There is a style for every taste and body type
For all those unfamiliar with wedding dress styles or simply in of need a refresh explanation, read on. You will also find tips on when and how to search for the perfect dress.
First: start your search early
Most bridal stores do not have a wide selection of sizes for each dress, so your size will likely need to be shipped to the store. On average, it could take 3-6 months for it to arrive. After you receive your dress, you will have to make the first of possibly three alteration appointments. This alone could take another two months. The months quickly start to add up – and you certainty would not want to settle on a dress because it was the only one in your size and it just needs a hem. Most importantly – dress shopping is fun! So why not start early?
To get started
Try on a variety of styles. Bring your girls with you and watch their reactions closely. You will see if the dress is a fit or not instantaneously from their facial expressions. From there decide which style you feel most comfortable in, then you can narrow down your search to that particular style. Explore different fabrics and textures. There is so much variety and creativity out there!
The Ball Gown Style
Almost everyone pictures a big beautiful ball gown at some point when you think of a wedding dress. The full skirt is the most distinguishing aspect of the dress and will make for a show stopping entrance. It’s a classic style that everyone looks stunning in and will absolutely make you feel like a princess on your wedding day.
The Mermaid Fit
This style has been hitting the aisle big the last several years – and will continue to for years to come. It takes the classic style of the ball gown to a whole new level, showing off curves while still getting a fun flare past the knees. It is a constricting style – so it is highly recommended to move around and even sit while being in the dress at the store to make sure you will be comfortable on you wedding day.
The Drop Waist
Following closely behind in style with the mermaid fit, the drop waist instead starts to flare below the waistline. There are many drop waist styled gowns that really have some character and uniqueness to them when it comes to the skirt.
The most flattering style of them all, and probably the most popular, since everyone looks amazing in an A-line dress. It is form-fitting just below the bust where the fabric gradually starts to flow away from the body in the, you guessed it, shape of an “A”. The A-line style is also a good choice due to the variety of fabric types it comes in.
Although not the most common style for a wedding dress, this style is fabulous for petite women. It gives the allusion of height, so with a column dress you will look and feel taller.
At the Basin
Since Wild Basin is a rustic, mountain wedding venue we tend to see a lot of lace and tulle fabrics. They are a lot more lightweight for the warm mountain days we have here in the summer, and they can be a lot easier to walk around in. With a variety of outdoor spots to take pictures here, having a light weight train or none at all is something to consider.
Take a look at some different wedding dress styles worn at Wild Basin