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What Makes a Wedding Dress Elegant Vs Tacky or Cheap?

A wedding dress isn’t necessarily a regular feature in your closet so it is only natural that you may not trust your taste. Moreover, the gown doesn’t need to cost a fortune to be elegant. There is a fine line between an inexpensive elegant gown and downright cheap or tacky. Paying attention to the little details can help you choose the best among elegant wedding dresses and save you a lot of embarrassment on your big day.

Not Too White

A bright-white wedding dress is very difficult to pull off in the elegant sense. To add to the problem, beautiful details easily get lost in photos or lose their visual appeal up-close. Consider soft-white colors such as cream or ivory. While at it, you don’t absolutely need a white wedding dress if you don’t want one. There are plenty more colors to choose from as well as the option of incorporating color to the white dress.

Opt For Matte Fabrics

Matte fabrics are understated yet elegant. They are not too shiny or scream for attention. Be careful when incorporating rhinestone, another area where the line between elegant and tacky is often crossed. Keep the rhinestones simple and understated. The adage less is more applies perfectly in this scenario.

Choose Quality over Quantity

If a ball gown-style wedding dress is your dream, you might be surprised at the cost. These dresses require a lot of fabric which can be expensive. For this reason, many dress-makers use cheap synthetics such as polyester with unsightly results. Instead, opt for a simpler dress with handmade lace and quality fabric such as silk. A little handmade lace always looks better than a big dress made from low-quality materials.

Sexy Can Be Elegant

There is no problem wanting to show off a body that you have worked hard for. Most brides ignore elegant and opt for sexy while it is actually possible to have both. Be careful about extreme cleavage, lace-up backs and visible corsetry. In addition to this, avoid the temptation to incorporate multiple sexy elements such as lingerie details, plunging neckline and high-slit. Instead, focus on one of these details and make the best of it.

Keep the Details Simple

Details such as three-dimensional lace, rhinestone clips, beading, bows and ruffles are great accents on a wedding dress, but you can’t have all of them at once. Instead, choose one decorative element and use it for the entire dress. Alternatively, decorate just one area of the dress and leave the rest for a well-balanced look.

The best way to ensure you get an elegant dress is to choose a good dress-shop. These are the essential details to keep in mind to ensure you don’t cross the line between elegant and cheap.

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