There are numerous aspects of wedding planning that are quite stressful, regardless of whether you’ve hired a wedding planner or not, although what’s arguably the one that causes the greatest anxiety is choosing the wedding dress.
The Washington Post feels it leaves us often wondering, “Why is every facet of the traditional wedding dress shopping process set up to make it incredibly difficult for women to make the decisions that are right for them?” We may never know the answer to that query, but there are certain things that we can do to keep the stress levels to a minimum when searching for that perfect dress.
Know your body type
Wedding dresses come in a myriad of silhouettes from mermaid to column numbers, and are even beginning to take inspiration from contemporary dresses such as TFNC London’s off shoulder maxi dress with embellishments which was featured by Lyst’s editors as the perfect dress for both casual and formal occasions. But not every style will work for every body type. One of the cardinal rules of fashion is to dress according to your shape and size to accentuate your assets and conceal your problem areas. Although not every woman will fit into just one body type, with Kim Kardashian being a prime example as she is petite, busty and has hourglass curves, knowing which categories you fall under will help immensely in the impossible task of narrowing your dress options.
Pick timeless over trendy
Alternatives to the ivory gown have been growing in popularity as wedding dress designers debut frocks in black and other colors. Trendy in the beauty industry, brides have even opted to customize their traditionally white dresses with an ombre dye job. Whether these are suggestions you are willing to consider or not, don’t choose a style based on demand, according to Glamour since trends are temporary. You want something for the books, a timeless classic tailored to your taste and still deemed fashionable in the years to come.
Schedule fittings closer to the wedding date
The dress is often the first thing that brides to be decide on before any other wedding detail and prioritize fittings over venues. It’s good to have dress ideas, but it’s better to save those for later on to make sure that they suit the location and the number of guests, working backwards to the dress, suggests The Guardian. Also, many women want to lose weight for the big day, so experts recommend that you book appointments closer to the big day for less unpredictability in the fit.