Your first wedding dress shopping appointment can be a bit overwhelming. Going into it with an understanding of which gown silhouettes may be best for your body type can make it easier. We asked the design team at Monica Loretti to share their top tips with us. With Monica Loretti gowns, brides have the ability to tailor their gowns with flattering customizations to show off their favorite features. Scroll on to see the designer's new collection and learn about all the ways you can turn their designs into a special, one-of-a-kind dress for under $3,000.
A-line wedding dresses have fitted bodices through the waist, then flare out softly into an uppercase "A," hence the name. This timeless silhouette is flattering on all body types.
Monica Loretti, Style 8245
Brides have the option to remove the sleeves or change the slit in the skirt.
Monica Loretti, Style 8244
Switch up the neckline or add more tulle to the skirt for a flowier look.
The true “princess” dress! Ball gowns have a fitted bodice and a full skirt. They accentuate the waist and neckline. They are Ideal for most body types, but can be overwhelming on petites with very small frames.
Monica Loretti, Style 8252
Monica Loretti offers this gown in both a sweetheart and a V-neckline.
Monica Loretti, Style 8250
Brides have the option to cover the open back with lace, and add long or cap sleeves.
Monica Loretti, Style 8239
Winter brides may want to elongate the sleeves on this style to keep warm during a chilly ceremony.
Fit-and-flare dresses are fitted through the body and flair out mig-thigh. This cut is between a modified A-line and a more dramatic mermaid. Fit-and-flare dresses can accentuate your curves or create the illusion of them.
Monica Loretti, Style 8242
Add sleeves, elongate the train, or add romantic buttons down the back.
Monica Loretti, Style 8236
If sheer lace isn't your thing, Monica Loretti can line the bodice of this stunner.
Monica Loretti, Style 8232
Fill in the keyhole back, add lacy sleeves, or elongate the train — the world is your oyster!
Find a Monica Loretti retailer new you and try on these gorgeous gowns in person. Once you've selected your style, you can work with the store's seamstress to customize your dream dress. Happy shopping!