Tried on many
dresses, but just unable to find that ‘The Perfect One’?
Perhaps, this is the most common question prompted by almost
every would-be bride. Since dresses are said to be the icing on
the cake for every ceremony, it becomes all the more important
to choose one that is extraordinary and classy to look at.
Choosing the right dress requires oodles of patience and dollops
of diligence. While every bride romanticizes to appear like an
angel on her special day, the dress should be one that suits her
style and measurements influence the style of a dress.
The choice should be such that the dress complements your
body type, bringing out the best in you. Read on further to
find various tips on choosing your perfect dress.
How To Choose
Perfect Dress: Concentrate on
Be realistic and do
not aim for what a celebrity looks like on her wedding day.
Since the big day is meant to be a celebration of 'your' love
for one another, do not set your goals too close to the moon.
Think what fabrics you normally wear, what colors suit you and
what styles flatter your figure. While choosing your wedding
dress, consider what kind of ceremony and theme
you are looking to create - traditional or relaxed, formal or
Gone are the days
when wedding dress meant white flowy gowns! Today, the scenario is
fast changing as to be brides are opting for other colors as well
for their wedding gowns. Colors like cream, pale gold, pale blue,
pale pink and red are becoming increasingly popular. Darker shades,
such as burgundy and green are also being considered. Go for a color
that flatters your complexion or one that is most dear to you.
Right Style For
Choosing the right kind
of dress that flatters your shape can make a huge difference on how
you look. Moreover, it will act as a confidence booster. Trying on
different styles not only wastes your time, but also leaves you
depressed. Who knows you might end up selecting a wrong dress,
thanks to the confusion created. Hence, to sort the confusion and
resolve the matter as to which style suits your personality, we have
listed below certain points. Read them and know which style would
best suit your body type.
In case you are tall and
thin, a ball gown with a strapless, fitter bodice would be perfect.
Choose a dress with a higher neckline that is long and fitted, if
you have bony shoulders or collar bones. If you are too lean, try
some delicate detailed embroidery or beading.
If you are short with a
fuller, feminine figure, try out an empire dress with a seam under
the bust line in the right fabric. This will allow the dress to flow
instead of clinging to your body. Although you can go for a knee
length dress, a longer one will add height and give you a taller
For those with a full
bust, selecting a dress with a long bodice or cowl neck would be a
great option. It would help divert attention from your full bust.
Avoid dresses with narrow waistlines and low necklines. You can opt
for a detailed hem if you wish to add something on the top.
Draw attention away from
the full or wide hips by going for ball gown styles in simple
fabrics. Princess styles with top fitting and slight flare also help
to disguise large hips. Avoid tight styles around the hips, bustles
and ruffles or tiered dresses. Brides with a thick waist can hide
their wide waist by donning a boned corset or wearing a jacket that
falls just below the waistline. Do not go for ballerina styles.
In case you have wide
shoulders, you can narrow it down by using wide straps or covering
them up completely. Go for a V-neckline or wear a sheer wrap to
soften the wideness. Puffed sleeves are a big no.