Maine is a state of versatility, different attitudes -- and fascinating fashion. You'll find one of every type of bridal fashion in Maine, from short and sassy to long, elegant and ultra-couture. A few considerations, such as the season and the location of your wedding, can help you make your choice. Read on for tips on how to select a perfectly charming Maine wedding dress.
Seasonal FlairOne of the easiest ways to decide on a wedding dress silhouette (style and cut) is to base it on the season during which your wedding will take place. Since New England is famed for its brilliant and distinct seasons, matching your bridal gown to a spring, summer, fall or winter theme is appropriate and very on-trend. You will also be most comfortable in bridal wear that works with Maine's temperatures, which can range from comfortably high in summer to very cold in the winter.
Springtime weddings have always been popular, and yours will be extra-special in blooming and colorful Maine. For an outdoor wedding, wear capped, three-quarter or light material long sleeves, and drape an elegant shawl over your shoulders. A medium to low neckline is fashionable and breezy. Any length gown suits a spring wedding, including shorter styles.
Summer calls for soft, light fabrics and capped sleeves or a sleeveless look. Spaghetti straps also work well for summer. Try weaving a few flowers and small green fabric leaves into your hair for a true summertime-in-New-England look.
Autumn in Maine is spectacular; match that bursting and colorful theme in your wedding wear. Add a surprising splash of color, such as a deep orange and red fabric flower at the bustle. Ruby or garnet jewelry matches autumn wedding wear elegantly.
For winter, wear heavier, very shimmery fabrics. Long sleeves or long gloves are a given for a Maine wintertime wedding. Try emerald or gold jewelry and a long, flowing veil.
Natural BeautyBecause Maine is known for its naturally appealing landscapes and friendly, down-to-earth attitude, you can add natural touches to your bridal wear. Try a beautiful, polished-wood piece on a delicate gold chain around your neck. Leaf and flower shaped jewelry also combines well with this theme. So do burnished and beaten metals.
Real or fabric flowers are another Maine-friendly touch. Weave flowers into your hair or choose a floral embroidered design for the skirt or bodice of your gown. A single flower at your bodice, waist or the top of your train is gorgeous, too.
You may also want to consider natural, nubby fabrics, either for an entire expanse of the gown (such as the skirt or train) or sewn applique-style onto the material. Natural colors, such as off-white, ecru or lightest cream yellow, are other popular Maine wedding wear choices.
Take your ideas to the bridal shop of your choice and ask for help in making selections that combine well with the location of your wedding. With a little creativity, you can find a wedding gown that reflects the beauty of Maine.