Even if you're short on cash or not prepared to splurge on a dress you might only wear once, it doesn't mean you can't look like a million bucks.
Gowns & Suits
The details matter! Here are some things that will make the difference between cheap and expensive.
A gown that can doesn't fit you well can cost a bomb, but still doesn't look it. Make sure the fabric sits where it should be. You can purchase the simplest dress of the rack and if you get it altered right, it can look like a custom piece. Photo: Her World Brides It's not in the amount of sparkle or beading but the way it's embellished - a beautifully embellished belt lends instant glamour to your look. And this should be your mantra: Less can be more. Otherwise, do without embellishments altogether and choose something that places emphasis on the texture of the fabric or the way it's draped. Photo: Her World Brides See also: Super sheer capes, black trims and pretty bows: 3 bridal trends that'll be hot for 2018 Picking anything too shiny or crinkly run the risk of looking tacky. The less is more mantra applies here too; touches of nice lace can make your gown look better than one fully draped in low quality lace. Photo: Her World Brides See also: 7 gown fabrics that make your outdoor wedding a breeze Skip the bright white. Not only can it make you look washed out, it looks cheaper compared to its off-white and ivory counterparts. The latest trend: Barely-there pastels that give your bridal look the dreamiest feel. Photo: Digio/Instagram Your gown designer will know best so talk to them on the best undergarments to wear with your gown. Make sure there are no visible lumps and bumps that'll show under your dress. To give the extra support that sewn-on bra cups can't deliver, designers sometimes sew the bra to the strapless gown itself. Play up your dress with matching accessories like a glittering hair clip, necklace or a statement bracelet (affordable ones from Lovisa, Chomel, Forever 21 or ASOS can look super pretty!). Remember to bring your accessories to your fitting so you know which go best, and if they don't, you have enough time to shop for others. Photo: Her World Brides See also: 4 stylish si dian jin sets you can actually wear after your wedding!