When shopping for ‘the dress’ you have a few options of what styles you can have, here is my handy guide on what wedding dress styles there are.


A classic style that flatters all brides, an A-line dress is fitted to the waist and then flows out creating an A shape. An A-line dress will work in most venues and themes.

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Mermaid or Fishtail

Wanting to show off your tall and curvy figure? This style does that perfectly with its dramatic skirt that flares out at the bottom like a mermaids tail.

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Ball Gown

With a fitted bodice and puffy skirt, this is the fairy-tale wedding dress. It can flatter all types of bride.

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More for athletic brides a column dress is simple but very elegant. Following your bodies shape it is close fitting.

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With it’s fitted bodice to just under the bust, an empire dress then flows to the floor. Perfect for shorter and smaller busted brides.

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Sitting between mid-calf and your ankles tea length dresses are can help the shorter bride as they may be swamped by a full-length dress.

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A dress between an A line and a mermaid the trumpets flare is more mid-thigh and less dramatic than the mermaids tail. Great for pear shaped brides.

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If a dress is just not for you there are other options like a wedding jumpsuit, you can still look and feel amazing on your special day.

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Come this way to read my blog on wedding dress shops in Suffolk.

Thanks for reading

x Jodie x

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