Most wedding dresses seem made for a spring wedding, and finding the perfect spring wedding dress is no easy feat. It is a good idea for the spring bride to start the search long before the weather begins to warm up.
Complement a spring garden setting with a floral-embellished dress. From embroidered blossoms to 3 D buds, these nature-inspired elements can provide color to whimsy sheaths and ball gowns alike. Wear an airy A-line dress with floral add-ons on the bodice and waistline, or tone it down with a lightly floral-embellished sweep train for a subtle (yet distinct) spring style. If flowers are too feminine, look to preppy details and patterns to evoke the spirit of the season. A gingham ribbon trim or a hint of polka dots could add the perfect finishing touch to an already gorgeous gown. Consider a dress with a pleated bodice or find a patterned sash to wear around your waist.
For a wedding dress that reflects the spring season, light and airy fabrics are ideal. Think chiffon, charmeuse, and organza. Let a spring breeze wisp your chiffon train as you walk down the aisle, or go for a spaghetti-strap, organic Swiss Dot silk cotton number for an outdoor spring wedding under the trees.
Ruffles are a big trend this year, and their feminine appeal makes them perfect to wear to a wedding. Look for a pretty sleeveless dress with a ruffled neckline. If sleeveless seems a bit chilly, layer in a coordinating dressy cardigan (for daytime) or a silk wrap (for evening). The sleeveless style will make the dress versatile, as you can also wear it for summer weddings. With a busy neckline, you will find that the best type of wedding jewelry to wear is a simple necklace with bolder earrings. A swingy cluster drop pearl or crystal earring design would be a lovely complement to the feminine style of the ruffles.
Many more brides these days are opting for a hint of color in their wedding dresses – be it a baby blue sash, an allover hint of pink, or light colorful embroidery. These touches will look perfect at a spring wedding.
For some brides the perfect dress may mean a traditional spring wedding dress, complete with flowing train and beautifully accented headpiece.For others the dress will be quite a bit more casual, with a short, sexy and sporty style, and with short gowns becoming ever more popular on the bridal runways, we can’t think of a better way to show off toned and tanned gams. Find a mini dress that will really show off your figure, or go for a tea-length dress paired with peep-toed heels for a fun and flirty look.
No matter which style is right for you, it is a good idea to shop around widely in order to find the perfect dress.