The Different Styles of Wedding Dresses

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The most exciting and overwhelming things about being engaged is the search for a wedding dress. It is a bit daunting to make a choice that you have perhaps thought about since you were six years old. Prior preparation can come in handy, so we thought of giving you some advice before you start searching for wedding dresses.

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This post is about wedding dress styles; giving you an overview of wedding dress styles and their pros and cons.

If you are looking for the right wedding dress you would like to see what Eden Manor Bridal has to offer in Ireland. They have all the wedding dresses we will be looking at in this post; Ballgown, A-Line, Empire, and Sheath. These dresses have other familiar names that you might have heard before, so we have included them all.

Ballgown or Princess Style

The Ballgown wedding dress is a classical princess style that features a nipped waist and has a huge skirt. The skirt has typically a lot of tulle and underskirts below to maintain its shape, and so it can heavy.

If you wish to wear a ballgown, you need to have a corset on top to support the dress well, and to enhance the look of your bust. The ballgown looks like an hourglass so being flat on top will distort its look. Petite ladies should not go for ballgowns since the skirts are very huge they can make you look small or even overwhelm you. Ballgowns are superb for tall or mid-height brides who can carry the entire load in the skirt.


There is a slight difference between ballgowns and A- Line. This difference is only about the size of the skirt. An A-Line dress has less volume than the ballgown but maintains that classic princess dress figure. A-Line gowns are suitable for all body shapes and give a characteristic hourglass shape. However, just like a ballgown, a corset in the bodice is vital.


An Empire line wedding dress gathers underneath the bust and falls smoothly over the hips. These are impeccable for ladies who want to conceal their bum, tums, or legs. They are very gratifying and girlish. Lately, empire dresses have more volume in the skirt which adds to their camouflage effect. This dress is very ethereal, elegant and pretty. However, brides with a colossal bust should perhaps avoid wearing an empire wedding dress.

Sheath or Column

Sheath dresses are meant for the tall, slender and flexible, mainly because they are the most challenging of all wedding gowns. These dresses are usually made of clingy silk or satin. Luckily, if you are not a supermodel there is a way to cheat; wear great underwear to even areas that you are not comfortable with, and high heel shoes can add height and create an excellent posture. Additionally, in the last few seasons, more sheath wedding dresses have come in stiffer and more sculpted fabrics. You can create a great camouflage by wearing an underskirt concealed by a flowing overlay.

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