The Wedding Dress

Oct 29, 2011 by     Comments Off    Posted under: Blog

No beautiful bride is complete without a perfect wedding dress, whether you are looking for a fairy tale dress to make you the centre of attention, or something sleek and elegant made from lace or satin.

On the internet there are hundreds of wedding dresses on display and it’s easy get a little overwhelmed by the choice; a phrase that’s heard again and again is “There are so many wedding dress styles to choose from”. You can browse online until your head starts to spin, find a few you love, but then the bigger question is “Will it suit me ?”

Our advice to brides is to put the laptop down and go and try wedding dresses on. Find a good bridal store like Mia Sposa Bridal Cambridge, then book an appointment and simply go and discover not only what suits you, but a dress that you really love.

Mia Sposa in Cambridge are a high street brand, so prices are affordable for most UK brides. They stock traditional wedding dresses with contemporary designs, and also offer offer alteration services (which come highly recommended), storage facilities, and can clean your wedding dress after your big day to keep it fresh before storage. Mia Sposa also have an extensive range of underwear and accessories to complement your chosen gown, including basques, tiaras, veils, jewellery, underskirts and shoes.

Some things to bear in mind when looking for a wedding dress

Match the dress to the style of the wedding

If you are having a morning wedding you will want a different dress than a formal evening wedding. If you are having a beach wedding it’s a good idea to skip the
ten-foot long train.

Pick a cut of dress that flatters your figure

When you were young and planning your wedding you may have fallen in love with the Cinderella dress, but now you’ve spent years working out you’d probably like to show off your curves with a mermaid style dress. If you have a larger bust line you may not want to go with a low-cut dress: try on several dresses and the Mia Sposa consultant will guide you to a shape that is most flattering.

Choose a colour that suits your colouring best

Do you have a peaches and cream complexion with red hair? Then most likely a white dress will wash you out, so look for an ivory or soft pink dress. Wedding dresses are not just white anymore !

Be open-minded

Try on various styles of dress. You may find that a style which you wouldn’t think suits you actually looks fabulous.

Think things through

Consider practicalities and accessories. If you want to a wear a veil, for example, try one on with the dress. Equally, put your hair up if you think that’s how you’d like to wear it on the day.

Trust your choice

When you’ve found the perfect dress, don’t try on any more ! Arrange your fittings, and start shopping for underwear, shoes, jewellery and tiaras.

Think ahead

Although there are dresses which can be bought ‘off the peg’, it’s a good idea to have sorted this main purchase well ahead of the day. Planning 9 to 12 months ahead (if possible), gives more time to plan complimentary wedding colours and bridesmaids dresses, not to mention alterations, if needed…

So “Happy dress shopping” and why not book an appointment to discover your dream dress ?

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