How to Pick your Dream Wedding Dress

You are engaged! How exciting! But where to start with the dress?

You never wear white and never wear ballgowns so this is a whole new shopping arena for you to navigate. First things first you need inspiration. Magazines, Pinterest & Instagram are all great places to start. Have a look at different brides and wedding dresses to see which styles spark your interest. Try to be practical, for example if you are having a summer bush wedding wearing a huge heavy ballgown might not make it the best day for you. But definitely don’t be ruled by practicality. This is a special day and a special dress. You can be pretty certain it will be the most special dress you ever purchase! So look for something that will make you feel amazing and like a million dollars.


Dress Silhouettes

When looking at wedding dress silhouettes you should aim for something that suits your shape.

 Oleg Cassini Bridal Dress Silhouettes



Trumpet or Mermaid Silhouette

The Trumpet and Mermaid wedding gowns generally suit brides who want to show off their curves. This wedding dress is fitted throughout the bodice, waist and hips and typically flares out just below the knees making the focal point of the wedding dress the dramatic skirt and train. Your entrance and exit is sure to be a show-stopping moment.


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Ball Gown Silhouette

Wow your guests with a Ball Gown wedding dress. Designed to flatter any shape, ball gowns enhance your curves to offer a flawless fairytale look with there full skirts and fitted bodice you'll be sure to feel like a princess. 


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A-line Silhouette

The universally flattering A-line wedding gown is perfect for brides who don’t want their curves to be the central focus. This gown is cinched at the waist and flows out from the waist.


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 Oleg Cassini A-line wedding dresses - Finding the perfect dress


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Sheath Silhouette

The Sheath wedding dress is the ultimate gown for a body confident bride. These gowns are usually lighter and more figure-hugging.


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 Oleg Cassini Sheath wedding dresses - Finding the perfect dress


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Dress Colour

In terms of colour most brides with pale skin should steer away from white wedding dresses. If you are fair a gown that is a warm ivory, champagne or blush will generally be a better choice. We are seeing brides opt for a interesting pops of colour in their gowns, sashes or shoes! So if you love a certain colour let you personality shine through on your wedding day! 

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Our fabric swatches make it easy to pick your palette and coordinate your whole day. Order yours today for only $1.00.



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Like all clothes it is important to find the neckline that suits you best. V-necklines are generally flattering for most including bigger busted girls. Halter necklines suit a small bust girl and illusion neckline is a great option for brides wanting to show some skin but not too much. Strapless is by far the most selected neckline for a bridal gown. The sweetheart is soft and feminine while the straight is more modern and clean. 



We usually find that our brides are constantly being pulled towards a particular style and if this is the case you should definitely go with your heart. Make sure to get some honest advice from a close friend or relative who you know has your best interests at heart. 

Have fun choosing and if you need any help contact us at If you live in Sydney we would love to have you in the showroom for an appointment! You can make your booking here.