7. The Hemline: What is a Wedding Dress Hemline?
The hemline or hem of a wedding gown is simply where the length of the dress stops. Simply put, a dress hemline is the length of the dress, or how long or short the dress is. Typical wedding gown hemlines include: floor length, three-quarter, long short wedding gowns.
If the hem stops on the floor or feet, the gown is said to be a long or floor-length wedding dress. Generally, most Nigerian women prefer long wedding gowns. However, wedding dresses also come in other lengths such as: short, tea length (also referred to as knee-length).
Other Parts of a Wedding Dress: What Are They Called?
These are details in the form of decorations sewn onto a bridal gown to add glamour to the gown and make the wedding dress fabric appear rich. Popular embellishments seen in modern wedding gowns include beading/ bead-work, embroidery, sequins, Swarovski crystals, ribbons, bows, feathers, pearls, and stones/ gemstones.
The silhouette is the overall shape of the wedding gown. We wrote a separate post on the different types of wedding gown silhouette styles with detailed descriptions.
The Different Wedding Gown Shapes and their Names (Buying Guide by Silhouettes)
Wedding gowns come in different types of fabric, and that is also one of the things that brides use to choose the type of dress they want to buy. The fabric is a big factor in the look and feels, and wedding dress silhouette. The texture and type of fabric a gown is made of determines how it drapes, flows, poufs or sits on the body.
Some styles work best with specific fabrics – you need to know this. When you start pre-wedding-dress style hunting (on magazines, Pinterest or Instagram), you’ll begin to know the kind of dress fabric that appeals to you – even if you don’t know its name. Popular wedding fashion fabrics include Silk, Satin, Lace, Chiffon, Charmeuse, Organza, Damask, Tulle, Taffeta, Velvet, Polyester.
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Anatomy of a Wedding Dress & Why It’s Important to Know Names of the Parts
Almost every bride-to-be already has an idea of how (style and design) she wants each part of her wedding dress to be – the neck, the body, the skirt area, the embellishments or designs. You may find a nearly-perfect wedding dress, but hate its neckline or design of the train. Names of wedding gown parts are the terminologies (or lingo) that people you’ll meet at bridal shops will use to ask you for what type of wedding dress you are looking for.
Learning the names will make it easy for you not to be confused, and also be able to communicate how you like different elements of your dream dress to be. For example, you’ll want to tell them how you want the neckline to be, or what style and how long you would like your wedding dress train to be, or the style you want the skirt area. If you can properly describe your dream wedding gown, part by part, using the bridal industry lingos and terminology, then finding your perfect dress would be easier and less stressful.
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Conclusion: Find Your Wedding Gown by Describing Your Style Wants by Parts
Your dream wedding gown is made up of parts, and every part is designed in so many styles. Before you go out shopping for your wedding gown, ensure to take a moment to write down how you like each part of your dream dress to look. What style of sleeves do you dream to wear? What style or length do you want your wedding gown train to be?
Knowing what you want in your wedding gown will make it easier for bridal shop attendants to find your dream gown for you. Being specific about your style preference in your wedding gown parts is key.
Now, tell me –what’s your best wedding gown part, and what style do you like most in that dress part?
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