How to choose the perfect wedding dress

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

We’ll take you through everything you need to consider about wearing your dress on the day itself. Follow these guidelines and you’ll find wearing even the bouffiest meringue a cinch.

Finding the wedding dress of your dreams is really easy and lots of fun, just follow our guide.

Your wedding dress should the most fabulously flattering outfit you have ever bought.

It should make you feel the centre of attention, make all your guests green with envy and make you smile all day long at how happy you feel in your best dress ever.

Which is all very well… but how on earth do you know what style to choose and where to start looking for this fabulous dress?

It’s really very easy. Whether you want a couture, made‐to‐measure, off‐the‐peg or vintage‐style dress, just take time to read through our handy guides to everything from how to decide on your wedding dress style, shape and colour, to wedding dress necklines, skirt shapes, sleeve styles, how to choose a bridal train, finding the perfect fabric, whether to buy second‐hand, and even how to choose a dress style if you are pregnant.

You can also have fun looking through our designer showcase of dress brands and styles, use our clever dress search tool, to find the dress of your dreams.

You could even make use of our book, The Bride’s Wedding to help you too.

View our recommended UK retailers and stockists for wedding dresses

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