Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

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Finding the perfect wedding dress can be such wonderful, exciting experience, but it can also be stressful, time consuming and tiring.

With my wedding having passed just two weeks ago, I had an idea of how I wanted my dress to look, but finding it was a different story. Many of my friends were lucky enough to find exactly what they wanted, off the rack or with only a few alterations. In the end, I decided to get it made so that I could get exactly what I wanted.

With so many options available to choose from, it’s no wonder why wedding dress shopping can get overwhelming and confusing at times. So, where do you start? Here are a few options to help guide you to your perfect dress:

My first bit of advice is find a silhouette that will suit your style and body shape.

Then, look for the style:

Full Bodied Gown

Image Via: J’Aton Couture


This gorgeous dress by J’Aton Couture is ideal for taller frames.


Image via: Suzanne Harward


This graceful dress by Suzanne Harward is huge on the bridal catwalk shows at the moment.

Off the Shoulder

Image via: One Day Bridal


One of my absolute favorite styles. It’s suites just about everyone and allows you to show off your décolletage.


Image via: Anna Campbell


This look is simply stunning and feminine.

Destination Wedding

Image via: Miss Guided


If you have decided to have a destination beach wedding then less is more. Opt for something flowy and simple and not too overdone. You want to be able to suite your surroundings.


I am a big believer in keeping accessories to a bare minimum. Keep it simple and classic with some statement earrings and let your dress do the talking.

Image Via: Dior

Image Via: Dior


From my own experience, choosing the right bridal shoes did not come easy. They either had too much bling or were covered in lace. Try and opt for minimalism and keep it simple. Most importantly though, I would recommend spending a bit more on your shoes. You are wearing them all day so you want to be comfortable.

Source: Miss Louise

Source: Miss Louise


So, here are a few styles I have chosen depending on what look and theme you are wanting to achieve. At the end of the day, its important to choose a dress that feels right for you.

Good luck on finding that right dress and enjoy every moment of that magical day.

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Olivia loves everything fashion. She is all over upcoming trends and a whiz at where to find them. When she isn’t following fashion, she loves to exercise, eat out and catch up with friends. For styling advice or styling enquiries follow Olivia on Instagram @liv_maccora