“ I have been looking for you since I heard my first fairytale”! A sentiment once reserved for the moment a girl finds her prince, but now more appropriate to finding a wedding gown which social media dreams are made of.
Buying a wedding dress is something you do once in your life, ( hopefully) ,so the pressure is definitely on to get it right. With every frill and flounce your dress needs to reflect your personalty, no filter necessary.
Timeless or Trending….?
Fashion forward brides understand the careful balance between a timeless classic and trending style. And whilst the traditionalist bride may dream of a sweetheart neckline and cathedral train, you need to ensure you have done your research before saying yes to the dress.
Think about your wedding venue. Is it set in a rustic tipi twinkling with tea lights peeping amidst verdant vines? Bohemian styled weddings bring a twist to the traditional wedding and this should be reflected in your dress of choice. The bohemian wedding dress is floaty, feminine and pretty. For summer weddings opt for a backless gown paired with an oversized flower crown.
Who wears the trousers?
Are you the kind of girl that likes to shake things up? The trouser suit has been strutting down the aisle for some time now and the look is progressing into two piece ensembles. Styles range from quirky off the shoulder bodices paired with cigarette pants or wide legged suiting with dazzling embellishments. Bold but never boring!
It’s a nice day for a white wedding…
Or is it? Poised like a princess you flick through 50 shades of white wedding dress without finding a tone which really complements your skin, so spin the colour wheel and see where it stops. Brides are increasingly opting for pastel shades or even brighter coloured wedding dresses and why not? Think about the colours which flatter you most and prepare to stand out for all the right reasons.
Accentuate the positive!
Celebrate your best assets by highlighting those zones. Defining your body shape can be a tricky test, petite, busty, hourglass? Many of us are a combination of shapes and so trying dresses on is the key to getting it right. That said, we get you ahead of the game with our fast track guide below. Your welcome….
Whichever style you prefer, you need to ensure the shape flatters your figure. The bride wears the dress, not the other way around. So if you have a petite frame, consider lighter dresses or structured trumpet styles. Frothy gowns will swamp your figure and so stay away from over the top voluminous designs.
Take care not too overshare! The key is to reveal and conceal in the right proportions. Opt for a subtly dipped neckline with a delicate lace detail for modesty.
Define curves with strategic draping or add drama with a basque waistline which drops into a tulle skirt. Opt for a darker coloured sash to nip in the waist.
He’s in love with the shape of you…..
And so should you be. Remember to buy the dress which feels most life yourself, because that’s who he fell in love with.