The wedding dress edit: 10 styles for all brides

Say 'I do' to the dress of your dreams

Choosing the wedding dress of your dreams is no easy feat. With countless designers, styles, fabrics and patterns to choose from, you’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. But, that’s where we – and a handful of beautiful brides from the MILK community – are here to help. From lace silhouettes to chic pantsuits and everything in between, we’ve curated a collection of 10 wedding dress ideas to help you find the style that’s right for you.

1. Asymmetric Wedding Dress

Bride and groom walking down wedding aisle happily

Asymmetric wedding dresses are all about adding a contemporary touch to a traditional style. Whether it be layers of fabric, one-shoulder gowns or high-low hems, an asymmetric style is sure to catch the eye. We loved the look of Mrs Anderson’s asymmetric wedding dress; the off-the-shoulder neckline pairs beautifully with the high-low hem and gives her striking red heels the attention they deserve!

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2. Mermaid Wedding Dress

Bridal couple dancing at wedding reception with friends and family

If you want all eyes on you, a figure-flattering mermaid dress will do just that. This style is typically form-fitting through the bodice, waist and hips, and flares out in dramatic fashion just above or below the knees. We particularly loved the strapless neckline of Laëtitia’s dress and the beautiful belt for a bold statement.

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3. Bohemian Wedding Dress

Bride and groom couple walking on field, the bride facing towards the camera wearing lace wedding dress

Capture your free-spirited essence with the flowing silhouette, billowing sleeves and delicate lace fabrics of a bohemian-style (boho) wedding dress. Perfect for the laidback bride, this style wedding ensemble is all about effortless elegance. Consider floral accessories (like a flower crown) for a truly personal touch.

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4. Minimalist Wedding Dress

Bridal couple at wedding holding hands and walking together under floral archway with string lights

Understated yet chic, a minimalist wedding dress is the perfect option for brides after a timeless look. Simple silhouettes with minimal embellishments allow you to showcase your style and personality in other ways; think bold heels, statement jewellery or bespoke hair accessories. It’s also a multi-functional solution for those who want to change up their look throughout the day. Look to stunning MILK bride Bet’s dress for example. The removable sleeves of took her wedding day look from day to night perfectly.

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5. A-Line Wedding Dress

Bride and groom walking together, the bride wears a sparkly white strapless A-Line wedding dress with a long train

A popular silhouette for any bride-to-be, A-Line wedding dresses flatter any figure with their form-fitted waist and flared, flowing skirt. You can make this classic, romantic style uniquely you by getting creative with different fabrics, necklines, accessories and more. We were particularly captivated by Sara’s beautiful A-Line wedding dress. The intricate fabric details and long train made for a striking wedding day look.

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6. Tea Length Wedding Dress

Bridal couple holding hands together in Paris on a bridge, bride wears vintage white tea-length dress with red shoes

A feminine option for a vintage aesthetic is a tea-length wedding dress. A style shot to fame by Hollywood starlet Audrey Hepburn, who wore a tea-length gown by Balmain in 1954, this silhouette is perfect for the retro-loving bride-to-be. Pair it with pearl accessories or red heels and a wraparound cardigan like MILK bride Andrea for a timeless finish.

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7. Princess Wedding Dress

Black and white photo of bride and groom dancing together at a wedding reception with string lights above them

Everyone wants to feel like royalty on their special day. Princess-style wedding dresses or ball gowns feature a plush skirt and cinched upper bodice, with embellishments aplenty. For those looking to live out their very own fairy-tale this is the style for you. Take inspiration from Angela’s striking wedding dress; the intricately beaded bodice, tulle skirt and elegant up-do truly is fit for a princess!

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8. Pantsuits

Bridal couple facing and walking towards camera, bride wears white pant suit and holds a flower bouquet

If a wedding dress doesn’t feel like you, a jumpsuit or pant and suit jacket combination might be more your style. This versatile and traditionally ‘unconventional’ wedding day ensemble is for the bride who wants to do things a little differently. Plus, it’s a comfortable option for dancing the night away at your reception. We loved the beautiful one-shoulder jumpsuit Swetha wore for her Civil Ceremony. Simple yet stylish with just the right touch of ‘bridal’, we love this look.

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9. Two-Piece Wedding Dress

Bridal couple holding hands and walking in front of a vintage car in the desert with surrounding cacti

A two-piece wedding ‘dress’ is a great option for those who want to steer away from more traditional attire. Wear one combination for the ceremony, then mix and match for the reception to really wow your loved ones. Adaptable and versatile, a two-piece wedding look is perfect for the modern bride. Take Kaylie’s wedding day look for example. We love the contemporary style of the skirt and top and think it’s a look that can be repurposed again long after their special day.

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10. Anything but white!

Bride in dark wooden hallway of an attic wearing a dark gold floral wedding dress with a train

Many brides are opting for non-white wedding dresses to showcase their uniqueness. Whether it’s a delicate beige or a bold choice like red, wearing white is inessential for your wedding day. We loved MILK bride Ellen’s moody dress hues and laced veil that reflects her love of neo-gothic design. Whatever shade you decide for your dress, anything but white is perfect for those wanting to reflect their own individuality.

View the Leather’s Wedding Photo Book >

Showcase your wedding finery and preserve the memories of your special day in the pages of a MILK Wedding Magazine, Photo Book or Photo Album. Handcrafted with the finest archival materials, they become the perfect keepsake that you can revisit time and time again.

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