How many times did we invent stories of princesses, princes and court dances when we combed our doll as a child? How many times, dressing them in that royal dress, have we imagined that we are those princesses? Then we grew up, our interests changed, even the fashions … but when the great moment of our marriage approaches, that image comes back to our mind … we go back to being those little girls …
How many times do we find ourselves remembering our childhood? The days of gently brushing our doll’s hair, dressing them up in beautiful ball gowns and daydreaming about the day when we, ourselves, would be able to look as priceless as them.
Whether we were surprised by seeing the dress worn by Carrie in the movie “Sex & the city”, moved by admiring that of Lady D or by leafing through a magazine we were enchanted trying to memorize the details of the one worn by Lauren Bush, the choice of mise is undoubtedly one of the most emotionally engaging parts of the wedding preparations.
Although our childhood days are over, the dreaming can still continue. But as we matured, so did fashion. The styles and designs have changed and evolved throughout the years. As your wedding day approaches, the daydreams rush back into your mind as you recall the beautiful dresses you once fantasized about.
In the last period we have then witnessed a curious phenomenon to say the least: as our grandmothers used to say … fashions return, just wait! Could it be for this reason that, for example, Princess Kate Middleton decided to be inspired by the dress worn over 50 years earlier by Grace Kelly ?!
From magazines, the Internet and television, viewers have been exposed to memorizing bridal gowns for decades. The different shades of white and shapes have intrigued us, making it tempting to close our eyes and picture ourselves walking down the aisle in that perfect dress. A bride’s decision to pick a gown will always remain one of the most vital decisions of the planning process — a decision she will always cherish.
There are so many things to take into account when entering an atelier we find hundreds of models, all different from each other! But let’s go in order …
When entering a bridal shop, sentiments of anxiety, nervousness and excitement fill the bride’s mind. Typically overwhelmed by the hundreds of dresses surrounding you, a bride can’t help but feel speechless. We are here to help you, from the very beginning…
We talk about the A-LINE style when we have a classic dress in front of us, which wraps the bust and then gradually opens up to the ground recalling the shape of an A. Choose this strapless type if you have beautiful shoulders and toned arms and if you want to dare with a corset that will attract the attention of your future spouse and guests at your ceremony.
If you have a classic look in mind, we suggest your gorgeous A-Line fit. The dresses with this style resemble the letter “A”. In other words, the top will be narrower and it will gracefully flare wider towards the bottom. Looking to stun the groom? Find a dress with a corset top to give emphasis to your waist. Another great advantage to wearing an A-Line dress is that the strapless feature will draw attention to your toned arms and shoulders. This dress will have you feeling like royalty.
If you have an athletic and slim body, you can definitely consider purchasing a SIREN dress: bandaged bust, hips and lower back and then start flaring just above the knees. You need a good bearing …
If you have a pretty straight body without pronounced curves, we suggest the striking mermaid fit. This will add tons of emphasis to your body, particularly your chest and hips by flaring out around the knees until it hits the floor. This dress resembles a mermaid, hence the name, and will have you feeling absolutely beautiful on your special day.
Walt Disney was certainly inspired by the PRINCESS / DEBUTANT style, when he animated the Cinderella tale: a wide and long skirt to the ground, which is made voluminous by the use of a large number of tulle.
If you have larger hips and a small chest, we suggest emphasizing your unique curves with a princess fit. From years of watching fairytales, every bride imagines the option of wearing a romantic princess dress as she says, “I do”. This option has a fitted bodice with a full skirt with tulle. A princess / ball gown style will give the illusion of floating which the light and fluffy layers of the dress create.
Do you want to look like a Greek goddess? Well then what you are looking for is an EMPIRE-style dress: the cut of the waist starts just below the bust and the fabric slides fluidly along the body, usually ending with a train (long or short). It is refined and at the same time simple …
If you are searching for an exotic and entrancing look, we suggest the Greek Goddess style. The waistline sits just below the bust and continues to flow down to the hem. This is perfect to accent a smaller bust. This is very simple yet so elegant and chic.
Da indossare solo se siete alte, snelle e senza punti critici è l’abito a TUBINO: fascerà il vostro corpo e ne disegnerà le forme come un pennello in ogni minimo particolare.
Are you tall, slim or just really proud of your toned figure? We suggest the column dress to show off your spectacular body. The narrow shape of the dress will hug your body perfectly, which will accentuate your curves. This dress will showcase your picturesque body and your glowing beauty.
Se optate per un abito con maniche lunghe o completamente smanicato, orientatevi verso una scollatura quadrata mentre scegliete quella a cuore se intendete mettere in risalto il seno con un bustino che ricorderà appunto la parte alta di un cuore. Molto di tendenza è la scollatura a V negli abiti fascianti: attenzione alla profondità, da scegliere in base all’ampiezza del vostro seno!
If you are searching for a more conservative dress or are looking to go super sleek and sophisticated, we suggest a dress with long sleeves and a square neckline.
If you are looking for the complete opposite but still want a classy look, try a V-neck. This adds major definition to your chest. Just make sure that the deepness is comfortable and appropriate for your wedding. However, if you prefer to showcase you bust but don’t want something as revealing, we recommend a sleeveless dress with a heart shaped neckline.
Nelle migliori favole, non esiste principessa sprovvista di velo. E’ il dettaglio che la rende romantica, sensuale con il vedo-non-vedo…può essere CORTO, a CAPPELLA se copre perfettamente lo strascico, CATTEDRALE se è più lungo ed abbinato ad un vestito spettacolare oppure MANTILLA se appuntato sulla testa con un fermaglio e con una bordatura in pizzo
Once you find the perfect dress for you, it’s time to find a complimentary wedding veil. A veil might seem like a minor detail, but it offers a romantic and angelic vibe. The veil can either be long or short depending on your dress and personal style.
Certo è che scegliere tra tutte le proposte di stilisti, cinema, storia non è sicuramente facile…e allora lasciatevi guidare dal vostro gusto personale e aspettate, come in amore, che scocchi la scintilla…quello è sicuramente il vostro abito!!
It is true that picking the perfect dress for your special day is a difficult task, but it is also momentous and exciting. The best advice that we, The Tuscan Wedding, can offer you is to follow you instincts. Only you can truly make the decision… we are just here to guide and give you our full support. The right dress will eventually catch you eye and attention, just like the moment your true love did!
PHOTOS: The Tuscan Wedding, Atelier Mariage (Florence)