When it comes to selecting your wedding dress, there are a lot of different components to consider—such as the time of the year, your venue, and of course, your personal style. While you’re deciding between a ballgown and a sheath, there’s another aspect to consider that might finally help you narrow down the choices and say yes to the dress: Your sun sign.
“Your sun sign represents your core personality, but in astrology, the sun also represents life, growth, and abundance—all things brides want to invoke on their wedding day,” says writer and astrology expert, Sophie Saint Thomas. “The sun asks you to wear whatever will make you happiest. Your guests and partner can adjust to your order”
Meet the Expert
- Natasha Weber is a renowned media astrologist in Australia and the resident astrologist for Body + Soul and Mamaia.
- Sophie Saint Thomas is a writer, astrology expert, and author of Sex Witch: Magickal Spells for Love, Lust, and Self-Protection.
However, before selecting a gown based upon your Zodiac, it’s important to note that astrologist Natasha Weber advises using your rising sign as an indicator if you don't resonate with your sun sign. “In astrology, your rising sign dictates your appearance,” Weber tells Brides. “That way, you’ll still express an authentic piece of your astrological puzzle.”
“Being unapologetically true to your star style means you’ll feel more comfortable in your wedding dress,” says Weber. “And someone who feels comfortable in what they’re wearing radiates beauty and confidence from the inside and out, no matter what sign they are.
Below, our astrologist experts outline what wedding dress styles are written in the stars for your particular sun sign. Enjoy!
Fire: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
Fire signs are well known for bringing the heat and drawing the light, and Weber says when it comes to wedding dresses, there are no exceptions. “Fire signs are more likely to take calculated fashion risks—going all out to impress,” she explains.
“As the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries simply have to be show-stoppers,” says Saint Thomas. Think daring dresses with some shock value, such as a sultry, strapless mermaid. “Thigh-high leg splits, and plunging necklines get the cosmic go-ahead for this racy sign,” she adds.
More is more and bigger is better for the mighty lioness, and Leos—ruled by the sun—are always looking to make an entrance. Saint Thomas says a ball gown with a long train is a style every Leo must at least try on. Weber adds that Leos could consider including a pop of color, either with their gown or as an accessory, to add some powerful pizzaz.
“Sporty Sagittarius loves a dress they can move about freely in, so tight, suffocating bodices are out,” explains Weber. In fact, Sagittarians love movement so much, Saint Thomas definitely recommends leaning into styles that will play up the bride’s energy. “Opt for bell sleeves, long trains, chandelier earrings, and their hair worn down," she suggests. You might also want to consider rock flats or sneakers instead of teetering heels so you can stay on the dance floor all night long.
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Taurus', Virgos, and Capricorns are all about classic elegance and style, explains Weber. “Earth signs sparkle brightest, playing it safe,” she says, so look for styles that scream sophistication and class.
“Avoiding a fashion faux pas is vital for conservative bulls,” Weber says. “Instead, they exude subtle beauty in quality fabrics that feel amazing and drape exquisitely on the body.” Saint Thomas says Taurus' will probably feel happier skipping a corset and instead, selecting a dress “that's chic, comfy, and sexy, such as a sheath gown with floral lace.”
“A dress that’s modest, demure, and understated suits Virgo to a T,” explains Weber. Look for plain A-line skirts, sharp angles, and modern silhouettes paired with expertly cut jewelry. And no matter what style a Virgo chooses, Saint Thomas says a highly skilled tailor is essential to satisfy Virgo's mathematic mind and love of precision.
The sophisticated, traditional Capricorn bride is “eternally elegant,” says Weber, so no need for oversized skirts or puffy sleeves—this bride will probably want to keep things purely classic. That said, Saint Thomas did note that Capricorns have “a secret devilish side,” so pick out some sexy bridal lingerie to match your understated style.
Air: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
“Cerebral air signs are likely to think up something innovative, like a veil that turns into a shawl or an overskirt that reveals a mini dress during the first dance,” says Weber. Whatever style they choose, air signs want to make a unique impression.
“Geminis are flirty air signs that love variety,” notes Saint Thomas, which is why she suggests this sign should budget for both a ceremony and reception dress. Weber also recommends something playful, like a ‘60s inspired mini dress, and urges Geminis to take their time and trust the process since they “might change their mind a few times before feeling on their favorite.”
Since Libra is ruled by Venus, the goddess of romance, Saint Thomas says they’ll want to lean into their beauty-loving ways. “Librans set trends, they don’t follow them,” explains Weber. This means whatever style makes you feel one-of-a-kind and beautiful is definitely the way to go.
“Aquarius shines brightest when she lets her inner rebel loose on her wedding day,” notes Weber. “A striking point of difference sets this bride aside from the rest.” As the most eccentric sign of the Zodiac, both experts agree Aquarians are most likely to break from the traditional, bridal white. Whether that’s a metallic dress, such as gold or pink (the color of love), don’t be surprised if you find yourself leaning away from more muted tones.
Water: Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio
When it comes to being sentimental on their wedding day, no one feels quite as much as a water sign, says Weber. “Expect emotional water sign’s wedding dress to scream romance, Mills & Boon style,” she explains.
“True to her aquatic, ethereal beauty, the Pisces bride looks like a dream come true in a mermaid-style wedding dress,” says Weber. Additionally, since Pisces adore water, Saint Thomas suggests brides lean into that element. “Brides already need something blue, and in color magick, blue represents peace and tranquility,” she explains. “Wear a baby blue gown or blue shoes with traditional white.”
“Romantic crabs love flounces, ruffles, and anything pretty,” notes Weber, so consider a Cinderella ball gown style paired with a sweetheart neckline. Saint Thomas also notes Cancers feel most beautiful when surrounded by loved ones, so consider integrating a family heirloom—such as a brooch or bracelet—into their wedding day style.
“Scorpios love mystery, so a Scorpio bride should absolutely wear a veil on their wedding day to heighten the drama,” says Saint Thomas. And Weber adds that a curve-hugging fit-and-flare gown “that screams drama” is made for a Scorpio queen. As for the color? Both experts agree: If anyone will wear a black gown on their wedding day, it’s a Scorpio.