A-line Wedding Dress

A-line wedding dresses are one of the most popular wedding dress styles, offering brides a traditional, timeless look with plenty of versatility.

Fitted to the waist, A-line wedding gowns accentuate the smallest part of the body before skimming out over the hips and flowing diagonally down to finish at a wider hem; the skirt’s silhouette naturally creates an uppercase ‘A’ shape, hence the name.

The A-line silhouette is sometimes confused with the ballgown style and, while still princess-inspired, the difference comes down to the size of the skirt where A-line dresses tend to have less volume, although the train can be as long as desired. The modified A-line wedding dress has a narrower skirt still, fitting more closely to the body than its more traditional counterpart.

A-line gowns are suitable for almost all brides and help to give an overall hourglass shape. They are a particularly popular choice amongst those with a pear-shaped figure who want to skim over the hips and create some balance, such as this Kenneth Winston A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Almost any type of neckline can be incorporated into an A-line wedding dress. This modern satin A-line gown from Casablanca Bridal incorporates a bateau neckline - the same neckline Meghan Markle opted for at her wedding to Prince Harry - while this dreamy sleeveless soft tulle and lace A-line dress from Mon Cheri has a low front and back v-neck design with gathered illusion straps.

The A-line is a dream for fashion-forward brides looking for a style incorporating separates, or those looking for a shorter or midi length wedding dress, such as this pretty Kenneth Winston A-line organza dress with embroidery detailing.

A-line wedding dresses are ideal for any type of ceremony, from simple to extravagant, beach to country house. Your footwear will most likely be hidden, making this an idea choice for brides who don’t wish to wear heels - or who want to change into something comfier once the DJ hits the decks.

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