Princess Wedding Dress

The enduring style of the princess wedding dress has defied the ebb and flow of other trends for longer than Sleeping Beauty was slumbering in her tower.

The princess, or princess line, wedding gown is amongst the most dramatic of the A-line silhouette dresses, featuring sparkles, shimmer and delicately layered full skirts that flow down from a nipped-in waist to flatter most figures.

However, the princess wedding dress is one for apple shapes to avoid as the style will draw attention to your middle and more petite brides should avoid opting for an overly puffy skirt that may overwhelm their frame.

From v-necks to cap-sleeves, sweethearts to illusions, brides can find the perfect neckline to suit them on a princess wedding dress. The daring illusion v-neck bodice  - with an equally sexy low v-back - on Enzoani’s ‘Melissa’ princess wedding dress combines classic princess style with a modern twist, while Watters ‘Stuart’ princess dress is truly fit for a queen with its fully encrusted bodice that plunges both front and back before melting into a gossamer tulle skirt.

Brides getting married in winter could even consider a princess line wedding dress with sleeves, such as the two by Rebecca Ingram and Charlotte Balbier featured in our blog about long-sleeved gowns you’ll love.

Whichever features you choose, you can be sure that embellishments will feature heavily, including beading, embroidery and lace - the perfect finishing touches for the day you write your own classic fairytale.

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Trumpet wedding dresses are often confused with fit-n-flare and mermaid styles. The latter flare out from below the hip and knee respectively, while the skirt on a trumpet wedding dress flares dramatically from the mid-thigh.


The waistline on a natural waist wedding dress sits in the area between the bottom of the ribcage and the top of the hips at the narrowest part of the torso, making it one of the most figure-flattering wedding dress styles.


Sheath gowns, sometimes called 'column wedding dresses' offer a contemporary look and are an extremely versatile option for brides.

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