Step 1: Choose Your Silhouette
As the overall shape of your gown, the silhouette is one of the most prominent stylistic aspects and should be selected first. You have several options to choose from. Ballgown, sheath, mermaid, fit-and-flare, and A-line are typically the most popular silhouettes for wedding gowns.
The silhouette you choose may depend slightly on your body type, as certain silhouettes tend to be more flattering on certain figures. It will also depend on the style of wedding you are planning. If you are planning a casual affair, for example, a sheath dress or an A-line gown may be more appropriate than an extravagant ballgown.
Step 2: Choose Your Neckline
After the silhouette, the neckline is often the most striking feature of a wedding gown. It should hug your shoulders, collar bone, and bust in a manner that makes you feel spectacularly beautiful for your special day. Strapless, sweetheart, halter, high neck, off-the-shoulder, scoop neck, and V-neck are popular choices. Some brides may also select a bateau neckline (a high scoop neck that crests the collar bone) or an illusion neckline (a sheer fabric embellished with lace or other accents).
As you decide which neckline you prefer, it is also a good time to consider the sleeve style you would like. The two often go hand-in-hand. One-shoulder gowns, for example, have a very distinctive neckline that accompanies their style. Spend some time thinking about which sleeve style you prefer: sleeveless, spaghetti straps, long or 3/4 sleeves, etc.
Step 3: Choose Your Back Detail
The front of your dress will not be the only side of your dress that is showcased on your special day. From walking down the aisle to the bouquet toss, you will be surrounded by guests and admirers from all sides. If you have short hair or are planning an elegant updo for your long hair, your back will be extremely prominent. Therefore, it is important to dedicate some thought to the back detail you want for your wedding gown.
If you do not wish for your back to be a primary focus, you may prefer more understated details such as buttons, a zipper, or corset style. If you have a long torso and a slender back, on the other hand, feel free to show it off by opting for an open back, low back, or keyhole design.
Step 4: Choose Your Fabric
Fabric is the other key defining feature of a wedding dress. The fabric you select will play an important role in setting the tone for the overall event, so this decision is best made by stepping back and considering the bigger picture. Tulle, taffeta, satin, organza, chiffon, and lace are some of the most popular, well-known fabrics for wedding gowns, but they are also available in crepe, Dupioni, net, and Georgette fabrics.
In general, light and airy fabrics such as chiffon and tulle are better suited for casual or rustic weddings, whereas heavy fabrics such as satin are better reserved for formal affairs. Some fabrics, such as lace, create timeless wedding looks that are perfectly suited for any occasion.
Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches
Finding your dream wedding dress is like building a puzzle. Once you have identified which pieces you want to use, selecting the official gown becomes much, much simpler.
At our Palm Beach bridal boutique, we offer a great selection of gowns in multiple styles. We are sure to have something that fits your vision for your special day. If you are on the hunt for your perfect gown, call Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches at (561) 793-4633. We would love to help you find your dream wedding dress!
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10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com
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