Just imagine being able to wear a designer wedding gown for your wedding but without the high cost. As we look at celebrities, we see tens of thousands of dollars being spent on one-of-a-kind gowns but for most brides, this kind of price tag is too steep. Here are a few tips on how you can find those beautiful and chic designer wedding dresses at affordable prices.
For many, there’s nothing worse than going to Prom only to find someone else wearing exactly the same gown. Buying a designer dress helps, as they’re more unique, but your best bet is to talk to your friends and let them know which dress you’re buying; that way they’ll look for something different. To have the largest selection you need to start shopping earlier in either January or February.
The Triangular is the opposite of a Pear body shape; large bust with small or boyish hips. The Willow body shape describes a woman who is thin all over; narrow chest, small bust and small, boyish hips. The Hourglass figure is often thought of as being the ideal figure for a young woman though very few actually have this body shape.
But as disposable income increased after the war years, more and more couples planned elaborate wedding ceremonies. This was both good and bad news for dress designers. On the plus side, wedding dresses had been differentiated from regular gowns, which gave them a new style to work with. However, it also put limits on what they could do with the dress. Since the rules of the traditional white wedding were all but written in stone, most dressmakers felt circumscribed by the basic design. As a result, they pretty much left it alone for decades.
Buying a bridal gown from an individual through a private sale can be a great way to get a super deal or it can lead to disappointment. Every day in newspapers are ads for unworn gowns from cancelled weddings. If you can get past the bad karma attached to the dress, you may find a hidden gem. Craig’s list is another resource that might have good deals on good dresses, but it can also be a source for scams. Never buy a gown sight unseen in a private sale! This rules out eBay completely. While there are definitely plenty of accessories that have been discounted for a legitimate reason on the auction sites, there are also plenty of counterfeit or mis-represented wedding dresses. It simply is not worth the risk.
Prepare early. Unless you are perfectly proportioned or very lucky, it is virtually impossible to buy a wedding gown off the rack in one day. Alterations to a ready-made gown takes at least a month to finish, and it’s even longer if you have your gown custom made (give it three to four months). This is why experts advise future brides to shop for the gown five to six months before the wedding. This will give you the chance to try on different designs and find one you are most comfortable with.
It is suggested that you buy your bridal gown in the late summer and early fall. At this time of the year, new gowns are starting to come out and most retailers have to sell last season’s inventory at discount prices. Most bridal dresses only have a little change from season to season and some other gowns are timeless, therefore, it is not a big deal to wear a style of the last season.
For women who would like to have a dainty feminine touch to their entire appearance, an A-line evening gown pattern would be the perfect choice. But it is not preferred by many women. If you wish to keep it simple and formal, you must go in for pastel shades. For adding the glamor a touch of red and sequin should be included. On the other hand if you wish to make a style statement, the cocktail dresses would be the perfect choice. They can be dressed up in various ways and can be fun and flirty. For semi formal events, knee length cocktail dresses would be ideal. Pick an evening gown that matches your personality and light up the evening.