What Your Wedding Dress Says About You

Whether you’ve found the dress or you’re still looking for the one, your wedding gown can indicate more than just your sense of fashion. Find out which dress matches your personality.
by Heather Hall
  1. A-line

    Your personality: Traditional–you always look put together, but never over-the-top.

    Your wedding: You will have all the elements of a classic wedding: veil, roses and, of course, “something blue.”

    From left: Legends by Romona Keveza, Amsale, Oscar de la Renta
  2. Ball Gown

    Your personality: Hopeless romantic—you can’t wait to see the look on his face when he sees you in your dress.

    Your wedding: Petal-covered aisle? Check. Horse-drawn get-away carriage? Check. Every detail of your fairytale wedding has been thought through.

    From left: Wtoo, Sottero & Midgley, Lazaro
  3. Fit-and-Flare

    Your personality: Free-spirited and fun-loving.

    Your wedding: You’re all about throwing an amazing party with great music, food and décor. Your guests won’t want to get off the dance floor.

    From left: Lele Rose, Liancarlo, Jim Hjelm Blush for JLM Couture
  4. Mermaid

    Your personality: Glam girl–you know what you like and your confidence is completely contagious.

    Your wedding: Your guests will be in awe of every gorgeous (and sparkly) detail, from over-the-top centerpieces to the eye-catching crystal chandeliers.

    From left: Reem Acra, Dennis Basso, Ines Di Santo
  5. Sheath

    Your personality: Calm, cool and collected.

    Your wedding: Understated elegance. It takes careful planning to make things look effortless, but you pull it off perfectly.

    From left: Rivini, Alvina Valenta, Naeem Khan
  6. Pantsuit

    Your personality: You have a strong sense of style, and you aren’t afraid to go against convention.

    Your wedding: Totally you. You’ll probably have a ceremony at City Hall and then followed by an intimate dinner with your closest friends and family.

    From left: Rosa Clara, Carolina Herrera, Theia
  7. Tea-length

    Your personality: You take your inspiration from the Audrey Hepburns of the world — iconic women who embrace individuality.

    Your wedding: Timeless and elegant, but still personal — no one will be able to date your wedding photos.

    From left: Birnbaum & Bullock, Jenny Packham, Carolina Herrera
  8. Short

    Your personality: A city girl — you love the idea of having a dress you can wear over and over.

    Your wedding: Simple, sophisticated and totally modern, your wedding will fit the urban setting to a tee.

    From left: Marchesa, Watters, Monique Lhuillier
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