From top trends to bridal silhouettes, read our handy guide for everything you need to know about wedding dresses…
A is for A-line
The traditional A-line dress goes in at the waist then flares out. Timeless style that never goes out of fashion.
B is for Boho bride
Boho is one of the top trends this season. Think ethereal skirts, floaty sleeves and detailing inspired by nature.
C is for Cowl neckline
A favourite in the fashion world, we’ve seen cowl necks and backs become very popular this year with brides, too.
D is for Dream dress
If you’re struggling with your dress search, head to findyourdreamdress.co.uk and narrow down your choices!
E is for Empire line
This silhouette is perfect for women with athletic frames. Falling from under the bust, the skirt skims over the hips.
F is for Floral
Flower details add instant elegance – great for spring/summer weddings. Floral prints are a popular choice especially for boho brides.
G is for Grecian
Let out your inner Grecian goddess in a floaty gown with rich embellishments. Gorgeous for a wedding abroad.
H is for Halternecks
Sexy for summer, halternecks create a beautiful shape and leave the back bare.
I is for Illusion detailing
Sheer and illusion necklines have been all over catwalks for a couple of years now, and these now extend to the back, sleeves and even illusion side panels, too.
J is for Jumpsuits
If you’re looking for a modern dress alternative, a bridal jumpsuit is one of our favourite choices.
K is for Keyhole backs
Framing the centre of the back, keyholes are bang on trend.
L is for Layers
For a statement look, ruffles and lots of layering on the skirt are a great choice.
M is for Mermaid skirts
The most popular styles with mermaid skirts feature a fitted bodice then a mid-thigh flare. So flattering!
N is for Neutral hues
White and ivory have always been the number one choices for weddings, but neutral hues of nude, champagne and blush are gorgeous alternatives for the modern bride.
O is for Off-the-shoulder
If you want something that’s a little bit sexy but still very classy, consider a lacy off-the-shoulder bridal design.
P is for Plus size
There are plenty of beautiful collections out there for curvier shapes that have been specially structured for comfort and confidence.
Q is for Quality
Designers are focussing on the finer details of their dresses, from intricate backs to delicate beading, using
the best materials.
R is for Retro
If you adore the fun styling of icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, try a chic, short dress with a vintage vibe.
S is for Separates
For a seriously contemporary style, bridal separates are perfect. Allowing brides to mix and match their look.
T is for Tea length
Mid-calf hemlines are perfect for brides that want to show off their shoes without going for a short design.
U is for Underlays
From soft pastel shades to sequins and textures, underlays add an extra special dimension to your dress.
V is for V-neckline
Designers are challenging tradition by choosing daring low v-necklines with just the right amount of sultry.
W is for Waistline detail
Always a hit with brides, waistline detail will draw the eye to their smallest part, while looking extra girly, too.
X is for Xtra length
Long trains were a big deal in the 70s and 80s, and it seems that trend is as popular as ever.
Y is for Your design
There are some great new collections that allow brides to choose the details on their dresses, by adding or removing certain accessories.
Z is for Zero detail
Proving sometimes less is more, some designers are letting the silhouette do all the talking by not using any details or embellishments.
(Main image by Casablanca Bridal)