Determining your personal style is probably the first step in choosing the perfect wedding dress. From the minimalistic to the ultra chic, your style, like that of most brides, will probably fit into one of five basic categories:
Are you a girly girl at heart? Dresses with lots of lace and feminine details make this look reminiscent of old world charms. Beautiful satin ribbons, cap sleeves, and embroidery add to this style's "feminine" appeal.
Casablanca #1942, from Bells & Bows in Lethbridge
Do you want all eyes on you? Rich fabrics, ornate beadwork and embellishments make this look not only glamorous but also "over the top" indulgent!
Allure Bridals, Style #8350
Do you love the classics? Dramatic ball gowns or slimmer A-line silhouettes with movement, add elegance and sophistication to any bride's look.
Are you less glitz more substance? A style with simple lines, little or no embellishments and form fitting silhouettes will emphasize your "no frills" attitude right from the get go.
Venus Bridal, style #VE8509
Do you love the modern urban vibe? Gowns with "hard" lines, architectural draping and pleating are synonymous with today's ultra modern sculptured approach to bridal fashion.
Alfred Angelo Canada, style #2063
Although you may have already determined your personal style, it is best to experiment with many gowns before narrowing your choice down to just a few. Even some ultra chic brides often end up with soft romantic gowns on their wedding day. Keep your options open and use the basics as a guide but ultimately, let your body and your instinct determine what looks best on you!