#How to choose the perfect wedding dress

Finding Wedding Dress: Top Expert Recommendations for Brides 2024

Every bride dreams to look gorgeous on her special day and feel like a queen. We know how to achieve this, thanks to the profound experience of our outstanding wedding dress stylists. Below is a short interview with our main wedding dress designer, Maryna Vasylieva, who answered common questions among brides. Maryna has been working as a designer since 2012. She started her career as a wedding dress seller. As time passed, she learned all the special needs, challenges, and other specifics of the industry, and she realized that she wanted to create her own dresses to emphasize the natural charm and beauty of every bride-to-be. Read on for the Q&A session with Maryna and learn useful tips!

How to Choose a Wedding Gown: Top 8 Questions & Expert Answers Unveiled

1. How does the silhouette of the dress affect the overall look of the bride?

Why are modern brides the luckiest ones? Well, because they can choose among various silhouettes of wedding dresses. Ball gown, A-silhouette, mermaid wedding dress, etc — you can pick whatever you like but always remember that different silhouettes can fit you in different ways. 

What is your body type? What do you want to emphasize? What is the theme and location of your wedding? Answer these questions first. For example, mermaid dresses emphasize the natural curves of the waist, adding elegance, sophistication, and elongating the silhouette. Ball gowns are perfect for traditional ceremonies in royal style, can effectively hide hips and accentuate the bust. The A-silhouette is considered universal, as it beautifully emphasizes the décolleté and gradually widens towards the bottom, without excessive emphasis on the hips and waist. As you can see, thanks to the silhouette of the wedding dress, you can adjust your entire look, change accents on the figure to highlight advantages and hide minor imperfections. The wedding gown is a key element of your overall wedding look, it determines the style and vibe of your celebration, so it’s definitely worth it to spend some time and find the perfect dress that will match with all your criterias. 

2. Why is the fabric of a wedding dress so important ? What fabrics would you recommend for different seasons?

Some brides tend to put fashion trends and styles first, giving up comfort. However, I don't recommend doing so because you can combine both beauty and comfort in a dress.

Fabric plays one of the most important roles in how you will feel in your wedding dress throughout your special day. Without doubt, the fabric should be pleasant to the touch. It should be soft, not irritating the skin, to avoid itching or other discomfort. The fabric should be breathable, especially if your wedding takes place in spring or summer when it gets hotter. And, of course, the fabric should be suitable for the silhouette of the dress to maintain its proper shape.

Here are a few tips from my own experience and the experience of hundreds of brides for whom we've already tailored dresses. The best choice for summer is chiffon, silk, organza, or tulle. For transitional seasons (fall and spring), you can mix any fabrics. The most successful combinations that will add elegance and sophistication to your look are chiffon and satin, taffeta, or crepe satin. For winter, denser fabrics like velvet, taffeta, and damask are suitable. You'll be warm, yet the dress will look beautiful and festive.

3. What could you recommend for the brides who are going to tailor their dresses from scratch?

What can better express the personality and character of the bride than the custom-tailored wedding dress? Moreover, it perfectly adjusts all the details to her figure and makes her feel like a real queen! It’s not a secret that it can be more expensive and time-consuming, but the game is worth the candle! 99% of brides are excited about their individually crafted wedding gowns. Incredible statistics, isn’t it?

First of all, I recommend starting the dressmaking process as early as possible — allocate extra time for choosing the fabric, gathering ideas, fittings, etc. Prepare as detailed a reference as possible for the stylist — search ideas in Pinterest, bridal magazines, social networks. The more precisely you describe your preferences regarding the silhouette, fabric, color, length, and other details, the sooner the stylist will be able to create a sketch that resonates with you. 

In my opinion, there is no place for experiments — you should collaborate with stylists who specialize in tailoring wedding dresses if you want to get some guarantees that you’ll get high-quality dress as a result. Take into account the characteristics of your figure, the wedding theme, the season, and other details that may influence the choice of dress. And finally, don't neglect frequent fittings. Yes, it may take some time and distract you from other activities, but you will have full control over the process and will be able to make necessary adjustments at an early stage.

4. Are there certain models of wedding dresses that are usually considered less comfortable? 

I don’t think that it’s about the particular wedding dress style that is uncomfortable. Rather, any dress can become uncomfortable if it's not properly fitted to your body, is not suitable for the season, or if the fabric is not comfortable, and so on. We are all different and special, so one bride can feel comfortable, and another feels bad in the same dress. My friendly recommendation to pay special attention to the following factors:

  • Most often heavy fabrics are nor breathable. It can cause significant discomfort, especially in warm weather. You may feel overheated.
  • Mermaid wedding dresses with a too narrow silhouette around the knees and below can significantly restrict movement. Always remember that your wedding day is quite active; you'll be taking lots of photos, walking, dancing, so it should be easy for you to move around!
  • The same goes for overly tight corsets or dresses with excessively voluminous skirts. 
  • A large number of decorations like beads, lace, sequins, etc., can also cause discomfort. Make sure all decorative elements are placed comfortably.

