Every bride possesses a unique style, a singular vision of her wedding day that is as individual as she is. At Vinka Design, we understand this intimately. For over 60 years, we have been crafting beautifully bespoke bridal gowns that celebrate the uniqueness of each bride, honouring her individuality and bringing her bridal dreams to life.
Here we guide you through the world of bridal gown styles, whether you’re drawn to the allure of a chic, short dress, the timeless elegance of an off-shoulder silhouette, the graceful flow of a long gown, the transformative versatility of overlay skirts, or the refined sophistication of long sleeves.
Short Wedding Dresses
Ideal for more casual or outdoor weddings, short wedding dresses are a charming option that allow for greater movement and a chance to showcase your chosen wedding shoes.
Consider the stunning short dresses in our collections, which are designed with meticulous attention to detail and crafted using the finest fabrics such as the Portia gown from our Feminine Fusion collection. Effortlessly sleek in design, the Portia gown combines modern minimalism with timeless elegance. Featuring high neckline, keyhole front and back, pleated chiffon bodice and dramatic, sweeping sleeves. Portia a perfect choice for brides who want a sleek statement look for their reception.
Off-Shoulder Wedding Dresses
Off-shoulder wedding dresses exude a romantic and feminine silhouette. These gowns are perfect for brides desiring to highlight their collarbone and shoulders, creating a stunning and memorable bridal look.
The Sachi gown from our Maree de Maru collection is also a spectacular example of this style. It’s off-shoulder and form-fitting, showing off the figure to perfection with richly embroidered lace highlighted with small three-dimensional leaves and flowers. This gown would be perfect for brides wanting to showcase their collarbone and shoulders.
Long Wedding Dresses
Long wedding dresses are the epitome of classic bridal style, where sheer romance takes centre stage. Regardless of whether you prefer a fit-and-flare silhouette, an A-line style, or a full ball gown, long wedding dresses are a timeless choice.
Let us introduce you to the Fayette gown from our Feminine Fusion collection, a mesmerising gown that envelops you in a dreamscape of delicately draped, tutti tulle, gracefully cascading from an exposed, structured, boned bodice base. Prepare to be captivated by the intricate botanical embroidery adorning the waist, while lace detailing intricately scatters and appliqués throughout the skirt. The sheath silhouette is adorned with layers of weightless tulle, gently flowing from the hips, creating a captivating train that seems to float with every step.
The magic continues with delicate tulle draping on the bodice, seamlessly transitioning into off-shoulder detailing, adding a touch of timeless elegance. And to amplify the drama, detachable tulle tails elegantly trail behind, leaving a lasting impression as you glide down the aisle.
Form-fitting wedding gowns are designed to follow the natural curves of the bride’s body, highlighting her silhouette with an emphasis on elegance and sophistication. These gowns are favoured by brides looking to showcase their figure, creating a striking and powerful image. Form-fitting gowns can vary in style, from minimalist designs with clean lines to intricate gowns adorned with lace or beading. They can be strapless, off-shoulder, or long-sleeved, allowing a range of options for brides to express their personal style.
Nera is a feminine, strapless lace wedding dress featuring a boned stretch base that contours the body beautifully, with delicate blossom lace appliqued by hand to flatter the female form. The design showcases the bride’s silhouette while providing a romantic and elegant aesthetic. It’s a perfect choice for brides who want a charming option for a casual or outdoor wedding.
Overlay Skirt Wedding Dresses
Overlay skirts add an extra layer of romance and drama to a wedding gown, perfect for brides desiring a sleek silhouette underneath and a voluminous overlay on top.
A beautiful example of this is our Aslin wedding gown which blends refined elegance with daring design. Featuring three dimensional, richly appliqued, beaded lace, and dramatic, draped folds of Dupion silk. Our Aslin gown is paired with a detachable silk, layered tulle, and horsehair braid overskirt which adds volume and formal drama for the ceremony.
Full-lace wedding gowns are celebrated for their romantic and intricate designs. This style is typically chosen by brides who are seeking a classic, vintage-inspired look that exudes a sense of timeless beauty and femininity. The delicate patterns of the lace can enhance the bride’s features, and the texture of the material adds a depth and richness to the gown that is truly unique.
Lace can be employed in a variety of ways in a wedding gown, but in a full-lace dress, it envelops the entire silhouette, creating a cohesive and detailed design. Often, the lace patterns can be specifically placed to highlight or accentuate certain areas of the body, such as the waist, bust, or back, providing a custom-fit feeling that is highly appealing.
Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses
Long sleeve wedding dresses are an elegant and modest option, ideal for cooler weather weddings or formal settings.
Low Back Wedding Dresses
Low back wedding dresses are a stunning choice for brides looking to add a hint of allure to their bridal look. This style is both chic and sexy, offering a surprising detail that is sure to wow your guests.
Some of our exquisite wedding gowns featuring low back designs include:
The Indi gown from our Heart of Havana Collection, a statement contemporary wedding dress that features a V-neckline with luxe layers of power tulle. The back features a plunging low V and is adorned with intricately embroidered lace. The dress is crafted on a stretch base, hugging the wearer’s curves in all the right places.
The E’more gown from the Elysian collection is also a head turner, offering a beaded, three dimensional, embroidered botanical lace design with a low, scoop back, accentuating the allure of the low back style.
Gowns with 3D Embellishments:
Gowns with 3D embellishments offer a captivating visual depth that can transform a wedding dress into a work of wearable art. This style is characterised by the use of three-dimensional details, often in the form of flowers, leaves, or other motifs, which are usually attached to the fabric of the gown to create a raised, textured effect. The 3D elements can be concentrated in specific areas, such as the bodice or the hem, or they can be scattered across the entire gown.
The beauty of 3D embellishments lies in their ability to add a unique and tactile dimension to a gown. They can create an intriguing play of light and shadow on the fabric, enhance the richness of the design, and add a layer of luxurious detail that can make the gown truly stand out.
One of the most beautiful examples of a gown with 3D embellishments is the Moana gown from our Mareé de Maru Collection. This spectacular wedding dress, perfect for the modern bride who still wants a classic spark, features 3D lace embroidery complemented by a high neckline, fitted sleeves, and a stunning low back that flows into a flare train. The 3D lace gives the gown an exquisite, textured feel, adding an extra layer of luxury and sophistication.
Choosing the right wedding dress involves considering your personal style, body shape, and the overall vibe of your wedding. At Vinka Design, we’re here to help you find the perfect dress that complements your unique beauty and makes your wedding day unforgettable. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with our experienced bridal stylists.
Remember, every bride is unique, and the best wedding dress for you is the one that makes you feel the most beautiful and confident on your special day. Discover the perfect designer wedding dress at Vinka Design. We look forward to helping you find the wedding dress of your dreams.