Bridal Fashion: Here Comes the Bride!

Undoubtedly one of the ­most exciting parts of planning a wedding for the bride is picking out the perfect, fairytale gown. It is an amazing and unforgettable experience, and feeling, when you find the right one. Here are some dos and don'ts and some tips and tricks to help you pick your perfect gown. We've included lots of photos for inspiration. Don't forget to pin, pin, pin! 1.    Don’t pick based off currently trends.

Just like fashion in general, bridal fashion has trends that come and go. When choosing your perfect dress it is important to remember don’t pick the dress because it is a trend, pick it because you love it.

3.    Bring a camera.

There are some places that won’t allow it, but if they do, have a friend or family member snap some photos so that you can see what the dress looks like in photos from a variety of angles. Plus, if you are having a hard time making up your mind, you can take the pictures home and continue to look at the options until you reach a decision.

4.    Ask lots of questions.

Make sure you ask all of the important questions, not necessarily to the person helping you, but to yourself. Does the dress fit well? Will you have to get it altered? Is it the style you like? Will it look good in photos? Does it make you feel beautiful? Can you dance in it? Before you go, make sure you know what is most important to you so that you can choose the perfect dress.

 5.    Don’t bring too many people.

Trying on dresses is really exciting, and it is fun to have all of your pals there. Make sure the people you are bringing are supportive and positive. With so many different tastes and contradicting opinions, it may be difficult to “fall in love” with anything.

6.    Be open-minded.

Something that doesn’t look so good on the hanger can look amazing once you put it on! Even if you are set on a strapless ball gown, try on other styles and fits. You never know what you will love until you try!

7.    Take your time.

Wedding mode means that everything is on a deadline, but don’t rush in making a decision about your dress. If you are uncertain, be sure to take the time that you need to decide.

8.    Choose the right shade of white.

Believe it or not, there are many shades of white – and some shades look better on certain skin tones than others.

Stark White ­– This is the whitest white that you can get. This really bright white tends to look good on darker skin tones. This white tends to wash out lighter skin tones.

Natural White – Natural white is one of the most commonly purchased shades of white. It tends to be more of an eggshell shade of white. The eye perceives it as white and it looks white in photos, it is just softer than the stark white.

Ivory – This shade has yellow undertones. Depending on the fabric, this dress still looks white. If you choose a dress with satin, then you will see more yellow than you would in lace or tulle.

Champagne – This shade of white has pink undertones. This color tends to look great on olive skin tones.

What style do you love? If you see something that you like, PIN it for later!

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 Don't forget to check back next Monday for the next Bridal Fashion post of the series. It is all about the Groom! We will share some tips, tricks and picts for the man on the big day.

Make it pretty!