Style secrets

What are the benefits of wearing a wedding dress Made in Italy?

A true wedding dress Made in Italy is made entirely in Italy. This means that the majority of the fabrics used come from Italy and in the case of prestigious quality fabrics from other parts of the world, the choice is made with great care, choosing a traditional supplier of quality. In all cases, fabrics are of the best quality to be able to support artisan workmanship and absolute comfort. The workmanship is all Italian, by expert dressmakers and tailors. This means we can offer a product of the highest quality with the possibility to add customised features. Finally, expert designers work to create quality results at every stage in the process, with perfect finishes and decorative details. Italian bridal gowns are made following historic traditions, using the best sartorial and artisan techniques to create the perfect dress that will be both beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear.


How to choose the style of your wedding gown, based on your figure?

There are many different shapes of wedding dress to satisfy the tastes of every woman. But it is more than a matter of style; it is also a matter of body shape. Every design has the ability to enhance one or more areas of the body, as well as to conceal others. Let’s take a look how.

A-line bridal gown The bust is snugly fitted, while the skirt flares gradually from the waist to create the typical “letter A” shape. This is a style that potentially looks good on many women because it creates a look with balanced proportions. It is a good choice for brides looking to conceal their hips and bottom, and also for those who want to play down a large bust. The A-line bridal gown is also a good choice if you want to make the most of your waist.

Classic style bridal gown The classic style is very similar to the A-line: the bust is snug, while the skirt is full from the waist down. The difference is actually in the fullness of the skirt. In this case, it is slightly fuller and often has added drapes and volumes. This makes it the perfect choice to conceal curves or legs, while emphasising the waistline.

Princess bridal gown The princess style might be defined a further version of the previous styles. In this case, the skirt is very full and often ends in a long train. The bodice is still snug and this places the focus even more on the magnificent skirt, which is supported by a structure underneath. As well as being perfect for women looking to conceal hips or bottom, the princess model is also a great way to play down a large bust and is a good choice for women wanting to emphasise their waistline.

Flowing bridal gown This is a dress with a simple design that follows the shape of the body without being too tight, for a harmonious overall result. It is made using soft fabrics to allow the skirt to create the flares that balance out the shape. This design is great for brides who want to emphasise their curves naturally, and also for taller brides.

Mermaid bridal gown Mermaid-style dresses show off the figure. The particular feature of these dresses is that they tightly hug the body from the neckline to the knees, before becoming noticeably much fuller. This model is for women with narrower hips or for those looking to emphasise their décolleté. It can also be the perfect dress to show off curves.

Half-mermaid bridal gown Half-mermaid dresses are only slightly different to the previous model. The difference lies in the height of the snug fit, which, instead of reaching the knees, stops before. This means that any imperfections will be less accentuated, even if a dress of this type is perfect for the well-proportioned woman.

Short bridal gown The ideal dress for the bride who wants to show off her legs, or to make the shorter woman look taller. It also needs to be chosen according to location and if worn for a church wedding, it needs to be accompanied by a coat to cover the legs during the ceremony.

When is the best time to choose a wedding dress?

The search for the dress needs to begin at least ten months before the wedding day. In this period it is useful to look through magazines, search on the internet and look in store windows to get some idea of the best type. Once you have started to try out the selected dresses, remember that the dress needs to be reserved six months before the wedding itself. The period from March to October is perfect for choosing a wedding dress because all the models in the collection will be available, since dress deliveries begin in ateliers in September. And if you are choosing a customised or made-to-measure dress, don’t forget that these take more time and therefore, start your search and have your fittings in good time.


Which fabric should I choose for my bridal gown?

Wedding dress fabric needs to be chosen according to the season in which the wedding is taking place, making the most of lightweight fabrics, according to the location, as well as the transparencies and of course, the design of the dress, which may require fabrics of different consistencies. Let’s take a look at the fabrics used for GrittiSpose bridal gowns.

Stretch crêpe: made with twisted yarns and characterised by its waves and folds. It may be in silk or satin and in the 2017 collection of bridal gowns by GrittiSpose, it is above all stretch to hug the woman’s figure more closely.

