How to Choose the Best Wedding Dress

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When you choose a wedding dress, you should always go for one that looks great on you, brings out the best in you by complementing your best features and also hides your flaws.

The initial step would be to analyze your body type. This will help in deciding the fabric of the dress you should go for and its style. You can choose from a range of materials like chiffon and crepe, silk, satins and even heavy brocades. Embroidered and patterned fabrics are also in use for wedding gowns. Materials like silk, georgette and chiffon look great on many since these stay molded to the body. The choice of the fabric however would depend on the theme, location and season when the wedding is scheduled. The neckline, the color and the length of the dress can also make a difference to how you look. Though white is the traditional color, you can select any color that enhances your complexion. Anything from ivory to champagne would look good on a bride on her wedding day. The silhouette of the gown can be the conventional ball gown shape or an A-line skirt, the empire line dress, the mermaid look or even the sleek column dress. The best neckline would be what you think looks good on you- a halter, a V-neck, a square neck or a round neck…the list is endless.

If it’s a summer wedding, pretty and vibrant colors would be best. And if the wedding is in the evening, it would be better to get dressier. The theme of the wedding would also dictate the style of the dress. The wedding dress can also be decorated using beads, crystals and sparkle. Many brides prefer a train for their dress. They come in different styles and lengths too. Don’t forget that the wedding accessories must be taken care of too. The veil, gloves, and tiara all contribute to make a bride look stunning as she walks down the aisle.

There are a variety of options for the soon- to-be bride to buy a wedding gown from couture bridal shops, department stores, nationwide bridal chain stores or of course, custom gown designers. The stores usually have the option of an in house seamstress to make your dress tailor fit. While approaching a designer, you can definitely put in your own ideas and also get inspiration from bridal magazines and designer boutiques. It is necessary to research and evaluate all options before making a final decision. If you plan to buy a dress from a boutique, be sure to try it on before you bring it home. However, these boutiques would probably have exclusive designer labels with prices not everyone can afford. You can even make your own wedding attire if you are on a budget.


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