Fashion designer reveals why brides should always SIT in their wedding dress before buying it
- Designer Sharon Sever has warned brides not to sacrifice comfort for aesthetics
- It is estimated that women will spend up to 12 hours in their dress during the day
- But many forget that much of that time will actually be spent sitting
Brides shopping for the big day may be overlooking a crucial factor by not sitting down in their dress before shopping.
Sharon Sever, chief designer at fashion house Galia Lahav, warned those preparing to walk down the aisle not to sacrifice comfort for aesthetics.
It’s estimated that brides can spend 10 to 12 hours wearing their wedding dress, but much of that time will actually be spent sitting.
Sharon Sever (pictured centre), chief designer at Galia Lahav, warned those preparing to walk down the aisle not to sacrifice comfort for aesthetics
Most brides-to-be focus on what will be most comfortable for walking down the aisle or sharing their first dance, but they should also consider sitting time during the meal, toasts and portraits.
That’s why just looking at the dress in a bridal shop while standing in front of a mirror can never give a real indication of how comfortable it might actually be on the big day.
Sharon, from Israel, told the Insider, “If a dress is uncomfortable, I don’t think a bride will tend to choose that particular one.”
“Unlike things that happen on the red carpet, you have to wear this dress at least half the night.”
He added: “I always ask a bride to sit down in a dress and see if she can feel comfortable.”
Buying a wedding dress can be a big commitment, with the average price of a dress being $1,259 in 2023.
And with a average of 2.4 million weddings in the United States each year, Sharon’s advice should prove useful for thousands of future brides and save them a costly mistake.
It is estimated that brides will spend between 10 and 12 hours wearing their dress on the big day (stock image)
Sharing even more information for those still shopping for their dress, the fashion guru urged brides not to listen to others and instead trust their own instincts.
“Every woman knows what she wants to look like,” Sharon said.
“And when you are in front of the mirror, you should be more attentive to your feelings and your desires.
“When you start listening to everyone around you, that’s when mistakes happen.”
Sharon, who recently attended the wedding of Vanderpump Rules alum Stassi Schroeder, also told the publication that the 2023 dresses will take inspiration from Old Hollywood style, specializing in slits, feather detailing and chunky beading. .
In a previous interview with InStyle, Sharon told brides how to choose their dress: “I always say it’s like choosing your husband – you know when it’s the one.” You just feel it.
“There is something you cannot explain. Sometimes, even on runways, when I meet brides, I just have a feeling that this dress will match her character.
Sharon (centre right, pictured alongside Galia Lahav) said dresses in 2023 will take inspiration from Old Hollywood style, specializing in slits, feather detailing and chunky beading.
“Even if it’s not exactly what she was thinking, there is something that happens – this magic when everything falls into place. I can’t really explain it in words, but when it’s right, you know.
This is just the latest advice for those getting married this year after The Bridal Journey founder Andie Towner previously shared controversial predictions for 2023.
The social media star, who has amassed more than 257,000 followers for her business on Instagram, said the list of trends that were “out” for the upcoming nuptials include garter throwing, bohemian themes and d to be walked down the aisle.