Bridal Style: Wedding Dress Shopping By Personality Type

The famous Myers Briggs personality test is back in fashion! What does it have to do with weddings, though? We decided to explore how personality affects our fashion choices! The better you understand yourself, how you shop, and your bridal style, the faster (and more stress-free) wedding dress shopping will be!

What is the Myers Briggs personality test?

If you aren’t familiar with the Myers Briggs personality test, it’s a famous method of analyzing personality by dividing people into 16 categories based on their preferences between four binary characteristics. The test attempts to determine whether your primary personality preference is extroverted or introverted, sensing or intuitive, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving. Each of these preferences is represented by a letter to make up your Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). (For example, an introverted, sensing, feeling, and judging personality is referred to as an ISFJ). If you don’t know your MBTI, take the Myers Briggs personality test before reading further. Shop Bridal Gowns Blog Button

Wedding dress shopping differs by personality type.

First, let’s break it down by the four characteristics and what they mean about your decision-making when it comes to wedding dress shopping. Of course, every individual is different, so don’t be surprised if you find you disagree with us. Maybe you didn’t get an accurate test result, or you’re somewhere in the middle on one (or more) of the characteristics. In addition, there’s quite a lot of variation between members of the same MBTI—not every ENTJ is exactly the same!

Are you Introverted or Extroverted?

Introverts tend to choose clothing by comfort. This could mean physically comfortable or the style they feel most comfortable in. Extroverts tend to use their style to communicate their personality, how they feel, or an image they want to portray.

Are you Intuitive or Sensing?

Sensing is all about the details, like intricate beading or the perfect accessory. Intuition is more concerned about the big picture and tends to forego accessories. N’s are more likely to consider future implications of a decision (for example, will the fit of this dress make movement difficult?), whereas S’s live in the moment.

Do you prefer Thinking or Feeling?

Feelers let emotions and expectations from family and friends influence their style decision. A Thinker will analyze and narrow down choices based on certain criteria, such as what type of fabric makes the most sense, what silhouette is the most flattering, etc.

Do you prefer Perceiving or Judging?

Judgers are more likely to have an organized plan or system for choosing their dress, whereas Perceivers are more likely to act spontaneously. A J is also more likely to follow rules about wedding dress shopping, such as timeline recommendations and wearing white. A P is more likely to do things on their own terms, such as consider a dress that isn’t specifically advertised as a ‘bridal gown.'

Find a bridal style to match your MBTI.

Here are some suggestions for the perfect bridal style and designer wedding gowns inspired by the Myers Briggs personality test. Do you agree or disagree: is personality type connected to our fashion choices?
































So, what did you think? Do you love our suggestions for designer wedding gowns? Or are they just not ‘you?’ Tell us how we did: share your MBTI and your thoughts in a comment!

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Alex the ENTP
October 28, 2019 11:42

I think wedding pants CAN be done, and look as feminine or masculine as you want them to look (I’ve seen a bride look AMAZING in a wide-legged jumpsuit). However, this particular example just looks like office clothes, and office clothes have absolutely no place in my life. For the record, I wore a printed blue mini-dress (I don’t wear white in general), which I altered with my own ivory-coloured lace additions from upcycled upholstery.

I also disagree with some of the choices for T-types – they’re all so flowery and overly feminine. And I agree with the INFP who said that this dress is way too flamboyant. She’s right, that’s the sort of dramatic gown an ExxP would wear.

I don’t know, maybe this list was compiled by an ExFx who hasn’t really examined all the types that closely.

Best Deals
May 16, 2019 07:35

Wow!Really stylish,Thank you.

charity mwangi
May 16, 2019 07:35

It is awesome learning that gowns should be worn with regards to personality.That is something that i will consider when going for my wedding gown.That is good work done.Such an experience.

May 16, 2019 07:35

I’m an ISFJ and wore this EXACT dress shown for my personality for my wedding 3 yrs ago. Wow!!!! That’s just crazy! Love this!

May 16, 2019 07:35

I am an INFP and could never IMAGINE wearing that dress to anything, especially my wedding! Only the color might be right. This is for a flamboyant Extrovert, not an INFP who imagines and heals. The INFP would wear something more imaginative, more artistic, perhaps a period piece or with a theme she looks loved. RETHINK THE INFP DRESS!!! Thank you.

May 16, 2019 07:35

As an x-STP I was looking forward to something dramatic and expressive, but I was horrified by the choices for ESTP and ISTP. Short, boring, and like you don’t even care it’s your wedding day, are the messages those dresses scream to me! Personally, I adored the ISFJ and ENFP dresses!

May 16, 2019 07:35

I am an XNFP but I liked the ISFJ (#1) and ISTJ (#2) choices. The ENFP/INFP dresses just not my style~quite uncomfortable feeling actually.

May 16, 2019 07:35

My wedding dress was red and very unconventional. Dunno about the pant suit. Maybe for a lesbian ENTP.

May 16, 2019 07:35

It’s amusing to me that the other INTJ likes the same dress as me – the ISFJ dress. It’s functional and beautiful, looks comfy and flattering, and has subtle decoration that means that we don’t have to spend as much time on accessories.

May 16, 2019 07:35

ISFJ the gown you have pictured reminds me so much of my own wedding gown 25 years ago. I always wondered why I didn’t choose something more daring or revealing. Now I understand that I picked the perfect gown for me on my big day.

May 16, 2019 07:35

I’m an INFP, but the suggested dress is not for me. I like the ISFJ and INTJ dresses the most of your choices. When I was shopping, I fell in love with a sparkly champagne gown with champagne belt. I didn’t get it because the proportions didn’t look good on my figure. That dress does fall in similar categories as your INFP dress. I like how you describe the thought processes, and I thought they were pretty accurate. I wish more wedding shops had that kind of training. I also wish I could have told my mother why I loved the champagne color for a wedding gown!!

May 16, 2019 07:35

Well-researched, haha, you know your INTJs. That dress is absolutely gorgeous. I’d definitely consider it if I were getting married, although I like the ISFJ dress a bit more.

May 16, 2019 07:35

I’m an INTP, and I like what they said about our choice of dress. Something simple and not too flashy, but with a hint of originality.

May 16, 2019 07:35

i am INFP but i prefer the ISFJ bridal gown style, i think the INFP’s too open as an introvert, but i agree with the bottom style of the gown, the colour choice (not ordinary white) and the belt, it makes a big different for sure, taste original

May 16, 2019 07:35

I would never in a million years have worn the ENFJ dress at my wedding. The ESTP is closest to what I would have worn.

May 16, 2019 07:35

The perfect wedding dress for an #ENFP

May 16, 2019 07:35

I love the idea of making suggestions based on personality, but I felt like there was too much lace on the dress for my type. I am an INTJ, and I prefer things a bit less fussy.

May 16, 2019 07:35

Wedding dresses to match your #MyersBriggs personality!

May 16, 2019 07:35

RT @weddingshoppe: #ENTJs will love this look!

May 16, 2019 07:35

#ENTJs will love this look!

May 16, 2019 07:35

What #MyersBriggs personality are you? We’ve matched up the wedding dresses to match your type!

May 16, 2019 07:35

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