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The Crystal Ballroom Charlotte

Designing Your Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

Selecting Your Wedding Day Fashion

Choosing the right fashion for your wedding day, especially your dress, is one of the most significant decisions you'll face. From the complexities of selecting between satin or lace to the intricacies of ruching and beading, every element of your dress should resonate with the love, beauty, and promises that the day signifies. Here are some insights to guide you in choosing your wedding dress.

Accentuating with the Right Waistline

Waistlines play a pivotal role in defining style and creating visual illusions. Asymmetrical waistlines, varying in height on each side, are great for brides with wider hips, as is a ruffled skirt. Basque waistlines, forming an extended triangle, add a unique touch. For those looking to downplay the waist area, empire gowns with high-waisted seams starting just below the bust are ideal. Natural waistlines align with your body's natural waist, while dropped waistlines sit below it. Since waistlines can dramatically alter perceptions, select this feature with care.

Navigating Wedding Dress Necklines

The neckline of your dress is crucial, as it can enhance or minimize certain features. Bateau necklines, wide scoops that meet at the shoulders, elongate the neck and add a touch of elegance. Off-the-shoulder designs draw attention to the shoulders and balance wider hips. Spaghetti straps suit slender frames and narrow shoulders, while square necklines draw the eyes upward. Asymmetrical necklines, which include one-shoulder designs, add a modern twist. Portrait necklines create a gentle curve from one shoulder to the other, and sweetheart necklines, mimicking the top half of a heart, are romantically low-cut. V-necks create a sharp plunge, ideal for smaller busts. The choice of neckline is a key aspect of your wedding dress, impacting your overall bridal look.

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Coordinating Your Wedding Dress with Your Skin Tone

It's essential for your wedding dress to complement your skin tone. There's a noticeable difference between shades like diamond white and ecru. Darker skin tones generally pair well with nearly all shades of white. Those with yellow or olive undertones might find that stark white or champagne tones are most flattering. If you have pink undertones, consider opting for a creamier hue. For those with fair skin, ivory and other warm colors are ideal, while stark white might be best avoided.

Choosing the Right Veil for Your Wedding Dress

While opting for a veil is a personal choice, if you decide to wear one, it should align with your overall style. A blusher veil, short and draped over the face until revealed, offers a traditional look. Cathedral veils, extending up to nine feet from the headpiece, are the epitome of formality. Elbow-length veils reach just to the elbows, while chapel veils, trailing down to the floor, are about six feet long and also formal. Flyaway veils, less formal and reaching just to the shoulders, feature multiple layers. Waltz veils fall between the knees and ankles. Your veil should not only match the tone of your wedding but also harmonize beautifully with your wedding dress.

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Defining Your Wedding Dress Style

Discovering the style that resonates with you is key. For a touch of glamour, consider a body-hugging dress with a low-cut back and sparkling embellishments. If simplicity is more your style, opt for a minimalist design devoid of excessive glitz. Romantics often gravitate towards dresses adorned with lace and intricate detailing. A classic, traditional look can be captured with an A-line dress, Bateau neckline, and an elegant string of pearls. Those dreaming of a fairy-tale princess appearance might be drawn to a ball gown featuring tulle, a voluminous skirt, and cascading ruffles. To truly find your style, reflect on your personality, the setting of your ceremony, and what flatters your unique body shape.

Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom Charlotte

Your dream wedding dress is the ideal match for the Crystal Ballroom Charlotte Runway. As an all-inclusive venue, it's tailored to fit every aspect of your ceremony and reception. Collaborate with our designers, bringing your creative ideas to life, and select from a variety of floral arrangements, linens, and décor options. Plan your ideal wedding at Crystal Ballroom and experience the glamour of walking down the red carpet into your very own fairy tale.



We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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