Choosing the best wedding dress
Updated: Apr 11, 2019
We know there are a lot of dresses to choose from. And it is your own choice to select the perfect dress where you feel comfortable and beautiful. Let’s not forget that there’s a significant investment that comes with it, too. So, how exactly do you choose the perfect wedding dress?
In this article, we break it down into five simple steps to make finding your dream wedding dress a breeze.
It’s no secret that wedding dresses are often the most expensive item of clothing you’ll ever buy.
You’re going to be wearing this dress on one of the most important days of your life, and so you’ll likely spend quite a bit of money on your wedding dress.
The average wedding dress cost in the U.S. typically ranges from $400 to $1,700 with most brides spending at least $1,050, but you can purchase a wedding dress for far above and below those prices.
There are a few factors that will impact your wedding dress cost. Most notably, an extremely detailed wedding dress with lots of beading and pricey fabric (silk, etc.) will cost more than a simpler wedding dress, as more intricate gowns require more labor and materials.
To avoid these high costs, the groom and groomsmen typically rent their tuxedos for the big day, so it’s not a stretch for the bride to do the same.
If you love to rock a peplum or a pencil skirt, focus on fit and flare dresses, to begin with. We know, there are almost too many dress options out there—but the fastest way to finding your dream dress is figuring out what works for your shape. Below are just few examples to help you chose:
Sheath: Sometimes known as a column dress, the sheath silhouette is a formfitting style that follows the body’s natural line and doesn’t flare out. If you are petite, this slim shape adds length. This silhouette also looks excellent on brides with slender figures.
Dropped Waist: This silhouette is what you'd imagine—it falls and flares out slightly below the waistline around your hip area. If you want to flaunt your torso since it hugs your waist and hips this dress is for you.
Mermaid: The mermaid silhouette is defined by a slim, tapered, curve-hugging skirt that follows the line of the hips and thighs, and flares out around the knee. If you have an hourglass figure and want to show off your curves this dress is a perfect fit for you.
The Wedding Theme
Before you start dress shopping, decide whether you want a casual garden party-themed wedding or a formal, romantic affair. Always keep the venue and theme in mind as you browse gowns, because the last thing you want is for your dress to clash with your overall wedding style.
Take a look at our blogs for some inspiration!