Wedding attire is one of the most important things to decide for a bride. It starts from a wedding dress and continues to matching shoes, veil, hairstyle, headpiece, bouquet, etc. All the accessories worn by the bride should suit with the wedding dress. Thus the wedding dress is of utmost importance. There are a few basic wedding gown designs from which the bride can select one that suits her best. A few modifications can be done in these wedding gowns to make them unique. To simplify it for the brides to be, here is a list of the basic wedding gown designs.
A-shaped wedding dress
It is the most basic wedding dress design. This dress has got its name from its shape that resembles the letter ?that means it is a tapered dress which is skin-fit at the top with a sloped waist and a flared skirt. This type of a wedding dress suits women who have flatter figure at the waist, the hips may be heavier. But it is not recommended for the ladies with no defined waist line. Lace motifs or a simple lace can be used to design the upper part of the dress while the lower part will look better if kept simple.
Ball bridal wedding gowns
These are much like the A shaped gowns except from one thing that the lower portion of the gown is a traditional full skirt. There are a number of layers of a flared airy fabric used to make the lower portion of the gown like a cloth of net. Often the outer layer of the skirt is made of a heavier and lustrous cloth like silk or satin. These types of dresses are recommended for brides who have a pear shaped body or a very thin body. It also suits those who have an hour glass body shape.
Mermaid wedding gowns
As the name suggest, these dresses are made into the shape of a mermaid. These dresses are skin fitted at the top up to the knees, from where they get flared out. At the bottom, these dresses are either round or have a trail at the rear side. These types of wedding dresses are well suited for brides who have a small bust and a small waist. Only those brides who are sure of their figure being perfect and want to show it off should wear these dresses.
Sheath wedding gowns
This type of a wedding dress involves lot of hems work that ends just above the knees. The material used for making these dresses is generally very simple. The shape is designed in such a way that the body shape is not revealed in detail. Thus a woman with a petite body shape can comfortably wear such kind of a dress. The use of laces and lace motifs can be done in these dresses to make them more elegant and traditional.
Empire waist dresses
Dresses called empire waist dresses are the ones that are tight fitted around the bust line. Beyond that portion, the dress falls straight. These types of dresses are the favorite of women from the time of emperors and empresses. These dresses are highly recommended for brides with shorter height as the division around the bust creates and illusion of a larger length.