THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS
Phase Eight - Bridal Style Guidek
Finding ‘the one’ is a magical moment for every bride, and choosing the perfect wedding dress is a key decision for your special day. Whether you’re newly engaged or deep into your wedding planning, discovering your dress is made easy with our bridal style guide.
The most important piece of advice we can give is to choose a wedding dress that reflects your personality and personal style so that you feel completely at ease and utterly beautiful on your big day.
A good starting point is to think about which style of wedding dress is right for your shape. Here are some tips:
- Flowing, longer dresses such as the Maeve Wedding Dress can be very flattering on fuller figures.
- Rather cover your arms? A matching cover-up such as a bolero, shrug or cape could be the answer. Alternatively look to our long sleeve wedding dresses.
- Draw attention to a neat waist with a fitted waistband or a detachable wedding belt.
- Don’t forget to try your wedding dress on with shoes similar to those you’re going to wear on your wedding day to get the length right.
Whether you are planning to get married in a church or a registry office, have a beach wedding or a city ceremony, our tips will ensure you find the dream dress.Shop Wedding Dresses
Indulge your feminine side with a beautiful full-length dress and accessorise with an ethereal bridal veil, fascinator or elegant headband. Keep jewellery simple - or perhaps even ‘borrow’ something from a friend or family member. The traditional wedding dress is all about romance - in creams and ivories, silks and satins, beading and lace. If you’re looking for additional coverage, consider a matching wedding bolero, shrug or cape.
Looking for a modern twist on a traditional wedding ceremony? Keep your wedding dress sleek and simple - channelling shapes from the 1920s and 1930s - or try a shorter 1950s style dress. Opt for contemporary accessories such as a simple with a tiara or fascinator, and finish your look all off with a pretty pair of wedding shoes.
Getting married overseas? Match the dress to the climate. For hot countries, look to shorter wedding dresses in lighter fabrications, or for winter weddings opt for layers of fabric and accessories. Before you fly, make sure you have a dress carrier for your wedding dress, and check with the airline in advance - they may be able to let you hang it with you when you fly, or treat it with extra care when packing it in the hold. When buying wedding dresses in store and online, we will always provide a travel bag to keep your dress safe.
Shorter wedding dresses work beautifully for beach weddings. If you opt for a dress with a train, make sure you have a wedding guest to help you with it. The heat and salt in the air mean a veil can be a good solution for potentially difficult hair, too. If you are planning to get married where the temperature drops in the evening, you may want to consider a coordinating cover up to throw over your shoulders.