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Choose the right evening dress, wedding gown, or formal dress style for your body-type and desired look.
Universally flattering, the A-line silhouette really is a girl's best friend. By gently flaring from the shoulders down, it skims curves rather than clinging to them, to create an elegant silhouette.
Is This Style for You? If you're petite A-Line adds the illusion of length; if you're tall it can add fullness, and if you've got curves you'd rather cover, the A-line does that too.
2.Ball Gown or "Pick Up"
The most traditional of all dress silhouettes, the ball gown adds curves by accentuating the waist and flowing gracefully into a full skirt. The skirt is great at hiding full hips and creating a gorgeous hourglass figure. <
Is This Style for You? A perfect choice for formal or “fairy-tale” inspired events, the ball gown style makes a wonderfully classic wedding dress. Looks great on most body types.
3. Column or Sheath
Figure-hugging column dresses come in a variety of strapless and backless styles. This modern style has become popular among brides who want a chic or beach wedding.
Is This Style for You? An elegant choice for anyone with broad shoulders or slender, athletic builds, it can also elongate a petite figure. However, if there are certain areas you'd rather not accentuate, its clingy design might not be the style for you.
Also known as the trumpet or “fit and flare”, mermaid dresses are fitted at the top and flair dramatically around the knee.
Is This Style for You? Mermaid silhouettes accentuate the bust, waist and hips giving an hourglass figure, so it is perfect for showing off your curves. A perfect choice for a glamorous celebrity-inspired wedding.
This empire silhouette features a bodice with a high waistline directly below the bust. The look can be either soft or flowing or more structured and classic, depending on the fabric and cut used.
Is This Style for You? The empire silhouette draws attention up, enhancing the waist while softening the hips, making it a great look for most body types.
Created with a series of vertical panels of fabric, and no obvious waist, a princess silhouette is more dramatic in appearance than the A-line, but similarly flattering.
Is This Style For You? The seams on a dress with a princess silhouette follow the contours of the body to create shape while elongating the torso. An ideal choice for anyone with a petite figure and small-waist.
For the super sassy bride, the increasingly popular bridal mini ends well above the knees and is perfect for showing off a pair of sexy pins.
Is This Style For You? It is best suited for informal or outdoor weddings and is especially appropriate for summer beach weddings. Equally flattering for taller brides with long legs or shorter brides who want to appear taller on their special day.
Another great look for a casual bride, this gown’s hem ends just below the knee.
Is This Style For You? Many petite or curvy brides choose this style for both elegance and comfort. Best for cocktail wedding receptions or weddings during warmer months.
Tea-length dresses feature a hem that falls anywhere between the bottom of the knee and the bottom of the calf, creating an elegant yet casual style. Popular in the 1950s, this style is a good choice for those who want to add a vintage touch to their wedding ensemble.
Is This Style For You? Tea-length dresses are ideal for showing off your legs and drawing attention to a beautiful pair of shoes! A popular choice as a “second” dress to change into for your reception.
The ankle-length gown is hemmed right at the ankles, thereby showing off your feet and shoes. The skirt can be either full or fitting.
Is This Style For You? Great for brides who want to present themselves as smart, stylish and modern. Because this skirt’s hem does not touch the ground, it is also highly sought after for outdoor weddings or for the bride who just doesn’t want guests stepping on her dress!
Just slightly longer than the ankle-length wedding dress, this style’s skirt is not meant to drag on the floor but rather float just inches above it. Some floor-length dresses come with detailing along the hem to accentuate the style.
Is This Style For You? Rather than having your shoes and feet covered by your gown, having them visible can often ‘balance out’ your wedding ensemble. Why not add another color to your wedding ensemble, for example red, and wear a pair of shoes in that color? Guests will be pleasantly surprised when they see a striking pair of shoes peeping out as you walk down the aisle!
12. Sweep Train
Sweep Train gowns are for brides who wish to incorporate the traditional train feature but do not want to be troubled by a long train. Trains on Sweep Train gowns barely touch the floor.
Is This Style For You? For brides who want a beautiful and elegant gown with a nod to tradition.
13. Court Train
Extending about 3 feet from the ankles, the Court Train is longer than the Sweep Train and can be worn at most ceremonies – formal, semi-formal or casual.
