Wedding Dress Ideas and Guide

It’s your special day and you want the perfect dress for this special occassion. You look everywhere, searching for that dream wedding dress. Finding it suddenly feels like the hardest thing you ever had to do in your life! Do not worry, I have some handy tips to make the process hassle free.

Wedding Dress Ideas

In collaboration with we have created this guide just for you, the gorgeous bride. is one of the leading suppliers of wedding & special occasion dresses in China. Currently, they cater to over 230 countries worldwide. They provide the latest trends in bridal fashion, offering fashionable dresses of good quality at the most reasonable price and even accepting orders for custom made items for every bride and her bridesmaid in the world. Check out there store at:

In this guide you will learn how to choose the dress that suits your body type and skin tone. You will even learn about the best material for your dress.  Once you have read this post, you will find it easier to choose your wedding dress.

Body type:

There are four common body types and below we listed the dress style that will work best for each.


Your objective is to flatter that enviable figure of yours. Here are the dresses to help you do it:

  • Wrap style dresses
  • Mermaid style dresses
  • Belted waistlines
  • A-line
  • Strapless
  • Spaghetti strap styles
Spaghetti strap, belted, mermaid dress
A-line, strapless wrap dress


You need to balance a smaller torso and a larger bottom. You can do this by wearing necklines with plenty of detailing and design. A flared skirt will help to create an even silhouette. The perfect dresses for you are:

  • A-line skirts
  • V-neckline
  • Off-shoulder
  • Spaghetti-strap bodice
  • Diagonal draping
  • Strapless
  • Empire Waist
A-lin,off-shoulder and v-neck dress.
Spaghetti strap, empire waist dress.


You have to balance your overall silhouette and create a slimmer waistline. The perfect dresses for you are:

  •  Cinched in waistline
  • A-line skirt
  • Deep V-neckline

Avoid : Trumpet dress styles


Trumpet dress


You must try to create more curves for your otherwise simple figure. These dresses will do just that:

  •  Sheath dress
  • Ball gown
Halter neck ball gown.

Other Body Types:


  • Sweetheart neckline
  • Dropped-waist
  • V-neckline
  • Wide straps
  • Empire-waist
  • Off-shoulder
  •  Scooped neckline


  •  Empire waist
  • A-line
  • Assymetric
  • Dropped-waist
  • Column dress
Empire waist column dress


  •  Halter dress
  • Boat neck
  • Sweetheart neckline


Sweetheart neckline, halter dress


Duchesse satin and Taffeta: Are sturdy fabrics that don’t cling to the skin.

Perfect for:

  • Pear figure

Organza and Silk : They add volume.

Perfect for:

  • Rectangle figure
  • Small bust

Satin: Creates a slimming effect

Perfect for:

  • Plus sized
  • Hourglass
  • Busty

Lace: Very versatile

Perfect for:

  • Apple shaped




  • Floor length dress
  • beyond wrist length sleeves
Floor length dress

Avoid: Too many details.


  •  Trumpet/Mermaid
  • Sheath
  • A-line gowns
  • Empire waist line
  • Hi-low hemline



  • dropped waist
  • ball gown
  • calf-length
Drop waist dress


Although white is the traditional color, there are different shades of white. You need to find the one that best matches your skintone. This way you can truly be the glowing bride on your wedding day. 

Different shades of white:

Stark White or Bright White

Stark White dress

The purest, starkest white almost glows, and is particularly striking against dark skin. Be very careful with this shade as it can drain the color from fair and medium skin tones.

Perfect for:

  • Chocolate skin
  • Chocolate skin (olive undertones)

Champagne White

Champagne white dress

This is a beautiful white with a slight pink undertone.

Perfect for:

  • Sallow skin
  • Olive skin
  • Chocolate skin
  • Chocolate skin(olive undertones)


Ivory ballgown

This color comes in various shades. Some have creamy, warm undertones while others have a slightly pinker tint. This color suites most brides.

Perfect for:

  • Olive skin
  • Sallow skin
  • Very pale skin
  • Medium skin (pink or blue undertones)
  • Chocolate skin


This is a somewhat deeper shade of ivory with a beige-cream undertone.

Perfect for:

  • Very pale skin
  • Medium skin (pink or blue undertone)
  • Chocolate skin


Ecru dress

The deepest shade of ivory available, ecru borders on tan or beige.

Perfect for:

  • Very pale skin
  • Medium skin (pink or blue undertones)
  • Chocolate skin

 Are pearl white weddings cliche for you? Why not try wearing a gown in a different color? It is your special day after all, why not add some color to the traditional wedding.

Additional tips:

  • Most brides do not pay attention to this tiny detail. If you take a look at wedding albums, you will find that most photos are taken from the waist up. Even if your gowns skirt is amazing, it won’t appear as often as the top of your dress will. So ensure that the top has detailing and is not too simple.
  • Although the label of your dress tells you the size, just remember that the dress is made three sizes larger than what is printed on the label. This is to allow the bride to get it altered to her liking. So it is very important to try on the dress and get it altered to fit perfectly.

  • Most stores require you to book an appointment in advance. Be sure to call stores in advance to find out the price range of their dresses,  if they sell accessories and provide alterations.
  • Weekdays are the best time to go shopping, this way you have have the undivided attention of the staff. However, do not go at lunch time or when you have a short break at work, this may cause you to rush through your choices.
  • If there is a special item you would like to wear with your gown,take it with you to try on with the dress.
  • Do not take too many people with you. This will cause confusion due to the numerous opinions. Just take one trustworthy friend who is honest and knows your style.
  • If you are on a budget, try to locate stores that are having clearance sales or special offers. You could even sign up for trunk shows, where the designers give away their creations.
  • Never buy a smaller size gown in hopes of loosing weight before the wedding, it is best to get a bigger gown which can then be altered to fit you.
  • It is normal to do two or three fittings to adjust a gown, but it is okay to do more fittings. It is very important that your dress fits well and is comfortable. Pay attention to all the tiny details of the dress.
  • Bear in mind the cultural aspects. Indian, Chinese etc. Then choose the style of the dress that best suits your body type.


Those are all the facts you need on your quest to find the perfect wedding gown. To check out more dresses by, visit this link:

If you still have questions, feel free to ask me in the comments below.

I hope you have the wedding that you have always dreamed of. 🙂

One comment

Comments are closed.