Wedding dress fashion tips: Do’s and Don’ts of dresses
I have refrained from doing a fashion post of my own, because I always think that the choice of wedding dress is so personal. I don’t even go dress shopping with my clients, because I don’t know them well enough.
But, it’s award show season. My favorite time to judge and criticize celebrities for their, or rather their stylist’s, choice of gown. If my friends and I can’t watch the red carpet arrivals together, we tear up our text plans with messages like, “Awful color”, “What is wrong with her neckline”, “Terrible fit” or “Claire Danes is perfect!” It got me thinking that there are general rules that all girls should keep in mind when thinking of wedding gown or evening gown alike. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I do think there are some simple things to keep in mind when you are looking for your wedding dress.
Don’t get emotionally attached to a particular style of dress before you try anything on. It is really disappointing to have your heart set on a certain type of dress only to find that it really isn’t working for you. I don’t mean that you shouldn’t know what styles you like and don’t like before you go shopping. But, if you see that a style isn’t working, just move on. It’ll make shopping much easier. And, remember, a trend is just that. A trend.
Do remember that proportion is everything. Body type should dictate more than you think. Small girls, the princess dress really isn’t right for you. It will swallow you whole. A-line is okay. Princess is not. Tall girls, you have an advantage. But, still keep the amount of dress in check. If you aren’t used to wearing a lot of dress, it is easy to let the dress wear you. Make sure you are comfortable and know how to move in your dress.
Don’t get talked into anything. I’m not talking about the sales folks in the bridal store. I’m talking about the folks you take with you when you go shopping. As much as they love you, they may want to sway you in what they personally like. Listen to yourself. You know what is right and wrong for you at the end of the day. Don’t let anyone convince you to buy something.
Do remember that wedding dresses do amazing things to your body. There are all kinds of built in supports and structure to a wedding dress. They can naturally shape your body like no other piece of clothing can. If you have been self conscious about your body shape, just let a dress change your mind about things. I’ve seen girls who never embraced their gorgeous curves be surprised to find themselves happy to have them in their wedding gown. And I say this in a good way. These types of gowns hold you in a different way. Just try it. You’ll see!
So, my list is short, but I hope it is helpful. And, enjoy your dress shopping! It should be fun. Until next time… XOXO, Julie