Organza: a lightweight, delicate silk fabric to give an even more elegant touch to a wedding dress. It is characterised by shine, by its mother-of-pearl shades and by its slight stiffness.

Lace: an embroidered fabric created using looped stitching or knots. It is light and slightly transparent. When used with tulle it can create a genuine tattoo effect, together with a nude look, or it can be used to decorate other fabrics. The most precious type is Chantilly lace, used on various GrittiSpose dresses. It originates from the French town of Chantilly and is a bobbin lace, made using silk.

Chiffon: light weight and flowing. It can be made in silk or other fibres, using twisted yarns. It is characterised by its transparency and delicate feel.

Tulle: an ultra-fine mesh fabric, mostly made in silk. It stands out for its light weight and for its use in more or less transparent veiling. In the bridal gown collection by GrittiSpose, it is also used in nude shades (as well as the classical white) to give a warmer touch to veiling. The wedding dresses in the 2017 collection stand out for their use of coloured tulle (nude and black) which, when overlaid with white tulle, creates stunning optical effects and soft hazelnut or smoky grey shades.

Mikado: a fabric originally from Japan. This is a silk satin that is both substantial and stiff. It is often used for decorations on bridal gowns or, like on one of the dresses by GrittiSpose, it is combined with jacquard to create a special visual effect.


What are the different types of sleeves for bridal gowns?

Sleeveless wedding dresses are suited to most women, except those with a very large bust. They are perfect for brides getting married in the warmer months of the year.

Shoulder straps are for brides who want to make the most of their neck and bust while taking the focus away from the waistline. Like other models, they are best for the summer bride.

Short sleeve
Short sleeves balance out the size of the bust and therefore, they are suited to smaller brides, to women with less bust and those with narrower shoulders. Of course, they are perfect for spring or summer brides.

3/4 sleeve
3/4 sleeves are very elegant and add a regal touch to any bride. They are perfect for brides with long, slender arms, as well as for brides looking to conceal waistlines.

Long sleeve
Long sleeves are perfect for covering thin arms. They are ideal for the autumn or winter bride, or in summer, if created in tulle. They also enhance the figure of the slender bride.


Which is the best choice of bridal gown neckline?

The neckline on a wedding dress should be chosen to suit your figure. Let’s take a look how.

Straight neckline Ideal if your bust is not big. This is the perfect neckline for rebalancing the proportions of arms, neck and shoulder.

Sweetheart neckline This brings out the best in the décolleté and gives the bride a romantic look. It is perfect for the tall bride or to conceal a waistline.

Boat neckline This type of neckline leaves shoulders gently bared and therefore, it is perfect for women with a larger bust, for those whose neck is not too long, and for narrow shoulders.

Dresses with neck The high neck can characterise sleeveless, off-the-shoulder dresses or more covered dresses for women getting married in winter. Perfect for brides with a larger bust, for those with long, slender necks and also to showcase the legs.

One-shouldered This is an asymmetrical neck that can be adapted to suit all body types. It is suitable for brides with an athletic build who want to give the impression of having a longer neck.


How to choose the style of your wedding gown, based on your figure

The style of your wedding dress needs to suit your personality as well as the place in which the wedding will be celebrated; it needs to fit the style of the whole ceremony.

An elegant style is the right choice for brides with a quiet, discreet personality and who want a look of sophisticated elegance. Elegant wedding dresses are also perfect with refined locations and ceremonies with a chic feel.

A romantic style is perfect for the sentimental bride and at the same time, it is perfect for the woman seeking a dress that is rich in detail, with wide skirts, lace decorations and soft waves. Romantic bridal gowns are perfect for religious weddings or ceremonies in an extremely poetic setting.

The colourful style includes bridal gowns in delicate shades and lace in colours other than white. Coloured wedding dresses are perfect for brides looking to add a touch of fun, and who want to move away from the more classic styles. Coloured dresses are perfect for contemporary locations.

The sensual style stands out for its transparencies, mischievous neckline and mysterious splits. It is perfect for brides looking to create a seductive and slightly provocative look. This style is perfect for any location, as long as it is not religious.