Is This Style For You? Extremely elegant, the Court Train style is appropriate for those who plan to have only one train carrier or a train light enough for their flower girl to hold.
14. Chapel Train
The Chapel Train is the most popular of all train lengths. It flows approximately three to five feet behind the gown. A bride wearing the Chapel Train style makes a bold statement saying “I feel beautiful and special! This is MY day!”
Is This Style For You? A stunning choice for all figure types, the Chapel Train sets the brides as the centerpiece of a formal wedding.
15. Cathedral Train
Cathedral Train dresses features a cascading train for formal weddings. It extends from six to eight feet behind the gown. Also known as a Monarch Train.”
Is This Style For You? This style is the perfect formal wedding gown and will surely attract the attention of guests at church or your reception.
16. Watteau Train
A single panel of fabric attached to the top of your dress at the shoulders or upper back and flowing down to the floor is the defining characteristic of a Watteau Train gown. Veils can vary in length.
Is This Style For You? As the train begins at the bride’s upper back, this style allows the bride to look elegant from behind. Also appropriate for ladies who would like to hold their own trains.
Asymmetrical gowns have different tailoring features on one side of the gown compared to the other. A popular asymmetrical design is to have a gown’s hem shorter at the front than the back. This style allows the bride to look different from various angles.
Is This Style For You? Suitable for brides who want to combine the casual look of a shorter dress combined with the elegance of a longer hem at the back.
If you're a full figured woman, we have some tips and style selections to bring out your best features.
Suggested Necklines: Deep V-neck, Strapless and Sweetheart will accentuate your bust and curves.
Suggested Skirts: Empire, A-line, and Ball Gown will give you a slimmer looking waistline.
You have a well-defined waist, and your shapely top and bottom are about equal in size. The goal here is to accentuate your waist, while trying not to add size to your hips and shoulders.
Suggested Necklines: Scoop, V-neck, One-Shoulder, Strapless or Halter.
Suggested Skirts: Sheath, A-Line, Ball Gown, Dropped Waistline, Mermaid, or Fit & Flare.
V-Shaped women will want to avoid a high neckline, turtleneck, big collar and stiff or bulky fabrics.
Suggested Necklines: One shoulder or Strapless.
Suggested Skirts: A-line, Mermaid, Fit & Flare, Ball Gown, or Sheath.
The lower half of your figure appears fuller, so it's important to create more balance. Add some style upstairs; choose wide necklines, puffy sleeves and tops that hug the shoulders. Tops with wide-set straps will also help to visually widen your shoulders and chest area.
Suggested Necklines: V-neck, Big Shoulder, or Halter.
Suggested skirts: A-line, Ball Gown, or Empire.
Your body is well balanced but could use a little something to bring out the curves. Creating the appearance of a curvier waist and bottom will enhance your femininity nicely.
Suggested Neckline: Scoop, V-neck, Strapless or One Shoulder.
Suggested Skirt: A-line, Sheath, Mermaid, or Ball Gown.
Create the illusion of a fuller bust line with a rouched or embellished bodice, or play up your youthful figure with some eye-catching style.
Suggested Neckline: Halter, One shoulder, or Sweetheart.
Suggested Skirts: A-line, or Ball Gown.
If you're a busty woman, finding a bust shape that works well with your dress is important. While much of this is down to wearing the right bra, certain necklines will accentuate your feminine qualities better than others.
Suggested Neckline: V-neck, Princess Off The Shoulder, or Square.
Suggested Skirts: Ball Gown or A-line.
Many of our dresses can also be tailor made to order using the measurements you provide us. For tips on how to provide your accurate measurements, see How to Measure.
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The below is just a guide. We recommend that whenever possible you get a qualified seamstress to measure your dress size. Always get someone else to make the measurements for you: measuring yourself will give inaccurate numbers and could lead to disappointment. Measure with undergarments similar to those you will wear with your dress; do not measure over other clothing.
For Standard Dresses
Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.
This is the smallest part of your waist. Typically it`s an inch or so above your belly button. Also known as the natural waistline.
This is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.
| Hollow to Floor
This is the length from your hollow ( the hollow just under your neck ) to your heels. (Take the tape from your front, with bare foot ). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together. For Custom-tailored Floor-length Dresses, our tailor will make dress 5cm longer because of barefoot measuring for hollow to hem.
