For the bride

17th November 2018

Wedding dress dos and don’ts to keep in mind when shopping around

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Choosing your wedding gown is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning – at least for the bride. But with so many styles to choose from, the whole experience can be overwhelming, and a little taxing. Here are 4 dos and 4 don’ts to know about when shopping around for your wedding ensemble.


1. Dare to defy tradition

If you don’t want the traditional white A-line gown, try out different options. There’s a world of possibilities for you to choose from out there – some brides have even opted for coloured wedding dresses to great effect! Just be sure that your attire is appropriate for the chosen location.

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2. Let your personality shine

Your wedding day is all about you (and your partner, obviously), so let your personality come through on such a special day! If you’ve opted for a traditional gown, you may want to add a fun twist to it, by donning a colourful belt or large earrings. Whatever you choose, let it show off your style.

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3. Keep an open mind when it comes to shape

It might take trying on a few gowns to realise what shape is right for you – but you’ll instantly know what makes you feel and look good, and what doesn’t. Keeping an open mind might truly lead you to your dream dress.

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4. Consider fun footwear

We all know the pain we feel after wearing high heels all day or night. You’d want to be comfortable and enjoy every moment of your wedding day, which is where fun and casual footwear comes in. Whether it’s flip flops, sneakers, ballerina pumps or boots, the most important thing is that they’re comfy enough for you to dance the night away!

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1. Let your wedding style kill your ideal of a dream gown

If you have your heart set on a fun, sexy gown but you’re worried it’s not appropriate for your ceremony, adapt your look for the occasion – wear a cape or capelet for the formalities, then remove it when it’s safe to.

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2. Wear a long train for a beach wedding

A beach wedding is a wonderful idea, but a long train isn’t (for a wedding on the beach). Delicate fabric and sand aren’t the best of friends, so keep it short and sweet for the ceremony.

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3. Let your jewellery overpower your ensemble

Matching jewellery to your wedding gown can be one mighty feat! If your dress has lots of intricate details such as beading or lace, simple jewellery is the way to go. Remember, diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

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4. Dress more casual than your guests

If you choose to have a black-tie theme, expect your guests to dress up, so make sure you follow suit! Any floor-length gown is appropriate, whether adorned with intricate beading or accessorised with beautiful jewellery. If your wedding has a more rustic and relaxed theme, you should still wear that princess gown if you want to – it’s all about you!

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Wedding Directory