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8 Insanely Useful Tips to Use When Shopping For The Perfect Evening Gown

8 Insanely Useful Tips to Use When Shopping For The Perfect Evening Gown

There is so much variety in evening dresses, that it can make shopping for the perfect one totally confusing. However, when you find the right dress, you will feel like a diva in it. Not only will it be comfortable, it will also bring out your best features and make you happy to show it off.

So, how do you set about looking for one, and identify if it is the right choice for you?

Here are ten valuable tips from Best for Bride, to help you find the right formal gown for your next big social event.

Assess your body shape first

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Is your wedding dress the perfect fit? Here is how to find out

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

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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.

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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

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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.

To find the right wedding dress and also get it altered and fit for your big day, visit us at Best for Bride.

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Dress Advice for the Mother of the Groom

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There are hundreds of columns, books and articles dedicated to wedding advice for the bride, groom, bridesmaids and even mother-of-the-bride. However, we seldom come across useful advice for the mother of the groom. So, this article is dedicated to the mothers of the grooms, and we will soon explore the guidelines that will help the mother of the groom choose a dress that is appropriate for her son’s wedding.

Going with tradition

Traditionally, it was the bride’s mother who first chose her dress and informed the groom’s mother of her selection. The mother of the groom would then choose a dress that would match. The dresses of both mothers weren’t expected to be a perfect match. Nevertheless, it was common practice that their dresses didn’t clash, but would instead complement each other. So, if the mother of the bride chose a long dress, the mother of the groom would also do the same.

Go with the wedding theme and colors

You should be aware of the various colors that are in the wedding palette, and the type of wedding that is planned. Depending on the specific nature of the wedding, you may choose your dress in a color and style that matches the style of wedding. Take cues from the bridesmaids dresses and choose your dress in a color that complements it, but isn’t the same shade.

 

Avoid white and black

You should stay away from white, obviously because it is the bridal color. Black isn’t usually considered suitable for a wedding, and unless it is a part of the overall color scheme, or the couple don’t mind you choosing a black dress, it is best avoided.

Comfort is key

It is not a good idea to experiment with daring options in dress styles on this day.You will be spending several hours wearing the dress you choose, so go with a style that you are comfortable in.

Once you choose your dress, get it altered to fit your measurements. This will make sure it flaunts your figure. Also select appropriate innerwear to support you throughout the day, and invest in a good pair of shoes.

Dress appropriately and aim for elegance

Choose a dress silhouette that flatters your figure, and make sure it is one that doesn’t cause any eyebrows to be raised. Modern etiquette rules do not demand that the mother of the groom be dressed conservatively. So, you can choose dresses that highlight the latest trends, but aim for a classic and elegant look. If you want to try something bold, it is a good idea to first get your would-be daughter-in-law’s opinion on whether it would be appropriate for the occasion.

Accessorize to enhance your overall look

Don’t just rely on your dress to look great. Make sure you have the jewelry to add the finishing touches. Classic choices are pearls and diamonds, but you can also go for colored gemstones that match your dress. Choose a stunning clutch and matching shoes to add style to your outfit. Finally pay attention to your makeup and hairstyle to look fabulous.

To choose from a great selection of dresses in all colors and patterns to wear at your son’s lifetime event, visit us at Best for Bride.

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Dress to impress: How to dress for a wedding

Weddings are occasions to shine and look fantastic at. Although it is the bride who will steal the show in her fantastic bridal attire, it doesn’t mean you have to tone down your glamour quotient. As a wedding guest, make sure you dress your best, and get noticed. Here are some fashion tips to help you look fantastic at the next wedding you attend.

Bring on the accessories

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Step out in style in a fantastic pair of heels, and give everyone the opportunity to look at you from Toe-to-top, for a change! Accessories are a fantastic way to transform a regular dress into something spectacular, and the best part is that it doesn’t have to break the bank. Experiment with statement jewelry, or invest in a killer clutch. Go with the latest trends and buy bold and bright accessories that add instant glamour to your look.

Stay Away from White and Black

When you have a whole color spectrum to choose from, why should you opt for the one color that screams “Bride”? White is the bride’s color, and don’t attempt to steal her thunder by appearing in white. As for black, we have seen enough of short black dresses at every occasion. You can be certain that there’ll be at least three other women in black, so don’t join the queue. The only time you will be excused for wearing black is if you have a super-stylish formal black gown that is so unique, you won’t face competition from anyone.

Bright or light, dress for the weather

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Choose colors that match the vibe of the season. Also, don’t forget that your dress should be appropriate for the weather at the time. Choose bright, bold prints or cheerful pastel colors for summer and spring. If it is a winter or fall wedding, embrace the beauty of the cooler climate and go for classic, dark tones. This is the chance to bring out your precious silk scarf or stylish stole, and enjoy the attention it gathers.

Make an effort

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A wedding is a special occasion, and however casual the style is don’t dress in anything you can be seen in on the street. You do not need a new outfit, but keep it formal or semi-formal, dress up in style, wear makeup and try to look good. Also remember that there will be families attending the event, so avoid dresses that are too revealing, too tight or low cut, that it can make you uncomfortable wearing in front of company.

Bring out your style with modern twists on classic dresses

Dressing up for weddings doesn’t have to be boring and always classic. This is your chance to let your personality shine through, with fantastic twists and elements that are your own idea. If your dress looks too plain, add an interesting scarf or pair it with a stylish jacket and you are set to go.

To choose the perfect dress to wear to the next wedding you have to attend, or your own wedding dress, visit us at Best for Bride.