Different types of Prom & Wedding Dresses

Different types of Prom & Wedding Dresses


Online shopping is fun…. but do you get bewildered when you are looking for a dress for a special occasion like prom, wedding, cocktail nights or a party? Wedding dresses can be specially tricky and time consuming. Before you shop for any dress check out these different styles available online so that you can save yourself some time and easily select the best type of dress available for your body type.


Here is a quick and easy guide to let you know about the various wedding, prom and party outfit options!




A – Line Dress


This kind of dress suits all body types. A- Line dress has a fitted bodice and flows down below the waist. It resembles the outline of the letter ‘A’ and hence is called the A – Line Dress. This dress is an ideal wedding dress type for all.


Princess Cut Dress


This is exactly like the A- Line Dress but has a broader trail. Any woman or girl is bound to feel like a princess in such an outfit.


Column / Straight Fit Dress


This straight fit dress flows down straight from the neckline to the hem. Plus size body types should stay away from these kind of dresses.


Mermaid Dress


This one is also known as the trumpet dress. Perfect dress type for slender frames. It shows off your curves well till the knee and then flares out. Its a great option for women with the right curves.


Slip Dress


Similar to the Mermaid dress, this dress fits tightly on the bust to the mid-thigh and then has a flare at the bottom. Its ideal for girls / women with a petite figure and small waits. Its not good for a pear, triangle or apple shaped body as it will accentuate your stomach and hip area.


Ball Gown


A Ball Gown is the perfect ‘fairy-tale’ dress. Its similar to the A – Line dress and has a fitted bodice but below the waist is a voluminous skirt with multiple layers.


Empire Line Dress


The empire line dress has a raised waistline which cuts just beneath the bust and drops down below to give an elongated silhouette. This dress type is favourite for ‘Mom-to-be’ as it highlights the right parts and is comfortable too.


After you have understood these dress types, ask yourself these questions to narrow down your list of dresses for you special occasion.


* What kind of dress as you looking for, long or short?

* Is this dress ideal for the function that you will be attending?

* If you are looking for a wedding dress the next question would be are you looking for a wedding dress with a trail.

* What’s your body type and what skirt are you looking for? Trumpet, A – Line , Mermaid etc.

* What kind of front and back neckline for your dresses are you expecting? Halter prom dresses, V- neck, strapless dresses and so on.

After this you can narrow down your list based on the the colour and the work on your dress like lace, embellishment or any such other choice.

Now you should be left with a few perfect dresses to choose from..




This article was to just give you an idea about the type of dresses and how you can filter your search options. If you all want me to mention the different type of neck styles for dresses, do let me know, I will try to cover them in a new post.


So what’s your favourite dress type? Do let me know in the comments below.






*Images taken from cheapdressuk

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