It is the wish of almost all, if not all, brides to look their best on their wedding day in a beautiful and stunning dress. But, you will agree with me that it is easier to wish for things that to actually get them done. Some brides simply do not have a clue when it comes to choosing the right wedding dress style and color. I am sure you will appreciate some help in making a choice from all the various options competing for your interest. Here is a guide on how to decide on your wedding dress style and color.
Different wedding dress styles and body types
When you go to a bridal shop for a wedding dress, you will surely be presented with a variety of styles to make your pick from. The most popular styles are the A-Line, Empire, Mermaid, Column/Sheath and Ball Gown. The fact is that you cannot just make a random choice out of all the styles, as each has particular body shape(s) it is suitable for. Let us have a look at these styles, one at a time, and the body type they go with.
A-Line or Princess wedding dress: This is a classic choice for almost all brides. It is particularly recommended for those who may want to cover up what they might consider as flaws in the lower part of their body such as roundness or thinness.
Sheath wedding dress: If you are a slim person, you may want to go for this style. The Sheath/Column is not recommended for brides with big bottom and thighs, as its rather tight-fitting nature could deprive you of comfort on your wedding day. Also, the Sheath style could make it difficult to dance, if you plan to do that.
Empire wedding dress: This style will work perfectly for brides with large busts because it provides covering for the breasts. The Empire wedding dress is also a good choice for pregnant brides or those with big belly since it has enough room for the stomach region.
Ball Gown wedding dress: Most brides will look wonderful in this style featuring a fitted bodice and full skirt, which enhances the waist. The Ball Gown is especially fitting for brides with slender figures. If you are a very short person, you will do well to steer clear of this style.
Mermaid wedding dress: This is perfect for women with curves that need to be accentuated. The Mermaid is a close-fitting style that will look good on brides with hour glass or rectangle body types.
Deciding on color of your wedding dress
When it comes to wedding dresses, white and cream white are the colors commonly used. However, it does not mean you have to go with those as a rule. You may decide to pick a color that complements your skin tan, for example. Also, bright colors are good for casual or outdoor ceremony such as a beach wedding.
The color for your wedding dress will also be determined by the season in which you are getting married. For example, bright colors are good for summer wedding, while peach, pink, turquoise and ivory are among the popular wedding dress colors in spring.