We are breaking it down for you lovely ladies today and giving you some useful advice on how to go about wedding dress shopping!
What to take with you to your fitting:
There are a few items that we note down as “must bring with” when shopping for a wedding dress. One suggestion we want to mention is if you already have your wedding shoes, bring them! If you already have your accessories, bring them! If you already have your vail, bring that! There is no better way to know what the dress is actually going to look like on your big day! This will make dress shopping go smoother and will help you feel more confident in your decision. Hang on to your underwear because we have another great tip! In all seriousness, bring your undergarments! The goal is to find a form fitting, comfortable yet functional piece to wear under your dress. You want to try and find one as close to your skin color as possible. It is important to bring this item with you to make sure it can’t be seen underneath your dress!
What to look for based on your body type:
When looking for your dream dress it is always a good idea to do some research and have a good idea what type of dress you’re looking for. If research to you means binge watching “Say Yes To The Dress” then so be it but you should definitely go into the store leaning toward a certain direction. Obviously you won’t know exactly what dress you want until you see it on yourself but here are some quick tips for wedding dress shopping for your body type! The classic Cinderella ball gown look is going to really flatter those of us who are a little taller and need a little extra help looking curvy. The fullness of the dress will help to accentuate those curves and lets not forget make you feel like a real life princess. The mermaid style is going to be perfect for any of us that were blessed with the curse of curves and are ready to show them off! This dress is going to fit like a glove and help you show off your hourglass shape! Last but not least the classic A-Line dress! This dress is perfect for any body type and is guaranteed to be having you feel like a bride.
Who to bring with you:
Well your people, of course! To be more specific, it is a good idea to bring with you the women or men you trust will be as honest and as supportiveas we need them to be during this decision! It is going to be a “all hands on deck” situation when trying dresses on, so make sure you bring whoever is going to be helping you get in and out of your gown during this process. One thing that is most important to remember when selecting your bride tribe for this wedding dress scavenger hunt is to bring the people who bring out the best in you and make you feel as beautiful as you are! This can be a long, grueling processes so it is crucial to make sure the people who are there with you are going to show you the fun side of dress shopping, champagne and all!
What styles are in right now:
The shape of your wedding dress is ultimately up to you and should be based on whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. However, we do have a few trendy style pointers that we can suggest that are making their way down the aisle. The first major wedding dress trend we are seeing come to life this wedding season is the statement bow. These over sized bows are usually placed in the back of the dress to attract attention to the long train of the dress, adding an extra something special. Another fun addition to a wedding dress that we have seen plenty of in the fashion world this past year is capes! Hitting home for all the Game of Thrones fans out there, this look is sure to give that royal wedding feel that is sure to wow your guests! One last worthy mention in our trending wedding dress breakdown has to be the fitted, lace sleeve. This a trend we personally have seen the most of this past year and we absolutely adore it. The sleeved look tends to add an extra “wow” factor to your dress by giving it overall a much more luxurious feel. These bold looks may not be for everyone but they certainly do add a little something extra unique and fun to a classic look. If you are daring enough, we support and encourage your decision!