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Choosing the Right Style for Your Wedding Gown

When you start walking down the aisle, you want to have the whole congregation's eyes on you. Your appeal and beauty being incomparable to anyone in the room. The gown accentuates the bride's beauty.

Studies have shown that it's the most eye-catching thing people remember at most weddings. As such, you need to choose a style that complements you and helps you look your best. Here is how;

Keep your options open

Though you might have an idea of your perfect wedding gown. It's an excellent idea to visit a designer or wedding gown store to see and tryout on various designs. You might fall for something new that you never expected. That's why it's prudent to keep your options open.

Your dress should complement other aspects of the wedding

The style of the wedding gown should fit with other aspects such as the season, and even the age of the bride. In this case, if you have a winter wedding, then a corseted, strapless gown would look out of place. Additionally, a strapless or heart-shaped neckline might be gorgeous on a younger bride but seem inappropriate for someone middle aged. Of course, this is your wedding, and you should wear what you love but considering various factors will help you achieve the princess look you want.

Review various wedding gown styles

Getting the best fitting and fabulous gown requires that you look at various gowns from different designers. Keep in mind that each wedding gown manufacturer has a slightly different size chart. Therefore, while you might wear a 10 in one brand, another brand may require a smaller or larger size. To get you started with standard options, review the list of wedding gown styles below. Remember, you can always have a gown custom made, though for a higher price.

A-Line - Also known as a Princess wedding gown, this style fits slim to the body to include vertical seams that go from the shoulders down to the hip. Typically, the A-Line style of wedding gown works great for most body types.

Ball Gown - For this style, the skirt is full while the waist and bodice are fitted. Usually, a full-figured, pear-shaped, slim, or tall bride would look gorgeous with this particular style.

Basque - This wedding gown style is made to sit slightly below the bride's natural waistline, forming a subtle "V." Usually, a pear-shaped body looks best with this gown — also an excellent design for mother of the groom dresses and mother of the bride gowns.

Dropped - The Dropped design sits below the natural waistline, then rests on the hips. Usually, brides with an hourglass figure might consider this a great option.

Empire - For brides with a thicker waistline, the Empire style gown has a small, scooped bodice, high waistline, and slim skirt.

Mermaid - The Mermaid style gown is best on a tall or slender build, which is fitted in at the knee, flaring out below.

Sheath - With this style wedding gown, the body is narrow, hugging the bust, waistline, and hips. Generally, a bride who is tall, slim, or petite would look best wearing the Sheath style gown.

In conclusion, when searching for that perfect style, consider your body type, wedding theme or decor, and the season. Giving some thought to each of these considerations will ensure that you will look your best when all eyes are on you.