It’s dress shopping time and you understandably want to know what the most popular wedding dress styles are. Well, we want to tell you! If you can’t wait, and just want to buy your dress now, head to our Southern Bride Verified Vendors section. Otherwise, sit back, and enjoy…
NZ’s 5 Most Popular Wedding Dress Styles
When you start wedding dress shopping, you’re bombarded with a visual onslaught of ideas and fabrics. Questions about the neckline, colour and shade, train length and sleeves are thrown at you. The end result is a stressed bride to be who feels she’ll never find her dream dress.
That’s where planning ahead and researching in advance of your dress shopping experience is important. Spend the time scrolling online through the websites of wedding dress designers. Learn about the types of fabrics, accessories and dress colours first. To get you off on the right foot, we’ve put together a list of five popular wedding dress styles NZ brides to be are loving:
Ballgown Wedding Dresses
Probably most more traditional of wedding gowns, the ballgown is reminiscent of princesses and Cinderella moments. It has a fitted corset bodice and a wide skirt.
Sheath Wedding Dress
This gown style is form fitting right through to the hips, where it then falls straight down to the floor.
A-line wedding dress
An A-line wedding dress is form fitting through to the waist, where it then flairs out. The skirt makes an A shape, but it is not as full as a ballgown skirt is.
Tea length Wedding Dresses
The tea length is one of the five popular wedding dress styles because of its versatility. With a fitting bodice and a skirt finishing between the knees and mid calf, it can be worn for other occasions.
Column Wedding Gown
A column gown has a high empire bodice, from which the skirt falls straight down, like a column. It is a simple and elegant style which suits tall brides.
How to Choose Your Favourite Wedding Dress Style
Sometimes there is one style in particular which stands out. Other times you go in loving one style and choose a dress in a completely different one. Both of these scenarios are fine. Keep in mind when you do select your dress style, that you choose one you feel comfortable wearing, that is flatters your body shape and someone you trust thinks it looks great on you too!
Don’t forget to check out our Southern Bride Verified vendors, who are more than happy to help you choose your wedding gown!