Bride-to-be is smiling while choosing wedding dress in modern wedding boutique

Wedding dresses: How do you choose?

Whether you're choosing your wedding dress based on your body shape, or you have your heart set on a certain style such as A line, fishtail or fit and flare, here's the ultimate guide to bridal fashion

Wedding dress shopping should be a wonderful experience. After all, when else do you get the chance to try on a series of gorgeous gowns in the beautiful surroundings of a bridal boutique, perhaps with a glass of champagne in between? However, we know that it can also have its stress points. The pressure to find ‘The One’; too many opinions from family and friends; feeling overwhelmed by all the options – these things can add up. And even if you’re a seasoned shopper, the world of wedding dresses can be confusing. What exactly is a fishtail silhouette? Or an illusion neckline? What’s more, there are so many style-related decisions to make. Are you going traditional? Glamorous? Would you feel more comfortable in a bridal jumpsuit?

A bride tries on a dress in a wedding shop

Now, we don’t believe in The One (when it comes to dresses, that is; we still believe in true love when it comes to the person you’re marrying!). There are lots of looks that would suit you perfectly, whether a strapless lace dress or a full-skirted tulle ballgown. It’s about finding something that makes you feel amazing. To help you with this, we’ve rounded up our very best articles on all things wedding dress, from galleries of stunning hot-from-the-catwalk looks to advice on choosing a dress to suit your shape, as well as how to find a boutique. Read on and enjoy!