Wondering about details on your wedding dress? How to stay warm in the church during winter wedding? What gowns are available for your budget?


We caught up with the experts at True Bride to answer some of our real brides’ most common wedding dress dilemmas. Read this and you’ll be wearing your dream dress in now time!

“I’m having a 20s-inspired theme. What type of details should I be looking for in a dress?”

The 1920s was a decade of glamour and elegance. Capture the essence of this era by opting for soft satins and slinky cuts with a hint of vintage embellishment. Look for demure gowns with unusual necklines and delicate laces, such as ‘Gypsophilia’ from our Nicki Flynn collection. Complete the look with Deco inspired crystal and pearl headpieces.

“How can I stay warm during my winter wedding in a church?”

Capes are back in a big way! Protect yourself from the chills of winter with a vintage inspired cape, the perfect accessory. Our stunning lace trimmed sheer cape from our Nicki Flynn collection complements the ‘Angelica’ gown beautifully.

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“My husband wants me to look elegant yet sexy on the big day. What style would you suggest?”

For an elegant yet sexy look, try a slim fitting gown like ‘Anya’ from our Nicki Flynn collection, above. This romantic gown is fitted to the knee, showcasing your figure beautifully, and the sheer lacy back detail is sexy yet modest. The front is cut fairly low for just a hint of cleavage. Moderation is key!

“I have a limited budget – can I still have a dress with lots of detail?”

Yes. True Bride gowns are priced realistically, with many different tastes and budgets in mind. Our gown ‘W105‘ is a stunning organza A-line dress encrusted with diamante beads, available from £795. A perfect example of how you can have quality and detail without the hefty price tag.


“I want to change my look from day to night – which gown wedding dress should I choose?”

Our style ‘W120’ is the perfect gown to take you from day through to night. Paired with a pretty lace jacket this satin fishtail gown looks both demure and elegant for your ceremony and reception. For evening, wow your guests with the striking simplicity of this gown and go strapless. Add drama with some statement jewellery.

“I am getting married in high summer. Which fabrics should I be looking for?”

The fabric we would recommend for a high summer would most certainly be chiffon, a lightweight and fluid fabric which will keep you feeling cool. Our chiffon ‘W110’ is a popular choice for all wedding types, whether at home or abroad. The allure of this gown is its simplicity and elegant back detail. It is flattering to most body shapes, feather light and body fitting, yet comfortable. Something worth considering for those hot summer days!


“I hate my apple shape. Which styles would give me the illusion of a tiny waist?”

Apple shapes are often best suited to a-line cuts and full skirts. Detail or pleating across the waist will immediately draw the eye to this point. Our gown ‘Cherryblossom’ by Nicki Flynn, above, is a stunning full lace dress with pleating across the bodice and a full skirt which will balance your proportions

“I am having a whirlwind wedding in 5 months time – can I still have a True bride gown?”

Absolutely. Our standard lead time is six months but we also offer an express service where our gowns can be ready within four months, dependent on style.


“I am a plus-size bride, which dress shapes will work for me?”

An A-line silhouette is universally flattering, making it the perfect choice for a plus size bride. Elegant, clean lines flare at the hips to narrow and elongate the torso. If you are after the romance of lace for your big day, consider our gowns ‘W108’ or ‘W996’. Or embrace your curves with a drop waist style such as our ‘W129’ which will highlight a good bustline and small waist.

Have you got a wedding dress dilemma? Come and tell us about it on the Wedding Ideas Forum and let us help!