A wedding dress is among the things that tops a wedding budget. Some really spend a lot for a grand wedding gown while other brides just settle on a cheaper alternative. But whether it is cheap or expensive, whats more important is for the gown to complement the brides physical attributes.
Body shape and figure is one consideration in choosing a wedding dress. For a hour-glass body figure, the best option is a halter neck-line style to emphasize the bodys excellent features and provide an extended shoulder line illusion. If the hips is wider, a strapless or with strap ball gown would be good. However, avoid bias cut and straight gowns.
For slim, petite and smaller figures, an empire-line or high-neckline is recommended to give emphasis to the body length or to provide an illusion of a taller body. Keep away from full ball gown dresses. For curved and busty body figures, a v-shaped neckline would flatter the body features and provide an illusion of a perfectly sized bosom. A strapless gown with appropriate choice of supporting undergarment is also good. Avoid high neck lined dresses to prevent appearing disproportionate, plunging neckline too as this would be inappropriate in a formal event. For tummy and full hips figure, an A-line dress is a good choice to even out the tummy area and provide a slim line and perfect symmetry. what must be avoided are patterns and seams along the middle body section and accessories around that area. For body figure with flaccid arms, hide the arms in long sleeved gowns if too conscious about it but only for autumn and winter weddings. On warmer climates, choose a sleeveless gown with a shrug, wrap or laced jacket and do not part with those decorative accessories.
Skin tone and color of the hair are other things to consider in wedding dress selection. Cream colored dress is best for ladies whose skin is olive or light tan. People with red hair also lookd great in cream gowns. But those with pale skin can appear ghost-like in this gown color. Cream appears richer than white or ivory and would look stunning is matched with antique gold. Ivory dresses are best for brides with pale skin and dark hair. Ivory comes in different shades and is suited for almost every bride but those with olive skin coloring should shun from yellow shades of ivory. Ivory is soft white in color. Off-white wedding dresses look good on almost all skin coloring and hair colors. This color of gown is more natural looking and dusty compared to bright white. Off white comes in a variety of shades and is sometimes called cappuccino and latte or antique white. Bright white or pure white gowns are best for brunette brides with medium skin tone coloring, for brides who are tanned or olive skinned with any color of the hair and those brides who have black skins. Very pale color-skinned brides should not choose this gown color.