What Kind of Wedding Dress Should I Have?

Apart from the fact weddings are a celebration of the love of two souls uniting together for eternity. The choice of a wedding dress is very important, and it is a key element to a successful wedding.

Indeed, a wedding dress is worn once in a lifetime, making the stakes high to ensure that you make the right choice, which suits your style and body shape.


When you look back at the kind of wedding dresses women wore 50 years ago, we can say that things have changed, but you will also notice that some wedding dress designers go back to the past for inspiration.

Some of these dresses from the past are quite exquisite, and if we have to be honest, they had the perfect balance between grace and elegance, which are words that some brides want to express on their wedding day.


The preparations leading up to your wedding day consist of many important aspects in their separate domains. When an artist starts a painting, they envision it first and then start by placings some guidelines. This provides them with a certain structure for the flow of their painting. In the end, you are left with a marvelous masterpiece. 

And in every painting, there is a focal point or, again, the main subject. In a wedding, aside from the location and decor, what keeps your guests in suspense is revealing the wedding dress you will wear.

At Nova Bella Bridal, we understand that choosing a wedding dress is exciting and nerve-wracking. That is why we pride ourselves on providing our potential brides with a calm and supportive atmosphere while they make a very important decision.


Of course, a decision is always easier to make when you are well informed, so our team will help you make the best decision.


What Wedding Dress Style Suits My Body Shape?



  • If you are pear-shaped: Your waist is wider than your bust, narrow shoulders, and a fuller posterior. The A-line wedding dress style will go beautifully with your body type, as the hemline below your knee will elongate your frame and make your hips and thighs seem slimmer. If you want attention on your waist and cover the lower part of your body, you can try the ball gown wedding dress.
  • If you have an hourglass shape: A defined waist with hip and bust measurements slightly the same. Bust, hips, and thighs are fuller.

Brides with this body type can be more adventurous and accentuate their curves and natural waistline by wearing a trumpet or a mermaid wedding dress. An A-line is a good idea if you want to be modest with exposing your curves.

  • If you are apple-shaped: Also known as the inverted triangle shape. You have curvy hips and broader shoulders than your hips.

An A-line can also do wonders to flatter your curves and bust. If you want to emphasize your waist and hips, a mermaid dress can do the trick. Also, a ball gown can do wonders with your body shape.

  • Suppose you are rectangular shaped, also known as a straight or athletic shape. Not too curvy, your shoulders and hips are close in measurements, and your waist is straight up and down. 

The most appealing wedding dress style for this body type is the A-line; as a second choice, you could try an empire dress that will help with defining your waist.


What Should I Ask Myself Before Getting a Dress?



To assist with making a thoughtful decision on the wedding dress you should get. We have compiled a few important questions, which will guide you to understand better the type of dress you should pick out for yourself. 

Be true to yourself before answering these questions, as these will help you pick a gown that represents you.

  1. What is your bridal style?

Vintage, sexy, glamourous, romantic, rustic, traditional, simple, modern, boho, casual, beach…

  1. What is your size?

0-14, 16-30, petite, tall…

  1. Which dress styles do you like?

Ballgown, A-line, mermaid, trumpet, sheath

  1. Do you want sleeves?

Cap sleeves, off-the-shoulder, spaghetti strap, one shoulder, ¾ or long sleeve, short or cap sleeves, halter.

  1. What neckline do you want?

V-neck, rounded sweetheart, illusion, plunging, high neck, straight.

  1. What is your budget?

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