Your Wedding Dress
Of all the special days in your life, your wedding day is the day you want to look beautiful and feel special. When chosen wisely your wedding dress will truly enhance your appearance and give you that special feeling on this most important of days - your wedding.
The style of your wedding dress should complement the style of your wedding, whether it be a formal wedding, informal wedding, traditional wedding or themed wedding. It is important also that the style of your wedding dress is flattering to your figure and enhances your best features.
To have more option and choice the earlier you start looking at wedding gowns the better. Some imported wedding dresses can be ordered, but can take many months to arrive here. Wedding gown designers who specialise in one of a kind creations have a limited time frame for making and can be booked up many months in advance. If you have a wedding dress designed for you it is wise to try on a few different styles to decide what style wedding dress suits you best.
Full length wedding dresses are lovely for evening or formal weddings and are usually worn with a veil. Day weddings can be more informal with shorter gowns and a garland of flowers or a soft fabric hat as headwear.
The traditional white wedding dress is still very popular and beautifully complements dark hair and olive complexion. However, it is best to choose a fabric which complements your skin and hair colouring. As a guide, a soft white wedding dress is lovely with blonde hair and a fair or olive complexion, a cream colour wedding dress enhances red hair and a fair complexion, while an ivory wedding dress complements light brown or honey blonde hair with a peaches and cream complexion.
Long wedding trains are appropriate for large, formal weddings while shorter ones are more suitable for informal or day weddings. Wedding trains can made as detachable items to extend the useful life of the wedding
Accessories are used to finish the look and pearls, sequins, beading, crystals, lace, and flowers are just some of the embellishments available to enhance your wedding dress.
Jewellery and wedding shoes should be discreet and chosen to complement your wedding dress rather than draw attention away from it. Covering your wedding shoes with with a fabric matching that of your gown is a subtle touch.
There are many options open to you when purchasing your wedding dress and your budget may determine the choice you make. Wedding dresses can change in style from year to year and you should consider the time of year, the climate and the comfort of you wedding dress. When starting to look for your wedding gown take someone with you whose opinion you respect and who will give you an honest opinion without pushing you to mane a hasty decision. Make sure you wear shoes of the correct height, something with a heel you are used to and which you can walk in comfortably.
When buying an off the shelf wedding dress from a bridal boutique you are able to try several different styles and colours to ensure that you make the right choice.
Alternatively you may have the wedding dress designed and made by an exclusive fashion designer who can design a wedding dress in the style, fabric and colour which is most flattering for you.
Making your own wedding dress is a far more challenging task but will provide you with a truly original wedding dress in your own individual style.
Another option is to hire your wedding dress. If you have a limited budget this is a very real alternative. Be sure to choose a reputable wedding supplier and a complete fitting together with all the wedding accessories before your wedding day.
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