Tips To Help You Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress


Tips To Help You Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress

There is an endless range of amazing wedding dresses for you to consider for your big day. It was a simpler time when brides would often just wear their mothers’ wedding dresses — but it wasn’t very fashionable. Despite any complications, it’s better to celebrate your own unique style with your gown choice. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the vast number of wedding dresses that are available for you, this post will help you explore your options and select the ideal garment.

Let’s begin by considering wedding dress fabrics. What are the options? How formal is the material? What would a given fabric feel like against your skin? These are some of the questions to ask. Every material has its own unique properties. Let’s examine some fabrics you can expect in bridal wear:


Batiste is a delicate, sheer, plain-woven fabric. It is slightly thicker than cotton. LDS brides who want a Victorian or vintage look may want to consider batiste fabric because of its “home-made” look and translucent texture.


Brocade is a heavy material that is woven of silk with an ornate design and a raised texture. Because Brodade is a heavier fabric, it is a popular wedding dress choice for cooler months.


Charmeuse is one of the most comfortable fabrics to wear, though not quite as lustrous as satin. Pure charmeuse is expensive and must be handled with care: the fabric is prone to being scuffed or marked in addition to “looping” when it catches on something. Less glossy cotton-charmeuse blends are easier to work with, more durable, and therefore more affordable. Read more at Wedding LDS…

You may also be interested in chiffon, satin and crepe, which is closely associated with silk. If you prefer a wedding dress with sleeves, you might want to go with lace. The beautiful embroidery works as a spectacular embellishment for your dress.

Another aspect of bridal gowns to consider is the styles that are available. Asking and answering the right questions beforehand can definitely help to focus your search.

1. What length wedding dress do you prefer? Short or Long?

If you wish to have a wedding dress with a train, your answer here will be long.

Of course, you can also have a trail if you choose the short and long wedding dress option.

2. What style of skirt do you prefer?

Trumpet vs Flare

Ball gown vs Straight/Column/Sheath

A-line vs Mermaid

3. What style of back design flatters your body shape? With a back or without?

4. What style of sleeves do you envision to have?

5. What waistline suits you best? Read more at Wedding Dresses I Love…

There is no shortage of options, so decide what works for you. Choose a dress that flatters your body and makes you feel gorgeous.

Some choices are safer bets than others because they have the advantage of working for more people. In general, these are the gown styles that suit brides of varying shapes and sizes:

Ball Gown

What bride doesn’t want to feel like a princess on her wedding day? With a full skirt and fitted upper body, it also creates the perfect cinched waistline. You can even layer your ball gown with extra fabric such as tulle or lace for a more dramatic look.


A mermaid dress is definitely one of the most dramatic, but can also be one of the most flattering if you’re looking to show off your curves on your special day. Extremely fitted through the top, a mermaid dress can also help create the illusion of an hourglass shape if you have a more slim or petite figure.


A strapless wedding dress is one of the most popular styles for brides. Not only does it show off your arms and shoulders, but it’s also not as constricting as a sleeved dress. It’s also great for spring and summer weddings, but can be worn in the colder months as well if you’ll be having your ceremony indoors. Read more at The Wedding Shoppe…

The good news is you will always find expert help with your search for the perfect wedding dress at New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh. We have a full staff of friendly and knowledgeable bridal consultants during all business hours. Since you never need an appointment to shop at NYB&G, drop in whenever it’s convenient and we will be here to assist you. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Skip to content