How to select THE wedding dress?

Congratulations, you’re getting married!

Choosing just the right dress is one of the most important things that you’ll do as you plan for your wedding. Before you rush to the bridal shops it’s good to know how to choose the perfect wedding dress between so many fabulous gowns.

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Finding inspiration for THE Wedding dress

Inspiration for the most special dress that you’ll ever wear can come from a variety of different sources, even something as particular as the way a pearl catches the light. Bridal magazines and specialising websites offer helpful ideas, while events like Bridal Fashion Week feature some of the world’s top designers like Vera Wang and Christian Dior. Wedding trade shows are also an excellent way to discover designers, for example Max Chaoul who has won the prestigious Wedding Trends award several times, and is a master of the glamorous, or Pronovias who cater to cosmopolitan brides who adore luxury and tradition.

Elements of Style

There are a number of different dress types, and some of the most popular include the ball gown type dress with it’s nipped in waist such as those by Vera Wang and Monique Lhullier. The mermaid style gown is another favourite with its fitted body blossoming into full skirts below the knee for a glamorous silhouette. The romantic empire line dress is flattering and very beautiful, while the sheath dress such as those done so well by Peter Langner is elegant and classy. You can choose the type of gown you prefer based on personal tastes, body shape or height, though each of these styles can be adapted and modified as you wish.

Making your Wedding dress very special

Most wedding dresses have beading or lace, but choosing just the right amount and the right cut can make all the difference between a fancy dress and an utterly fabulous dress. Reem Accra is known for her spectacular beadwork on beautiful silk and organza, while Sarah Burton who designed the dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, is known for her flowing trains and delicate embroidery work. You might consider colours other than white, and ivory, cream and pale pearl pink are fashionable choices, popular with sophisticated and elegant brides.

Shopping for THE Dress

There are many shops which specialise in wedding dresses. After find inspiration with our advice, each bride will be able to make a selection, based also on her very individual preferences and her idea of how THE dress should look. You can also choose a particular designer with his own bridal range such as Elie Saab, or a bridal specialist like Caroline Castigliano or Ines di Santo, who personally fits each gown. We would be delighted to recommend a selection of shops and designers for you to consider. Nothing compares to actually trying different styles, and once you have made your selection it is imperative to try THE dress several times to ensure that all alterations and details are perfect for the most special and romantic day in your life.

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