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Choosing the wedding dress of your dreams should be just that, a dream, but it can get overwhelming. Before you go searching for the perfect dress two important things you need to remember are to be open-minded about the style that you want, and to have some sort of understanding of the different silhouettes that you are going to come across, whether in a store or whilst browsing Pinterest. The celebrity red carpet is the perfect place to start looking at different silhouettes and styles that you think you might like. So we have done the hard work for you and have found beautiful red carpet dresses in the most popular bridal gown silhouettes.

Ball gowns

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The ball gown is the quintessential fairy-tale dress, the one you most probably dreamed of as a little girl, especially if you watched Disney movies. The ball gown flares out from the waist with a full skirt.

A-line 

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One of the most popular and flattering styles, A-line dresses are fitted at the bust and flare out to the ground to form a capital A shape, hence the name.

Modified A-line

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Similar to the A-line, the ‘modified’ comes in as the skirt is fitted more closely to the body and gradually flares to the ground in the A shape from under the hip.

Mermaid

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Just like a mermaid’s tail, a mermaid silhouette is fitted close to the body until it flares out just below the knees.

Trumpet (fit & flare)

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Similar to the mermaid in shape, however the trumpet flares out a bit higher, anywhere from under the hips to mid-thigh. Be prepared to show off your gorgeous curves.

Tea

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A pretty silhouette that falls mid-calf, just like a midi skirt.

Mini

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The mini is perfect if you are after something non-traditional and want to show off your legs.

Sheath (column)

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A sheath silhouette simply falls straight down the body, gently skimming your skin.

It’s important to remember that not every dress that you come across will fit perfectly into one of the above silhouette categories, but what really matters is that you love how the dress looks and you love how you look in it.

Which is your favourite silhouette?

Images via vogue.co.uk

By Natasha Price