Featured on Wedding Spot - A Guide to 7 Timeless Wedding Dress Styles by Trish Lee

Over the last several years, San Francisco bridal gown designer Trish Lee has experienced firsthand how the wedding industry is changing. In this Wedding Spot three part series, she will share her insights on the evolving trends that are helping couples plan beautiful weddings in unique ways. In her first post, Trish takes us through the top wedding dresses and silhouettes for every bride’s personal style. 

If you’ve just gotten engaged and have no idea where to start when it comes to finding the right dress, don’t worry — you’re not alone. Not every bride grew up planning her perfect wedding, thinking about the sweetheart necklines, ball gowns and mermaid dresses. (Yes, those are classic wedding dress styles!).

Before you start shopping for a gown, think carefully about your personal ethos. What’s your lifestyle like? What do you like wearing? What makes you feel good? On your wedding day, be true to your own style and don’t feel pressured into picking something “for the show.”  But even before that, here’s a guide to some of the key silhouettes you should be familiar with before stepping into a store.

Mermaid/Trumpet Wedding Dress

This wedding dress style is fitted at the waist and hips and gradually slopes outwards from the lower hips. It’s perfect if you love your curves and want to bring out your feminine side.

Read about Trish Lee's advice on wedding dress styles.