Picking a perfect wedding dress can be stressful and a lot of work. With endless styles of dresses from different types of stores, it’s hard to know where to begin. But when you do find the right one, it`s all gonna be worth it.
If you're planning to say “I do” sometime in late 2022 or 2023, these wedding dress shopping tips are guaranteed to help you find the gown of your dreams.
Do a little research
Search for a perfect wedding dress is definitely different from seasonal wardrobe shopping. Take your time to do the research through bridal magazines, online resources and forums and get familiar with terminology. A wedding dress issue comes soon after you put the engagement ring on your finger and set the date.
Be open for new ideas
Many women come into the designer shop with a settled idea of what they want for a wedding gown, but after they try it on they realize they don't actually love it—and instead, they fall for something completely different they'd never considered. So keep an open mind while wedding dress shopping. You may find your dream dress that you didn't know would be your dream dress.
Shop true to your size
Even if you plan on losing weight before the big day, shop for dresses in your current size rather than going thinner. It’s much easier to remake a dress than trying to work with one that’s way too snug.
Shop early. But not too early.
Many gowns take few months to be produced, and once it arrives, you still have to leave some time for alterations and accessorizing. That is why proper planning is very important. But also, if you’re having a long engagement period and immediately start shopping for gowns, the one you end up buying might be out of style by the time your wedding comes around, or you might find another one you will like better.
Choose your shopping crew wisely
Although while choosing a dream wedding dress you want to be surrounded by your loved ones - mom, sister, best friend or bridesmaids, be careful that too many people make the decision process a little bit complicated. Narrow the group down to the two or three people whose opinions matter most to you.
Consider how you feel in the dress
Please remember to not get frustrated if you’ve tried on dress after dress to no avail. Stay patient and keep an open mind until you’re sure you’ve tried on the perfect dress. Sometimes the key to choosing is the very inner voice in you.
Keep the season in mind
If you prefer a wedding in the summer, go for lightweight fabrics in breezy styles. But if you're getting hitched in the winter, it's all about snow-like sparkle and heavier, lush fabrics like satin or taffeta.
Wedding dress style
Wedding dress style is a direct reflection of the bride’s personality and the tone of the wedding. Sometimes the choice of dress is determined by the circumstances such as the wedding venue or the theme of the wedding itself. Be prepared to make some compromises. Whichever style you choose, it’s important to be you and capture your personal taste while still fitting the ambience of the day. Here are some options for you to consider and gain inspiration from.
A-line Silhouettes shape is narrow and fitted at the top and extends outward at the natural waist, like an “A” shape. This cut is very popular because it’s comfortable and flattering on most body types. Brides can find many different styles of A-lines, from heavily embroidered and lacey to modern and chic.
Lace wedding dresses combine the most romantic day of your life with the most romantic of fabrics. The art of lace-making can be traced all the way back to the 15th century, but lace wedding gowns saw a dramatic spike in popularity after Kate Middleton wore a long sleeve lace wedding dress in 2011. Since then, countless brides have dreamed of wearing elegant wedding dresses with lace accents.
A mermaid gown is a form-fitting style that is great for brides wanting to show off their figures. With a tight fitting bodice that flares outward at or below the knees, this style can be sexy while still being formal and appropriate for any venue.
Deep V-necklines were a huge trend this season, appearing in almost every collection that debuted. Wona Concept, Dana Harel, and GALVAN are only a few of the designers that embraced this daring aesthetic.
Corset bodices also made a major comeback this season. Eisen-Stein, Morilee By Madeline Gardner, and The Atelier Couture by Professor Jimmy Choo, OBE are only but a few brands that incorporated this structural element into their dresses.
With the return of large-scale weddings soon approaching, designers are providing brides with the opportunity to amp up their bridal fashion. Dramatic feather details were seen in several collections, including Elie Saab, Naeem Khan, and Marchesa Notte Bridal.
It's safe to say that after a year of staying indoors, brides will be looking to step out and show a little skin when it's time to say "I do." And in such, many designers have opted to incorporate thigh-high slits into their designs—including dresses from Ines Di Santo, Sareh Nouri, and Fifth & Welshire.
Whatever style of gown you choose, we want you to look and feel your best. Hopefully these tips will help you to find „the most important dress in the life of a woman!“.