5. How does the time of year affect the choice of style and material of a bridal gown?

As mentioned above, weather and season significantly influence the choice of dress. In summer, you definitely won't want to be in a closed, restrained dress with long sleeves and dense fabric in the heat. Silk or satin dresses with open necklines or backs, sleeveless, or even with a mini-skirt — in warm weather, there are plenty of options for experimentation. 

Autumn is a wonderful time to add more saturated colors to your dress and make interesting accents with a fur coat or bolero. In winter, dense fabrics and closed styles will allow you to showcase your individuality. Elegant sleeves and trains combined with jackets or creative outerwear will make your look unforgettable. Spring inspires floral lace prints, airy fabrics, and romantic floral elements. Tender delight dresses will look very organic during the period when everything blooms, just like your love with your groom.

6. How does the wedding venue affect the style and design of the wedding dress?

Antique gothic church and beach — do you feel the difference between these locations? Of course you do! Consequently, the location directly determines the style of the wedding dress that will be appropriate. For more formal locations (antique castles, cathedrals, upscale restaurants or hotels), elegant dresses with long trains or lavish skirts would be ideal. The grandeur of the location impresses, so the task of the dress is to draw primary attention to the bride. Conversely, in a blooming garden or on the seaside, the natural beauty of the bride will be harmoniously complemented by light, airy dresses with a romantic character. 

Additionally, the location can influence the fabric and cut of the dress. For example, if the celebration takes place in a hot climate, lightweight fabrics should be chosen to save you from overheating. To prevent you from overcooling, I recommend choosing dresses tailored with dense fabrics with sleeves. The location can also affect the shades of your dress or its details. Are you going to celebrate in a formal location? Try snow-white models. Are you going to have a beach or garden party? You’ll look very harmonious in dresses in more natural tones with romantic floral elements.

7. How can a bride determine which type of wedding dress is best suited to her body type?

Girls! We are all gorgeous regardless of our body parameters! We are different and very special, so never compare yourself with someone else and their bridal gown. The main thing to always remember is that the task of the dress is to accentuate particularly your strengths and conceal minor imperfections. What is ultra-fashionable may not always suit your figure. The best way is to assess your body type and based on this pick your wedding dress with an experienced stylist. Determining your body type is very simple. To do this, you need to measure the following areas of your body — waist (area above the navel), hips (widest point of the hips), chest (widest point of the chest).

I’m thrilled to share my short recommendations with you, so let’s dive deeper into this topic!

How to Choose a Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

For brides with an hourglass figure, I recommend choosing fitted silhouettes that accentuate natural curves. 

Brides with broad shoulders and narrow hips (inverted triangle)  would look great in dresses with an open back and a V-neckline. Mermaid wedding dresses will be a winning decision as well. 

For a rectangular figure, it's better to choose dresses with a voluminous bottom or top — this way, you can highlight the waistline and make the figure more proportionate. Think of A-line and Greek-style dresses.

If you have wide hips and narrow shoulders (triangle figure) opt for midi or maxi dresses with sleeves.

For a pear-shaped figure, it's worth choosing a dress that balances the shoulders and hips. For example, a boat neckline or voluminous sleeves would be a successful solution.

It’s not recommended for brides with an oval figure to choose overly tight models. Try on dresses with an empire waist, open shoulder area, or asymmetrical bottom —  we bet you’ll be satisfied with your look!

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress: A Cheat Sheet

So, let's sum up. You already know how to choose a dress for each body type. Here's a quick cheat sheet to help you navigate and pick the best dress for you: 

  1. If the wedding is in warm weather — open dresses made of lightweight fabrics are the perfect choice.
  2. If the wedding is in winter, it's better to choose warm, dense fabrics (such as satin or velvet) with long sleeves and a closed silhouette.
  3. The location is your guide; make sure the dress fits the overall atmosphere of the celebration. Elegant dresses with a train will complement your wedding in an ancient cathedral, while on the beach, you'll look very natural in a casual-cut dress made of lightweight fabrics.


We hope our article was helpful to you and will assist you in choosing your dream dress. If you need expert advice and assistance in selecting the right wedding dress for your special day, feel free to contact Yedyna Wedding Studios. We have a vast assortment of wedding dresses for different body types, locations, and seasons. So you will find the dress that accentuates your natural beauty and makes you shine like a true diamond next to your groom. Contact us and let's start your enchanting journey to the perfect wedding dress right now!

For those with an "hourglass" figure

- For those with an "hourglass" figure, dresses that distinctly highlight the waist, such as those with a wide V-neck or asymmetrical cut, are ideal.

If you have a "triangle" figure

- If you have a "triangle" figure (wide hips, narrow shoulders), consider various necklines and sleeves to draw attention to the upper part of the body. The dress length can be midi or maxi.

Those with an "inverted triangle" figure

- Those with an "inverted triangle" figure (wide shoulders, narrow hips) can opt for princess or mermaid-style dresses that create balance with voluminous elements at the bottom.

Owners of a "rectangle" figure

  - Owners of a "rectangle" figure (even shoulders, waist, hips) will suit various silhouettes, especially semi-fitted, A-line, and Greek-style dresses that help accentuate the waist.

For an "oval" figure (fuller midsection)

- For an "oval" figure (fuller midsection), it's recommended to choose dresses with an empire waist, open shoulder area, or asymmetrical bottom. Avoid overly tight or straight models.