Selecting Wedding Gowns
Personal style and body shape
Not all dresses look good on everyone what looks good on a magazine may look different once you try it on. Find a dress that suits your style and flatters your body shape. Here is a look at a few common wedding dress styles:
Ball gowns are commonly deemed as the "princess wedding dress" due to their use in a few fairytales movies. They usually have a full skirt and are a great fit for almost all body shapes, however these gowns can make a bride with a petite frame appear "overburdened" by the dress. You should know that the extra fabric and the crinolines in these gowns may make it bulky!
A-lines, as the name suggests these gowns are designed in the form of an 'A'. These gowns will therefore, comprise of a skirt that begins to flare down in an 'A' form from the waist. These gowns will also compliment almost all body shapes and are great for brides who feel flawed on the lower part of their bodies. In fact, some Princess wedding dresses may fall in this category depending on the design! However, most Princess dress will "hug" the body up to the knees before they can form a flare.
Color wedding dresses are commonly known as bustier dresses and work best for people with a medium bust size and toned arms.
You're Wedding Theme
Are you going to have a casual, a beach, a formal, a costume or a vintage wedding? Whatever your option, be sure to pick a dress that complements the theme and one that will not clash with your theme and ruin a potentially perfect wedding. For instance:
If you will be holding a formal ceremony then consider gowns with long trains, and that are full length. On the other hand, if your wedding is an informal outdoor event you should consider looking at a variety of Color wedding dresses.
If you are planning an "informal summer outdoor wedding", then you should consider a gown made from thin fabric material, like chiffon.
You may decide to choose a wedding dress color that accompanies your overall theme color. You may also choose to maintain the traditional white wedding dress color for formal events or even choose a color that compliments your skin tone such as champagne, ivory and even solid colors such as blue. It is really up to you what color of gown you select; after all it is your wedding!