Wedding fashion is just as important as the venue and centerpieces, therefore, it is crucial that you select the perfect pieces for your special day. Yet, deciding on dresses and accessories isn’t always easy. Use this fabulous guide to ensure your wedding is fashionably flawless.
Wedding Gowns Based On Body Shape:
If you are apple shaped – Chose an empire waistline, A-line silhouette or a dress with a skirt that flows away down from your hips to effectively elongate your body. Use lower necklines to draw more attention to the upper portion of your body.
If you are pear shaped – Your goal is to balance out your body as much as possible. To do so one shoulder dresses and ballgowns are great choices. Avoid halter necklines and mermaid style gowns as well as clingy/tight fabrics.
If you are rectangular shaped – If your are rectangular shaped, your body does not have a lot of definition. Define your waistline with an empire waist and create the illusion of curves with a mermaid style dress. Also, beaded detail and ribbon around the waist is a great way to further accentuate your feminine silhouette.
If you are hourglass shaped – Take advantage of your proportioned body shape by showcasing your curves with sheath, mermaid and trumpet dresses. Avoid empire waistlines as they simply mask your curves rather than showing them off.
Choosing Bridesmaid Gown Colors:
Winter Weddings – Sparkling tones, icy pastels and neutrals such as black, white and champagne.
Spring Weddings – Light pastel colors are best such as lavender, baby blue, yellow and pink.
Summer Weddings – Summer is the season of fun and vibrant rich hues such as hot pink, bright yellows, oranges and deep greens.
Fall Weddings – Warm and welcoming colors are ideal such as brown and deep tones of other colors such as purple, orange, blue and red.
Payment, Supplier and Fittings: If you are on a budget, keep in mind that many wedding dress vendors offer fixed payment options so you are able to pay off the dress before your wedding – the same goes for bridesmaids dresses. If your do not see anything listed, it never hurts to ask!
You will want to choose a supplier that you are going to feel comfortable with. The wedding dress is one of the most important aspects of any wedding day so it is crucial to pick a supplies that helps you find the perfect dress that satisfies all of your desires and of course your budget.
When it comes to fittings make sure you have both the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses, be sure to plan ahead, it takes between three to four fittings to get dresses to their ideal size and the final fitting should take place two weeks before the wedding.
The Finishing Pieces: You will want to have your shoes picked out before your first fitting so the seamstress knows how long to make the dress. When picking out the shoes, do not chose an uncomfortable pair of shoes that your are not going to be able to wear through the night – it is better to be safe than sorry. The veil and headpieces should coordinate with your gown without distracting from any key details of your dress. Last but not least, the bridal lingerie and garter should be comfortable and of course accentuate your lovely feminine features. White is the most popular color choice but other hues such as pink and red are also popular choices. Make sure the lingerie you choose can easily be worn without being visible under dress.
Be sure to keep your dress and all of your other accessories in a safe place where they are far away from any possible damage as you anxiously wait for the happiest day of your life.