You don’t have to splurge on a designer or couture gown to look amazing on your wedding day. With a few tips and tricks, you can elevate your reasonably priced dress to look expensive and high-priced.
We are sharing some simple tips to make your dress look more expensive so that you can look like an absolute goddess on your wedding day:
1. Pick Quality Fabric
Stick with quality fabrics that don’t wrinkle easily, or are too shiny. That shiny polyester gown can look amazing, or it can look really, really awful. Make sure the fabric feels comfortable on your skin as you’re going to be wearing it the entire day. Also, a simple gown in a high-quality material will look much better than an over-the-top one made from cheap fabric.
2. Avoid Bright White
Although traditional gowns are mostly white, a paper-white gown can look cheap and outdated. Pick a gown in warm tones like ivory, champagne or soft whites according to your skin type to make the dress look rich and vibrant. Or be a trendsetter by skipping the traditional neutral wedding gown with a beautiful red or lavender colored gown. Don’t hesitate to incorporate some color into your wedding look, whether all over or only as an accent.
3. Add Embellishments
Opt for some embellishments like beads, lace or crystals to make your dress even beautiful. You can also opt for a simple satin sash or a belt with some sparkles to accentuate your waistline and make your dress look well fitted. Veils can transform your entire look so opt for a long veil to add a luxe factor to your look. If your gown has lace or beading, the same on the veil can help to make your look more cohesive.
4. Finishing Details On The Dress
Before purchasing your gown, take a close look at its finishing. Crooked hemlines, see-through linings, falling threads, loose beads or shabby handiwork will look cheap, even if they cost a fortune. If you’re opting for some embellishment on the dress, ensure that it is properly sewn in and not just glued carelessly. Make sure to alter your dress from a professional seamstress as a well-fitting garment will always look better than an ill-fitting one.
5. Add Straps To Your Dress
Couture gowns usually come with straps so you might consider adding thin straps to your strapless gown. You can also try adding gathered straps to make it look super stylish. Doing so can help to make your dress look more modest and elegant. Moreover, straps can help to keep everything in place so that you don’t have to keep tugging on your dress throughout the ceremony.
Whether it’s your wedding gown, bridesmaid dress or your rehearsal gown, the most important takeaway from all of this? No matter what the price may be, it should make you feel incredible.