Finding your dream wedding dress is only half the deal. To be the bride you always wanted to be, your dress should fit you perfectly. One that is too tight or loose can totally spoil your look.
So, this article is all about the various factors that make sure your wedding dress fits perfectly. Let us begin.
Choose the right size
This is crucial to make sure that your wedding dress will be perfect after alterations. Do not choose a dress that is more than two sizes bigger than your actual size. Another thing is that however certain you are of being much slimmer when you walk down the aisle, buy a dress that currently fits you. When you do lose those extra pounds, you can take your gown in; but if you don’t you’ll end up with a gown that will be uncomfortable and tight.
Does it allow you to move?
This is a very significant question. Wedding dresses can be heavy and when you choose a silhouette such as the trumpet, your movement will be restricted to a great extent. Imagine how it will be if you have to dance through the night when you can barely walk in your gown? Or worse, how exhausting will it be if you have to climb a staircase in a gown that clings to you? Consider the venue, the practicality of the dress and whether you will have trouble moving around the room in the dress you choose, before you commit to it.
Can you breathe in it?
This is very important if you intend to choose a dress that is smaller than your actual size. When a dress size is smaller, it is small all over. So, you will have a dress with not only a smaller bust and waist, but also one that fits more snugly. Remember that you will be wearing your wedding dress for several hours, and so you should be comfortable in it.
A tight dress that feels as though it is about to snap isn’t the ideal choice. The bodice should fit snugly, but it shouldn’t be too tight that your skin feels pinched. Similarly the skirt shouldn’t be so heavy, that you will be exhausted dragging it along. If you think it is so, check whether you can have a few layers taken out and whether the gown would still look good. Make sure your dress has enough allowance so you won’t feel too uncomfortable in it when you are done with dinner and dessert.
Get the length right
One of the most embarrassing things that can happen is to trip over your wedding dress and fall. Unfortunately, hundreds of brides have ended up having such mishaps, mostly because they didn’t get their wedding dress length right. To avoid this mistake, wear your wedding shoes to your fitting sessions and get your dress hemmed at the precise length that will allow you to walk comfortably without tripping over. An experienced seamstress will know how to do this correctly.
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3 thoughts on “Is your wedding dress the perfect fit? Here is how to find out”
LOL, this was a problem for me. I found a dress that looked great, but when I got it on, I could barely breath and had to walk like a stick figure. The way the dress was made caused it to be a difficult mend, but we made it work!
I have a dress that is a little longer and tripping on the darn thing is a great fear of mine right now.
These questions are exactly the reason that I had my dress professionally fitted.