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June 2014

Quiz: What is My Bridal Gown Personality?

While wedding gown shopping should be as fuss-free and enjoyable as possible, there are bound to be some hair-pulling moments during your search for the perfect gown, especially when you can’t decide or figure out which silhouette fits you the best. To bring the fun back into your wedding gown shopping, we’ve put together a simple quiz to help you find the silhouette that best suits you based on your bridal personality.

Most brides fall into one of the five main categories of bridal personalities – romantic, vintage, timeless/classic, modern or fashionista. Chances are, you belong to at least one of those categories, and your bridal personality will determine which silhouette you should don for your big day. Take our quiz and find out if you are a romantic, vintage, timeless, modern or fashionista bride now!

1. Who is your style inspiration?

  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Dita Von Teese
  4. Sarah Jessica Parker
  5. Grace Kelly

2. Where would your dream wedding be held at?

  1. At a museum or formal restaurant.
  2. An outdoor wedding under the stars
  3. A retro-themed garden wedding
  4. Overseas, in Europe or Australia
  5. At the grand ballroom of a 5-star hotel

3. What do you envision yourself to be dressed in on your big day?

  1. A trumpet-cut gown in silk taffeta with pleated details topped off with a crystal embellished waist-belt
  2. A tulle ballgown with an ornately embroidered bodice
  3. A fully laced sheath gown in off-white, ivory or champagne colour, complete with a Mantua veil
  4. A structured mermaid gown or pants-suit in black and white or bold colours to show off body curves
  5. A classic A-line gown in white or ivory with a touch of lace

4. If your friends were to describe your fashion style, it would be:

  1. Avant-garde
  2. Girly
  3. Old-school
  4. Dramatic and Couture
  5. Classic

5. My Pinterest board is filled with:

  1. Art deco, geometric shapes, museums, bold colours, monochrome mood boards
  2. Pastels, lace, garden weddings, glitter, A-line and ball gowns
  3. Full laced gowns, Mantua veils, winged-eye makeup, Great Gatsby inspiration boards
  4. Fashion runway reports, latest runway hair and makeup looks, high couture fashion pieces
  5. Classic A-line gowns in sweetheart or illusion necklines, neutral-coloured or monochrome mood boards, chiffon shift dresses

6. My favourite colour palette is:

  1. Bright and bold colours like yellow, fuchsia, navy blue
  2. Any pastel-toned colours like blush, mint, powder blue or lilac
  3. Ivory, Cream, Champagne, Gold
  4. Black, red, white, gold, silver
  5. Black, white, nude, blush

7. What kind of music would be at your reception?

  1. Dee Jay
  2. Live Band
  3. None. I’ll get a friend to perform a few songs
  4. Live Orchestra
  5. A string quartet

8. Where would your perfect honeymoon be?

  1. In the serene Maldives
  2. In romantic Europe
  3. Home, where my husband and I can spend some time together as a married couple
  4. In the fashion capital, New York
  5. In the beautiful Swiss Alps

9. How do you envision your hair to be on your wedding day?

  1. A neat high-bun hairdo
  2. A side fish-tail, waterfall or any kind of braids with loose curls
  3. Pin curl hair or tousled hair with a Juliet cap or jeweled headband
  4. Bouffant, classic up-swept hair with a fascinator
  5. Loose curls, up-swept hair with sides teased out to frame cheeks

10. Your bouquet will be made up of:

  1. Orchid-purple dahlias with baby breath
  2. Baby pink roses and powder blue hydrangeas
  3. Wild-flowers
  4. White or pink calla lilies
  5. Red, white or champagne roses

The Results:

Mostly 1s… Modern Bride

What is My Bridal Personality - Modern BrideShuyi in Let’s Get Drunk! (Left) and Image cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Avangard Photography

You are a Modern bride if you answered 1 for most of the questions. Modern brides are all about clean and classic silhouettes for that chic and sophisticated look. Sleek silhouettes that narrow at the waistline, skims the thighs and flares out at or below the knees like the trumpet or mermaid cut gowns are what suits you best. “The modern bride is a confident and empowered woman who is not afraid to show off her curves in celebration of her special day,” Jordan, founder of The Wedding Present, explains. “Hence, the mermaid silhouette is a perfect complement to her confidence, sensuality and sexuality.”

Mostly 2s… Romantic Bride

What is My Bridal Personality - Romantic Bride(Left) Sareh Nouri Fall 2014 Fall Bridal Collection ; (Right) Monique Lhuiller Fall Bridal Collection 2014

If you got mostly2s for the questions, then you are a bona fide romantic bride. “Tulle and organza layered ballgowns and A-line gowns that narrows at the waist and flares out downwards are perfect for romantic brides,” Kim, founder and designer of Divine Couture, advises. “The fluffy tulle and organza layers create a dreamy and ethereal look reminiscent of Disney princesses.” Be inspired by the romantic gowns in Monique Lhuillier’s Fall Bridal Collection 2014 and up the romance factor by getting a gown in pastel colours like blush or mint.

Mostly 3s… Vintage Bride

What is My Bridal Personality - Vintage BrideImage (left) and Image (Right) cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Lianne Nichols / cropped from original

If you answered 3 for most of the questions, then you are a vintage bride. You draw your inspiration from television dramas and films like Pride and Prejudice, Mad men, The Great Gatsby and Water for Elephants. “The empire silhouette is a loose-fitting cut featuring a a higher waistline just beneath the bust with a seam which falls away to the floor, giving brides that vintage mood they are after,” Jit, founder and designer of Silverlining Bridal Couture, recommends. Depending on which period of vintage look you’re after, full-laced, loose-fitting gowns and ones with flared out skirts are other viable vintage wedding looks. Complete the look with a Juliet cap for your very own Pride and Prejudice wedding, or opt for pin-curl hair and a birdcage veil to channel your inner Great Gatsby.

Mostly 4s… Fashionista Bride

What is My Bridal Personality - Fashionista BrideMichael Cinco Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

Now, if you answered mostly4s for most of the questions, nothing less than a couture wedding gown will satisfy the fashionista bride in you. Never a conformist, you seek a gown full of texture with bold and dramatic folds and a medley of embellishments. “Fashionista brides tend to opt for gowns with avant-garde details, asymmetrical silhouette and details,” Euzart, founder and designer of Jawn.Happy.Ever.After points out. “They are more open to using unusual colour and fabric combinations to make the gown more interesting.” Browse through our designer feature on Krikor Jabotian and draw inspiration from his Fall 2013 bridal couture collection.

Mostly 5s… Timeless/Classic Bride

What is My Bridal Personality -Timeless BrideImage cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Lianne Nichols

You are a timeless/classic bride if you answered 5 for most of the questions. Timeless brides are sticklers for tradition, be it family, wedding or fashion traditions. You prefer to stick to classic silhouettes like the all time favourite A-line silhouette with classic details like lace applique or embellishments. “The A-line silhouette is a classic cut that is universally flattering and perfect for brides look for a timeless wedding look” Amanda, founder and designer of Amanda Lee Weddings, proposes. “This silhouette is clean and great for portraying an elegant image for their big day.” Look through Romona Keveza’s Fall 2014 Collection for ideas on gowns with classic silhouettes.


Feature Image from Natalie and Clinton’s Vibrant Floral Wonderland Wedding at The St. Regis Singapore by Bobby Kiran Photography

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Quiz: What is My Bridal Gown Personality?