So, he finally popped the question! That is awesome and totally worth celebrating. However, after the excitement of the engagement wears off, you come to the daunting realisation that you have months of planning ahead of you. While all the details are important, one of the most memorable elements related to your wedding is and should be your dress.
While browsing through magazines that feature the perfect wedding dresses and countless styles, you begin to suspect that choosing the perfect outfit might not be as easy as you imagined it would be when you were just a child dreaming of your wedding day. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. We know it is not easy making hard decisions when you do not know where to start, so we wrote this guide to help you be on your way to the altar looking stunning and feeling absolutely content with your choice.
The Style that Fits You Best
There are so many styles to choose from when looking for a wedding dress. First, there are the neckline specifications that you should consider. This part of the dress is more important than you might think because each available style can help accentuate the shape of your specific body to make it look either great or inappropriate.
Strapless necklines refer to dresses with no straps attached to their top and which give the bride the opportunity to wear jewellery in order to make a statement without making her look seem too adorned.
Sweetheart necklines offer the bride the chance to seem innocent, which is perfect for modest women who prefer not to show too much cleavage on their big day.
Halter Necklines are a more modern and unique choice as these feature straps from the neckline to the shoulders. These are great for women who want to avoid the headaches caused by many styles that don’t fit them very well.
The V-Neckline dress style reveals a little bit more on your special day by providing a more visible cleavage that you can cover elegantly by using a nice piece of jewellery to match the overall style of your wedding outfit.
The Square Neckline tends to be less popular among most people except for women who are very well endowed. They provide almost full coverage and give their curves a new shape.
The second important aspect to consider when it comes to choosing a certain style for your wedding dress is making sure that what you choose one that will truly complement the shape of your body. This way, you will look lovely and flattering on your wedding day and in those valuable photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime.
An A-line dress style can make the audience focus more on the bust of the bride than on any other part of her body. It is recommended to keep any detailing to a minimum on the bottom side when you want to emphasise this choice even more. This is a super popular style that looks great on women that feature a pear-shaped body.
The Ball Gown style brings out the inner fairytale princess in every woman who wears it. What makes this style even better is its ability to match all body shapes if the chosen proportions between the bodice and the skirt are right.
The Column Dress style is great to consider when you are a tall bride that does not mind showing off her body, especially her hips.
It is important for us to mention here that not everyone looks incredibly flattering wearing such gowns so you should make your choice wisely.
This Fishtail style is great for those who are comfortable with the curves of their body and are looking to be real show stoppers as these are frequently displayed on red carpets.
The Empire style features wedding dresses that are great at bringing more focus towards the bust, by making it seem richer and well-shaped. These are often chosen by women with a little bit of extra weight in the tummy area as well as pregnant women.
It is important to remember the fact that you do not have to settle on your wedding day. If you do not feel gorgeous in a certain dress, keep looking until you find the perfect one for you because that will be the gown that you will cherish forever.
Choosing the style of the wedding dress can be the hardest part of this process, but it is also important to remember that the colour can also highly influence the way in which a dress really looks on you. If you are exceptionally pale, it is not a good idea to go with a stark white dress as it will make you look sick.
Alternatively, you can choose a different colour and it will most likely look way better on you and will be much more flattering on your body. On the other hand, if you are very tan, a wedding dress which is not white may look bland and blend in too much with the crowd.
If you don’t want to go for either white or something similar to this shade, there are many different other options to choose from as well. Now you can basically choose any colour you want, but the most popular one this year is pale pink or rose gold. The coloured dresses bring a unique feel to the wedding and show the special qualities and the individuality features that make the bride unique.
More than anything else, the size of the wedding dress you intend to buy can seriously influence whether you will be able to wear it comfortably or not. If you purchase a dress without proper testing beforehand, the risk of the gown not fitting you as it should highly increases. If you purchase a dress and then lose a lot of weight, it will not fit you either unless you make the necessary changes to it right before the big event. Make sure to go for regular fittings to make sure that your wedding dress will fit you perfectly on your big day!
Congratulations and Happy Dress Shopping!