Tips on choosing the right wedding gown for your body type
Marriage symbolizes a permanent change in the life of a woman, which is why the occasion demands a truly memorable setting, the presence and blessings of loved ones, and a wedding gown, which will add to the special occasion by bringing out the best in the bride. Choosing a wedding gown, which is ideal for the occasion can be difficult, especially when one is struggling to handle other organizational aspects of the big day. The last thing any bride would want on her special day, is to walk down the aisle in an outfit which is too tight, falling off her body, or worse, needs to be modified with pins, needles and other uncomfortable objects! Here is a short, but valuable guide on how to choose a wedding gown, which is ideal for your body shape and type.
Before taking the step of trying on gowns, make the process easier for yourself by conducting basic research on the different types of wedding gowns available. Information about the latest fashion styles is available via bridal magazines and the Internet, and will save you time, as it will help you shortlist your favorite styles and patterns.
The first tip, which will ensure the selection of an appropriate wedding gown, is to get your vital statistics measured. By doing this, you will be able to correctly identify your body type; this will narrow down your list of options to wedding gown styles, which will flatter you the best.
The second tip involves appearing thinner, which seems to be the source of worry for most brides! Suggestions involve wearing sturdier fabric, corsets, and selecting gowns, which have ruching around the waist area; this gives the illusion of a slimmer frame. Be aware however, that a gown with ruching at the bust will give you the illusion of a fuller bust!
For women who are tall, long and fitted gowns are recommended in order to give them a long silhouette; tea gowns are a good option.
For the vast majority of women who are on the shorter, more voluptuous end of the sizing scale, corsets made of sturdy, body-hugging fabric are highly recommended, while mermaid style gowns provide an hourglass effect. The point is for the dress to hug the curves, and not hang off them. The last thing any bride would want to do is to be clinging to and pulling at her gown while walking down the aisle!
Some important, but often-neglected aspects of choosing a wedding gown, involve budgeting and accessorizing. Budgets for designer dresses can run into thousands of dollars, and while it is wonderful to invest in them, it is also wise to remember that this is a special, albeit onetime occasion. Would you like to spend a lot of money on a Vera Wang, or would you prefer custom designing your gown, with full assurance as to the right fit, fabric, and guarantee that your tailor will be on-hand to repair any last minute damage? The choice is yours alone and you have every right to choose the option you favor the most.
Accessories are important as they complement your wedding gown, and make it “come to life” so to speak. A simple and elegant gown will need a touch of drama, so a classic long lace veil will do the needful; a heavily-embroidered corset gown however, will require a more modest set of accessories, so those who want more dramatic effect can choose jeweled sandals or a tiara, while those who want to showcase the details of the gown can choose a corsage or small bunch of flowers.
Be honest with yourself while selecting your wedding gown, and be realistic. Every bride to-be is born with positive assets, all that remains is to identify them and work towards accentuating them with the right style of gown. Remember that you will need to walk, and also dance while wearing it, so be sure to choose wisely for a wonderful and comfortable wedding experience!
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3. The Knot Wedding Shop has to-be-wed wear that’s cute for brides, cool for grooms, and perfect for moms and dads!