Wedding gowns should be a top priority for all brides-to-be. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for, or if you’re beginning your search with a little more than a general idea, there are several things you should consider before purchasing your gown:
It’s All About You!
Your gown should reflect your personality, taste and style. The traditional approach never goes out of style. Something old is still something new?
Enjoy the Ride
Take your time to choose your wedding gown. Be sure to try on different styles before deciding on one. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Choosing the perfect gown should be fun!
When you have found the perfect gown, buy it on the very day. Period. Stop looking. This is especially if the gown you love is on a sales rack or is a one-of-a-kind sample. Don’t assume it will be there later for you wouldn’t know who is going to step in that store only to fall in love with the same dress!
Know Your Dresses
Have a basic understanding of the various gown silhouettes. Here we present four most common silhouettes that will be sure to help you explain to your bridal shop consultant exactly what you are looking for.
The most traditional of them all, the ball gown is characterised by a fitting bodice and full skirt. Think Cinderella, all fluff and layers. Extremely feminine, this classic style flatters and emphasis a woman’s curves.
This dress has a high waist line (just under the bust) with a slimmer skirt. Perfect for accentuating your bosom, this style tapers down to slim the waist and hips. A truly sleek and feminine design.
A-Line or Princess
The A-line or Princess shape features vertical seams flowing from the shoulders down to a flared skirt that create an inverted “V” — or “A” — shape. This tones down thunder hips and thick waists.
The slim sheath silhouette closely follows the line of the body. Elegant and uncomplicated, this style can be accessorised for a more dramatic effect.