We're in the midst of engagement season (it unofficially starts on Thanksgiving and ends Valentine's Day), and for those whose beaux already put a ring on it, then that means the hunt for the dress is on—along with bridezilla-level stress. But don't start hyperventilating yet.
Enter our definitive wedding dress guide to help you in your search. We sifted through thousands of styles and painstakingly hand-picked each dress that reflect every kind of personality out there. For the more traditional, we found a classic strapless ball gown that would make any bride feel like a princess on her big day. Not into that? We plucked modern shifts and pretty jumpsuits that would work for a chic City Hall ceremony.
From bohemian-chic to the minimalist, we found the perfect dress for every kind of bride. Pop some bubbly and scroll through to say yes to your dress.
1. Bridal Style: Old Hollywood Glam
You want: A slinky, skin-skimming gown with intricate beadwork that evokes romance and glamour.
Shop the dress: BHLDN, $2,000; bhldn.com
2. Bridal Style: Romantic + Modern
You want: Clean, crisp lines with a sweet twist that doesn't skew girly.
Shop the dress: J. Mendel, $5,200; shopbop.com
3. Bridal Style: Romantic + Ethereal
You want: People to mistake you for an angel. Ribbon embroidery and frothy layers of tulle will do the trick.
Shop the dress: Naeem Khan, $7,995; nordstrom.com
4. Bridal Style: Girly
You want: The works—cascading ruffles, ribbons, a shirred bodice. The sweeter, the better.
Shop the dress: Watters, $3,035; nordstrom.com
5. Bridal Style: Sexy
You want: A mermaid gown that hugs (aka celebrates) your curves, complete with a deep open back. BAM!
Shop the dress: Katie May, $1,650; shopbop.com
6. Bridal Style: Fun and Flirty (For City Hall)
You want: An easy shift with a special finish (like playful tiered bell sleeves) for a chic, no-fuss City Hall ceremony.
Shop the dress: Houghton, $2,150; houghtonnyc.com
7. Bridal Style: Trendy + Glam (For City Hall)
You want: A shorter dress that's as intricate as a gown (that could work for City Hall or the reception)—we're talking about sheer illusion straps, lace, beaded accents, and ostrich feather-trimmed skirt.
Shop the dress: Marchesa, $3,995; shopbop.com
8. Bridal Style: Unconventional
You want: Anything that's not a dress, but something that's just as pretty.
Shop the jumpsuit: Monique Lhuillier, $1,990; shopbop.com
9. Bridal Style: Cool-Girl Modern + Minimalist
You want: Absolutely zero frills—a clean, crisp number that is futuristic in spirit.
Shop the dress: Alexander Wang, $1,150; shopbop.com
10. Bridal Style: Traditional Princess
You want: The dress of your girlhood dreams—a strapless gown with a full ball gown skirt.
Shop the dress: Reem Acra, $4,995; shopbop.com
11. Bridal Style: Classic Elegance
You want: A timeless look—sweet, subtle, and something Kate Middleton would wear.
Shop the dress: Oscar de la Renta, $10,990; oscardelarenta.com
12. Bridal Style: Minimalist + Conservative
You want: A modern, frills-free silhouette that's chic in its simplicity.
Shop the dress: J. Crew, $460 (originally $650); jcrew.com
13. Bridal Style: Trendy + Modern
You want: A fresh take on a minimalist design. In other words, this sleek crop top and matching ball gown skirt.
Shop the set: Stone Fox Bride, $3,750; stonefoxbride.com
14. Bridal Style: Bohemian
You want: To show off your free-spirited side with an effortless robe dress. Shoes optional.
Shop the dress: Stone Fox Bride, $6,800; stonefoxbride.com
15. Bridal Style: Beachy
You want: A carefree design that will pair perfectly with saying vows at sunset on the beach.
Shop the dress: Grace Loves Lace, $849; graceloveslace.au
16. Bridal Style: Modern Princess
You want: The fit-and-flared ball gown that you've always dreamed of, but with a modern spin. This number with its sleek halter top and full tulle skirt has the best of both.
Shop the dress: White by Vera Wang, $1,398; davidsbridal.com