When you are trying to pick the perfect wedding dress, it can be difficult because there are so many options to choose from. After hours of searching, they can begin to blur together, which can be stressful. This is not how it should be! Dress shopping, especially for your wedding, should be fun and exciting.
The goal of this article is to help you narrow down your options and then be able to shop easier and more effectively online and in-store. The first thing that you are going to want to choose is the cut of your dress. There are 6 different styles to choose from, and they are drastically different from the other.
Step One: Choose your dress silhouette
The A-Line Dress is the most common wedding dress selection. It is simple and flattering. The dress is a fit & flare, but unlike the ballgown, there isn’t much poof.
The ballgown is the equivalent of a princess dress. It is fit & flare, but it cascades outward instead of downward, like the A-line.
For a non-traditional or trendy style, a jumpsuit is an option that brides sometimes opt in for. It is your typical connected shirt & pant, and is usually worn in white.
The mermaid silhouette is full bodycon until it reaches just above (or sometimes below) the knee. Then, the dress poofs out from there, creating a “fin” look. (Hence the name, mermaid)
A separate style, unlike the jumpsuit, separates the shirt and the pant/skirt. Sometimes you can choose styles that will show your stomach or back. Other options allow this to be overlapping.
The sheath dress is straight cut and fits curves until it reaches past your knee. Then it is just straight down from there.
Congratulations! You have already narrowed down your perfect dress by 50%. The silhouette is the most vital part when selecting your best fit.
Step 2: Choose Neckline
The neckline is the second most identifiable factor on a dress. There are many unique styles to choose from. If you are having a hard time choosing, narrow down your goals.
Step 3: Length
Not every wedding dress has to be long and have a train. Some brides want a short dress because they have a beach venue, while others want to feel like they are cascading down the aisle in a ball gown length dress. The choice is yours! Here are the lengths that you can choose from.
Step 4: Sleeve Length
The sleeve length is going to depend primarily on the weather. Remember too, that a lot of wedding boutiques now offer detachable sleeves! (This comes in handy for fall weddings).
Step 5: Fabric
Fabric is huge! Fabrics look and feel completely different from one another. Choosing the right fabric is easy though!
Step 6: Color
Who said that a wedding dress has to be white? Popular wedding dress colors now include tan, black, creme and dusty pink. This is usually the easiest choice for most brides.
Step 7: Accessorize
Last step is to choose accessories! If you don’t want a veil, you can choose a tiara, a floral crown, or nothing at all. A clutch or crossbody for the reception is highly advised so that you have easy access to the necessities.
Jewelry is optional, and so are shoes! (Some brides want to be barefoot) Also, a lot of brides add something blue to their wedding, sticking with tradition. (insert link to other blog)
Congratulations! You have now completed your wedding look. Happily Ever After Preservation wishes you the very best on your wedding day and we look forward to hearing from you when you’re ready to have your outfit preserved.