How to choose your perfect dress
You’ve been dreaming about your wedding dress since you were a little girl, but now that you’re ready to walk down the aisle, you’re not quite sure what design of dress you want to wear. Do you want to be more traditional? Modern? Want to get married in a barn? What about on a beach? Have you thought about your bridal party?
Before you start your shopping journey, try closing your eyes. Where do you see yourself getting married? Are you in a full ball gown with beading and tulle or are you dressed in a light, flowing and soft gown ready for the beach? You could use a religious custom, a special aspect from the way you met, or something special to you as a couple. Whether you choose a spiritual setting, candlelit ceremony or a laid-back island wedding, here are a couple suggestions and ideas for dressing for your perfect day!
Your inspiration (theme of the event)
Every bride should feel free to choose the wedding style of her dreams! Whether it’s a fairy-tale, Hollywood glam, vintage, country, rustic or on the island there’s a perfect gown fit for the occasion.
Fairy-tale – Full A-line or big ball gowns are sure to stun your crowd! Ball gowns are popular because of their full tulle layers topped with a beaded bodice and a classic sweetheart neckline. Full A-line styles are just as stunning; adding lace details throughout gives it a hint of elegance too!
Country or Rustic – No style in particular, but one that combines country elegance with a touch of glamour. Look for styles that are off the beaten path, consider a different color belt or sash. Fabrics such as satin or lace will suit this dream setting, and maybe even hemming the front of the gown to show off those cowboy boots!
Vintage – Vintage inspired wedding gowns fit the bill here. Lace over satin sheath dresses looks spectacular in these venues. A keyhole back to show a little skin adds that vintage elegance.
Hollywood Glam – This dress is all about style! Look for those off white shades, embellishments and lace. Showing off your curves is key, so consider a fitted mermaid or column gown, finish it off with a cathedral length veil and you will definitely be the star of the night!
Beach – If you’re thinking of a destination wedding, the secret is choosing a style that is practical yet elegant. Look for light fabrics that will keep you cool while floating in the wind as you say I do. A removable train works well for those brides who still want length to their gowns. And remember, bridesmaids dresses can be made in white, making transportation a little easier!
Based on Your Body
Another most important thing to consider when choosing your perfect dress is your body type. Every individual have different body type and the style of the gown should complement your body type.
A-line – This style is flattering for all body types. It forms the capital “A” shape, usually fitted through the bust and waist areas and flares from the sides. The shape hides any figure flaws you are worried about revealing! This design not only hides any mid-section worries, but also is timeless classic design.
Ball gown – This is the picture perfect “fairy tale wedding” gown. The full skirt of tulle and fitted bodice cinches at your natural waist giving any bride the curves they want. Its best for brides with boyish figures, the fullness of the dress will make you look curvier. If you are a petite bride, you will get swallowed by a dress this
Mermaid – Mermaid style gowns emphasize your curves! Fitted through the bust, waist and hips and flaring from around the knee. This design is perfect for brides with
hourglass figures who want to show off their curves. This style is constricting, so avoid if you don’t want something tight.
Trumpet – These gowns are fitted through the bust, waist and hips, flaring from the mid-thigh. The flare is not as aggressive as in the mermaid design, but accentuates your
figure the same way. If you’re looking for comfort over style, the trumpet design is easier to dance with your guests in.
When you’re looking for your perfect wedding dress, remember to be open to different ideas and stay true to yourself!!