Choosing ‘The One’ after you’ve settled on The (other) One, need not be stressful! Here are our top tips to consider when choosing your dream dress…
If you’re at the beginning of your wedding planning after a winter proposal (apparently the time of year to get engaged… see here for more!), many congrats! How exciting! As your thoughts now turn to your dream dress, remember this should be a joyful, stress-free experience. Before you hit the shops and to properly arm you with all the bridal gown know-how you’ll ever need, make sure you read our how to guide…
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Picking the right silhouette or shape is one of the most important things you should consider! A-line fits at the hips and flares outwards gradually, while sheath falls close to the body. Ballgowns give that classic fairytale look, while
mermaids are great for showing off your curves.
Try to have your wedding venue chosen before picking your dress. Churches may ask brides to keep their shoulders covered, while beach brides will want a light dress that won’t get weighed down in the sand. We love pretty lace gowns for rustic barn weddings, and sleek red carpet styles for city venues.
Don’t forget the season you’re marrying in! If you’re a summer bride, flowing fabrics with a boho feel are perfect, while blush tones and romantic off-the-shoulder necklines are great for spring. Warm golden
shades and short sleeves work for autumn, while winter brides can rock sparkles and long sleeves.
You may think that all wedding dresses are white, but there are plenty of shades to choose from! Bright white looks amazing on darker or tanned skin tones, while champagne shades are flattering on paler skin. Classic ivory and on-
trend blush pink suit everyone!
Your wedding dress fabric will depend on your theme and your wedding season. If you’re marrying in the summer, then a lightweight crepe is perfect, whereas satin is ideal for cooler or more formal weddings. Lace works for every season, and tulle gives a romantic feel.
The neckline of your gown can make a big difference to look and fit! Sweetheart (so-called because it looks like the top of a heart) is flattering for all shapes and sizes, and V-neck is a glamorous classic. Bateau or off-the-shoulder gives a vintage feel, and chic high-neck styles are on-trend right now.