With so many wedding dress styles to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to know what style suits you best. You want to look absolutely breathtaking on your wedding day, so choosing the right wedding dress is key. Whether you are going for a traditional white gown or for an alternative style, you want a dress that suits you and showcases your beauty. Many women feel overwhelmed at the prospect of picking out a dress. With so many styles and widely varying prices, it can seem daunting to find that perfect dress for you.
Knowing the place and time of your wedding will help with your search. For example, will you have a daytime ceremony on the beach? if so, you can rule out ball gowns with long trains and dramatic embellishments. Or how about an exchange of vows in a candlelit cathedral? Then you have to avoid short slip dresses or anything that looks like it could be worn to a cocktail party.
If You’re Plus-Sized
Here's what you should look for: An Empire dress with a skirt. Make sure the Empire seam does not start at the chest. The dress should play up your shape.
Get On It Early
You should begin shopping six to nine months before your wedding date. It takes four months for a manufacturer to make a dress and another two months to complete the alterations. Very elaborate gowns will take longer. Short on time? Many shops do rush orders for an additional fee, but your choices will likely be limited.