How To Search For
Gothic Wedding Dresses
Gothic wedding dresses can be fun, different and a way to
express yourself through your wedding. Although they might not be right
for every bride, you obviously have an interest in gothic gowns or you
wouldn't be reading this!
As with any wedding dress, you should start looking early
. Since you
will probably find fewer options than traditional gowns, you will
definitely not want to wait until the last minute to start looking.
Your first step should be to decide what type of dress you are looking
for. Do you want to wear a dress that is dark and very gothic? Or, are
you looking for something that is a little different with a gothic
flair to it?
This will help you narrow down your choices as you begin the quest to
find your perfect wedding dress. Below are five tips along with more
information about dress styles and where to find your perfect dress.
- Make sure you match the attire of your groom and the rest
of the wedding party.
- Choose a theme and wedding location that fits in with
gothic wedding dresses.
- Try not to go overboard with your dress and makeup unless
your wedding theme and location can support it.
- Consider having a Halloween or fall
wedding. It is the perfect season for this type of wedding
theme and dress.
- Think about having your wedding party and guests dress in
gothic clothing as well.
Styles of gothic wedding dresses can vary. Typically, most people
envision them being black, maybe with an accent color like red or pink.
Other possible colors include white, purple, green and royal or navy
They usually have long, flowing sleeves or flutter sleeves. Sleeveless
and halter styles can also be found, and some of the more risqué styles
have a corset top.
Wearing a corset or lingerie underneath your dress is common, and there
are many gothic choices available for a sexy transition to your wedding
Medieval dresses should also be considered. Similar to the gothic
styles, they usually come in colors other than white. Other styles to
look at include Renaissance, Victorian and Pagan.
Other alternatives include red and black
that are more like traditional wedding gowns.
They are a little different without fully going the gothic route.
Where To Buy
The obvious place to star looking is online. There are many great
gothic clothing websites that sell dresses. Don't forget to check EBay
and other mainstream stores.
Medieval or gothic stores are the next place you can check. Many large
cities and towns that center on art and culture will have shops that
sell the types of dresses you are looking for.
Hiring a seamstress to create a custom gown for you is another option.
Make sure your budget can handle this, and definitely plan early
because it could take awhile for them to sew the dress.
Probably the best places to look are Renaissance and Medieval
festivals. You can find and meet with dress vendors and see many
different styles all in one place.