There are so many options out there. Start with deciding on what type of bride you want to be. Are you a modern bride? Traditional or classic bride? Maybe you are going to have a very casual wedding or a destination wedding? Or maybe you just want to go over the top on your special day. No matter what you decide there is a wedding dress for everyone.
Perfect Wedding Dress
Let’s take the modern bride. Modern dresses are becoming very popular. These dresses include halter style necklines; mermaid skirts, asymmetry in necklines and skirts, higher hemlines, and exaggerated contours. These are not the only items that make a dress more modern. Modern dresses can also include flowing fabrics, 3-D flowers or embellishments, drapey blouson bodices, gauzy materials, or sheer materials for that peek a boo look. How about a dress that unzips or unbuttons so your elegant wedding gown now becomes a shorter, easier to move in cocktail length dress? A lot of the time, modern brides choose not to wear a veil but choose to do something elegant with their hair. What about something simple in your hair?
A traditional gown has a timeless air about it. A traditional gown has equal parts of romanticism and sophistication about it. Most traditional gowns are floor length. It can just come to the floor or if you prefer it can have a train. They can be sleeveless or have some sort of sleeve or strap. Two of the most common types of traditional wedding gowns are the A-line and the princess. Most brides who want to stay with a traditional gown will also choose to wear a veil. Usually traditional brides have some sort of veil. Choose either a short and simple “blusher” veil or more elaborate elbow-length.
How about that wedding on the beach? That may not call for a traditional gown. Something a little more casual would be appropriate. You will probably want to stay with a shorter gown, possibly knee length. Fabrics with this type of dress are the key. Keep with materials that are breezy and light. Empire style dresses are good for outdoor weddings in the warmer climates because they only cling just under the bust line and gently skim the rest of the body keeping you light and cool. Don’t forget this also works well with an outdoor wedding of any type, not just the beach. With this type of casual gown, try a delicate floral woven head wreath to help keep your hair out of your face.
Are you the type of bride who just wants to go over the top? Well it is your special day and you can have anything you want. If that is the case go BIG. If you are going to do it, do it with everything you have. Make sure your dream dress is something spectacular. The dress is going to be long, with cathedral trains six to eight feet behind you. Or they are going to be full with layers of material. Don’t forget the bling! Bodices will have lots of it, either in the form of pearls, sequins, rhinestones or combinations of all of the above. Over the top dresses call for over the top headpieces, think tiara or extra long, multi-layer veil.
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