Top designer shares dress shopping tips for brides

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Designers Galia Lahav (L) and Sharon Sever.
Designers Galia Lahav (L) and Sharon Sever.
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  • Finding the perfect dress can be challenging for brides since there is so much to consider.
  • Sharon Sever, lead designer at Galia Lahav, says brides shouldn't sacrifice comfort for aesthetics. 
  • Sever suggests brides should sit down while trying on dresses at the bridal shop as they will be sitting a lot on their wedding day too.

Wedding dress shopping can be a fun experience for the bride, especially when she finally lays eyes on her dream dress and when she puts it on, it fits like a glove. However, Galia Lahav lead designer Sharon Sever says brides should not focus on aesthetics but instead on comfortability. This is due to the bride's movement during her special day, from walking down the aisle to sitting through the reception and taking photos; most brides end up spending eight to 12 hours in a wedding dress.

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"If a dress is uncomfortable, I don't think a bride will tend to pick that particular one. Unlike things that happen on the red carpet, you have to wear that dress at least half of the night," Sever told Insider. Although trying out a dress at the bridal shop doesn't necessarily help you figure out if it will be comfortable, Sharon suggests sitting when trying it on.

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"I always ask a bride to sit in a dress and see if she can feel at ease. Every woman knows how she wants to look, and when you're facing the mirror, you should be more attentive to your feelings and to your desires. When you start listening to everyone else around you, that's when mistakes happen."

Sources: Insider, Daily Mail

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