You are at your bridal boutique, browsing through several racks of wedding gowns. There are so many different types, in terms of colours, sizes, cuttings, styles and so forth. You feel overwhelmed and lost. Where should you begin, and how? Questions start to pop up in your mind and you are wondering if your questions make any sense… Fret not, because we have all been through that and understand how it feels.
Hence, we have compiled a handful of common questions brides ask when choosing their wedding gowns. So rest assure that your question may be a huge concern for other brides as well!
Common Questions Brides Ask When Choosing Wedding Gowns #1 : Which Wedding Gown Suits Me Best?
This question is the most common question that pops up in brides’ mind when choosing their wedding gowns. It is no surprise because every girl want to look their prettiest on their wedding day!
Choosing your best wedding gowns can be daunting but not when you have the right advices from a professional bridal gown consultant. One of the advices they will provide is to start choosing your wedding gowns according to your body types and proportions. As you all know, different brides have different body types. Your wedding gowns have to do the work for you – enhancing your best features and downplaying your ‘flaws’.
Two common concerns which bride have are dressing to look slimmer and more well-endowed (since Asians are not as lucky as our Western counterparts!) in their wedding gowns.
For example, if you have a pear-shaped body type, pay close attention to A-line wedding gowns which flares out from the waist area. This helps to create a smaller waist illusion and at the same time, conceals your heavy bottoms! If you like, choose an A-line wedding gown with a spaghetti-strap body or V-neckline to showcase a more slender upper body.
For a more well-endowed effect, choose a wedding gown with more details on the bust area, such as lace, ruffles, jewels, sequins and pleats. These details help to enhance the bust size appearance and as the same time, can also create a ‘slimmer’ effect. Another tactic would be to wear two sets of nu bra (one on top of the other) to offer that boost!
Common Questions Brides Ask When Choosing Wedding Gowns #2 : Can I Just Choose Any Wedding Gown Train?
We are pretty certain that most girls would love to don long flowy wedding gown trains. Just because most brides in the royal family and princesses in cartoons wear them, it does not mean that you cannot look like a princess in a short wedding gown train too!
Imagine dragging a heavy long royal wedding gown train in a supposed space-constrained aisle. All the grandness and elegance will most probably be lost. If you are holding your wedding celebration at an outdoor venue, the most appropriate type of wedding gown trains is the ‘sweep’ style. Such wedding gown train does not have much movements. Hence, it is also easier to walk in them and they are lighter too!
On the other hand, if you have more space area to play with, consider the cathedral wedding gown train which is much longer. Although you may walk in with grand entrance, such wedding gown train is less suitable for petite brides. This is because it has a ‘dragging effect’ which the bride may look shorter in.
Common Questions Brides Ask When Choosing Wedding Gowns #3 : What Accessories Should I Wear to Match My Wedding Gown?
After you are done choosing your wedding gowns, accessories are the next to consider. However, the question is, should your accessories match your wedding gown or should it be the other way round? We’d say, choose your wedding gowns first and then choose your matching accessories!
Most brides may be clueless on this aspect, not knowing that some metals actually complement certain colours of the wedding gowns. For example. Ivory has been seen to best match with gold as it highlights the creamy tint of the fabric. If you have chosen a white wedding gown, consider choosing accents in silver or platinum or even with pearl white detailing. This is because gold may clash with brighter white hues of your wedding gown.
Theory-aside, the best and easiest method to choose your accessories is to allow the embellishments on your wedding gowns to dictate the colour of your accessories. For example, if your gown has silver beading, pick a necklace, bracelet or earrings with a silver base. Bearing that in mind, you should also go easy with your accessories and remember the ‘less-is-more’ rule. If your wedding gown is already packed with bold embellishments, choose simpler accessories, for example, earring studs instead of dangling ones. Lastly, it is always good to avoid designs that are too similar to your wedding gown embellishments as you do not want to look too matchy-matchy.
Were these some of your concerns when you were choosing your wedding gowns? Were we spot on? Do share with us if you had other questions in mind when choosing your gowns and tell us how did you address them?
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