Weddings

Your Perfect-Fit Wedding Dress, According To Your Personality

Look inward for guidance, and wear your personality down the aisle.
05/10/2017 10:44am ET | Updated May 10, 2017

For BRIDES, by Hillary Hoffower.

Courtesy of Eddy K

For most brides, choosing the right wedding dress is the most important decision they make for the big day. The pressure is on to find a dream gown that fits with the venue and wedding theme while exemplifying your own personal style. After all, it should reflect who you are, right? But, really, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming — the key to the perfect pick lies exactly in that reflection.

Look inward for guidance, and wear your personality down the aisle.

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1. Assertive

Assertive types artfully take the lead. You go after what you want, and you do it with confidence, a trait worn best in a fitted gown. Show off your confidence in this Marchesa Notte lace confection, adorned with floral appliqués and complete with a strapless bodice and hugging shape that flow into a gentle train.

Courtesy of Tara Lauren; By Jean-Laurent Gaudy

2. Free-Spirited

You’ve always sung your own tune, ignoring society’s rules and living life as you please. Why should your wedding day be any different? Ditch the traditional white ball gown and opt for something a bit more alternative. Tara Lauren’s Cerelia gown emits a sense of elevated bohemian for the modern bride, with its blouson sleeves, a breezy skirt, and whimsical floral print. It’s the perfect aesthetic for you.

“Ditch the traditional white ball gown and opt for something a bit more alternative.”

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3. Romantic

A lover of nature and beauty, you're idealistic and a dreamer. Look for a dress that has an ethereal quality and delicate, intricate details. Hayley Paige's Celine A-line dress is just that, with romantic illusion off-the-shoulder cap sleeves, rhinestone embellished bodice, and a chiffon skirt.

Courtesy of Eddy K

4. Dramatic

You have a flair for imagination, emotions, living life vividly, and being the center of attention. Your gown calls for a touch of glam that commands attention — think something sparkly and full of layers. Eddy K’s two-piece set (Style MD2017/R), available at Designer Loft Bridal, fits the bill, with a lace organza top adorned with subtle sequins and a ball gown skirt with theatrical ruffles.

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5. Sweet

Sweet women choose to love in the midst of harshness, always extending a kind, understanding, and gracious hand toward others. Copy these traits with a dress that has a soft and airy quality or a hint of femininity. Oscar de la Renta's Harlow dress features both, with a sweetheart neckline, jasmine guipure lace, pleated tulle overskirt, and satin bow.

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