Fad or Find
First off, what is a fad? A fad is a quick and often extreme fashion statement that can be popular one year, or even month, and gone the next. Knowing this, how can one find their perfect dress that is both fashion forward and a true find, so we can miss the dated fad when you go to look at your wedding album in 10 years?
It's an art of balance. Here are a few tips we have found to help guide you away from the dated fad dresses, and toward the timeless find that will continue to take your breath away every time you see it.
1. Does it have that quality look?
The definition of classic, is something that has withstood the test of time. So if you're already yawning and thinking "traditional is boring," think again. Look for the feature you want, i.e. lace, length of train, or silhouette. Keep that as the "traditional" part or the classic part of the dress you are looking for, and from there you can take the dare and look for the unique aspect of a dress that blends well with your style and taste as well as the trend.
2. Know your needs!
There is a reason Audrey Hepburn and Jacki Onasis were considered classic beauties. They kept things simple. They knew what worked for them, for their bodies, and for their needs at the time. If you need to be a bride who can move, dance, eat, or even breathe on your wedding day, that will help navigate you away from the dresses that prevent you from acting like yourself when your day comes.
3. Find something and make it personal
What helps make something a "find" is the uniqueness of it. Knowing that no one else will ever have or wear the dress you say "I do" in may not seem important to some, but it gives the extra special and classic quality because it was made with you, your needs, and your preferences in mind. At least one aspect of a dress should mirror your personality so that when you are seen, your friends and guests know that the dress you chose is perfect and reflects who you are.