For Maternity Dresses
| Upper Bust
Measure around the highest part of your chest directly under the arms.Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides.
Bust - Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.
| Under Bust
Measure immediately underneath the breasts (around the chest).
| Around Belly
Measure around the fullest part of your belly keeping the tape measure a little loose for comfort.
Hips- This is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline. This measurement is not needed for full gowns.
| Hollow to Floor
Hollow to Floor- This is the length from your hollow ( the hollow just under your neck ) to your heels. (Take the tape from your front, with bare foot ). You should stand upright and your feet should keep together. For Custom-tailored Floor-length Dresses, our tailor will make dress 5cm longer because of barefoot measuring for hollow to hem.
For Bridal Jacket/ Mini Wraps
Bust - Not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it across the fullest part of your bust.
Shoulder - From the edge of the shoulder socket, measure across the back to the same point on the other shoulder.
| Arm Length
Arm Length - Measure from your shoulder point to the wrist.
Measure from the top of the shoulder, down the front of the shoulder, under the arm pit, and up the back of the shoulder.
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|Boning Q& A|
|What is “Boning”?
Boning is used in dresses to help the dress maintain its shape, providing support and curves in all the right places to make the dress look amazing even when worn. Good boning is made from soft and flexible materials, so beware overly hard boning as it will look odd with your dress, and possibly harm your body.
|What are the benefits of boning?
Many designers use boning for the majority of wedding and formal dress styles. Unlike corsets, which work to reshape your body, boning simply serves to make the dress conform to your body, allowing it to fit like a glove.
|Where is boning usually applied?
Wedding Dresses: Dependant on the style of the dress, boning will be applied in different positions and quantities.
Strapless Styles: 7 slender “bones” (soft, flexible metal or plastic) will be placed in the front, and 6 in the back. Boning for princess waistlines are approximately 0.8cm wide.
Other Styles: 4 “bones” are necessary for the front, and 2 for the back. The width of the boning is usually approximately 0.6cm wide.
Formal dresses: Dependant on the style of the dress, boning will be applied in different positions and quantities.
Strapless Styles: 7 slender “bones” (soft, flexible metal or plastic) will be placed in the front, and 6 in the back. Boning for princess waistlines are approximately 0.8cm wide.
Other Styles: Different styles will have different quantities, since the places that need support vary depending on the style.
Note: Not all styles require boning. For example, sheath style dresses rarely need it.
|How is boning applied to dresses?
The ends of the “bones” are always rounded so that there are no sharp edges that can poke out of the fabric. In addition, stiching is applied all around the “bone” to ensure that it is secure and won’t shift accidentally.
|How Do You Sell Dresses at Such Low Prices?||^Top|
| ulovebridal.com is able to offer its dresses online 50% - 80% off retail prices for 2 key reasons.
1. We operate with lower overheads than a local retail store. We do not need to rent the store and employ sales staff or an alterations department.
2. Our dresses come from the manufacturers that we cooperate with. We do not use third party sources.
|How about the Quality of your Dresses?||^Top|
ulovebridal.com is the world's leading online wedding apparel website. We provide complete one-stop shopping for all brides, bridesmaids and all special occasion events.
ulovebridal.com inspects every gown and guarantees the condition. High quality, best price, and 100% satisfaction is our goal.
|What materials do you usually use on your wedding dress products?||^Top|
Chiffon: Delicate, sheer, and transparent -- made from silk or rayon, with a soft finish; often layered because of its transparency, making it popular for overskirts, sheer sleeves, and wraps.
Organza: Crisp and sheer like chiffon, with a stiffer texture similar in effect to tulle, but more flowing; popular for skirts, sleeves, backs, and overlays.
Satin: A heavy, smooth fabric with a high sheen on one side; very common in bridal gowns.
Silk: The most sought-after, cherished fiber for wedding dresses (and also the most expensive).
Silk-Like Satin: A smooth silk satin, with a glossy front and matte back.
Taffeta: Crisp and smooth, with a slight rib.
