Something Old, Something New, Finding The Perfect Dress For You

Posted on: 10 September 2014

Many girls dream about their wedding day.  Colors, themes, locations, and even potential grooms are often all planned out before girls even hit puberty. The centerpiece of the entire night however, is the dress.  With all eyes on the bride and groom, it's important that the bride looks and feels absolutely stunning!  While it seems that finding the dress should be all rainbows and butterflies, it often becomes very stressful.  Here are some tips to make shopping for your dress so much easier.

Start Immediately

By beginning the search for the perfect dress as soon as he pops the question, you will avoid putting yourself in a time crunch.  Alterations take time and customization takes even more.  It is nearly impossible to find a dress that fits perfectly without a few added stitches here and there.  Be sure to allow time for several fittings before your big day.

Pick Flattering Silhouettes

There are many different types of wedding dress available.  Each silhouette works best with certain body types.  By making yourself aware of what will look best with your figure, you can narrow down your search significantly.  Glamour Magazine has broken down which silhouettes go best with different body types.

  • A-Line: A-line dresses cater best to petite brides with narrow frames.  The natural shape of the dress creates the illusion of curves, and makes the legs look longer.
  • Empire: Because the waistline sits under the bust, empire dresses are best for brides wanting to add a little bit to their chest.  Empire dresses are also perfect for brides with wide hips and thighs because the flowing nature of the skirt masks this well.
  • Sheath: Sheath dresses are best for brides who are very lean.  These dresses are often very tight and are not forgiving of unwanted curves.
  • Ballgown: Anyone who is wanting to accentuate her waistline should consider a ballgown cut.  Petite brides, however, should be careful when looking at ballgown dresses as the full skirt is apt to swallow a small frame.
  • Mermaid: Mermaid dresses are perfect for everyone who is comfortable with their body type.  This is a very form fitting cut allowing you to rock the curves your mama gave you!

Know What You Like

Having ideas in mind will help you describe your dream dress to your consultant.  This will ensure that you are both on the same page about what you have in mind and will make the whole process less frustrating.

Bring Your Biggest Support Group

Don't feel like you need a huge audience when picking your dress - you'll have that on your wedding day.  Instead bring only your closest friends, sisters, and mother.  These people are likely to be honest, but not overly critical, and will support the dresses that you like most.  Remember, it's your wedding and your opinion on the dress is the most important.

What Can Make it More Perfect?

With each dress that you try on, consider what would make you love the dress more.  Express this to your consultant, as it will help her work her way toward your perfect dress.  When you find a dress that would only be more perfect if your guy was standing next to you, you'll know you've found your dress.

With these tips in your tool belt, you'll find it much easier to find the dress of your dreams so that you can go marry the guy of your dreams - and look fabulous doing it. If you want to learn more about wedding dresses as you prepare, consider asking questions of a company like Jessica & Belle Rykiss Bridal.

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