It is a known fact that the bride will never be more beautiful at any other time in her life as on her wedding day. That may be the reason why most women look forward to their dream weddings their entire life. Therefore, with this in mind, picking the right dress is as important as picking the right groom. Wedding gowns or wedding dresses bring out the best of a womans features. Also, it is also important that the wedding gown matches the theme and period of the wedding. With most weddings held during the summer, the following are a few important areas when selecting a summer wedding dress:
Fabric for Summer Wedding Dresses
As temperature rises during the summertime, brides need to be best prepared for the heat. In order for you to feel great and not be drenched with sweat, pick a lightweight fabric for your wedding dress. It should also of thin material so as to not start up those sweaty pores underneath your dress. Chiffon is will work great as the fabric is lightweight and cool, which is just right for a summer dress. Apart from that, its sheer attribute allows it to be layered on top of another fabric for unique styling purposes.
Another type of fabric, organza, shares the texture of chiffon although is slightly heavier and less transparent. Other types of lightweight fabrics include georgette, crepe, tulle and lace.
Also, keep a look out for charmeuse, a type of lightweight fabric that has the silky glow of satin and the softness of silk. The point of choosing the right fabric is so that you will be comfortable in a dress you will be in for the most important day of your life.
In line with the weather, long dresses will probably be too warm. This is why shorter dresses will work well for a summer wedding. For a youthful look, go for a tea-length wedding dress where the hemline ends midway between the knee and the mid-calf. A white organza princess-silhouette wedding dress at this length will look heavenly with high heels. Go strapless and add a short mantilla veil and you will make him go weak in the knees.
Mini-skirts are not particularly encouraged for this occasion unless the bride has sexy legs to walk down the aisle with. An asymmetrical length dress is another option that is gaining wide popularity for outdoor summer weddings.
However, when all is said and done, most women still would prefer to have a floor-length wedding dress in line with tradition. If this comes to mind, you can always choose the tulle or English Net A-line dress or a mermaid-styled strapless number made of lightweight chiffon.
If your wedding is held outdoors and you are itching for a dress with a train, try to get a dress that has a detachable semi-cathedral train. Its best not to compromise beauty with the possibility of tripping over on the aisle.
Neckline and Sleeves for a Summer Wedding
While summer temperature can rise to unbelievably high levels during a summer wedding out in the garden, you can use this to your advantage and show some skin on your wedding dress! However, before you choose any particular neckline designs, it is a good idea to get a nice tan to even out your skin tone.
If you have sexy shoulders that you are proud of, off-the-shoulder or portrait designs can be very appealing. Similarly, halter necklines will enhance the areas around your shoulders and neck. If you are on the petite side, then you can always go with a sweetheart neckline corset top, spaghetti straps or even tank tops. The adventurous bride should definitely go for a strapless dress with a scalloped edge to make the waist area more prominent.
Additionally, brides with a healthy bosom should accentuate that by getting a dress with a V-neck or a sweetheart neckline which shows some cleavage. As for sleeves, although summer wedding dresses rarely come with them, hats are always an option.
Colors and Flowers for a Summer-time Wedding
In line with the various summer of colors, brides may want to consider being one with nature. As such, wedding dresses need not necessarily be white. This means alternative colors such as a pink wedding dress will be great, especially if you are accompanied by bridesmaids that are also pretty in pink. Nowadays, wedding dresses are also available in pale blue, which projects a soothing effect.
Finally, its important to select a nice bouquet of flowers that will match your wedding dress. You can also opt to pin up a nice flower at the side of your ear in place of tedious hairstyles and pin-ups. Nature will undoubtedly bring out the natural beauty in you. That is probably the reason why most brides would love a summer wedding.