Every fairytale wedding needs a perfect princess wedding dress, but what are the key elements for achieving this look? Follow this guide and you’ll be transformed from plain Jane to Cinderella in no time!

How to find a princess wedding dress…

There are 5 key elements to a princess wedding dress, and they all begin with ‘S’!

fairytale-brides-princess-wedding-dressSweetheart neckline

The most romantic of all the necklines and one of the most essential elements of a princess wedding dress, the sweetheart neckline is both feminine and flattering. Perfect for smaller-busted brides as well as fuller figures, the sweetheart neckline creates the illusion of curves.


Every princess bride needs a touch of sparkle. Some brides go for a hint of glitz here and there, but others go for full-on glamour with a heavily encrusted bodice. If you have found the perfect dress but the only thing that’s missing is the sparkle, accessorise your look instead – think diamante shoes, a sparkly waist belt, crystal drop earrings or sparkly brooches.


Satin is one of the most sumptuous fabrics you can buy. It’s also perfect for a princess wedding dress because it not only holds the A-line shape perfectly, it also shimmers in the light for a magical look. A word of warning, though, some satins are heavier than others, so if you’re having a summer celebration, consider looking at lightweight satin designs.


This fairytale look is all about a full skirt. Most brides will opt for a full tulle underskirt or a hooped skirt to create the look, but some designer dresses will be ready made with the desired effect. Alfred Angelo even have a Disney princess collection for brides (below) that want to emulate the fairytale look of their childhood favourite princesses!

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The princess look is created with an A-line shape, courtesy of a fitted bodice and full skirt, and one of the benefits of this style is that it shows of the waistline. Do your curves some justice and accentuate your figure in elegant style with a pretty waist sash. It can be silky and plain or all-out girly with floral details. Or, if you want to make a real statement, how about choosing a pink sash to complete the look?

Take a look at these exclusive bridal collections to pick your favourite princess wedding dress now!

Would you wear a princess wedding dress for your big day? If not, what type of dress are you wearing? Let us know below…