How to Pick a Wedding Dress
Picking your wedding dress should be one of the most exciting events in your life. A lot of women get so stressed out about finding the perfect dress, though, that they don't stop to enjoy the process. Pay attention to these three important steps to reduce your stress and have a good time. You have an opportunity to try on some of the most beautiful dresses that you will ever wear, so grab a couple of your best friends and enjoy it!
Know Your Dress Silhouettes
Know the basics of dress silhouettes before you go shopping. That way, you can communicate better with your bridal consultant. You should also think about what silhouette goes best with your body type.
If you have one of these body types, then consider sticking to dress silhouettes that will emphasize your assets while hiding the parts that you're not so proud of.
Hourglass: Women with curves in all the right places can show off their bodies with an A-line dress. Trumpet and mermaid silhouettes can also work well for them.
Short Waist: Women with small waists but otherwise well-proportioned bodies should consider dresses with a Princess-line silhouette that will elongate their figures.
Full Figure: Women who have big curves and a bit of a tummy should look at ball gown dresses that will show off the parts they like most. A-line dresses also work well for full figured ladies.
Think about the Season
You can't look your best when you're uncomfortable. That's why you have to think about seasonality. Spaghetti straps in the middle of winter will leave you shivering with goose flesh. Sure, it won't show up in the photos, but you'll still waste a lot of time wishing you could wear your coat at the altar when you should be enjoying your special day.
It's often difficult to think about seasonality since you buy your dress months ahead of time. It can seem weird buying a light cotton dress in February. Come summer, though, you'll thank the breezy material for helping you stay cool and helping your makeup stay in place instead of disappearing under a torrent of sweat.
It's Your Party
Overall, it's most important that you choose a dress you love. Check out the latest trends (the bridal shop will certainly have a ton to show you) and decide whether any of them appeal to you. If not, you can always go classic. Remember, it's your party. You get to wear the dress that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable.
Posted by Katie L.