Wedding gown shopping is fun! As soon as you fix the wedding date you can start looking around. You will soon realise that you probably have to try on more than one different style. Follow these short tips when choosing your dress.
- A sleek bodice will enhance a full or ornamental skirt. Do not be tempted to try and “balance” the amount of fullness of the skirt unless you are actually after an hourglass silhouette.
- A bride in a strapless gown must cover her shoulders for the church ceremony. Use a shawl, bolero, a jacket, a coat, a collar, detachable sleeves or long full veils.
- A wide neckline or an off the shoulder design will enhance beautiful shoulders.
- The simpler the bodice, the less attention it will draw to fuller busts.
- If you have a very curvy figure, select a gown with detailing in the bodice or in the skirt; never in both.
- A plunging neckline will show off your bust line; however, it ought not to be the only noticeable feature in your gown.
- If your legs are your best feature; choose a sheath with a slit, or an angled hemline.
- A long, swanlike neck is shown to best advantage when the bride wears a choker, or when the gown is designed with a high-neck cut-out neckline.
- Want to be daring without showing too much? Wear a dress with a plunging back, or a backless gown.
- Choose a shade to flatter the natural colour of your skin and do not wear make-up to fittings. Remember that the time of day will have a bearing on the ultimate result; so try on dresses during the same time-band as your wedding.
Article courtesy of Weddings & Homes