How to Find the Perfect Wedding Dress    

When it is time to start looking for your wedding dress, it can seem a little scary. There are so many options, and it is such a big decision that you might be afraid to make the wrong choice. How do you know which dress is “the one?” There would be nothing worse than getting married in a dress that you don’t like.

Instead of putting more stress on yourself, use these helpful hints to help you find the perfect dress.  

Pinterest is your friend

If you haven't already, create a pinterest account and start scouting out dresses. Seeing real dresses, on real people, will help you get an idea of what you like and what you do not like. Pin the dresses that you like the most. When it is time to go dress searching, show the pictures to the assistant and she will help you find a dress that looks like the one in the picture. Then, you can try it on and see if you like it as much as you did in the picture.

Pinterest is also a great place to find all kinds of styles and shapes. There are so many different kinds of bridal gowns on pinterest. If you do your research, you are bound to come across a plethora of styles and shapes. This will help broaden your search and show you dresses that you didn’t even know existed.

Once you have a good list of pinned dresses that you like, go to the store and try on ones that look similar. You already know that you like the dress form the picture, so now you just need to decide if it looks amazing on you.

Think about you

You know yourself the best. You know what styles you like and which ones you do not. You also know what looks best on you and what you feel the most comfortable in. when dress shopping, keep yourself in mind. Always think about what kind of styles you like the most. If you know that you hate mermaid style dresses, then don’t pick a mermaid style dress. If you know that you really like to wear high neck shirts and dresses, then maybe try on some high neck wedding dresses. This might be the style for you.

Keep your personality in mind as well. If you are a spunky person, then pick a dress that mirrors your charizma and spunk. You want your dress to highlight you and your personality. Take some of your closest friends and family along; people that really know who you are. They will help you decide if the dress looks like something you would wear.

Highlight your best features

It is important to think about the shape of the dress. You want your dress to highlight your best features and hide the features you are least proud of. If you love you hips and want those to be displayed, then try on a hip hugging dresses. If you do not like you chest, then try on a high neck dress that will hide your neck.

You want to feel the most comfortable in whatever dress you wear, and part of feeling comfortable is liking the way you look in the dress. If you do not like the way that the dress highlights your hips, then don’t choose that dress. If you love the way that your dress makes you look and feel, then maybe that is the dress for you.

It is also important to try on a few silhouettes. This will help you see the way you look in each shape and will help narrow down which styles you like the best and which ones you do not. Also, you might be surprised by what looks good on you. Most times brides go to their appointment and they feel very confident in one style, and they only want to try that style on. But then they try on another style, and they realize how great it looks and end up picking something they didn’t even think they would like.

Comfortable is beautiful

You want to make sure that you feel comfortable in whatever dress you pick. Remember that you will be wearing your dress all day long. It would be awful if you can’t even enjoy the best day of your life because you are so annoyed by your itchy sleeves, or you hate the way the fabric feels against your legs. You want to make sure that you feel comfortable in the dress you choose. That last thing that you should be thinking about on your wedding day is that irritating back lace that keeps scratching you.

Confidence is key

Along with comfort comes confidence. You want to make sure that whatever dress you pick makes you feel confident. You don’t want to feel self conscience on your wedding day, especially because that is the day that all eyes are on you.

On your wedding day, you want to feel your most beautiful. Nothing looks better than a bride that struts down the aisle feeling beautiful and confident. If you try on a dress and you feel insecure, even just a little bit, don’t pick that dress. On your wedding day, your insecurities will be heightened due the anxiety and the amount of attention you will be getting. Therefore, even the tiniest bits of insecurities will be intensified. That is why it is very important that you choose a dress that you feel the most confident in.

Keep themes in mind

If you are having a themed wedding, make sure that your dress fits into your theme. Your wedding dress is an essential element in your wedding decor. It is one of the aspects of the wedding that your guests will remember most. To make sure that your theme is accurately portrayed, have your wedding dress fit into your theme.

For example, if you are having a vintage themed wedding then choose a vintage themed dress. Your guests will appreciate the harmony between all of the pieces in your wedding. Plus, the pictures will look better if everything goes together in perfect harmony.

Color crazy

While most brides will opt for the traditional white dress, it is important to know that that is not your only color option. Wedding dresses come in all kinds of colors, and there is no rule stating that you absolutely have to wear white. If you are in love with the color pink, and when you envision your wedding day you see yourself in pink, then choose a pink dress. This is your big day and you get to pick what happens.

The most popular wedding dress colors are white and ivory. Ivory is an off white color that looks very similar to white. Many wedding dresses come in both of these color options, so you have the choice to pick which color you want. It is important to try on dresses in white and ivory to see which color looks better with your skin tone. If a white dress flushes you out, then try an ivory dress.  

The ring

The wedding rings are one of the most important aspects of any wedding. Keep your ring in mind when picking out the perfect gown. You want a dress that will complement your wedding ring. If you haven’t found the perfect ring yet, come by Malak Jewelers and browse our full collection of engagement and wedding rings. Let Malak Jewelers make special moments unfrogettable with the perfect piece of jewelry.

Wedding dress shopping can be stressful, but it can also be very fun and exciting. When wedding dress shopping, keep these tips handy so that you can easily pick which dress looks best on you and makes you feel your most beautiful.  

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