Wedding Dress Bakersfield CA

See below to find wedding gown suppliers in Bakersfield that give access to tea length wedding dresses, Euro style wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses, prom dresses, flower girl dresses, as well as advice and content on wedding accessories such as tiaras, veils and more.

Curves By Design
(661) 827-8582
4401 Belle Terrace Way
Bakersfield, CA
 
Levies Dress Making & Alteration
(661) 633-1721
1621 21st St
Bakersfield, CA
Specialty
Bridal Shops & Tuxedo Rental

Flores Bridal
(661) 833-0845
3206 Stine RD
Bakersfield, CA
Specialty
Bridal Shops & Tuxedo Rental

Little White Dress
(661) 633-2318
1800 21st St # A
Bakersfield, CA

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Erica's Bridals
(661) 395-1423
2019 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA
 
Brides Proms
(661) 325-8345
3401 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA
Specialty
Bridal Shops & Tuxedo Rental

Ladies & Gents Bridal & Formal Wear
(661) 325-7911
124 Oak St
Bakersfield, CA
Specialty
Bridal Shops & Tuxedo Rental

Bella Bridal and Tuxedos
(661) 845-4883
10504 Main St
Lamont, CA
Specialty
Bridal Shops & Tuxedo Rental

Brides and Proms
(661) 325-8345
3401 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA
 
Brides & Proms
(661) 325-8345
2100 19th St
Bakersfield, CA
 
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Advice for Stress-free Wedding Dress Shopping - Wedding Dresses Pictures

Bridal party exiting the church
Wedding dress shopping should be a fun experience. Trying on all of those beautiful gowns can make you feel just like a princess. However, for many brides, shopping for a wedding dress is a stressful chore. Here are some tips to help make finding a gown easy, fun and relaxing:

Begin wedding dress shopping early. Some gown designers can take six to eight months to deliver a dress.

Look through magazines and our gallery of wedding dresses pictures to determine what styles you like, but also go shopping with an open mind. Very often the gown consultants can direct you to a style that you didn’t consider but would be perfect for you.

Don’t shop with too many people. Listening to several opinions on what you should and should not wear can be very confusing and very stressful.

Make an appointment with the bridal shop. You want to have the gown consultant’s undivided attention.

Saturday is the busiest day at most gown salons. If possible, schedule an appointment for an alternative time so you will have a more relaxed atmosphere.

When planning the amount you are going to spend on your wedding dress, don’t forget to include alterations. These can be quite expensive. You will also need to budget for undergarments, hose, shoes and jewelry.
Our dress gallery will inspire you with many wedding dresses pictures to browse through.

Once you’re done with the wedding dress shopping experience, it will be time to begin shopping for bridesmaid gowns. Try sho...

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Wedding Dresses: 6 Classic Dress Styles - Wedding Dresses Pictures

Wedding Dresses: 6 Classic Dress Styles
Out of all the wedding dress styles you'll discover along your search, there are six classic wedding styles, shapes and silhouettes that are the basis for most of today's popular gowns. Finding a shape to fit your body type is important, as some wedding dress shapes can effectively hide and accentuate different parts of your figure. Here are the six classic gown shapes and the body types that work best with each:

Wedding Dress Style: A-line

A-line dresses features a shape boasts a triangular shape with a fitted bodice and broad skirt, which gives an appearance of the letter “A.” The dress flows with uninterrupted lines from top to bottom. This wedding gown shape is a popular choice with many brides as it is most flattering on every body style.
Check out our gallery of wedding dresses pictures for more examples.
Best For: Church ceremony

Wedding Dress Style: Slip Dress

Sleek and sexy, the slip dress is the more revealing of the six classic wedding dress styles. Slip dresses are made of the most delicate of fabrics with thin spaghetti straps emphasizing the shoulders.

Best For: Beach Weddings

Wedding Gown Shape: Ball Gown

With its fitted bodice and full skirt, the ball gown wedding dress is ideal for that fairy tale wedding look.

Best For:
Formal weddings

Wedding Gown Shape: Empire

Empire wedding gowns have a high-waist, a cropped bodice and horizontal seaming. Either designed as a strapless gown or paired with wide-set straps, the empire wedding gowns are better for petite brides with smaller busts.
Examples of these and more can be see in our gallery of wedding dresses pictures .
Best For: Beach weddings, outdoor weddings

Wedding Gown Shape: Princess

Similar to the ball gown, the princess style wedding dress boasts a full skirt and long lines, which help to lengthen a shorter waist. The corseted bodice and spaghetti straps are popular on this style of wedding dress.

Best For: Formal weddings

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Wedding Dresses: A Glossary of Wedding Dress Terms

Wedding Dresses: A Glossary of Wedding Dress Terms
Below is a list of wedding dress terms that will help simplify your wedding planning shopping experience. By reviewing some of these wedding dress terms, you can convey your exact wishes to your designer or dress shop associate and find the perfect wedding dress.
As you browse through wedding dresses pictures keep these terms in mind.

WEDDING DRESS TERMS: BODICES & WAISTLINES

  • Ballroom (Fitted) Bodice: Hugs your upper body and ends with a dropped or natural waist.
  • Basque Waistline: An elongated bodice that’s fitted through the waist and drops to a pointed “V” below the center of your waistline.
  • Dropped Waist: Your bodice is dropped several inches below your natural waistline to a slightly gathered seam line. Good for short-waisted figures.
  • Empire Waist: A shortened bodice with the waistline set just below your bustline.
  • Natural Waist: The bodice and skirt are joined by a seam at your natural waistline.
  • Princess Bodice: It hugs your upper body, descends to a seamless waist that flares slightly into the skirt.

WEDDING DRESS TERMS: NECKLINES

  • Decolletage: A plunging neckline that reveals your cleavage, it’s often used in off-the-shoulder designs.
  • Jeweled: Rounded to follow your natural neckline.
  • Portrait: Frames your shoulders and face while accentuating the bustline. It’s often gathered at the center with a brooch or other ornamentation.
  • Sabrina: Crosses and covers your collarbone.
  • Scoop: As its name suggests, a low, curved neckline that’s cut deeply in the front, back or both.
  • Strapless: Displays your neck and shoulders, and is often worn with a jacket or shawl.
  • Sweetheart: An open neckline shaped like a heart that starts inside the shoulder line and descends to your cleavage.
  • Queen Anne: Rises high at the sides and back of your neck, then opens in front to a modified sweetheart.
  • Wedding Band: A stand-up neckline that completely circles your neck.
Wedding dresses pictures mean so much more knowing these terms.

WEDDING DRESS TERMS: SKIRTS

  • Bouffant: A full skirt gathered at your waist and often worn over crinoline.
  • Ball Gown: A fully flared skirt that starts at your natural waistline.
  • Peplum: An overskirt you attach at your gown’s natural or dropped waistline.
  • Tea Length: Shorter than a full-length skirt, it ends several inches above your ankles.
  • Tiered: This features a series of layers or panels that fall in graduated lengths to the floor.

WEDDING DRESS TERMS: SLEEVES

  • Bishop: Fuller at your lower forearm, then gathered into a wide cuff at your wrist.
  • Cap: A short fitted sleeve that covers the top of your arm.
  • Fitted: A sleeve without fullness. When it’s long, it often extends to a point at your hand.
  • Full Juliette: Gathered into your armline, it puffs slightly, then tapers downward, often to a cuff.
  • Gauntlet: A detachable wrist and arm cover that you wear instead of gloves.
  • Gibson: A less flamboyant version of the leg-of-m...

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