Some brides know exactly what their wedding dress will look like before their guy even pops the question. But most brides start the search for the dream wedding dress without much idea about what they want.
Here are some pointers to think about before you and your bestie or mum hit the bridal boutiques to try on miles of lace, satin, chiffon, and silk.
When you choose the style of your wedding dress, you might want to consider the style of your wedding and your body shape.
Some popular styles are:
Ballgown or A-line style: fitted bodice and full skirt that can be reminiscent of a fairytale. It looks beautiful with an updo and elegant jewelry. Add a sparkly tiara if you want to invoke some serious princess vibes.
Mermaid style: this dramatic look is glamorous and accentuates your curves. A fitted bodice draws attention to the body with the skirt flaring out at the thigh or knees. You’ve guessed how this dress got its name?
Boho style: The dreamy, floaty style with effortless, down-to-earth vibes never seems to go out of fashion. Boho dresses often have a lot of lace, open backs, dramatic sleeves and are lightweight and easy to wear.
Empire style: this lovely silhouette is flattering and beautiful. The neckline can be plunging, halter, scoop or off-the-shoulder and the details might include beading, embellishments, or lace. The style is versatile and can easily be dressed up for a traditional church wedding or dressed down for romantic garden nuptials.
Separates: The trend of a separate top and skirt is coming back into fashion as many brides plan more casual weddings in the time of Covid. These bridal outfits are far from plain. Stylish beaded or lacy tops and sexy skirts with daring splits bring the wow factor to separates bridal ensembles. Pantsuits are also trending. A big attraction for the bride is to wear the outfits again and create a new look.
These are just some of the styles you will discover as you begin the shopping spree of your life. Try on as many different styles as possible. You might initially dismiss a particular style but fall in love with it after trying it on. This is more common than you might imagine.
While white, cream and ivory are traditional colors for wedding dresses, many modern brides are going for some color.
Budget always has to, unfortunately, be a consideration when shopping for a wedding dress. If only we all had a Kardashian-sized budget to spend on the dress and bridal accessories. But don’t despair because you can often find similar styles to the latest designer gowns you see on the fashion runways. These versions are just as gorgeous and much more affordable.
Then you have to think about the veil, jewelry, hairstyle and shoes. More than one wedding shopping trip is in your future.
Your wedding dress is one of the most important fashion purchases of your life. Have fun shopping and snap some photos so you can show us your bridal look when you visit Frily’s Boutique to find your wedding decor, cake and photography services.