Shopping for your wedding dress can be a feat. While it’s supposed to be one of the most magical experiences of your life, without a little guidance, it can quickly become more overwhelming than it is fun. It doesn’t have to be that way, though—especially when you break down what you’re looking for with a little help from us. Sure, you might have brought your family or a few friends along for the ride, but where to start? We suggest you begin with your chosen venue and select your dress from there.
What’s more is that we’re setting out to help navigate the waters that are the seemingly endless possibilities that you can face when shopping for a wedding dress style. Is your big day going to take place in a barn? On the beach? In a church in the middle of the city? All those venues call for a totally different dress style—from bohemian to classic to whimsically casual to over-the-top princess moments.
For that and more, read all about the wedding dress styles for every wedding and shop our favorites below.
This is your most bohemian vibe, as many beach couples even choose to forgo shoes. Go for a silhouette that cascades down your body, be it a slip dress or look made of soft lace.
Which one will you choose for your big day?
Channel the great fashion icons for this one, choosing the crispest, cleanest, and most classic looks for your big day. Whether structured silk, lace, or satin, this look features a modern twist that makes it your own.
You’re looking for a classic vibe but with a little more California style than New York. Seek elegant and timeless silhouettes, but also consider ones that are a little less structured in nature than something your East Coast counterpart might choose.
Lean into the untraditional and seemingly casual nature of this wedding style, opting for a white suit, a short dress, or even a skirt-and-top combination. If not at city hall, then when?
If your ceremony is in a garden setting, opt for an ethereal dress that wows. You’re going for that woke-up-like-this vibe but with an other-worldly twist that ensures you’re going to make the biggest statement possible.