The more we look back on royal brides and their stunning bridal wedding dresses, the more we probably dream of having our own fairy-tale wedding. A stunning white wedding dress is one of the very symbolic images of any wedding but what makes every dress even more special is the shade of white the bride chose for her big day and the tiny details such as embroidery and lace on the gown that will leave a lasting impression on her guest’s minds. Whether you are dreaming of a romantic look, a dramatic appearance or prefer a simple but elegant design, given enough time the perfect wedding dress for you can be found.
Nowadays there are lots of pictures on the internet which might give you an idea what kind of design compliments your personality best and you might even find shops online that sell the gown you’ve long been dreaming of. But the traditional way of buying a wedding dress still means going around to different bridal shops and trying on the latest fashion wedding dress designers created for you to wear on your most special day. As there are so many varieties of wedding dresses to choose from, we have put together a handy wedding dress guide regarding fabric and colour to make you feel ready to conquer the bridal stores.
Apart from the design, it is very important to know what kind of fabric you want your wedding dress to be made of as fabric affects the shape and texture of the gown. Especially when designing your dress with the help of a tailor it is advisable to know basic fabric types to help you talk about the dress you envision.
Satin is a smooth fabric and often sought for by designers in order to create dramatic draped gowns. As the fabric is of heavy material a satin wedding dress is best worn at elegant low-temperature weddings.
Lace is a classic choice for many brides. The elaborated patterns add texture to many wedding dresses and will give a delicate and feminine touch to just any style of gown. Take a look at Rebecca Ingram’s dainty wedding dress Joyce for a classic lace silhouette.
Like chiffon, organza fabric is very lightweight, which creates a high-fashion look. The texture allows the dress to hold its shape and is known to give romance and glamour to the stunning weddings dresses created by Maggie Sottero.
Perfect for summer weddings is the wedding dress made out of soft chiffon that stands for understated elegance. The fabric is extremely lightweight and airy and will flow with the breeze creating a less formal but comfortable bridal style.
Not that you’ve learnt all about the different fabrics, let’s move on to help you guide through the different whites used for wedding dresses. Having to choose between champagne, diamond white, alabaster and other hues might seem a daunting task so read on for some guidance through the many shades of white.
Ivory is still a classy colour but not as traditional as the pure white dress. Particularly gowns that use a bit of lace will benefit from this timeless shade. Ivory lends vintage glamour to any wedding dress, as it is a soft and romantic hue.
A lot of brides have been seen to wear a diamond white dress lately, as the colour will compliment any skin tone better than the true but stern white. Diamond white is a hue between ivory and pure white and the colour can be paired with any type of accessory colour.
Champagne on a wedding is not only for drinking. Wedding dresses in soft champagne hues are now having their big moment, as they are a subtle alternative to the classic white dress but still super chic and totally romantic.
Alabaster is a warmer white and absolutely gorgeous for wedding dresses. The creamy, pearly shade of white is suitable for most skin colours and will look stunning in any location whether you plan to celebrate on the beach or in a candlelit garden.