Sept. 21, 2009, 8:30 a.m. by YOURSHOPGIRL

Wedding Dresses for a Traditional Style Personality


For the next few weeks we will be discussing 7 different Style Personalities and how they will influence your wedding gown choices. Whose style you emulate and what colours you resonate with can all factor in to determine your style personality. Last week, we discussed the Dramatic and Casual Style Personalities, noting the types of wedding dresses that will work for you.

Today, we are featuring the Traditional Style Personality and one of our inspirations is Michelle Obama!

Michelle Obama

Style Icons:

Michelle Obama, Jackie Onassis

Style Elements:

  • Conservative
  • Dependable
  • Always appropriate looking
  • Tailored
  • Structured
  • Quality
  • Predictable
  • Basic
  • Classic Cuts


  • Classic Colours – White or ivory

If you are someone who would be happy with owning five pieces of high quality clothing, you may want to look for the following things in a wedding dress:
  • Dresses that won’t go out of style
  • Natural fabrics
  • Minimal details
  • Conservative styles – for example a strapless A- line or a halter neck tailored A-line

The simple cuts and minimal detail make the dresses below great choices. The sweeping scoop neck on this Joli gown, is a great option for women with broader shoulders, as it helps to visually narrow the space.

Ivory Joli Bridal Wedding Gown

The Barbara Allin dress also shares a few of the Joli gowns qualities: it is also conservative and classic while still looking extremely tailored and feminine. Nevertheless the one place they do differ, is that the latter would better suit someone who tends to have broader hips than shoulders, as strapless necklines emphasize broadness.

Ivory A-line Barbara Allin Gown

Make sure to check back tomorrow to see if your style personality is featured!

Your Style Queen,


One of Toronto’s top image consultants and personal stylists, Suzanne Colmer is constantly on the lookout for the latest trends; combining her artistic fashion sense with a unique ability to flatter every body type, style and colouring. Suzanne's passion for styling has led her to train in Toronto, Paris, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Visit for more information.