A wedding dress should make you feel like the very best version of yourself. It should feel amazing when it’s one, and you should feel confident wearing it while you walk down the aisle. 

At Reflections, we strive to help every bride that passes through our doors find the dress of their dreams. It’s a love story when you find the perfect one, and we are the matchmakers that make it happen. 

In this article, we will discuss the different types of wedding dress styles and how they are each tailored to suit a range of different body shapes, highlighting your figure in the right places and making you feel and look amazing on your special day. 

If you happen to fall in love with a dress you see in this article, it is available at our Reflections wedding shop in Lisburn. 
Ballgown Wedding Dress Style

A ballgown-style wedding dress is perfect for those with an hourglass or pear-shaped figure. The cascading fabric creates a flowy silhouette, drawing in at the waist and highlighting the bride's figure. The volume of the skirt also balances out broad shoulders, creating symmetry in a complementary form.
A ballgown wedding dress is that classic princess vibe on your wedding day, making you feel as though you just stepped out of a fairy tale. 

Compliments: Hourglass and pear-shaped figure. 
Mermaid Wedding Dress Styles

A mermaid wedding dress style has a tightly fitted bodice and a shapely form. It is a sultry shape, highlighting the bride’s curves in all the right places. 

This type of dress works great for those with an hourglass, rectangle-shaped or inverted-triangle figure, cinching in at the waist and drawing attention to those curvaceous hips, it can also bring a curvy appearance to those with an athletic figure. 

A mermaid-style wedding dress can also help you appear taller with the elongated shape it creates. It is quite a versatile style of dress and complimentary to a range of figures, highlighting the feminine form and celebrating your womanly shape. 

Compliments: Hourglass, rectangle-shaped, inverted-triangle and athletic figures. 
A-line Style Wedding Dress

An A-Line style wedding dress gives a fitted bodice before gently flowing into a subtle flare. It is complimentary to almost any body type and in particular, looks great on those with a fuller bust as it brings balance to the overall figure.
A-line wedding dresses are thought to be a timeless classic, never going out of style and complimenting the bride’s natural shape. It cinches the waist whilst creating the illusion of wider hips. 

: almost any type of body shape

A sheath wedding dress style creates an elongated silhouette, skimming over the natural shape of the bride and acceuntuating the hips. 

This style works great for those with an straight body shape as it hugs in at all the right places and creates the illusion of curves. It also works well for those with an hourglass figure as it accentuates the bride’s natural shape. 
A sheath wedding dress style is for the modern bride, offering sleek appeal with a sultry silhouette. 

Compliments: straight body figures and hourglass shape. 
Trumpet Style Wedding Dress

A trumpet style wedding dress will have a tight fitted bodice that extends at the mid-thigh. It will then flow into a flared skirt, which offers a dramatic appeal with a sultry and complimentary fit.
This style of wedding dress is great for those with a top heavy figure as the flared skirt will bring balance and even out the bride’s shape. It draws the attention to the hips, creating a flattering silhouette, with room to still move at the hips and thighs. 

Compliments: top-heavy shape and heart shaped figures. 

What to consider when selecting a wedding dress style?

There is a wide range of wedding dress styles out there, with each type designed to flatter the individual shape and figure of the bride. But how do you go about choosing a type of wedding dress? Check out these tips to guide you in this very special journey. 

Find out your natural shape
Unsurprisingly, many brides are unaware of their natural shape, it’s not something you are taught in school and it can be difficult to determine what figure you have. The best way to find out is to strip in front of  a mirror and look at where the widest part of your body is. 

Check out this guide for how to find your body shape for more detail on the different types of figures. 

Look for inspo
Unless you are involved in the wedding industry, then you may not be aware of the different wedding dress styles that are available. Just like this article, there are many resources out there can help you define the style of dress you want. Start a pinterest board and begin the journey to find the dress of your dreams. 

You can also check out our Facebook and Instagram for inspiration on wedding dress styles. 

Visit a wedding store 
At Reflections, we are experts in wedding dress styles, and we know what will look best on bride for complimenting her unique shape. As expert wedding dress retailers, we pay attention to our clients every wish for their wedding dress, ensuring that we make recommendations that align with the bride’s style and shape. 

If you would like to book a bridal appointment, you can do so by getting in contact with us. We look forward to welcoming you and being a part of your special jounrey. 
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