Home Dresses & style Wedding dresses Wedding Dress Styles: Decoded return to landing page 6 of 18 Bell sleeve wedding dress This wonderful bell sleeve wedding dress is from Australian brand Grace Loves Lace. The perfect style for boho brides, or for girls coveting a seventies-inspired look, a bell-sleeve is a flared cut that is relatively full and - you guessed it - reminiscent of a bell shape. We think bell sleeves look fabulous with slim-fitting gowns to balance out the looser arms, or at cool city celebrations to bring some old-school glamour to proceedings. READ MORE: Which wedding dress suits your body shape? Ballgown wedding dress Traditional ballgowns are corseted at the waist and feature a frothy, bouffant skirt, as seen in this beautiful Rosa Clara wedding dress. It's a universally flattering shape that is the traditional choice for big, church weddings, but think carefully about your venue when deciding a skirt size - you need to be able to fit down the aisle! A ballgown is the traditional dress of choice for royal weddings, and we can't help but wonder if Meghan Markle will be following in Kate's footsteps on her and Prince Harry's special day. READ MORE: The Best Tulle & Organza Wedding Dresses Empire line wedding dress Cut just below the bust, empire line wedding dresses are usually floaty, flattering designs that give off a slightly vintage vibe. They're a beautiful choice for a country wedding, and we'd love to see this breathtaking Temperley gown teamed with flirty, fluttering eyelashes and a deep red lip.READ MORE: Your Ultimate Guide to Makeup and Beauty Jargon Trumpet wedding dress The perfect gown for brides who love the drama of a fishtail wedding dress, but are worried about restricting themselves on the big day. A trumpet gown tends to be slightly looser choice, offering a beautiful flare that allows more movement than it's glamorous sister style. This Justin Alexander gown is super-flattering on all shapes, skimming your curves rather than clinging to them and creating a gorgeous silhouette. READ MORE: 9 Things You Need To Know Before Wedding Dress Shopping Tiered wedding dress Flattering and romantic, a tiered skirt is a beautiful choice for brides who want a little bit of bohemian drama on their big day. Whether you opt for ruffles galore as on this gorgeous Needle and Thread tiered wedding dress (available to buy online right now for £1100) or just three or four floating frills, it's a beautiful style that would look gorgeous drifting through a field at a delightful country wedding. READ MORE: 31 Beautiful Boho Wedding Dresses High neck A huge trend for 2018 according to Pinterest, high-neck wedding gowns are a sure fire way of looking timeless and elegant on the big day. Outside of bridal you might call these a turtle neck or polo neck, but when enquiring or searching on the internet using the term high-neck will make it easier for you to discover gorgeous dresses like this one from Galia Lahav.REAL WEDDING: A Bright and Beautiful Day at Kew Gardens With a Galia Lahav Wedding Dress Hi low wedding dress The hi low trend has grown in popularity in wedding dress design over the last five years, but while this stunning Halfpenny London dress looks like a fresh and contemporary take on the full-length gown, the style can actually be derived all the way back to Victorian times. Sometimes called a waterfall, the skirt is designed with a full circle hem, but cropped at the front leaving a beautiful train at the back. It's the perfect opportunity to show off a sparkling pair of wedding shoes too! READ MORE: The Best Vintage Engagement Rings Asymmetric wedding dress This beautiful one shoulder design has had a revival in recent years, and looking at this gorgeous Oleg Cassini at Davids Bridal wedding dress it's easy to see why. We'd recommend wearing with your hair swept into a romantic updo and a bold lip for high glamour and to embrace the opportunity to show off your décolletage and whatever you choose to adorn your one shoulder with.READ MORE: 25 Alternative Wedding Dresses With The Wow Factor Plunge wedding dress Plunge wedding dresses don't need to be inappropriate - this stunning Berta gown proves floaty skirts and clever embellishment means you can flash the flesh without shocking your grandad. Naked wedding dresses are having a big moment, oozing femininity, confidence and A-List glamour. Decide how low you want to go and discuss this with your boutique - most shops will offer filler material so you're in charge of how deep you want your V to be. READ MORE: Four Brides Tell Us The Story Of How They Found Their Wedding Dress Caped wedding dress Teaming your wedding dress with a floating cape might not seem like the obvious jacket choice for a blushing bride, but it's a seriously stylish pick that we're seeing more and more. Think less superhero and more catwalk queen - if your wedding gown has a low back but you're saying your vows in a religious location and want to stay covered up but looking chic then a stunning cape like this Zuhair Murad sparkler could be a perfect pick.READ MORE: Embellished Wedding Dresses Embellished wedding dress Sparkling wedding dresses will never go out of style, so ask your designer or boutique to pull out their glitziest gowns to help showcase your style. Embellished gowns like this gorgeous Anny Lin number are often quite heavy, providing a beautifully structured silhouette that will look fabulous on every shape. For an effortlessy elegant look, style with glossy, mussed up locks. READ MORE: 21 Gorgeous Sparkly Bridesmaid Dresses Fishtail wedding dress Fishtail wedding dresses have been a popular pick for a while now, but they remain a super glamorous choice for brides to be. Sometimes called mermaid dresses, they're a figure hugging style ideal for girls who want to highlight their curves. Mori Lee debuted this beauty at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week - ticking both lace and fishtail trends off the style ticklist.READ MORE: Pink Wedding Dresses Off-the-shoulder wedding dress Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are a gorgeous choice for girls who want to focus on showing off their slender shoulders. This gown was debuted by Pronovias at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, and has a subtle princess vibe perfect for girls who want to look like royalty without committing to a big skirt. Style with a smokey eye and glowing tan to give the look a sultry twist. Cold shoulder wedding dress Not to be confused with off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, cold shoulder wedding gowns offer a beautifully fresh take on tradition. Draping over the shoulders, they mean you needn't be concerned about any pesky bingo wings, and create a lovely boho style. This gown from Bo & Luca's Temple Collection at Luella's Bridal eludes modern romance, and would be perfect at a laid-back beach wedding.READ MORE: 17 Beautiful Beach Wedding Hair Ideas Floral appliqué wedding dress This gorgeous technique of embroidering floral pieces to a wedding dress creates a dreamy 3D effect. It's seriously luxurious, and oozes a romantic, chic style. Wear with statement earrings like at Oscar de la Renta for a luxe effect. READ MORE: 17 Of The Loveliest Floral Hanging Arrangements For Your Wedding Drop waist wedding dress Quite literally a hem that drops below the waist, this is a cool design of wedding gown ideal for brides who want to look effortlessly sophisticated. This strapless dress from Roksanda at Net a Porter is seriously chic, and would look incredible at a city celebration. Drop waists can be a little unflattering for girls who don't want to draw attention to their hips, but if you're of a petite or slender frame then they're a gorgeous pick.REAL WEDDING: Classic Elegance In London A-line wedding dress An a-line wedding dress is fitted at the hips then gradually widens towards the hem, in the shape of the letter A. This beautiful Kenneth Winston gown is a delightful choice for girls who want to look feminine and focus eyes to their top half rather than their hips or legs. Wear with beautiful bridal lingerie that will enhance your waist in and create a beautiful silhouette.READ MORE: Perfect Lingerie For Your Wedding Night More wedding ideas 8 bucket-list honeymoons that won't break the bank Cosy Winter Coats for Wedding Guests 100 Best Wedding Guest Dresses Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for Older Brides Share on Pinterest Email to a friend Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus Comments Oops – nothing in this comment! Sorry, we couldn't post your comment right now. Can you try again later?