Dress For Bridal Success
Without a doubt, one of the things brides look forward to most about their wedding is choosing their wedding dress. And why not? This is one of those rare moments when you get to select a beautiful item of clothing just for yourself, something designed to make you feel glorious and joyful, and make you look exactly how you feel. Wedding dresses are symbolic of the beauty and wonder of the ceremony, and for many years after their wedding, brides cherish the dresses from their special day, a one of a kind keepsake and memento.
There’s lots of pressure to look a certain way on your wedding, which influences the way many women select their dresses. This isn’t happening here. We believe your wedding should look and feel exactly the way you imagined it, and only you, all the way down the dress you don. The only requirement of a wedding dress is that when you look at yourself in the mirror, you are delighted by what you see.
These days, wedding dresses come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. There’s just no keeping up with fashion but, as we all know, some things never go out of style, and that is true for dresses. The shape of gowns and evening dresses have been consistent for years, and all of them bring their own pros and cons, things to remember when you’re picking your gown.
Ball Gown Silhouette
This is a timeless dress shape, one we’ve seen on princesses all our lives, whether they be real or not. It’s a true classic, and one that has been favoured by women all over the world for generations. One of the most-loved attributes of ball gowns is the contrast created by the full skirt and the fitted bodice. The full shape is very forgiving and flatters the waistline. Ever dreamed of a chance to float down the aisle like an ethereal queen? Then a ball gown dress is the one for you.
Sheath gowns are fitted, though vary in the closeness of that fit — some cling to the body’s shape, while others are more straight cut. Whichever cut you choose, sheath dresses are perfect for those who want to go with something a bit more simple, and don’t want to be overwhelmed with fabric. The dress’ clean lines give a lengthening effect, while the overall impression is one of effortless modernity. A perfect dress if you’re having a more informal event.
If you’re the kind of bride who insists on being glamorous on her big day, then the mermaid dress is a perfect fit (get it?). The dress gives off a sophisticated look, and the skirt’s trademark flare can be wide or narrow, sleek or ruffled, ensuring that each dress, including yours, is unique. This silhouette is great if you’re wanting to emphasise your curves, no matter what your shape, and brings all the sultry drama you need to your wedding.
Most people will recognise this shape — it’s a classic for a reason. The A-line dress is one that’s all about proportions, balanced in both the skirt and the bodice of the dress. This makes it great for everyone, with the fitted bodice emphasising your waist, and the ease of the flow and cut making it incredibly easy to wear. It’s a great point to start from if you’re not sure what you want, with its subtle and elegant lines and the ability to integrate this shape into a variety of different kinds of dresses.
Classic dress shapes are not just about tradition, and styles that have existed for decades. The modern age has also thrown out its own twist on bridal dresses, and if you’re having a summer, daytime, or more informal wedding, then a short dress is definitely your style. And if you’re one of those women who just don’t like long skirts, this dress is your style too. A cropped hemline can be a multitude of lengths — between the knee and shin, above the knee, and mid-thigh — and is definitely an opportunity to show off your gorgeous wedding shoes.
The Little Things
As with any theme, it’s less about the big drama and more about the little ways you can incorporate the theme into the day. This can be done any number of ways: women can be asked to wear lace gloves, and men can be asked to wear bow ties; the music you choose can match your theme; the food can cater to more exotic and interesting dishes; and the gifts the guests receive can also be themed (perhaps a pretty pocket watch or broach?).
Keep up to date by adding us on Social Media. Showing you all the behind the scene details!