Finding “THE” right Wedding Gown

Finding “THE” right Wedding Gown

We all come in different shapes and sizes and on your Wedding Day you want to look your best and be the most beautiful bride.

Wedding dresses come in a multitude of different fabrics, styles and lengths.

To help you break the code of Wedding dress jargon I have listed some of the most common terms for you.

Wedding Dress Style

A-line:  is fitted through the bodice and gradually flares from the waist.  This style suits most body types. 

Henry Roth - Amanda  This beautiful “Amanda” gown is covered in vintage old school lace

Asymmetrical:  the seams are angled and generally gather to one side. 

Henry Roth - Esmeralda  The stunning “Esmeralda” gown has the asymmetrical style in the bodice.

Ball Gown:  a fitted bodice and a very full skirt.   Most will have some beading and a train.

Henry Roth - Isabella  One of my favourite gowns, the “Isabella”.  Tulle skirt and a sweetheart all-beaded Swarovski bodice.  Just divine.

Tea Length:  hemmed at the shin. 

Sottero and Midgley - Isabella Leigh  The “Isabella Leigh” is stunning with tulle and embellished lace.

Empire Line:  flared from under the bust creating an “A” shape

Sottero and Midgley - Goldie   “Goldie” gown has the classic vintage appeal with a satin bow and brooch detailing the empire waist.

Fishtail/Mermaid:  fitted gown from the bust to knee and flares out to the hem

sottero and Midgley - Raquelle  The “Raquelle” gown is truly breath-taking.  The bodice is embellished with Swarovski crystals to add some sparkle. 


Strapless: straight across neckline. 

Henry Roth - Abigail  The “Abigail” gown.

Sweetheart:  neckline is shaped like the top half of a heart

Sottero and Midgley - Bella  “Bella”

V neck: dips down into a V Shape

Sottero and Midgley - Meredith The “Meredith” gown is covered in Vintage lace for a romantic feel.

Halter:  has straps that wrap around the back of the neck

Sottero and Midgley - Billie  The “Billie” gown is divine with the embellished shoulder straps.

One Shoulder: strap across one shoulder only

Henry Roth - Kathy  The “Kathy”.


Charmeuse:  a lightweight fabric.  Semi lustrous and satin like to touch

Chiffon:  Delicate, sheer and transparent.  It is soft to touch and often layered because of its transparency

Crepe:  Light, soft and with a crinkled surface

Duchesse Satin:  A lightweight hybrid of silk or polyester and rayon woven into satin finish

Georgette:  sheer and lightweight with a crepe surface

Organza:  crisp and sheer like chiffon however with a tauter texture and more flowing than tulle

Satin:  heavy and smooth with a high sheen on one side

Taffeta:  crisp and smooth

Tulle:  netting, just like a ballerinas tutu

French laces: There are quite a number of different types of lace.  Chantilly lace is generally the most common.

Chantilly Lace:  One of the most well-known types of lace, Chantilly Lace is very fine and delicate, and made on a lightweight hexagonal mesh background. The patterns are sometimes outlined in a heavier silky thread to exhibit shading effects. Chantilly lace typically has doubled scalloped edges.

chantilly lace

Beaded Lace: This type of lace, embellished with beads, crystals and sequins produces a slightly antique look, often with a scalloped edge. As the name beaded lace implies, it is adorned beautifully with jewels making you sparkle!

beaded lace

Corded Lace: These laces are elegant and originally made exclusively in France. Also called as Alencon lace, its formed by outlining areas in the lace using a heavier thread, giving these laces a three-dimensional look. Its fine, light, flowy and makes beautiful full-figured wedding dresses!

 corded lace

Embellishments:  these add that extra bit of glam to your gown.  These can include sequins, crystals, beads and pearls.

 Until next time,

 Happy Planning  Everyone

 Christine xo


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