Picking out a wedding dress is most often a wonderful dream that most women have from a very young age. But when the time comes to actually do this, the task can get rather daunting, to say the least. Below you will find some very helpful tips to keep in mind when you go to pick out your wedding dress – the dress of your dreams!
First of all, every woman is different in shape and size. No two women are the same. This is why it is important that you know what type of dress best flatters your shape and size. Remember: It is not just about the dress; rather, it is about how you look in the dress. Wearing a pencil thin strapless gown when you are overweight will not compliment your figure. Neither will wearing a large puffy dress if you are on the shorter side. There are countless styles of dresses available on the market today. The best way to determine what style dress looks best on you is to try on a variety of styles. After carefully examining what type of dress accents your best features and covers your flaws, you will have a better idea of what style to purchase.
Another thing you should consider when picking out a wedding dress is the color of the dress. Although this seems like a ridiculous thing to consider – because most brides wear white – this is something that should also be carefully assessed. Keep in mind that even white has many tones and shades. Some women will look wonderful wearing pure white. But for other women, an off-white, champagne, or ivory color may look much more flattering. It all depends on the type of skin tone and hair color you have, as well as the style of dress you are choosing. Sometimes, women with dark hair and olive skin will look amazing in an ivory or champagne colored dress – especially if it has intricate beading on it.
However, if the dress is plainer in style and more modern looking, the same woman may look good in pure white. Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What you think looks superb may look less than attractive to someone else. This is why it is typically best to take at least one other person to pick out the dress with you.
And that brings us to a third point: taking someone with you to pick out the dress. If your mother (or mother figure) is alive and you have a good relationship with her, it is common that you would ask her to come along to choose a dress. And if you are keeping with tradition, you would also ask your future mother-in-law to come along as well. Any bridesmaids, best friends, or trusted confidantes are also usually chosen to go. However, some women prefer to go alone – it is all up to the bride and is usually based on the type of wedding that will take place. No matter what you choose to do, just remember that the final say about what dress to choose is up to you. It is your wedding day, and no one else’s!