Finding the perfect wedding dress for your big day can be a little daunting especially when there’s an extensive range of options to choose from. You have to find a dress that would suit your body type and make sure you have the right accessories to match too.
But fret not. To make things a lot less stressful for you, Vera Clinic has gathered some wedding dress styles that should be on your radar this year. From mermaid-style dresses to classic ballgowns, ahead, we’ve rounded up the top eight dresses that you can say “I do” to.
Coming in first place is none other than the mermaid-style dress. Perfect for almost any body type, this dress is well-loved for its curve-hugging silhouette, that flares out below the knee. In fact, it’s such a popular dress style that even Kate Middleton herself, wore something that was quite similar when she tied the knot with Prince William back in 2011. And while the wedding was 11 years ago, this unique dress style has continued to garner the likes of many up to this date and it has even been looked up online over 89,300 times.
For brides seeking fairy tale gowns, the ballgown is your ultimate go-to dress. Like the A-line, lightweight layers of tulle are the current favourite to evoke an ethereal and romantic appeal. For the petite bride, you might want to steer clear of too many ruffles and embellishments, or a super long train so the gown doesn’t overwhelm you. Nevertheless, this style of dress is fancied by many and has about 44,100 internet searches. Celebs who adore this style of dress include Billie Lourd who was spotted wearing a custom-designed fairytale-style off-the-shoulder gown that showed off her decolletage and of course, she looked absolutely captivating in it.
A-line or princess gowns are pared-down versions of the ballgown and the most popular style for its universally flattering silhouette. Heavier fabrics like duchess satin give it a classic look, while tulle or organza are modern options. If you’re all for baring skin, try a deep V-neckline that’s super on-trend and very sexy. This style of dress has received 21,700 online searches alone and we can totally see why it’s a hot favourite for many including Hailey Bieber. At her wedding with Justin Bieber in 2019, she was seen donning a striking piece designed by the late Virgil Abloh.
Prefer something that’s quite understated and more vintage? Peep trumpet dresses. Racking up 11,700 searches online, this dress has garnered the likes of many including Meghan Markle when she got married to the Duke of Sussex. The sophisticated gown boasts a silhouette that fits snuggly around the waist and hips and then flares out around mid-thigh. And while it may look similar to the mermaid dress, it’s important to note that the main difference is that this particular style flares out at or below the knee.
Priyanka’s dress that she wore during her wedding with Nick Jonas looked stunning, to say the least. It’s form-fitting and it follows your natural curves, so it’s perfect for those with curvaceous figures or even for anyone who loves something that’s sleek but figure-hugging.
Here, the star wowed her guests when she walked down the aisle in a gorgeous sheath dress adorned in Swarovski crystals. A work of art, we say that this dress deserves a special place in your wardrobe if you’re planning to keep it with you after the wedding.
Racking up 9,100 internet searches, short tea-length dresses are fast becoming a trendy alternative for wedding dresses. This style is typically shorter in length and fall higher up and can end anywhere from your mid-calf to just above your knee. A great example would have to be Gwen Stefani. During her wedding reception, Gwen opted for a shorter Wang design, which featured two embroidered love birds, and gathered silk and sequinned fabric at the waist. Giving it a modern touch, she also went for a pair of stiletto boots to complete her look.
While the jumpsuit isn’t a dress, it does make for a great alternative if you prefer something that’s more comfy and easy to move around in. Polished, modern, and fun, this style still packs some serious style points and is great if you can’t see yourself being in a long gown for a full day. Take, for instance, Sophie Turner’s stylish jumpsuit number that she wore when she tied the knot with her now-husband, Joe Jonas, at the chapels in Las Vegas.
Slip dresses are hands down one of the most effortlessly chic designs to wear for your big day. It’s sleek and versatile, it’s no wonder that this dress has become a classic for many. It boasts an elegant silhouette and goes well with your wedding if you’re going for something that’s more minimalist. More recently, the slip dress has garnered more attention and likes — with over 5,000 internet searches — when Ariana Grande held her private wedding reception in a beautiful Vera Wang silk slip.