New York Bride & Co. is always ecstatic when the Spring collections arrive. Check out these unbelievably detailed, gorgeous wedding gowns from Sincerity Bridal’s 2017 Spring launch. Note the exquisite embroidery and the immense detailing. It can be easy to fall in love with more than one…so how exactly do you narrow down your dream dress? Keep reading for some excellent tips from the pros.

Determining Your Comfort Zone

Obviously, it’s always fun to work with brides who are as free-spirited as the wind and arrive ready to try on anything. You can let your intuition be your guide and simply go with the flow. This is the perfect way to dress shop when you have the luxury of time and no worries. However, if you are working with a short timeframe or there’s still much to be done for your wedding, figuring out a few key points ahead of time will save you tons of time and help you maximize your experience.

Knowing the answer to these questions when you visit our store will help our experienced bridal consultants narrow the selection on your behalf.

  1. What length wedding dress do you prefer? Short or Long?

  • If you wish to have a wedding dress with a train, your answer here will be long.
  • Of course you can also have a train if you choose the short and long wedding dress option.

2. What style of skirt do you prefer?

  • Trumpet VS Flare
  • Ball gown VS Straight/Column/Sheath
  • A-line VS Mermaid
  1. What style of back design flatters your body shape? With a back or without?

  2. What style of sleeves do you envision to have?

  3. What waistline suits you best?

  4. For the brides who want to get more wear out of their beautiful wedding dresses than just once on the big wedding day, I urge you to consider these dual functional and liberal options. Ofcourse the weather, the location of the wedding together with your body shape and personal style must also agree to this choice. See more at Wedding Dresses I Love

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Defining Fit and Style

Our consultants at NYB&Co. can also help you narrow down the available silhouettes so you choose the style that works best with your body type, personal style and wedding design.

  • A-line — A fitted bodice that has a modest flair in the skirt, A-line wedding-dress designs are among the most popular sold today. This is a universal classic that suits almost any body type.

  • Ball gown — This is the fairytale princess dress style you remember from Lady Diana’s wedding and Grace Kelly’s ceremony a few decades before. It has a long, flowing skirt and a fitted bodice. It has lots of fullness, created with petticoats or hoops.

  • Blouson — Blouson designs are, as the name implies, blousy. They’re gathered at the waist or an inch or two below.

  • Drop waist — Sporting either a loose or fitted bodice, drop-waist gowns add styling that accentuates the area just below the waistline or the waist itself.

  • Asymmetrical — Dresses with features like one shoulder strap or layering that creates an uneven, spatial arrangement or silhouette.

  • Empire — Distinguished by a high waist, hitting just below the bust. The empire styling elongates the body, minimizes pear-shaped figures and can conceal a disproportionately large or small bust.

  • Mermaid — Also called a trumpet or fishtail design, the mermaid dress hugs the body and begins to flair, usually at the knee. The flare can be modest or exaggerated. This design accentuates a woman’s figure and shows particularly well on tall, athletic women.

  • Mini — A gown with a hemline that falls at or above the knee.

  • Princess — Created from unbroken vertical panels, this style can take a classic A-line shape or have a more exaggerated flare. It’s considered a slimming design that will suit most body types.

  • Sheath — Unconstructed, long and slim, the sheath is body-hugging and doesn’t have a fitted waist. More details at How Stuff Works

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Stop on By and Let’s Do Some Serious Shopping

New York Bride & Co. is always thrilled to see smiling faces glide through our front doors. We are proud to be the premier bridal salons in Syracuse and the surrounding region. We pride ourselves on doing things that benefit our patrons, so appointments are never necessary and you are welcome to take as many pictures as you like. Come experience the NYB&Co. difference for yourself. We look forward to seeing you soon.