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Dramatic Wedding Dresses To WOW Your Guests!

Dramatic Wedding Dresses To WOW Your Guests! | CHWV

When it comes to choosing your gown, you might like to make a statement with a more dramatic wedding dress.

Whether you decide to opt for a bold colour, style or fabric (or a combination of all three), we’ve found just some of our favourite statement dresses. It’s time to turn those heads!

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Fabulous Fishtails

Fishtail, or mermaid gowns feature a figure hugging bodice that flares out mid-thigh or at the knee. It’s a great choice for an hourglass shape, emphasizing those curves.

Stop the show with this ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ design by Stewart Parvin, in stunning silk with a delicate lace overlay.

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Image courtesy of Stewart Parvin

 

Don’t miss this breath taking ‘Noel’ gown by Claire Pettibone featuring layers of French embroidery, Italian tulle and sequined lace in a gentle mermaid silhouette.

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Image courtesy of Claire Pettibone

 

On the high street, the ‘Saphia’ tapework wedding dress by Phase Eight with its elegant ribbon detail offers a gorgeous silhouette at a reasonable price.

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If you want drama… the designs by Galia Lahav won’t fail to disappoint. This gown fishtails in to a memorable train – quite the thing for a magnificent wedding venue.

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Image courtesy of Galia Lahav

 

For evening shimmer, check out the designs by Eliza Jane Howell. We love ‘Sibella’ in the Debutante collection.

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Image courtesy of Eliza Jane Howell

The Ultimate Ballgowns

A ballgown is considered the real fairytale dress. Timeless and elegant, a slim bodice trims the waist, with a full skirt flattering the figure.

‘Snow White’ by Galia Lahav falls in to a delicate train around the hemline of the gown.

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Image courtesy of Galia Lahav

 

The ‘Nicolette’ ballgown by Vera Wang features wonderful tumbled tulle and flower detail. It’s available in ivory, but makes something of a statement in coral.

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Simply beautiful, the ‘Eloise’ ballgown with illusion corset and tulle skirt is by Ines Di Santo.

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Image courtesy of Ines Di Santo

 

No one does dramatic ballgowns quite like Ian Stuart. ‘Caracas’ is theatrical and extravagant in every way!

Dramatic Wedding Dresses To WOW Your Guests! - The ultimate ballgowns | CHWV

Image courtesy of Ian Stuart

 

We love this unforgettable ballgown from the Fall 2017 collection by Carolina Herrara.

Dramatic Wedding Dresses To WOW Your Guests! - The ultimate ballgowns | CHWV

Image courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Short and sassy

Whether knee-length or tea-length, short works brilliantly at less-formal city celebrations. Show off with equally fabulous shoes.

A dramatically full skirt makes this short dress by Galia Lahav every inch the wedding gown.

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Image courtesy of Galia Lahav

 

Make a statement with the ‘Evie’ dress by Temperley London. Vintage in style, it would suit a city or country wedding.

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Short at the front doesn’t have to mean short at the back! ‘Precious’ by Ines di Santo is a high-low gown with ruffled skirt.

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Image courtesy of Ines Di Santo

 

For 50’s style, don’t miss the ‘Mayfair Mini’ by Ian Stuart.

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Colourful creations

The ‘Maia’ gown by Claire Pettibone features floral embroidery on delicate tulle. A stunning choice for a country wedding.

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Image courtesy of Claire Pettibone

 

One of our all time favourite gowns, the ‘Bibi’ dress by Temperley London offers a wonderful injection of colour.

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Image courtesy of Temperley London

 

When it comes to colour, Vera Wang is not to be missed. Subtle yet stunning, the ‘Diedre’ gown with its tiered origami skirt is available in pale nude.

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Image courtesy of Vera Wang

 

Are you ready to brave a black wedding gown? A stunning choice for a winter wedding, ‘Jacqueline’ by Vera Wang is shown here in nude with black lace.

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Image courtesy of Vera Wang

 

True blue, this full ‘Brielle’ ball gown by Ines di Santo is a perfect Cinderella gown.

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Image courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Slim and straight

A sheath style dress is a wonderful option for a slim figure, following the natural shape of your body with long, straight lines.

Absolute simplicity with the finest cut and fit can be stunning, shown here in this ‘Ava’ satin skirt and ‘Loretta’ corset by Halfpenny London.

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The bridal collection by Temperley London is not to be missed if you’re looking for a slim fitting gown. Their ‘Goddess’ dress boasts a stunning neckline.

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Add drama with a fabulous back. We love this ‘Laura’ drape top and ‘Maribou’ skirt by Halfpenny London.

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Image courtesy of Halfpenny London

 

For the confident bride, don’t miss ‘Lisette’ by Ines di Santo, a lace sheath with aqua flowers and bronze beaded overlay.

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Image courtesy of Ines Di Santo

All about the A-line

Less dramatic than a ballgown, the A-line is a more subtle style with fitted bodice and a gentle flare in the skirt. As a style, it’s not particularly dramatic, but your choice of fabric can give it the wow-factor.

We can’t possibly look at dramatic gowns without featuring one of the iconic designs by Vera Wang. ‘Geltrude’ from her Fall 2017 collection is an A-line macramé lace gown with French tulle build up and sleeves. This dress speaks for itself, needing only the simplest accessories.

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Image courtesy of Vera Wang

 

Oh so very elegant, the ‘Noemia’ jumpsuit by Temperley London boasts an A-line shape and would suit a city wedding.

Sophisticated, stylish and just beautiful in every way, stun your guests with this three-quarter sleeve pleated cotton gown by Carolina Herrera.

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Image courtesy of Carolina Herrera

 

For dresses that will wow in a different way, check out these 50 amazing wedding dresses for under £150. They’re budget-friendly and beautiful!

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