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STYLE YOUR SELF : Signature Style
Let’s face it, there are an overwhelming variety of styles to choose from, and when is the last time you ever worn anything even similar to a bridal gown in your life? It’s not like you dress up like Cinderella in a white ball gown every Saturday night! And the stress of purchasing the most expensive item of clothing you ever worn before adds to the all-around confusion. That’s why I suggest simply starting with the vision board to use as your guide and for inspiration.
Princess styles, sleek silhouettes, mermaid fishtail gowns, lace and layers of tulle and taffeta reminiscent of a true fairytale gown, and vintage styles that channel a modern simplicity are all themes of styles you will find in a multitude of creations to choose from in your pile of tear-outs to add to your vision board. You will start to see some stand out and tell tale signs of similarities that delineate your authentic style.
Designers often have a trademark style that distinguishes them apart from others. So once you have your epiphany of a certain style, you might also be able to see that one or few particular designers have stood out in your gown choices. Identify your most favorite ones to keep an overwhelming confusion to a minimum level. Even if you find that their creations are out of your budget, don’t despair…any bridal shop should be able to point you in the direction of similar styles that they carry themselves.
Boutiques & BUDGETS
Finding a boutique can be tricky, but go with your gut feeling and the place that resonates with your overall energy. No second stops at any place with pushy sales assistants, snooty staff or rushed appointments! You can find better…and deserve to.
Aleana’s Bridal, Paramus, NJ
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