wedding dresses

choosing the perfect wedding dress

Everyone knows that the wedding dress is an important part of your special day. You want it to be perfect - so that you feel amazing walking down the aisle and leave your guests speechless. Buying wedding dresses in the UK can be more involved than you think, but if your follow our wedding dress advice you'll be fine. There are many fits and dress styles to choose from, and there are even options in choosing the colour of the dress. With these decisions to be made in the midst of organising the rest of the wedding, choosing that perfect wedding dress can be stressful indeed. Luckily we are here to help and have gathered a bunch of tips that will make choosing the perfect dress easy as pie.

First, make sure you have enough time to give the decision the attention it deserves. It can take up to six months to find the perfect dress, so it pays to start looking as soon as possible in order for you to get a better idea of what style suits you.

Take a friend or family member with you to the dress fitting, and make sure that this person is someone who you trust to give an honest opinion. You want someone other than a sales rep who will give you their honest thoughts on the dress and provide some constructive criticism.

Prepare yourself before heading to the bridal shop - make sure that you bring along a pair of heels that match similarly to the ones that you plan to wear on the big day. This will help ensure that the dress is the correct length. If you want to bring a camera to the boutique, phone ahead to ask beforehand if that is allowed. To make things easier when trying out multiple dresses, wear little makeup and avoid wearing fake tan and foundation completely.

dress silhouettes and your body type

There are many dress silhouettes and you should choose the right one for you. The ball gown type is a fitted bodice which flairs at the waist and has a full skirt. This type can suit most body types but is unsuitable for those who are petite. A Fit-and-flare dress is fitted throughout the body and flares from either the knee or thigh. This type is also known as a 'mermaid' or 'trumpet' silhouette, and is perfect for those with small waists. The A-Line dress has a fitted bodice that flows out to the ground from the waist. This dress type is popular and suits all body types. Tea length dresses are similar to a formal gown without the trouble of a floor-length skirt, and is classy while suiting most body types.

After you have chosen a dress silhouette, consider what you want the top of your dress to look like. It will be the part of the dress that people will see the most and shows up especially in photographs. The choices are extensive and include v-neck, strapless, sweetheart, bateau and halterneck. Ask the boutique manager which one will complement your dress style and body type.

Try to have fun while choosing your perfect dress. Although it can be an important decision, remember that your wedding is a day to be enjoyed and you can have a lot of enjoyment choosing your wedding dress and being treated like a princess.

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