Being a tall bride has more positives than negatives. If you’re tall, then you’re already going to have all eyes on you. So, keep your head up, throw your shoulders back and enjoy every one of those steps up the long center aisle.
With that in mind, here are four wedding dress shopping tips for tall brides that you may find useful.
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1. Custom-made gown
An excellent idea for tall brides is to custom-fitted wedding gown. You’ll find that better bridal outlets can design a custom-made gown, made to fit your specific measurements. This may be the only way you can be sure of a perfect fit.
2. Consider your high-heel
Choose your heel height before shopping for your wedding gown, so that you can see how much extra length you may need on the skirt of the dress and if it’s nice on the wedding photos later on. There’ll be standard options, such as 3″ or 5″.
3. Styles to consider
Tall brides obviously will look especially good in the following styles:
Sheath Gown – This gown is fitted from the bodice to the hem. It neither flares nor clings. It can be strapless or with a deep V neckline.
Mermaid Gown – This style will look great – it’s just a matter of your taste and budget.
A-Line Gown – This dress style looks good on just about everyone. It’s called an A-line because it’s narrow at the top and flares out to the hem, like the letter A. This style is a very safe choice for every body shape.
Ball Gown – The taller you are, the better you can handle the flowing. A tall bride, will look like a model on the runway with this style.
Even if you don’t find a dress that’s elaborate and rich in details, you can always achieve a similar dazzling wedding look by choosing the right accessories. A bold choker, dramatic chandelier earrings or long drops would look spectacular on you.