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Must check 13 types of Wedding Gown Trends

The wedding bells are always around the corner and so is the biggest task for the bride- To look the best she can.

Wedding gowns are becoming a great trend during the cocktail parties or the bachelorettes and are now a big hit during Indian weddings as well. Have a look at what designs you can look for in the industry to flatter your body shape on your wedding day.

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1. The Mermaid Style/The Trumpet Gown

It’s a great choice if you want to flaunt your curvy figure as this style accentuates your curves and highlights the figure. If you are too petite it may not be the right choice since you may feel looking too skinny.

mermaid gown, Red fish-cut gown
Malaika Arora Khan in Red fish-cut gown designed by Sonaakshi Raaj at Lakme Fashion Week

Special Feature: Adds Curves to the straightlined body
Best suited Body Shape
: Hourglass, Busty Figures, Tall and Slim
A big No for: Apple Shaped, Bulky Figures, Triangle Shaped
Fabrics: Satin, Organza, Silk, any ruched material
Matching Accessories: Chandelier Earring, Tiara or a headset, Crystal Bracelet or a watch
Right Inner wears: Shapewear like Spanx or bodysuits, Seamless Panties to avoid pantyline

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2. The A-Line Wedding Gown

If you have issues with your body style or are too exhausted to hunt the right dress for you, an A-line dress is. If you have a heavy top, this saves you. If you have a fat tummy, the A-line flare hides it the best.

A-Line ethnic Gown style for Wedding
A-Line Wedding Gown from cbazaar.com

Special Feature: Classy and Simple
Best suited Body Shape: Almost any Bride(Pear Shaped, Apple Shaped, Petite ones would love it!!)
A big No for: Very Slim Brides, Too Fat Brides
Fabrics: Sturdy fabrics that wont cling like duchess satin and taffeta raw silk shantung
Matching Accessories: Diamond drop-earrings with a sophisticated necklace, Tennis bracelet
Right Inner wears: Bodysuits, Corsets, Sexy lingerie like Garters and Stockings

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3. The Tea Length Gown

Although these are still not in vogue in the Indian traditional wedding yet, Tea length dresses are a chic option for a destination or a beach wedding. These dresses are often shorter than the usual gowns and are often knee length or extending up to your calves.

Tea Length type Gown style for Indian wedding
Tea Length type Gown via jojoshops.com

Special Feature: Show off your perfectly toned ankles
Best suited Body Shape: Voluptuous short women, Pear shaped
A big No for: Brides with too much height, Hourglass Shaped
Fabrics: Nets, Silk, Satins
Matching Accessories: A bridal Hat or headbands, Clear crystal jewellery, Studded Stilettos
Right Inner wears: Bodysuits, convertible Bras as per the front and the back

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4. The Exaggerated Drop Gown

The dress drop down into a flare from the calves and remain clinging to the body from the chest as well as the middle.

Exaggerated Drop Gown style for women to flaunt in marriage
Exaggerated Drop Gown from Simpledress.com

Special Feature: Flaunts the trim middle and waist
Best suited Body Shape: Hourglass Shape, Well trimmed waists, Tender slim bodies
A big No for: Apple Shaped, Bulky Figures, Triangle Shaped
Fabrics: Satin, Organza, Silk
Matching Accessories: Embellished Jewellery in platinum or Pearls, High Heels, Tiara
Right Inner wears: Convertibles Bras, Sticky Bras, Bodysuits, Seamless Panties/Stockings

5. The Empire Waist Gown

This style is one of the saviours. It has high waistline with a seam just below the bust and the flare of your dress falls gracefully down the floor. This dress is a favourite for slim brides who have small busts.

Lauren Gottileb in Pink Empire Waist Gown
Lauren Gottileb in Pink Empire Waist Gown at Indian Television Awards

Special Feature: Saviour for All with no complications to offer!!
Best suited Body Shape: Rectangle, Plus sizes
A big No for: Inverted Triangle shaped, Pear shaped
Fabrics: Airier fabrics like Silk and Satin, South Cotton
Matching Accessories: Matching cloured jewellery, Headband, Flowers in the Hair
Right Inner wears: Built in Bras, Corsets, Stockings

6. Jacket Gown

The jacket gowns come with a unique talent of endowing a traditional look to the bride. These are a great hit in the fashion world of weddings in India. It’s a saviour when your wedding has been planned in extreme winters for sure!!!

Jacket Gown for Indian wedding
Ethnic Orange Jacket Gown for Indian wedding via Pinterest.com

Special Feature: Adds volumes to your looks with another layer of fabric
Best suited Body Shape: Rectangle, Hourglass shapes, Very slim brides
A big No for: Pear Shaped, Inverted Triangle, Triangle Shaped
Fabrics: Airier fabrics like Silk and Satin, Zari Embroidered silk
Matching Accessories: A headband or a Paasa, Pearl Drop earrings, Bangles
Right Inner wears: Regular Bras, Bodysuits

7. The Saree Gown

Again an ethnic style, Saree gown is a substitute for the usual saree and there is no need for those messy drapes. It’s all done in the shape of an elegant gown.

