Few dresses are ideal for everyone - and there are obviously assets you would like to emphasize and others you'd prefer to downplay. Usually, the sales associate at most bridal boutiques or stores will be able to offer an accurate analysis of the dresses you've selected, though you can also have your gown altered to make sure it 'hugs' you in the right places. While no body is alike, the following guidelines on choosing a wedding dress are designed to help you stick to the right style when browsing through the racks, online, or even having a dress specially made.
To look great on your wedding day finding a dress that suits your body shape is vital. You may have a childhood dream of the perfect dress but if it doesn't suit your shape then it is just not going to look right. An A-line dress is a good silhouette for most body shapes but there are princess, ball gown, empire waist or sheath dresses to choose from. You also need to make sure the silhouette is comfortable on because it will be a long day if it doesn't fit properly. Try lots of different styles and make sure you can sit and walk, that it's not too tight or falling off, and importantly, that you feel comfortable.
Think about what you normally wear, what colors suit you and which styles flatter you figure and most important, which outfits make you feel on top of the world, What type of ceremony and theme are you looking to create- traditional or relaxed, formal or informal.
The color of your dress is an important decision too, so make sure you pick a shade that suits your skin tone. White is not a color that suits everyone and if you don't have the right skin tone you can look pasty. Off-white is a better choice, or even cream or ivory. It is become more popular to choose a color, with soft pinks, pale yellows, golds or lilacs making an appearance. Bold colors are even being seen as women are starting to step away from the traditional white.
You will feel better in a dress that flatters your complexion or one of your favorites instead of going with white because it seems to be the norm. If wearing a bright colored dress the details should be kept to a minimum.
Another aspect of wedding gowns is a complete listing of stores near the consumer where the customer will also find wedding gowns, formal dresses, flower girl dresses, and mother's dresses at super savings. These stores have a unique tag attached to the gown which indicates the gown is drastically reduced so customers will spot them immediately. For those gals worried about internet buying of a gown sight-unseen, this method is a perfect alternative.
For petite ladies, you'll want to add height to your silhouette, which helps to elongate your body. Princess style wedding dresses and gowns with vertical lines can do this especially well. If you are slim, consider a sheath-style dress to show off your figure and give an illusion of length. Ballgowns and long trains can look a bit overwhelming on a petite woman and shorten the figure even further. If you are tall and wish to shorten your appearance, full skirts, A-line and princess gowns can achieve this. As do basque, or V-pointed waists, which are also flattering on a tall, long figure.
No matter what your body shape, there IS a perfect wedding dress for you that will make you look and feel fabulous!