The Best Way to Wear Your Ball Gown Wedding Dress
Go big or go home, right? Figuratively speaking, of course, because now during COVID-19, the answer is to go home. When it comes to wedding dresses, however, most brides prefer to go big on their wedding day. Some simply live for the drama and want nothing more than to boldly dive into the most glamorous moment of their lives. If you are such a bride, then you know that no other ensemble style is quite as dramatic as a ball gown wedding dress. This type of silhouette does wonders for most body shapes and adds a little royal flair to every ceremony. There are, however, a few, simple tips that will help you get the most out of this look with elegance and sophistication.
Think About Your Proportions
The wide and full bouffant skirt that flares out from a ball gown wedding dress draws a lot of attention. With a feature that takes up so much space, you may need to create better proportions with your ensemble. Women with a smaller bust, for example, could look into necklines such as a sweetheart or scoop to create the illusion of a larger bust. Asymmetrical necklines can also help the shoulders to appear broader in contrast to the cinched waist. Then, whether your hair is loose or in a stylish updo, consider giving it some volume in the form of soft curls or a hair accessory – this frames your head and calls attention to the one feature you wish to highlight most: your face.
Keep Accessories to a Minimum
You want to be glamorous without being theatrical or over-stylised. A dramatic gown, puffy coiffure, loud make-up, and garish jewellery all make for a stage-worthy appearance, but it’s not necessarily ideal for a wedding. It’s always best to wear the dress, you don’t want it to wear you, but you still want to maintain that effortless sense of beauty. Stick to one or two simple items of jewellery (especially if your bodice is embellished) and design your floral bouquet in a way that adds to the overall ensemble instead of steals from it.
Your Greatest Accessory is Your Venue
Nothing says “fairytale wedding” quite like a ball gown dress, and the best way to show off your design is in the right setting. Large and extravagant venues like castles, botanical gardens, and luxury hotels suit this silhouette wonderfully, but it is also possible to extend lavish décor to simpler venues too. In the end, your photographs and memories are all you will have left of your day, so make sure you go as big and bold as you have always wanted to go.
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