Design Your Own Wedding Dress
What if you want to design your own wedding dress, would that be possible?Ultra-Formal and Formal
Nowadays, most brides usually shop the bridal stores for the perfect wedding gown. But you don't have to be most brides. If you want to design your own wedding gown, and have it specially made and tailored for you, take these things into consideration.
First off, determine how formal or informal your wedding is going to be. Following are guidelines in choosing gowns according to formality level.
Full Length Gown
- Train at chapel length (1 yard) or cathedral length (longer than 1 yard)
- A long veil or tiara with veil
- Detailed or simple embellishments to the gown
Floor-Length Gown or Cocktail Length Dress
- Sweep train
- Waist-length or fingertip veil
Floor Length or Cocktail Length Dress
The Right Gown For Your Shape
- Suit Dress
- Slip Dress
- No veil
- Hair ornamentation (floral wreath, flower accents, jeweled clips)
Now, find the perfect gown for you! Here are some tips in choosing the style of gown that flatters your body shape.
Best Fabrics for Your Outdoor Wedding Dress
Princess gowns and A-lines are considered the most flattering styles, as they add height and length to the body.
A bride with slender, well-toned body might choose a sheath dress for a fitted line and a sexy look.
V-line waists or basque cuts elongate the torso and make a short-waisted bride appear slimmer.
Full skirts hide larger hips or bottoms.
A sweetheart neckline flatters a busty bride.
A square-cut neckline also flatters the busty bride.
Brides with significant chests should avoid busy patterns above the waist or the horizontal fabric lines across the chest.
Brides with smaller chests can enhance their bustlines with a fitted corset that gives some lift, or with some detail at the neckline that offers impression of size.
If you have great arms you are proud of, go sleeveless.
Certain fabrics do hold up better in outdoor weather, as far as being light with some "breathing" capacity so you don't perspire too much. Fabrics with natural fiber content like cotton weaves allow the dress to release heat from the body. Synthetics stick to the body and trap heat and moisture. Avoid appliques or beading that can add more weight and bulk to your dress as well.
The following are suggested fabrics for outdoor weddings.
- Silk Chiffon
- Silk OrganzaSilk Tulle
- Lightweight Satin
Design Your Own Wedding Dress Tip: Visit informative wedding websites like the weddingchannel.com
that offer interactive tools that allow you to enter your own gown criteria (like choice of neckline, length, etc)and view samples of matching choices.
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