Wedding has always been a dream come true event for everybody. It is a truly special occasion, which occurs only once in a lifetime (most of the times!). Both the bride and the groom leave no stone unturned to make this moment truly memorable. The wedding dress is the focal point of bride’s attention as she dons the spotlight after the groom. This makes her apprehensive about her looks and appearance. She makes all sorts of efforts to achieve that perfect 'princess' look. However, what remains unnoticed is that nothing can undermine the importance of natural beauty.
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With right kind of approach, attitude and persona, one can look good in anything. Being yourself is of prime important on an occasion as significant as your wedding, so that you can be comfortable and at ease. This is what the casual wedding dresses offer. With the shift in trend, more and more young ladies are opting for informal wedding dresses as they reflect the true personality and character of the wearer. Besides, there are a number of other considerations which prove that casual wedding gowns are becoming increasingly popular.
The biggest and the more crucial reason for a shift in fashion is that, informal wedding dresses are relatively inexpensive in comparison to formal ones, thus reducing the financial liability of the marriage to some an extent. Then, informal bridal dresses prove to be appropriate for those who are planning to go for informal theme marriages as well. It is even ideal for those who are going for austere courthouse weddings, which will be exclusive of the glamour that forms a part of the usual wedding. Informal wedding gowns are, many-a-times, also preferred by those who are getting married for the second time.
Casual wedding dresses are available in different materials, which give a very casual look, yet are extremely stylish. You can opt for cotton, linen, organza, chiffon, or even gauze for your casual dress. In such a dress, you can easily do away with the plush adornments, such as bells, pearls, sequins, embroidery, stones, crystals, etc. Rather, you can opt to go for a simple plain dress, which accentuates your beauty. As for adding style to the dress, the options include a slit on one side of the skirt or spaghetti straps, apart from strapless and off shoulder options. For highlighting your innate charm, minimize the use of jewelry.
The Color & Accessories
Since the whole idea is to give your wedding dress a casual look, the best bet would be to go for solid colors, with simple lines and patterns. As for the hairstyle, you can leave your hair open and head uncovered or go for simple hair bands or buns. However, do make sure that you wear matching sandals with your dress, more preferably the strappy ones, with a low heel. As for the accessories, you can wear those pearl drop ear rings or diamond pendant. Just make sure that the look that you portray complete goes with your overall personality. Rest everything will surely fall into place.