Buying the perfect wedding dress can be such a tiring and frustrating ordeal. After all, they seem to come in so many shapes and sizes that you’re just left feeling encumbered! However, choosing the right style of the dress is really important because the shape can either break or make your over all look. Therefore, a basic know how of the different dress shapes available is crucial to choosing the right dress shape.

A-line dress

The A-line dress is one that is tight from the torso but loose and flowing towards the end. It is best for those with larger hips as it can hide excessive curves and give the illusion if height to a shorter person.

Empire dress

The Empire dress, in contrast has a raised waistline, and accentuates or draws attention to the bust. It’s great for people who want a hide a long torso.

Mermaid/Fishtail dress

The Mermaid/Fishtail dress is fitted from the chest to the knees and then flares out sharply below. It accentuates your hips and backside, so if anyone wants to show off their rear ‘assets’ this is the dress to do so in.


The Column is a dress that tends to over all hug your body and show every curve, so it can be pretty difficult to carry, but does give a dramatic look, when done right.

Ball Gown

The Ball Gown lastly is a classic princess type dress with a fitted bust and a full skirt, perfect for anyone who wants their wedding to be the stuff of a fairy tale.

Every bride wants to look the epitome of perfection on her wedding day. That’s why it becomes so important to find that one perfect dress. You end up going through so many choices; it just confuses and frustrates you all the more.

Don’t despair, though! Finding your ultimate wedding dress is easier than you think and one of the best ways to do so is by browsing online. However, you should always be wary of scammers and only use secured payment options like Escrow.

Some great websites that sell wedding dresses include Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses, Once Wed, WeddingBee, Ebay and Craiglist. These are great options because you can really find good bargains sometimes.

While shopping for wedding dresses online, you should look carefully at the details of the dress. Whether the fabric is satin, silk or chiffon, or the color is ivory, bluebell or powder pink, try going to a wedding dress store and checking out the feel of the fabric of what the color looks like in real.  And never go for dresses that don’t provide pictures along with them.

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