Wedding Dress fashions
Wedding Dress Fashions – Whenever you start looking for your perfect wedding dress, there will always be a particular fashion trend of the time and whichever you ultimately choose, there are a number of things you have to get clear in your mind before you begin.
Tip 1 – Keep an Open Mind
Whilst you might have an exact wedding dress fashion in mind for your big day, in reality, the style may not suit you or another style might be a better option, so it’s important to keep an open mind. You will have the chance to try on as many dresses as you like, all in under the watchful eye of your wedding dress professional.
Most professional wedding dress makers are hugely knowledgeable and have an ‘eye’ for what styles and fashions suit different body shapes and sizes. The dress you walk out with may not be the one you went in for, but it pays to listen to the professional and guidance on offer.
Tip 2 – Choose the Right Dress for the Right Venue
The right dress choice will also depend on your chosen venue. If you’re planning a ceremony on the beach in Greece, you’re not going to want a big ‘dressy’ ball gown affair and conversely, you’re not going to want a light ‘cocktail dress’ style wedding dress if you’re having a big showy wedding in a large cathedral.
Let the venue guide you…something else that a good dressmaker will know.
Tip 3 – Be Clear About Budget
It’s important not to allow yourself to be teased by dresses you simply can’t afford. It’s all very well just ‘having a look’, but what if in doing so, you end up loving the dress, you’re going to be more than a little upset if you then can’t have it due to cost.
Typically, your wedding dress should make up around 10-15% of your total budget, so be realistic and don’t forget to factor in added costs like alterations into the mix.
Tip 4 – Start early
Getting the perfect dress does take a little time. Anywhere from 4 to 8 months is usual and that’s not taking account of adjustments and alterations. The more elaborate the dress, the more time it will take, so make sure you allow enough for everything to be completed.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of available wedding dress fashions, which is why a good dress maker is worth their weight in gold. Trust in the professionals and you give yourself the best chance of getting it just right.
Wedding Dress Fashions – Styles of Dress
The Ball Gown
Regal, classic and timeless. A slim cut bodice that trims to the waist, a full bell-shaped set of petticoats with layers of fabric. Possible uses a hoop to help spread the fabric at the bottom (ground) part of the dress.
The Figure Hugging
This wedding dress cut follows the figure of your bodies natural shape. It has a sleek and elegant design and is quite contemporary. With long straight lines, it can have a great lengthening effect.
The Mermaid Dress
A glamourous and well-fitted dress with a flair that amplifies the natural curves of the body. A longer bodice that goes down to below your hips with a skirt that flares out a thigh or knees. It is cut to show off the typical hourglass figure.
A Line Dress
Subtle and balanced cut, very classical and every bride will look amazing in one of these. A fitted bodice will highlight your waist and the skirt flares out in the shape of an A – hence the name.
The Short Wedding Dress
The skirt can be knee-length, tea-length, or in between, with petticoats or not; the choice is yours. A leg-baring style works for city hall weddings or modern venues (or even the receptions if you wish to get changed in the evening?). This dress cries out for a pair of great looking shoes though!