Shilpa Shetty in Pink Saree type gown
Shilpa Shetty in Pink Saree gown at Television Style Awards via fansshare.com

Special Feature: A perfect fusion of traditional and western looks
Best suited Body Shape: Hourglass shapes, Very slim and tender brides
A big No for: Apple Shaped, Triangle Shaped
Fabrics: Airier fabrics Net, Lace, Georgette
Matching Accessories: Traditional Jewellery, A Maang Tikka, Kadas, Tiara, High Heels
Right Inner wears: Built in bras, Bodysuit

8. The Sheath/Column Wedding Gown

The sheath dress also known as the column wedding dress goes vertically along the bodyline and the hem does not flare out like usual gowns. This also intensifies your height and you should check this off your list if you are not too confident with your curves.

Sheath/Column Wedding Gown
Sheath/Column Wedding Gown via designemporia.in

Special Feature: Adds Curves and volume
Best suited Body Shape: Statuesque, tall and slim, petite women
A big No for: Apple Shaped, Bulky Figures, Triangle Shaped
Fabrics: Airier fabrics Net, Lace, Georgette
Matching Accessories: Tiara, Headbands, A pearl Pendant with studs, Stilettos , A clutch
Right Inner wears: Seamless undergarments like cotton and lace bodice, Boyshorts

9. Basque/ Ball Gown

Very much common in the usual Christian weddings, the basque gown is known for its extremely huge flare. Usually, the flare of the gown is supported by a frame that is stitched into it to keep it protruding out. It’s not a good idea to get this gown stitched without starch support or the inner frame since the flares will not come out.

Basque Gown, Ball Gown
Go for total chick modern look with Basque/ Ball Gown Via dhgate.com

Special Feature: The Full Skirt makes you look curvier, Adds details to body
Best suited Body Shape: Hourglass shapes, Rectangle Shaped, Apple Shaped Statuesque
A big No for: Very slim Brides, tiny waists
Fabrics: The hard ones like Silk, Brocade
Matching Accessories: Hair accessories like flowers and beads, Embellished Jewellery, Paasa, Flat embellished Ballerinas or heels
Right Inner wears: Bodysuits, Corsets, Sexy lingerie like Garters and Stockings

10. Inverted Basque

This is just opposite to the Basque gown and has a downward slope kind of a flare that reaches to the ground from the hem of the waist. It’s a perfect choice if you have a well-trimmed waist and tall enough to let the flare come out to the fullest.

Sonam Kapoor in Inverted Basque gown style
Sonam Kapoor in Inverted Basque designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee for Elle India

Special Feature: The Full Skirt makes you look curvier, Adds details to body
Best suited Body Shape: Inverted Triangle, Hourglass, Statuesque, Tall and slim brides, Pear shaped
A big No for: Very Slim Brides
Fabrics: The hard ones like Silk, Brocade
Matching Accessories: Hair accessories like flowers and beads, Embellished Jewellery, Paasa, Flat embellished Ballerinas or heels
Right Inner wears: Bodysuits, Corsets, Sexy lingerie like Garters and Stockings

11. The Princess gown

Very easily mistaken with the inverted basque, this style is a little different in the way the gown flares out. Unlike the inverted basque that remains almost on it place and doesn’t keep dancing with your movements, the princess gown has a flare that is made of soft fabric and keeps flapping along your body.

Princess style type gown
Get Princess look with Princess style type gown via browngirlmagazine.com

Special Feature: A perfect disguise if you are flat chested and too slim
Best suited Body Shape: Statuesque, Tall and slim brides, Pear shaped
A big No for: Apple Shaped
Fabrics: Airy fabrics like Georgette, Chiffon, silk, Lace nets
Matching Accessories: Pearl Jewellery or crystal pendant sets with minimal jewels, Stilettos
Right Inner wears: Built in bras or sewn in Cups, Bodices

12. The Draped Gown

This dress has a magnificent split front that is draped around the body and flares out in an asymmetrical skirt.

draped gown
Draped Gown from designemporia.in

Special Feature: An asymmetrical front
Best suited Body Shape:Hourglass, Pear shaped, Statuesque, Tall and slim brides
A big No for: Bulky Figures, Triangle Shaped
Fabrics: Silk, Satin, Georgette
Matching Accessories: Embellished sets with bracelets, Studded Ballerinas, A clutch
Right Inner wears: Regular inner wear or built-in Bras or Cups

13. Asymmetrical Gown

This gown has a huge asymmetrically woven flare at the bottom that generally starts below the knees.

asymmetrical-gown
Asymmetrical Gown for Sexy look Via topshopbrides.com

Special Feature: An asymmetrical front
Best suited Body Shape: Hourglass, Pear shaped, Statuesque
A big No for: Apple Shapes, Triangle Shaped
Fabrics: Silk, Satin, Georgette, Laces
Matching Accessories: Pearl Drop earrings with a pendant, Minimal jewellery
Right Inner wears: Corsets or seamless bodysuits, Seamless panties or stockings

Whichever type of dress you may have liked, its eventually your call as you in your own way are unique and perfect. It is your day and your take on what you want to look your prettiest in. So just decide and go out to get your wedding gowns designed and rock your looks!!

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Shaista Singh

With her hilarious journey in an MNC, Shaista found her passion for life in writing. With her technical career taking her to Mumbai, the city of multiple fashion trends, she came out to be a true enthusiast when it came to dressing up and filling her wardrobe with trends going on. Through her quest to change those around her for the same, she joins Looksgud to help her follow her true love for writing and end up writing about one thing she finds the most interesting-Fashion!!

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