Your task is to choose the most important, and probably the most expensive, dress of your life. Finding the perfect dress takes time and patience, and may seem an impossible task at first, but the first step is to analyse exactly what you need before even setting foot in a bridal shop. You will want to think about factors like your height and body shape, the style and venue of the wedding, and the season when you are getting married.
Use our guide to silhouettes, necklines, trains, lengths, sleeves, and waistlines to find the ideal styles for you. It is all about accentuating the positive, making the most of your body’s best features and disguising others.
The fabric you choose is also important, depending on the season, formality of the wedding and the venue.
You may have been dreaming of a white wedding since you were five years old but you might discover some other bridalwear colors that will surprise and delight you. White may not be your best color, and why not think outside the box?
Once you have found your dream gown (congratulations!), you need to think about which accessories you are going to wear with the dress. Should you wear a tiara, a veil, gloves, jewelry, bolero jacket...?