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Tips for choosing the perfect wedding dress to suit your shape

Once you have an engagement ring on your finger, the next step is choosing a wedding dress to wear on your perfect day. The shape you choose largely depends first on the style you like, the venue and of course your budget. A wrong choice can leave your dress emphasising the wrong features of your body and have you shying away from your wedding photos for the rest of your life.

Before considering wedding dress styles, it helps to identify your body shape:

  • Determine whether you are a pear shape bride where your shoulders are narrower than your hips.
  • Perhaps you’re more of a rectangle shape. Whereby your shoulders and hips are around the same size with no defined waist.
  • Have you been told you are more an hourglass shape? This means your hips and shoulders are around the same size, but you have a defined nipped in waist.
  • There is also the apple bride shape to consider, this means you carry your weight in the middle section of your body.
  • Lastly, there is the inverted triangle shaped body where your shoulders are wider than your hips, with a large upper body and small lower body.

No matter which shape you may be, there is bound to be the perfect wedding dress out there to suit every shaped bride.

Tips for choosing your ideal wedding dress

  1. Choose a wedding dress that fits properly. You want it to be quite snug so that it won’t fall off, but not so tight that you can’t enjoy that wedding cake!
  2. Find a wedding dress style that flatters your figure and accentuates your best assets
  3. Allow anywhere between 4-8 weeks for alterations or dressmaking
  4. Try to stick as close to your wedding dress budget as possible so as not to overspend
  5. Choose a wedding dress brand that is reputable just in case you need alterations or wish to send it back
  6. Most importantly – find a wedding dress that makes you feel like the beautiful bride you are!

How much should you spend on a wedding dress?

Picking a wedding dress, for some brides, is the best part of planning a wedding. But it can also be daunting. Depending on your budget, it can be a huge expense. So, how much is too much? The average price of a wedding dress in Australia is around $2,500. However, that price varies from bride to bride, depending on how much they decide to spend on their garment of choice. When looking to spend less, it’s best to hunt around for a simpler styled wedding dress as an extremely detailed design with lots of beading and pricey fabric will more assuredly cost more.

Are you ready to step into your dream wedding dress?

Shopping for a wedding dress is a huge highlight of planning a wedding and one that can make you feel like a princess over and over again as you check yourself out in the mirror. Just like meeting the love of your life, once you have found ‘the one,’ you just know. If you’re ready to start wedding dress shopping, be sure to visit Brides and Bloom’s wonderful website and get inspired! Or reach out and give us a call on (08) 8260 3266. We love to make our brides feel extra special.

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