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Wedding Dress – Your Guide To Finding The One

Choosing your wedding dress can feel like a daunting process. Firstly, there are just so, so, SO many options out there it can be overwhelming. Secondly, how on earth do you choose a dress which is supposed to make you look (and feel) like the most beautiful you’ve ever felt??! Hello pressure!!

So together with the bridal industries very best, we’ve put together a handy guide to choosing your wedding dress to help you! You can download it and save it to your phone or computer so it’s ready to use whenever you may need it.

We’ve also created some super helpful Pins that show you exactly what dress shapes, necklines and trains are available. Hopefully, it will make your wedding dress search a little more fun – Which is what it should be! Happy hunting everyone…


A Guide To Wedding Dress Shapes

Wedding Dress Necklines

An important detail to consider on your wedding dress is the neckline. This will help you decide what accessories you will be wearing – some necklines scream for a statement necklace, others call for a demure set of pearls. And, in some cases, you will feel that the dress alone is enough! Especially if your choice has an embellished or lace bodice and/or sleeves.

Note that the neckline of your gown has a huge impact on what bra you need to wear. So once you’ve made a final decision on your dress, underwear should be next on your list.

A Guide To Wedding Dress Necklines


Nothing makes a Bridal statement quite like a sweeping train. We’ve listed the different lengths you’ll find on our handy pin below so you can be sure to ask for the right type. And remember to ask your seamstress to add a wrist loop, or a bustle if you prefer, so that you can dance in your gown later on. Or you could always get a second, shorter dress for the evening. We’re happy to enable that decision.

A Guide To Wedding Dress Trains


Rock My Wedding has joined forces with a selection of our favourite designers in order to bring you a single resource that represents the best of the best that bride and groom fashion has to offer, with budgets to suit everyone.


Author: Fern Godfrey
Fern spends most of her time dreaming about weddings and trying to convince her long-suffering boyfriend to propose. Lucky enough to live in sunny Cornwall, if you need her – you’ll find her at beach.

18 thoughts on “Wedding Dress – Your Guide To Finding The One

  1. I’m starting my wedding dress shopping this weekend- so this is perfect timing! Love the download- and pretty much every RMW post! On the download I LOVE the dress on the first page (you can see the back of the bride and the top half is embellished) Could you let me know the designer please? Definitely one I’d love to try! Thank you! x

  2. Thank you for this feature.
    I don’t know if anyone else has had this experience but I went dress shopping and it was the WORST EXPERIENCE EVER. It has totally put me off dress shopping and although I know I need to wear something, getting married in my PJs is looking appealing at the moment (I can accessorize them right?!). Has anyone else felt like this?

    1. Hi Milly
      so sorry to hear you’ve had a bad experience, this always makes us so sad 🙁
      Perhaps have a little break from dress shopping and then hopefully it will rekindle your spirits for when you next attempt it.

      The beautiful dress on page 9 is by our lovely Fashion Pack member Stewart Parvin called ‘Another Love’. You can view the dress and his collection here

      All the best & I hope you find ‘the one’ xxxx

      1. Thanks Lorna – I am going for a 4 month break as I am super busy with work etc and then hoping that the next attempt will be more successful 🙁
        Thank you for the link – I will have a look as I love that neckline. xxx

  3. I am looking for a purple and white wedding dress seen it on here but I can’t find it now trying to find out how much is

  4. I am a mature bride 50 plus I don’t want to look ridiculous however I do want to feel nice ,ideas please

    1. Hi Angela, there are lots of elegant and sophisticated styles available at the moment from a range of designers. Perhaps consider an A-line or a tailored cut. Take a look at designers such as Alan Hannah or Mia Mia (you can see them both at who have some simple yet very sophisticated styles.

  5. My cousin has been looking at wedding dresses lately, but there are so many designs. But that’s helpful to know that empire waists can help you look taller. I think she said that was something she was looking for in a wedding dress.

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