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Different Types of Wedding Gowns

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Shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be quite an overwhelming experience, though also a rewarding experience once that special gown has been found. However, most brides become quickly overwhelmed by the vast amount of wedding gowns available. A great way of bypassing any extra stress related to finding “the dress” is to learn a little bit about the different types of wedding gowns before heading to the store.

There are just about as many different types of wedding gowns as there are brides wearing them. There are many different styles, shapes, lengths, fabrics, and designers. So how does a bride to be decide which dress is right for her? The formality of the event is important because it can influence the style gown a bride should choose. However, the categories of wedding styles are somewhat flexible; this should give you the basic idea.

Formal Weddings

Formal weddings usually occur in the evening though some have been known to take place during the day. Formal weddings during the day usually occur in the late afternoon. Formal evening weddings are usually elaborate, ornate, and classic. The bride gown may follow suit. Fabrics for formal evening weddings usually consist of beading, satins, peau de soie, and shantung. Brides may choose gowns with longer trains and veils for formal evening weddings.

Formal daytime weddings usually call for formal gowns, though a little more casual than the evening wedding. In most cases, the daytime formal wedding gown may be of lighter weight fabric, especially if the wedding takes place during a warm season. The gown may be short sleeved or strapless with gloves. Taffeta and silk are very popular for these types of weddings. Brides often choose shorter veils and trains for daytime formal weddings.

Semi-formal Weddings

When it comes to semi-formal weddings, brides may choose dresses typical for either daytime or evening weddings. Though these gowns are often less elaborate than formal wedding gowns, they are no less beautiful. Popular fabrics for semiformal weddings include chiffon and very little lace and beading. Wedding gowns for semiformal events may be short or long-sleeved, with a train or without, and may or may not have a veil.

Informal Weddings

Many brides choose for short dresses (tea-length or to the knee) or even cocktail suits for informal weddings. While you may see some lace and beading on an informal wedding gown, it is not likely. Common fabrics include chiffon, satin, or even shantung. Usually, there is no train or veil during an informal wedding, as many brides will wear a tasteful hat or flowers in her hair. Many beach weddings are informal, with shoes optional as well.

Finding the Dress

While tradition states that certain types of wedding gowns are ideal for certain types of weddings, there is no rule to say what you absolutely can and cannot do. If you find a formal wedding gown that you absolutely adore (and can afford) by all means, wear it to your semiformal wedding. After all, you are the bride and it is your day.

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