There’s is nothing wrong with experimenting with fashion and expressing your own style on your wedding day, but there are wedding style faux pas that every bride should avoid.
Even brides who consider themselves the savviest fashionistas commit wedding style faux pas. No matter how fashionable you are, even the simplest wedding style faux pas can sneak up on you and ruin your outfit, regardless of how hard you tried to pull your outfit together.
When it comes to your wedding day, your wedding ensemble is the very last outfit you want to ruin with bad style, so follow some of these basic tips to make sure your wedding style is in check:
Mismatched style—It’s really important to keep your bridal look consistent. Mismatched style can make your entire ensemble look messy, distracting, and downright tacky. Keep colors in the same family, make sure the style of your gown and veil are complemented with accessories of similar style, and don’t choose pieces that will clash.
Unflattering wedding gown silhouette—It’s also important to wear a gown that is suited for your figure. This is wedding style 101 and is unfortunately one fashion faux pas that many brides are guilty of. Take advantage of your resources—consult with your coordinator, your seamstress, and the bridal boutique attendant who helps you try on gowns. They are familiar with the bridal fashion industry and can give you an unbiased opinion as to which style works best with your specific body type. For example, if you have a proportioned hourglass figure, a mermaid style works great, but if you are short and have a pair shape, the style might not be as flattering on you. The same goes for other gown styles. They don’t work on everybody and you want to find the one that flatters your body type the best.
Too many accessories—This is one of the most common wedding style mistakes brides make. Too many accessories can really weigh down your ensemble and make it look too heavy and bulky. It’s also a recipe for serious distraction. Keep it simple and chic by choosing one major accessory, such as a chunky necklace or an elegant pair of chandelier earrings.
As you begin planning your bridal outfit, keep these essential wedding style tips in mind!