Choosing your wedding dress is one of the most important purchases ever made for a wedding. And almost anyone can tell you that buying it can be quite the experience. Here are some pointers to consider when choosing your wedding dress:
Choose the Right Fit for Your Body Type: A-lines usually have a fitted bra with a skirt that flares gently from the waist to form an "A" shape. They work for most body types and are a particularly good choice if you do not want a tight fit on your lower body.
Supportive dress for a full-figured body type: If you have a large bust, you will want a supportive top. Maybe consider a dress with a built-in corset. This kind of fit will give you the shape you want! You can still wear a strapless dress, but make sure it fits tight. A square-neck dress is a great option for because it shows off without showing too much.
Choose a sheath or flared dress for long and lean body types: If you are thin and tall, you may want to highlight your physique, or find a dress that creates curves. Depending on how you feel, pick a dress that follows the long straight form of your body, or a dress like a mermaid cut that creates curves.
Remember that you know yourself best: A great way to figure out what fit is best for you individually is to look at the dresses you already own. Figure out what fit you generally wear and feel comfortable in. If you have toned arms go with sleeveless dress that can show them off, just be careful of showing too much, it can make your dress look less formal.
Narrow down the characteristics of your ideal dress: Think about the neckline. Do you prefer high neck, scoop neck, V-neck, or another kind of neckline? Consider whether you prefer the flowy dresses or ones that are more fitted. Think about the color of your ideal dress. Think about what length you would like, and what would suit you. Also consider the amount of detailing you want.
Use the Internet to individualize your research: The Internet is another great resource to search for your preference in dresses. Now that you have narrowed down the characteristic, do a Google search of these elements.
Consider your finances: You have probably have some kind of wedding budget. Many experts advise to factor 8-10 percent of your budget for your attire. This should give you some idea of how much to work with.
Factor in dress adjustments: Factoring in dress tailoring can take some of the pressure off of choosing a dress. Call tailors in your city and see how much wedding dress alterations usually cost. Keep in mind you only will receive a general estimate.
Factor in accessories: You will probably need to buy accessories like a veil, shoes and jewelry. Do some quick research for prices. Don’t forget to budget hair and makeup.
Consider used dresses: There are great used wedding dresses on the market that look like new. You can buy a dress that has only been worn once. Used dresses can save you a significant amount of money.
Go to several shops: You never know if you will find a better option after you see more dresses.
Shop online for a wedding dress: Think about shopping online for a dress. You may find options that better suit your budget and personal style.