That special moment is approaching… the doors will swing open, and you’ll walk down the aisle in a dress that had you in tears the first time you tried it on. Your wedding dress is one of the most important garments you’ll ever wear, so you must ensure that you’re wearing the most flattering dress for your body type.
If you’re shopping for your dress and don’t know where to start… that’s what I’m here for. There are a few things you should know before you start trying on every dress in the showroom, which could take way too long and could get very exhausting. Here are some facts to keep in mind (and use to impress the bridal consultant who’s helping you!):
• There are 200 (count ’em) shades of wedding white — may no bride ever say “I don’t look good in white!”
• Silhouettes include A-line, ballgown, empire and trumpet (sometimes called-fit-and- flare or mermaid); necklines include halter, sweetheart, strapless and many more.
• Fabrics include silk, chiffon, organza, lace, tulle, taffeta and more.
Your Body Type
The key is to flatter your body and work to accentuate your best assets to look amazing in a gown that compliments your every move. Don’t shop without this guide.
You’re a ruler if you have an undefined waist, regular bust and great legs and arms.
Time is Ticking. Be very conscious of time when ordering your dress. Many brides forget that dresses take six to eight months to order on top of multiple fittings and alterations by a seamstress. Begin early (but not so early that you second-guess your choice) — rush fees can be very costly!
Be Yourself. I always encourage my girls to be who they are on their wedding day. That’s why the dresses I create are inspired by the many different personalities of each and every bride. You should look and feel beautiful in your dress; it should makes you feel like your best self. Please — don’t settle for anything less!