Tulle: Netting made of silk, nylon, or rayon; used primarily for skirts and veils (think ballerina tutus).
|How can I see a swatch of the color I'm interested in before I order?||^Top|
|We do have fabric swatches available for purchase for only $19.99 per fabric type such as satin, chiffon and Martin, but you will also need to pay the shipping cost.|
|How do I decide what size to order?||^Top|
|You can choose a standard size or give us your custom measurements. Please view our Size Chart>> Prior to selecting your size to order, we suggest reviewing the information provided in How to Measure>> Even if there is some fluctuation in the size you need, all our dresses are made with a margin for modification or alteration. The modification or alteration can be made by your local tailor.|
|What modifications and alterations are normally done to a dress to make it fit?||^Top|
| A number of alterations can be made:
1) Side seams and Back Seams - The side seams and back seam in the torso can be taken in or let out to make a wedding dress fit a bride. This is true even for gowns ordered to size. Wedding gowns are usually made to allow the side seams to be let out up to 3 inches or 1-2 sizes*.
Additionally, the back seam often can be let out slightly to size up further.
2) Shoulders - It is also common for shoulder seams to be taken in to bring up a gown.
3) Hem - The length of a dress can be shortened only and is affected by the height of the shoe you are planning to wear. Some gowns can only be shortened from the waist. Other gowns can only be shortened by taking up the hemline.
4) Bustle - The bustle is a way to hook the train up in the back so that the dress can be worn comfortably after the ceremony. Bustling a dress is part of the alterations for any gown that has an attached train.
|How much will alterations cost?||^Top|
| Obviously, a number of factors go into the overall cost of alterations. Depending on the city you live, your seamstress, and the designer and details of your gown. Then if you want to change the style of it in some way, that may also increase the cost of your alteration. We have included below some guidelines to give you an idea of how much seamstresses generally charge for each type of alteration.
Hem (alters length) $75.00 and up
Side Seams/backseams: (alters fit of bodice) $45.00 and up
Shoulders: (raises gown up) $25.00 and up
Sleeves: (to alter length) $35.00 and up
Sleeves: (to change style) $40.00 and up
Bustle: (keeps train up for ceremony) $85.00 and up. The style of bustle will vary depending on the length of the train, the silhouette of the gown, and the fabric. Your seamstress will help you decide which bustle is best for your dress.
Bra Cups: $25.00 and up
|Will I be required to pay import duty by my country's Custom House?||^Top|
|Based on our past experiences, most of the countries do not charge import duty on low volume personal imports.|
|What is the delivery time for orders?||^Top|
|It will take 9-12 days for dresses by the professional dressmaker. Also it will take about 2-4 working days for the package to travel from our facilities to your destination, the exact shipping time is based on the shipping company (UPS, DHL, TNT, etc) standard.|
|What countries do you deliver to?||^Top|
|We deliver to anywhere in the world.|
|What is a Fast Track order?||^Top|
|Delivery for Fast Track orders is approximately 1-2 weeks dependent upon the manufacturer's schedule. The fee for the Fast Track service is dependent on the designer and will be displayed on the product page and will be added to your total price. Fast Track service is not available for all dresses.|
|When should I order?||^Top|
| Orders take 2-3 weeks for delivery from the designer to your place. Fast Track order dresses are shipped from our manufacturers within 1-2 weeks of the purchase depending on availability.
Please place your order as far as in advance of your wedding date as possible. By doing so, you will allow ample time for production and shipping. It also affords you a comfortable time frame to accommodate any alterations if necessary.
|What payment methods do you accept?||^Top|
|We accept payment either by Credit Card, PayPal, Western Union or direct wire transfer.|
|What about pressing?||^Top|
|Pressing for any gown is done after alterations and a few days before your wedding. It can be done either by your seamstress or a dry cleaner. Be sure to ask your seamstress whether they will be pressing the gown. There usually is an additional charge for this service other than your alteration cost. If the wedding will be in another state/country than that of where the alterations are being done you will need to find someone else to press your gown. The pressing should be done as close to the wedding date and the wedding site as possible. Be sure to find out in advance how much time they will need to press the gown. Some places will require the gown 72 hours before the wedding.|
|Are these used dresses?||^Top|
|All gowns and products we offer are new and direct from the designer. We do not accept or offer resale items.|
|How do I contact Customer Service?||^Top|
|We always have someone on hand to answer your questions: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe in the timeliness of customer service, and will do everything possible to satisfy our customers. If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions, please contact our customer service representatives >>.|