Getting Started for Wedding Dress Shopping
Just as you have to consider certain things when purchasing any item of clothing, the same holds true for vintage wedding dresses. If you are purchasing one at a local consignment shop, be certain to try it on first. If you ever have the opportunity to try the dress on, this will guarantee the best fit. However, if that's not possible, as is the case with purchasing vintage wedding dresses online, you can always have them altered.
Do some homework to find your desired wedding dress style. The fashion magazines always carry the latest fashion trend to you, flip through the magazines' collection of wedding dresses and see if there's the style you like. Or else browse through the designer's website gallery.
Get to know what kind of a bride you want to be on your big day. Are you a classic or a modern bride? Bohemian or glamorous bride? If you want to be classic, then just go for wedding dresses with traditional design. If you want to look chic, then you have more options available, even short wedding dresses can work out for you.
Be realistic and open minded when shopping. The models figures are absolutely standard and gorgeous and most wedding dresses seem wonderful on them, But remember what seems fabulous on a model may not flatter your body. Choose a wedding dress based on your body type to achieve the flattering effect.
Considering the wedding venue, time and the formality.
It is very important that the wedding dress is going to go well with the whole setting, so think about your wedding venue, time and formality before the wedding dresses shopping. Getting to know the theme of your wedding location and if it's formal or semi-formal will help to narrow down your option scope and save you more time and energy.
Make a rough plan about your budget. It is not a good idea to take the bank breaking task. Find a friend to company you when shopping. Lead a group of people behind you when shopping wedding dresses; this will make it harder to make a decision. It is much better to find a friend that know you and can give you the sincere advice when you are confused.
Take it easy. Near rush yourself to make a decision when shopping wedding dresses, especially since many bridal salons charge a steep fee for returning a gown, or don't allow refunds at all. It is a great idea to start the wedding dress shopping at least two months before the deadline.
additionally,here are some tips for Selecting the Best Shade in a Wedding Gown
1 Fair skin – Look for yellow ivories and warmer natural colors like eggshell and candlelight.
2 Medium skin with pink undertones – Wear wedding gowns in creamy whites.
3 Medium skin with yellow undertones - Natural fibers like silk, cotton, and linen offer natural whites. Also look for champagne.
4 Dark skin with a yellow or olive undertone – Look for stark white and champagne off-whites with pink undertones.
5 Dark skin – Go with blue white or stark white as opposed to anything with a yellow undertone.
You can skip the white dress altogether in favor of a dramatic color that expresses more of the bride's personal style.
Wedding Gown Fabrics
1 Charmeuse – This lightweight satin follows the wearer's curves. It is less shiny than regular satin
2 Chiffon – This semitransparent fabric moves and drapes well. Look for it in layers, sleeves, and veils of a wedding gown.
3 Organza – Stiffer than chiffon, this fabric still flows with the bride
4 Satin – Satin is a heavy fabric that is shiny on one side, dull on the other. Duchesse satin combines silk and rayon for a lighter and less expensive 5 Silk – This fiber is luxurious, resilient, and expensive.
6 Taffeta? – Shiny or matte, this fabric has a crisp, papery feel.
Elements like color and sheen from the fabric create the base for a wedding gown. These dress basics can greatly affect the cost of a dress, so a bride should look at these elements when shopping within her budget