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Some of the best wedding dresses available in Dorset

PUBLISHED: 13:37 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 13:37 02 October 2015

Romantic dress with lace bodice, Eleanor by French, Minster Designs, Wimborne, 01202 986040, www.minsterdesigns.com

Romantic dress with lace bodice, Eleanor by French, Minster Designs, Wimborne, 01202 986040, www.minsterdesigns.com

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Fairy tale dresses, vintage inspired frocks and elegant gowns, Emma Caulton shows you how to add sparkle and style with this season’s collection of wedding dresses

This beautiful French lace dress falls shorter at the front.Tilly dress by Minna, Child Okeford, 01258 860602 (open Thursday and Friday only), minna.co.ukThis beautiful French lace dress falls shorter at the front.Tilly dress by Minna, Child Okeford, 01258 860602 (open Thursday and Friday only), minna.co.uk

Once upon a time the wedding dress was all about a big fairy tale number (à la Diana, Princess of Wales). Then other styles developed, influenced by retro and vintage themes. Simultaneously the bride demographic shifted with many finding love second time round and looking for something glam such as a Mad Men-style fifties frock, folky seventies rock chic, or a sassy Biba-style sixties shift. Meanwhile young brides continue to be keen on the showstopper gown though these days its more wood nymph than Bake Off meringue. Be it floaty and romantic or fitted and sophisticated, it is almost a case of anything goes as long as it’s white or nearly white.

Tulle and embroidered lace dress, BT16-13, Beautiful by Enzoani, Abbey Brides, Sherborne, 01935 321375, www.abbeybrides.co.ukTulle and embroidered lace dress, BT16-13, Beautiful by Enzoani, Abbey Brides, Sherborne, 01935 321375, www.abbeybrides.co.uk

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Guipre lace shift Anna dress, Minna, Child Okeford, 01258 860602 (open Thursday and Friday only), www.minna.co.ukGuipre lace shift Anna dress, Minna, Child Okeford, 01258 860602 (open Thursday and Friday only), www.minna.co.uk

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Simply elegant gown from The Wedding Dress (Dorset), King’s Stag, Sturminster Newton, 01258 817575, theweddingdressdorset.co.ukSimply elegant gown from The Wedding Dress (Dorset), King’s Stag, Sturminster Newton, 01258 817575, theweddingdressdorset.co.uk

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Vintage-inspired dress with a mix of lace and oversized sleeves, Minna dress, Minna, Child Okeford, 01258 860602 (open Thursday and Friday only), www.minna.co.ukVintage-inspired dress with a mix of lace and oversized sleeves, Minna dress, Minna, Child Okeford, 01258 860602 (open Thursday and Friday only), www.minna.co.uk

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Embellished fifties-style swing dress, The Wedding Dress (Dorset), King’s Stag, Sturminster Newton, 01258 817575, www.theweddingdressdorset.co.ukSassy Embellished fifties-style swing dress, The Wedding Dress (Dorset), King’s Stag, Sturminster Newton, 01258 817575, www.theweddingdressdorset.co.uk

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1920s-style loosely-cut dress, Marietta by French, Minster Designs, Wimborne, 01202 986040, www.minsterdesigns.com1920s-style loosely-cut dress, Marietta by French, Minster Designs, Wimborne, 01202 986040, www.minsterdesigns.com

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Lace and georgette gown embellished with pearls, Moonlight, Mojgan Bridal Couture, Bournemouth, 01202 525123, www.mojgan.co.ukLace and georgette gown embellished with pearls, Moonlight, Mojgan Bridal Couture, Bournemouth, 01202 525123, www.mojgan.co.uk

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Dress in white on white or ivory on mocha with tulle and lace, BT16-4, Beautiful by Enzoani, Abbey Brides, Sherborne, 01935 321375, www.abbeybrides.co.ukDress in white on white or ivory on mocha with tulle and lace, BT16-4, Beautiful by Enzoani, Abbey Brides, Sherborne, 01935 321375, www.abbeybrides.co.uk

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Jade, Maggie Sottero, Chameleon, Bournemouth, 01202 425721, www.chameleonbride.co.ukJade, Maggie Sottero, Chameleon, Bournemouth, 01202 425721, www.chameleonbride.co.uk

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Detailed fitted gown, Solange by French, Minster Designs, Wimborne, 01202 986040, www.minsterdesigns.comDetailed fitted gown, Solange by French, Minster Designs, Wimborne, 01202 986040, www.minsterdesigns.com

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Pretty high waisted lace dress from new Indiebride collection, Minna, Child Okeford, 01258 860602 (open Thursday and Friday only), www.minna.co.ukPretty high waisted lace dress from new Indiebride collection, Minna, Child Okeford, 01258 860602 (open Thursday and Friday only), www.minna.co.uk

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