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How To Pick Out The Perfect Fall Wedding Dress 

Choosing the perfect dress for your fall wedding can be a difficult task. Bridal dresses are arguably one of the most important part of wedding preparations. This is the piece you'll wear on the big day, so it's only natural to invest time in finding a style that will make you feel truly beautiful.

Whether you're looking for a “wow” factor or are wanting to go for something more casual, we've got all of the fall wedding dress must-haves on our list.

If you're planning a fall wedding, here are some helpful hints for selecting the perfect dress!

Dress According To The Temperature

If you have a specific wedding date in mind, you may want to check the average temperature for that time of year, or check what it was years prior. Keep in mind that you will want to stay as comfortable as possible throughout the day.  If you don't want to sweat excessively, or be shivering from feeling cold, you should dress appropriately for the weather.

Explore Your Ideal Silhouettes

Do you envision yourself in a ballgown or a mermaid dress on your big day? Decide on a silhouette for your fall wedding dress before you start shopping.

If you need a quick refresher, here are the four most common bridal gown silhouettes:

• A ball gown has a tight bodice and a voluminous skirt.

• A mermaid's silhouette is a tight fit down to the knee area and a widening flare below.

• Similar to the letter A, an A-line is narrower at the top and wider at the bottom.

• A sheath is a form-fitting bodice that continues down the body without a break in the fabric.

Decide the Arm Length

Different sleeve lengths can completely transform the aesthetic of a fall dress. Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William in 2011 saw the return of long sleeves to the bridal fashion scene, along with other sleeve styles like off-the-shoulder and capped sleeves.

Before visiting the bridal shop, you should make a decision on some of the sleeve lengths you're interested in and eliminate the others. Whilst long sleeves are really on-trend right now, they can be extremely oppressive if you're having an outdoor ceremony when the weather is still moderate.

Create a Budget Plan

Like any other part of your wedding, your wedding dress requires financial planning as well. Telling your bridal gown consultant your maximum budget will prevent her from showing you dresses that are out of your price range. You should avoid falling in love with an extravagant gown that is out of your price range.

Choose a Style that Flatters You

The best way to choose the perfect fall wedding dress is to find one that flatters your figure. If you’re unsure which style to choose, you should consider trying a variety of dress styles to find the one that suits you best. 

It can also be helpful to bring along close family and friends who will be both honest and kind to you to help you find the best dress. However, keep in mind that the decision is ultimately yours and depends on what makes you feel the most beautiful. 

Pick Colors That Fit The Season

While wedding dresses are traditionally white, you can have some fun with color for your bridal party. You could consider incorporating some of the more popular warm, fall foliage colors like maroon or burnt orange into your bridesmaids dresses.

If you live in a warmer climate where there isn't much change in the seasons, you may still want to consider using autumnal hues into any accessories worn by bridesmaids or other members of your wedding party.

Choose A Style That Fits Your Personality

When you're choosing a wedding dress, the most important thing is to pick something that fits your personality and lifestyle.

If you're a modern bride who likes to wear her hair in an updo and likes to show off her bold style with statement accessories, then go for it! But if you're more traditional and prefer soft curls and a classic silhouette, then that's what you should go for on your big day as well. You want to feel confident in your dress, not like someone else's idea of what a bride should look like.

Choosing the perfect dress for your wedding day can be a daunting task. You want it to be right, and you want it to represent who you are as a person. 

Once you've decided on what types of styles you like best, start looking through magazines and online at different kinds of dresses. Pay attention to the details, the materials they're made from, the embellishments, the color schemes, and see if there are any particular styles you are naturally drawn to. 

Once you've found that perfect style, it's time to try some out until you find the one! 

Choosing The Right Fabric

Fabric can be an important factor when choosing your wedding dress. The fabric you choose should feel good on your skin and be comfortable for you to wear for the duration of the day.

There are many different kinds of fabrics to consider, including satin, chiffon, lace, and velvet. Many dresses are made from more than one type of fabric; for example, a silk chiffon dress made of thin silk layers and draped with a heavier layer of chiffon.

You should also think about how your dress will feel in different weather conditions, such as hot or cold weather. Certain fabrics are much heavier than others and can therefore add quite a bit of warmth to your body, which you may or may not want. 

This is one of the most important considerations when choosing your wedding dress. The fabric and lining are going to give you a good idea of how comfortable the dress will be on your big day, but it's also a factor in determining how the dress will look on you!

Fabric is often a personal choice, but we've compiled some helpful information about the different kinds of fabrics that are available today:

Silk: Silk has a luxurious feel and is smooth, which makes it ideal for formal dresses. It also drapes well and can look amazing when paired with layers and ruffles.

Cotton: Cotton is very breathable, so it's perfect for your summer wedding or if you want something casual on your big day. Cotton also has subtle textures that can add interest to an otherwise plain dress.

Linen: Linen has a natural sheen that makes it perfect for summertime weddings—it even looks good with sandals! Linen also wrinkles easily, so make sure you iron or steam it before your big day!

Polyester Blends: These lightweight fabrics are great for brides who want something fun that doesn't wrinkle easily. Polyester blends are also great for brides who want something a little more formal, like an evening cocktail dress or a long-sleeved wedding dress.

Consider The Venue

When choosing your perfect fall wedding dress, consider the venue.

If you are getting married in a rustic setting, you might want to opt for a gown that is more traditional and has a lot of lace. A simple design with minimal embellishment will create a nice balance between the simplicity of your location and the elegance of your dress.

If you're getting married in a more contemporary setting, consider wearing a dress that is more modern with subtle details. This will help create cohesiveness between your venue and attire.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, the decision of choosing a fall wedding dress is still deeply personal. No one else can make that choice for you. Your budget, body type, and personal style will all determine which gown is right for you. These are just a few of the things to consider when you begin shopping. 

To find your perfect gown, try on a variety of styles and don't be afraid to ask for recommendations and opinions.

If you want to choose a wedding dress on your most special day, Versailles Atelier will give you a lot of helpful information! Set an appointment now!

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