference in shades adds interest and romance to the dress.
Hair and Accessories: the prettiest dress requires the prettiest of brides! Natural looking make-up with a rose-coloured lipstick is enough for this dress, while the hairstyle should mirror the delicate details of the dress. Try out different hair braids and soft curls in your hair to find a style that suits you, keeping in mind that you’ll want to expose the gorgeous detail on the front of the dress. If you’re experimenting with an up-do, keep it relaxed with a few stray hairs to frame the face.
Nellie Ponds is a fashion blogger with an eye for style. She has her own blog where she writes about the latest in fashion and trends, as well as providing tips on how to dress your best while still being practical. Her blog’s readership is steadily growing, but she remains humble.