Select your Wedding Dress with ease. (Mistakes while selecting the Wedding Dress)

Farvi Motiwale Wadhwa | Aug 25th 2017

Wedding is by far the biggest day in the life of any girl. Every girl wishes to look her best on her D-day. She chooses the best wedding dress with the help of her family, close relatives and best friends. She aims at looking absolutely perfect on the day; it is the most important dress that a girl will ever adorn. But when it comes to choosing the perfect dress, it is not an easy task. “Having 10 different opinions makes it much harder to come to a consensus and it can bring you farther away from what you actually want. It is always better that the most a bride should bring when dress shopping is two people,” says Sirisha Reddy, a renowned Fashion Designer.

Often, a bride is trying on dress after dress because she’s just not ready to end the shopping experience and make a real commitment. This is another common mistake that a bribe-to-be does, “The most common mistake that a bride makes is not purchasing her dress when she finds it,” adds “The danger that befalls her is she becomes overwhelmed and forgets what she originally set out to find. She begins to doubt herself and starts to lose faith in the experience.”
We know planning your wedding and getting everything to fall in its place take a lot of time and effort. So is for your outfit. “Don’t shop too early or too late for your wedding outfit,” says Meha Bhargava, Wedding Stylist and Image Consultant. This is yet another common mistake that must be avoided. We know you have always dreamt of the perfect lehengas but when it’s the time to find it, it’s all confusing. Don’t buy or finalize your dress way too soon. See when the new collections are coming out in the market, lookout for new trends but don’t wait for the last day to do so. “An entire new designer outfit will take at least a month to do,” adds Meha.
Commenting further n the same lines Sirisha says, “Custom outfit take 2 to 3 months to create on average, and heavily embellished ones can take up to 4 months. A custom outfit is created before the actual dress to guarantee a perfect fit. So give yourself a cushion—if you put dress shopping off for too long, your selection of dresses could be limited or you might make a quick decision you may regret later. Once you've found your outfit, it will take at least 1 to 2weeks to make alterations.”
Meha also suggests, “Don’t simply follow trends, lookout what suits you the best.” Just because the actress wore that lehengas and it's trending do not simply mean it’s the best for you too. “You should keep in mind about your body shape, things that would suit you and things that won’t. Colors that you opt should be perfect for your skin tone,” she continues. Take cues from your venue, the season and the time of day you're getting married to help narrow down your dress style. “Rule out fabrics and silhouettes that won't work. Like for example, a bulky ball gown is probably not the best fit for a certain time. Also consider what styles will flatter your shape. If you love a particular designer, find out what sets the best according to the decoration, venue and style,” advices Sirisha.
Going with the trends not their body shape is very important. Having awareness about what body shape are you which enhance your body tremendously. “A pear shaped women should always enhance her shoulder by wearing deep and broad neck anarkalis,” suggests Hardika. Talking further about the other body types she says, “If you are an apple in someone’s eye then you are full on top and bottom with less defined waist line. Empire length styles with deep /low necklines will enhance your look. Go for soft fabrics like chiffon, crepe. A petite shaped body is one lucky body as you can experience wide range of varieties. Feel like a queen by adding a lot of sashay in your lehenga and also go with some vertical stripes,” opines Hardika.
Brides often dream of finding their perfect wedding dress however translating this dream into a reality isn’t always simple. After selecting what will suit you best, would be brides usually fall in for yet another mistake of “Not opting for the right neckline & length,” tells Hardika. The neckline of your blouse is very important and it can actually make or break your look. “So, ensure that you go for a simple neckline - a round, a leaf design or just a U-cut - as these styles look the best with Indian outfits, especially bridal wear. Also, make sure that the neckline isn’t too deep or too high,” says Hardika. The right length will make all the difference. “Selection of right length saves you from two things tear and falling. Right length makes you looks taller and it is always where you feel comfortable in walking and minor distance should be maintained between the floor and outfit,” suggests Hardika.
Last but however a common mistake is selecting the right jewellery. It is utmost important to select the right jewellery so that it doesn't kill the beauty of the outfit. “Jewellery should also decorate the outfit not overpower it. Depending on the outfit if it’s a heavy outfit you should avoid wearing quirky or heavy studded jewellery and the other way around,” proposes Hardika.
So here was our take on the mistakes that are common while deciding the wedding dress and the expert opinions on how to avoid those mistakes and make your wedding dress shopping hassle free.

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Most brides try more than 30 or so wedding dresses before finalizing. They shouldn’t try on more than 10, because it can lead to confusion. – Sirisha Reddy, Fashion Designer If you are losing or gaining weight so get your customizations and final fittings done and have a final trial before the wedding. Meha Bhargava, Wedding Stylist, Image Consultant Depending on the outfit if it’s a heavy outfit you should avoid wearing quirky or heavy studded jewellery and the other way around – Hardika Gulati, Fashion Designer