It’s safe to say that for most brides the wedding dress is one of the first things that comes to mind when they get engaged. These days there are so many options to consider, between styles, colour and fabric that you’re spoiled for choice.
All these different options sometimes make the task of choosing the wedding dress a bit more tricky.
Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when choosing your wedding dress.
Be Prepared: Make an appointment and wear appropriate undergarments. Allow plenty of time for the appointment and plan ahead to allow time for whatever alteration might be required on the dress.
Follow the Rules: Never buy a dress on the first visit and try on different styles even if something doesn’t catch your eye to begin with. Always tell the truth – if you don’t like a dress mention it to the shop assistant (You’re not hurting anyone’s feelings). And most importantly, STICK TO YOUR BUDGET!
Guidelines to Keep in Mind: Comfort is key – make sure that you’re comfortable with your choice of dress. Don’t buy something that’s trendy solely because it’s trendy. And finally, embrace your personality, whether its picking a certain colour or throwing in some accessories, make sure your personality shines through.
So now on to the style of dress…the style you choose to wear will most likely be determined by which one suits your body shape best and what kind of wedding you’re having.
The world is your oyster when finding a dress style you like, but below are the most common wedding dress shape options.
A-line dresses are flattering to most body shapes. The top is fitted around the bust and flares out smoothly and gently as it goes down.
Ball gown styles are corseted with a full skirt. There is usually a more distinctive break between the top and skirt of the dress Ball gown dresses help to create an hourglass figure.
Empire line gowns have a high waist, just under the bust, and are perfect on petite girls, pregnant brides or anyone who wants to disguise their tummy.
Fishtail dresses are super sexy. They follow the shape of your curves and kick out at the bottom. They’re amazing if you want to emphasize your figure.
Short dresses look great on pretty much anyone but particularly shorter girls who feel they’ll be swamped by a full-length gown.