You may think that picking out your wedding dress is an easy affair, that all you have to do is try on a bunch of pretty dresses and pick the one that fits you best. Although you are going to have to try on a bunch of gowns, it’s not going to be an easy, breezy shopping experience. Picking your wedding gown can be one of the most frustrating and confusing experiences you’ll have to undergo.
There are so many different wedding dress styles, shapes, colors and sizes. The key to finding the perfect wedding dress with little to no stress or hassle is knowing your choices and what to look for. To help you narrow down your choices, we present to you one of the most popular wedding dress styles available: the spaghetti strap wedding dress.
What Is It?
Flashback to a century ago, and it was sacrilege for a bride to get married in a dress showing off her bare arms and cleavage. Fast forward to today’s wedding dress trends, and you find strapless wedding gowns and spaghetti strap wedding dresses the favorites of most modern brides.
The spaghetti strap wedding dress refers to a dress style with sleeves that are barely there. The straps holding the dress up are incredibly thin and in some cases almost string-like in their thinness.
Spaghetti strap wedding dresses vary depending on the overall design of the dress. Other factors that could affect the overall look of the dress include the wedding dress neckline and its skirt style.
Why We Love It
When presented with something incredibly modern and subtly sexy, how can you resist? The spaghetti strap wedding dress is designed for brides who are not afraid to bare their arms and show off a little décolletage.
Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, these dresses are also ultra-comfortable. While some women may struggle against immediately slipping and sliding strapless numbers, the spaghetti strap wedding dress leaves you feeling sexy and sultry without the worries of a wardrobe mishap.
Another positive point for the spaghetti strap wedding dress: you can walk down the aisle in this dress regardless of season. Granted, you may have to don some wedding over clothes if you’re planning a winter wedding, but the spaghetti strap wedding dress leaves you looking scorching even in freezing weather.
Where to Find It
You’ll be able to find various forms of this wedding dress almost anywhere. You can purchase dresses through bridal wear catalogs or head to the nearest bridal boutique to try on the spaghetti strap wedding dresses in stock. You can also buy this style of wedding dress from different designer boutiques, high street stores and online stores.
A word of warning when making your purchase online: make sure you buy the right size. There’s nothing more disappointing than thinking you’ve got the wedding dress of your dreams, designer or retail, only to try it on and find out that you’ve bought one that is several sizes too small. Take note of the measurements indicated on the wedding dress advertisement.
What to Look For
When we talk about spaghetti strap wedding gowns, we’re basically referring to the sleeve style of your chosen dress. To help you pick out the right kind of spaghetti strap wedding dress, we’re presenting you with popular neckline and skirt style choices and the body types they compliment.
- Scoop: The scoop neckline refers to a low-cut and oftentimes U-shaped neckline that has the same rounded appearance found at the back of the wedding dress. One great advantage of this type of neckline is that it’s universally flattering. It’s the perfect medium between sexy and sweet.
- Square: Although this type of neckline is more rectangular than anything, the square neckline takes on the appearance of a half-square located just above the woman’s bosom. This is a wonderful cut if you’re looking to display some cleavage without entirely exposing yourself.
- Sweetheart: As sweet as its name, the sweetheart neckline is wonderfully feminine. It is shaped like the top portion of a heart right at the woman’s chest area. Although mostly strapless, this type of neckline can also be used for spaghetti strap wedding dresses. The sweetheart neckline is perfect if you’re looking to bring focus to your cleavage; however, if you have small breasts, you may want to look for another neckline.
- Perhaps the most popular spaghetti strap wedding dress neckline, this type of neckline is, as you can already guess, V-shaped. The depth of the neckline depends on how much you’re willing to expose. Because this neckline draws focus to your bosom, it’s perfect for girls with ample breasts. If you’re on the flatter side of the spectrum or if you’re too well endowed, go for a scoop or a square neckline instead.
- A-Line Skirt: The A-Line skirt is a favorite for most modern brides. It’s clean lines and A-shaped flare makes this skirt style universally flattering. With the A-Line skirt, you can rest assured that it’s going to suit you regardless of your shape, size or height.
- Ball Gown: Look and feel like a real life Disney princess with a spaghetti strap wedding ball gown. The tulle-layered skirt gives that extra poof needed to hide the body from waist down. If you’re on the petite side, skip this option since too much poof might just make you look smaller than you actually are.
- Ballerina Dress/Full Skirt: Slightly less poofy than the ball gown, this dress has the same “fairy tale” quality to it. It’s the perfect skirt style if you’re sporting a full bust and slim hips, since the style of the skirt creates a wonderful balance between the top and the bottom of your spaghetti strap wedding dress.
- Pencil Style: Show off your glorious gams with a lovely pencil skirt. It’s slightly tapered bottom is perfect for girls with a particularly curvy figure. Often falling either knee-length or slightly above the knee, avoid this style if you’re on the petite side or if you feel self-conscious about your legs.
- Soft and Flowing: If you’re looking for a skirt style that flows naturally and gracefully, then this is the skirt style for you. An empire spaghetti strap wedding dress will look amazing with a soft and flowing skirt. Consider a soft and flowing skirt style if you’re on the curvy side. The skirt will delicately skim your curves, subtly drawing attention to your gorgeous assets.
- Sheath: A spaghetti strap wedding dress would look stunning and modern with a sheath skirt style. The skirt is fitted at the hip area but falls naturally down to the wedding dress hemline. It’s the perfect skirt style if you have some curves and a flat tummy. Stylish and elegant, you can’t go wrong with a spaghetti strap sheath dress.
- Mermaid Skirt:
- The mermaid skirt has a timeless, elegant and romantic appeal that makes it an easy evening gown skirt style favorite. A number of brides choose this figure-hugging number for their wedding gowns. If you’re looking to show off your gorgeous hourglass figure, then go for this type of skirt style.
Finding the Right Accessories
A spaghetti strap wedding dress leaves your arms and most of your shoulders exposed. If you’re planning a winter wedding, then going out in the cold wearing your sexy clothing will just leave you miserable and shivering. Wear wedding over clothes with your lovely spaghetti strap wedding dress to keep yourself warm.
When picking out your wedding shoes, look to your gown’s color and hem length to determine what kind of wedding footwear to purchase. The right shade of white or cream could help unify the overall look of your wedding attire.
As for your bouquet, you simply can’t go wrong with traditional white flowers. You can also opt for colored blooms to emphasize your wedding’s color theme, just make sure the colors of your chosen blooms aren’t too loud or they’ll take all the attention away from your gorgeous gown.
Check out this video featuring the latest spaghetti strap wedding gowns.