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A Handy Guide to Wedding Dress Choices

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016

A Handy Guide to Wedding Dress Choices

The day you decide to go and choose your wedding dress should be a day of fun and love between you and your mother, or friends or other family. There’s more to trying on wedding dresses than twirling dreamily around a changing room in a boutique so before you embark on what is possibly one of the most exciting trips of your life, you should ask yourself a few questions. You should decide what length wedding dress you want, short or long? 4If you want a train, long is the obvious answer and shorter dresses tend to suit to more petite and in some cases, more mature bride. You should ask yourself what style of back design will flatter your shape: with a back design or without? What style of sleeves – if any – do you see yourself having? What waistline suits you best? The weather, the location of your wedding and together with your body shape and personal style must agree to all these choices. It’s a lot isn’t it!? Thankfully many girls dream of their dress from the moment they watch Cinderella go to the ball in the magical gown that the Fairy Godmother created for them.


Depending on the location and on the season of your wedding day, many different boutiques have ample design choices from a popular jenny Packham stockist to the ever impressive Vera Wang. Short dresses tend to be all the rage for summer weddings as they fit the Fifties style and are cooler to wear. You may find yourself going against the traditional range in favour of a shorter swing dress and tea length dresses are very fashionable as the length is elegant and sexy offering you the much needed ease and flexibility of movement on your big day. A wedding dress with a train, 5short or long, is grand and dreamy. Just like the fairy tale wedding dresses we’ve watched in Walt Disney animations or seen royalty marry in to their princes and kings in their royal wedding dresses. Even if you choose a short length wedding dress, no one can stop you from adding a tasteful and elegant train to the back to walk down the aisle with. Of course, you may opt for a bridal veil train rather than a dress train, either way you can make a stunning choice.


The floor length long skirt is a famous feature of a traditional wedding dress. Have a look around for ian stuart stockists for truly remarkable dress choices. Longer dresses are always featured more than others due to tradition and popularity. Next to respecting traditions, if you are not exposed to many formal and gala events in your daily life you might be the bride who is looking forward to wearing a long wedding dress and make your wedding day a memorable one with this choice. Longer skirt wedding dresses are also recommended for brides who want to emphasise their bust area and hide the lower part of the body.