Sept. 22, 2009, 8:30 a.m. by YOURSHOPGIRL

Wedding Dresses for an Elegant Style Personality


Over the next few weeks we'll be profiling 7 different Style Personalities and how they can influence your wedding gown choice. Yesterday, we discussed the Traditional Style Personality and the types of wedding dresses that will work for you, featuring dresses from SmartBride Boutique.

Today, we are featuring the Elegant Style Personality.

Katie Holmes

Style Icons:

Katie Holmes, Gwyneth Paltrow

Style Elements:

  • Stately
  • Refined
  • Timeless
  • Sophisticated
  • Understated
  • Put together


  • One that always goes well with your skin tone

If you like classic with a twist then Elegant is your personality style. What you might look for in a wedding dress:
  • Dresses that won’t go out of style
  • Natural fabrics in the finest quality – think satin or silk
  • Classic styles with something a little unexpected

While this White Madison Gown features a neckline which is fairly traditional, the skirt offers us something unpredicted. Since the shape and colour remain classic, this dress remains elegant rather than dramatic with the focal point on your little tiny waist!

White Strapless Madison Wedding Gown

The strapless Melissa Sweet Gown is a perfect example of elegance. The scalloped detail on the sweetheart neckline adds a chic detail, while the ties at the hip add a stylish but functional detail as they draw attention to the hips.

Ivory Melissa Sweet "Lia" Gown

Think of the Elegant style personality as a chocolate martini: a new take on an old classic! Make sure to check back next week to see if your style personality is featured.

Check out more style personalities:

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.