Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wedding Dress Shopping - Part 2 (Trying them on)

When my initial preparation was completed it was time to hit the shops and try dresses on. I only been to a wedding shop once before when I was a bridesmaid for my gorgeous friend. She already picked her dress and wanted us to see it.
Gorgeous dresses by Wendy Makin

I must say that it was quite confronting at first to try dresses on. I had no idea what I wanted and was asked lots of questions I couldn't answer straight away. Plus I had to undress in front of complete stranger, was squeezed into very tight dress and had to hear lots of comments about my body

First of all right underwear makes the biggest difference in terms of your personal comfort and they way you will look in wedding dress.
I found that plain deep plunge strapless bra was the best! It could be worn with any type of wedding dress. If you are going to wear t-shirt bra sales assistant will most likely make you to take it off and give you their corset (ewww, I refused to wear one) or will dress you while you are topless. I also found that wearing leggings or opaque stocking prevented me from trying dresses on in my undies in close proximity to sales assistants.

Once you get an idea of what suits you and what doesn't don't be afraid to express your honest opinion. For instance your mum and sales assistant might see you as a princess in very big dress but you might see yourself as toilet roll doll. Go with what feels right for you.

In my opinion taking photos of the wedding dresses really helps to compare them and decide which one suits you the best. Unfortunately majority of bridal shops doesn't allow photography. It really doesn't make any sense to me because you can just download the pictures of the dresses you've tried on from their web site!

Finally have fun, try to relax, don't stress over little things! Take it easy and don't attempt to try too many dresses at once. It is like trying to choose a perfume, if you try on too many after a while they will all look the same to you.


  1. Great advice! I will keep this in mind since I have to start looking soonish.

  2. Good luck find the dress :) I found it very helpful to read books (Colour Me Org does a Bridal one) and know what suited me, and then there were all the different types of necklines, backs, silhouette, etc. I ended up designing my own dress. ;)