Wedding dress regret is real. And unfortunately, some brides will look back on their wedding photos and cringe at what they wore. While it is important to choose a wedding gown you love right now, you continue to need to find it irresistible just as much in 10, 20 or 30 years. This is how to make sure that happens:
Take a cue from your favorite icons.
Try all of the royal, society and celebrity bridal photos that are constantly known as iconic, suggests bridal expert and editorial director of You & Me TV Anne Chertoff. “Think Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, Kate Middleton and Audrey Hepburn. Their wedding gowns are the perfect examples of the timeless details brides should look to for inspiration.”
Choose traditional fabrics.
Want your wedding gown to actually stand the test of time? Then it is a good idea to opt for traditional fabrics, such as lace, organza and tulle.
Go for a classic silhouette.
While a high-low dress might look dated in 10 years, in accordance with Chertoff, a classic ball gown, mermaid, sheath or even an empire waist gown will not. “These are the shapes that are never known as trendy,” she notes.
Your ought to be looking and feeling fabulous in your big day so ask yourself what cuts, colors and fabrics flatter you, advises Ilana Stern, CEO of Weddington Way. “What in your closet do you absolutely love? You need to never base your wedding-day style on trends or what looks good on models; start with what looks amazing on you!”
Do not be different only for the sake of being different.
When you’re a bride-to-be, in fact you want to face out from the group. However, if you are leaning toward a color that’s not ivory or white, you’ll want to get to the bottom of why, urges Chertoff. “Is it because a star recently wore a dress in that color or because it’s been your favorite since you were somewhat girl?”
Consider the total package.
“Remember: Your wedding day look is not just concerning the dress; it is hair, makeup and accessories too,” notes Stern. Keep everything classic and clean, including the add-ons, and your photos will not look “vintage” 20 years from now.