how to choose the perfect wedding dress

The Perfect Wedding Dress

At Ariststyles, we have a wide selection of wedding gowns in different cuts, fabrics and details from simple-casual to intricate embroidered floral lace applique with beading & stones, perfect for you at a great affordable sale price. You will weep with joy when you use our 15% discount and fast free shipping which goes a long way towards your alterations, vail, shoe or jewelry. For brides in a rush and need a dress asap, we offer fast delivery such as Next Day Air and 2nd Day Air. We also offer Seel Return Assurance at checkout, a third-party insurance company that protects you from keeping a dress that might not be the right fit for you. Dress your curves at Ariststyles and shop with confidence.


Finally, you are ready to find the perfect wedding dress you have been dreaming of since you were a little girl. Looking at mom’s imaging the day you could wear it. Now it’s your turn to find a dress that showcases your style, personality and best of all - your curves. With that in mind, a few aspects to consider are the season, whether your venue will be indoor or outdoors, the current trends, and most important, your budget. Shopping for your wedding dress is all about narrowing down your bridal gown selection based on a few criteria. We have compiled a few tips to help you get started.

The first thing you book on your big day is the venue, which is a great starting point. Are you having a casual city hall wedding with a few friends and families then ending your big day at a restaurant or having an all-out glitter glam ballroom wedding event? Picturing yourself at your venue will give you the best idea of how you want to look based on that setting.

The next step is your theme. If you are going for a classic traditional theme, then a wedding dress with more structure and details such as lace, floral embroidery and rhinestones detailing with cap, long or short sleeves is sure to creates an elegant timeless look. A popular trend is an elegant style of soft embroidered sleeves with a sheath skirt, draped details, and a lot of sparkle. For a modern theme, a sleek often minimalist-style gown made from a smooth and slightly stretchy draping material is perfect and will make you feel regal. Some brides are drawn to crop tops or two-pieces which add a modern appeal to your happy event. Bohemian theme, a dress rich with jewels, ruffle accents, floral embroidery or print designs with a flowing skirt can give you a signature carefree and casual relaxed look. Garden theme, a dress with whimsical details like tulle or lace overlays. If you are going for a retro theme, a flirty playful tight-fitting bodice tea length gown with hits of 50s & 60s styles will be perfect.


The trendiest silhouette today is ballgown and A-line. Others such as mermaid, trumpet, sheath and tea length might suit you best based on your personal preference and curves. We strongly advise you to think about your curves and which you choose to accentuate. This will guide you in your bridal gown search. For our brides that are fuller in the bust with smaller hips, an A-line is most coveted because of its overall flattering shape. It highlights your curves as the bodice wraps the bust and waist then flares at the hips to create a dramatic yet elegant shape. If you prefer a fuller skirt, then a ballgown is perfect for you as it adds additional embellishments which include layers of fabric (tulle) or structural pieces (like hoops, ruffles, petticoats, or other undergarments), to accentuate the shape further creating a more dramatic fairytale look. One of our best sellers are corset bridal gowns; especially, if you are smaller at the bust as it creates extra curves at the waist and highlight the bust, perfect for our petite and plus size brides. If you are curvier at the hips, there are 3 styles for you to consider: the trumpet style, which fits snuggly around the waist and hips then flares out around mid-thigh to elongate the legs. The mermaid style is similar to a mermaid tail as it is form-fitting then flare out at the knees to create a dramatic hourglass shape. The emphasis on the lower body can help balance out broad shoulders. A sheath style wraps around your body and highlights all of your curves, perfect for curvy body types with full bust and wide hips. Sheath style, will definitely feature thigh-high slits for easy movement. Tea length style also known as midi length is a perfect option if your venue is a beach or court room as the hem of a tea-length dress ends typically anywhere between the knee and the ankle. Tea length wedding dresses with full skirts and petticoats are considered cute, flirty, fifties style wedding dress.


Once you have picked out your silhouette, the next step to consider are the details you are drawn to; such as the type of neckline. A trick is to think of the type you typically choose in your everyday wear. The most popular are sweetheart, and plunging V-neckline to showcase your bust to its best advantage. An embellished sweetheart neckline highlights a smaller bust. While a scoop and V-neckline looks great on anyone.  If you are going for a modest look, a straight across or square neckline will be perfect for you. The bodice is equally important and the most popular is a strapless, corset bodice as it give you the freedom of movement and less restrictive. For a fuller bust, try a structured fold off-the-shoulder bodice as it creates a sophisticated flounce. For our modest brides, you can still have your dream neckline with an illusion inset. As for color, you no longer have one color option, other colors have started to tend, like blush, grey, and blues. The current trends today are vintage dresses, beautiful beaded and stone covered bodice and off shoulder looks or sleek and minimalist dresses.

If you are not sure which direction to go, contact us and we are more than happy to guide you through the process and help you to narrow down your options to find your perfect fit that makes you feel beautiful, special and truly sets you apart from the rest.


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