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Tips to help you choose the perfect wedding dress
One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding is deciding what you will wear on the big day.
Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect wedding dress....
Consider Your Wedding Style
Formal Weddings - a floor-length dress in ivory, white, cream or champagne, with gloves and a train... pure elegance!.
Semi-Formal Weddings - consider pastels, a floor-brushing (ballerina) length, a short veil and no train.
Casual Weddings - a long or short dress, or two-piece suit paired with a classic pillbox hat.
Flatter Your Shape
The best silhouette for the skirt of any dress is A-line.
Try on each wedding dress shape - A-line, princess, ball gown, sheath and empire waist, to see which flatters you the most. Make sure that you can walk, turn, sit and bend comfortably, as well as lift your arms and hug loved ones, without falling out or splitting a seam. Comfort and confidence are crucial on your wedding day!.
If you are short or petite, do not select slim, straight dresses as you may get lost in them. If you like fitted dresses, choose a mermaid skirt which kicks out at the bottom.
For the pear-shaped or hourglass shaped bride, you need to balance the top half of your body with the bottom. You can't go wrong with a strapless (or V-neckline) top and an A-line skirt. Stear clear of straight or bias-cut designs - your hips will be greatly accentuated.
The perfect wedding dress will disguise and draw attention from your least favourite parts and highlight the best.
Wedding dresses are also the subject of fashion, so it's best to choose one that is classic and right for you. Selecting a wedding dress that is at the height of fashion today, may look dated in your wedding photos in years to come.
Compliment Your Skin Colour
Do you have to wear white? ... NO!... but colour does count!. Make sure the colour of your wedding dress compliments the style of your wedding and your body shape. If you have a fuller figure, stay away from bold colours.
More and more brides are going against tradition and wearing coloured dresses.
Few brides go for the pure white wedding dress, because if you don't have the correct skin colouring, it can make you look pastey and be a disaster. Off-white, ivory or creams are easier to wear for most skin tones. More women are chosing dramatic reds, soft pinks and lilacs or pale golds, with black back on the runways of London. If you do go for bold colour, keep the detail to a minimum. What's most important is to choose the one that makes your skin look gorgeous.
Select The Fabric For The Season
Wedding dresses come in a variety of fabrics from very light materials like chiffon and crepe, to satins and silk and heavy brocades. Consider the time of year that you are getting married. You do not want a heavy fabric if you are getting married in summer or on a tropical island and chiffon certainly won't keep the shivers away in winter.
Beadwork is very much in vogue and can transform a simple dress into a stunning bridal gown that will definitely turn heads. Embroidery detail on select areas can can add a bit of colour to you outfit, or draw attention to a particular area of your body (such as the neck and shoulders, away from your hips).
Also think about how wearable the fabric is as you will be sitting, standing and dancing in it all day and night. You don't want it to look creased in all of your photos.
The Neckline For Your Body Shape
The neckline of your wedding dress will draw attention to your upper body. Depending on your body shape and the way you feel about it, your bust, face, neck and shoulders can all be accentuated or downplayed by the shape of the neckline and the top section of your wedding dress.
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