Designing Your Wedding Dress


Wedding Dress

One of the most important decisions you will make about your wedding day is your fashion. Deciding on satin or lace and ruching and beading is not easy. Every detail of the design should be stitched to embody the love, beauty and promises that this day is about. We have a few tips for your wedding dress.


Defining the Waistline


Waistlines create style and illusions. Asymmetrical waistlines have a different height on each side. A bride with wider hips might choose an asymmetrical waist or a ruffled skirt. Basque waistlines form an elongated triangle. Empire gowns are high-wasted seams that begin just below the bustline. If you want to camouflage the waistline, you will want the empire wedding dress. A natural waistline falls at the natural waist. Dropped waistlines fall below the natural waist. Since the waistline can create such dramatic illusions, choose this element wisely.


Wedding Dress Necklines


You will need to make decisions about the neckline. This requires that you consider the features you want to enhance or hide. The Bateau neckline is a wide scoop neck that meets at the shoulders. The effect elongates the neck with a high collar. Off-the-shoulder is an elegant neckline that brings attention to the shoulders and offsets wider hips. Spaghetti straps flatter slender frames and narrow shoulders. Square necklines draw the eyes upward. Asymmetrical necklines are a one-shoulder design or different on one side of the front. A portrait neckline has a soft scoop from one shoulder tip to the other. A sweetheart neckline is low-cut in the shape of the top half of a heart. A V-neck drops low into a V-shape. A small-busted bride might choose a deep plunging neckline. The neckline is an important part of your wedding dress.

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Match Skin Tone with the Wedding Dress


The wedding dress should compliment skin tone. There is a remarkable difference between diamond white and ecru. Dark skin tones will look perfect in almost every shade of white. Yellow or olive undertones look best with a stark white or champagne wedding dress. Pink undertones should choose a creamy hue. Fair skin looks perfect in ivory and warmer colors. Fair skin should avoid stark white.


Match the Veil with the Wedding Dress


The veil is optional, but when you choose to wear one, it should match your style. A blusher veil is short and hangs over the face until it is flipped over the head for the reveal. Cathedral veils are the most formal. These long veils can hang nine feet from the headpiece. Elbow extends to the elbows. Chapel is another formal veil that extends down to the floor, which is usually about six feet from the headpiece. Flyaway veils are less formal and have multiple layers that meet with the shoulders. A waltz veil hangs somewhere between the knees and the ankles. The veil should match the tone of the event and the wedding dress.

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Choosing Your Style


Find the style you love. If you want a glamorous look, you might choose a body-contouring, low-cut back with shimmering embellishments. A minimalist will forego the glitz and glam, and choose a simple design. Romantics fall in love with lace and intricate details. A traditional look can be achieved with an A-line dress, a Bateau neckline and a string of pearls. If you want to be the princess, you probably want the ball gown with tulle, a voluminous skirt and ruffles all the way. Finding your style will require that you think about your personality, the setting of your ceremony and your unique shape.

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Crystal Ballroom Charlotte


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