It’s an iconic look, and it’s a staple of every wedding in the country.
But some brides and grooms don’t know how to pull off it.
Here are some tips for finding your perfect dress for your special day.1.
Pick a dress that fits your body.
“A dress that feels flattering and flattering on everyone can make for a beautiful dress,” says Sarah K. Johnson, a wedding planner with Grooming.
“For me, that’s the perfect compliment to an outfit.”2.
Get some flattering fabrics.
“There’s something very flattering about a piece of fabric that’s just the right amount of stretch and length to make your dress look perfect,” says Rachel S. Anderson, an author and editor with Bridebook.3.
Find a dress you like.
“I don’t care what kind of dress you’re going for, I do love a gown that’s perfect,” she says.
“You can find a dress in a wide range of fabrics, and a lot of people will have great preferences.”4.
Find your size.
“If you’re looking for a size 10 dress, size 12 is probably a good number,” says Darden, who is 5’8″.5.
That’s why a size 12 dress might look better for someone who’s larger than 5’10.”6. “
Your body type is going to be different than the other brides in your wedding,” Johnson says.
That’s why a size 12 dress might look better for someone who’s larger than 5’10.”6.
Be creative. “
Some brides want a more formal look, or want a little bit more sparkle in the dress,” Johnson adds.7.
“Don’t go overboard,” Johnson recommends.
“Pick a few dresses that are just simple, with simple elements and a little sparkle,” she adds.8.
Dress for your personality.
“Think about what you like about your dress and what you want it to do,” she recommends.9.
“The more you’re involved in the planning, the more fun you have,” Johnson notes.10.
“Make your own alterations.”
“You’re going to want to use some pretty creative alterations,” Johnson explains.
“Take your fabric and stitch it to your body shape, which can make a great contrast to your wedding dress,” she explains.
Darden’s dress looks great with her bright pink gown and black lace dress with matching accessories, including her tulle veil, diamond earrings and diamond necklace.
You can see more photos of her wedding dress and accessories at her website, DarlaDarden.com.