Before you say "YES" to the dress!
This is not a "match your body to the "right" dress" it is definitions on shapes and terms and some tips to help you during your dress shopping experience. Then it is a get your team and go try it on!
<This is a ballgown, which is a long formal dress with a fitted bodice and a voluminous skirt. This dress from
Vera Wang has a dipped neckline, similar
to a sweetheart.
>From BHLDN we have an example of an A-line gown, fitted bodice with a soft flair out in the skirt, with a high neckline.
<This trumpet silhouette, fits close to the body until
mid-hip and then fairs out, features a bateau
neckline, and is from Morilee.
>Pnina Tornai is the designer of this mermaid, which fits close to the body until the knee and then flairs out, and it features a one shoulder neckline.
<A sheath dress, figure clinging with a straight skirt starting at mid-calf, with a v-neckline from Maggie Sottero.
>This graphic gives a quick overview of the different types of waistlines that you may want to consider when shopping for your dream dress!
Now that you have the basics of wedding dress silhouettes and waistlines lets talk shopping!
Tips for the best experience at the bridal salon:
don't look at or try on dresses that are outside of your budget.
limit the number of people you bring to dress shop; two - five will give you feedback on the look of the dress without overwhelming you.
keep in mind the style tastes of those you invite to the shopping experience if your soon-to-be MIL (mother-in-law) or SIL (sister-in-law) is SUPER conservative, but you and your mom are more trendy then it may be a real struggle to come to agreement.
try on veils and accessories to enhance the wedding dress and make it your own style.
Tips from the pros over at Mountain Valley Bridal!
try different silhouettes and waistlines because the dress in the magazine picture that you dreamed of is different in person and that the dress you never thought of is your true love!
ask all the questions you want! Want a detail changed or worried about the way the dress is fitting, well they can guide you to the solution you need!
you need an experienced seamstress as wedding dresses require a specific set of skills, and you must trust that person while they perfect your wedding dress.
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