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.
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Asymmetrical: the seams are angled and generally gather to one side.
www.henryroth.com.au 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.
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Tea Length: hemmed at the shin.
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Empire Line: flared from under the bust creating an “A” shape
www.sotteroandmidgley.com “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
www.sotteromidgley.com The “Raquelle” gown is truly breath-taking. The bodice is embellished with Swarovski crystals to add some sparkle.
Strapless: straight across neckline.
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Sweetheart: neckline is shaped like the top half of a heart
V neck: dips down into a V Shape
www.sotteromidgley.com The “Meredith” gown is covered in Vintage lace for a romantic feel.
Halter: has straps that wrap around the back of the neck
www.sotteromidgley.com The “Billie” gown is divine with the embellished shoulder straps.
One Shoulder: strap across one shoulder only
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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.
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!
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!
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