Fashion designer reveals why brides should always SIT DOWN in their wedding dress before buying it

Fashion designer reveals why brides should always SIT DOWN in their wedding dress before buying it

  • Designer Sharon Sever warned brides not to sacrifice comfort for aesthetic
  • It is estimated that women will spend up to 12 hours in their dress on the day
  • But many overlook that much of this time will actually be spent sitting down

Brides who are shopping for the big day may be overlooking one crucial factor by not sitting down in their dress before buying it.

Sharon Sever, who is lead designer at couture fashion house Galia Lahav, has warned those preparing to walk down the aisle not to sacrifice comfort for aesthetic.

It is estimated that brides can spend anywhere between 10 and 12 hours wearing their wedding dress, but much of this will actually be spent sitting down.

Sharon Sever (pictured center), who is lead designer at Galia Lahav, has warned those preparing to walk down the aisle not to sacrifice comfort for aesthetic

Most brides-to-be focus on what will be the most comfortable when walking down the aisle or sharing their first dance, but they should also be considering time spent sat down during the meal, toasts and portraits.

This is why simply viewing the dress at a bridal boutique while standing in front of a mirror can never give a real indication of how comfortable this might actually feel on the day. 

Sharon, originally from Israel, told the Insider: ‘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.’

He added: ‘I always ask a bride to sit in a dress and see if she can feel at ease.’

Buying a wedding dress can be a big commitment with the average price of a gown being $1,259 in 2023.

And with an average of 2.4 million weddings in the US every year, Sharon’s advice should prove useful for thousands of future brides and save them from a costly mistake.

It is estimated that brides will spend anywhere between 10 and 12 hours wearing their dress on the big day (stock image)

Sharing even further insight for those still shopping for their dress, the fashion guru urged brides not to listen to other people and to instead trust in their own instincts.

‘Every woman knows how she wants to look,’ Sharon said. 

‘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.’

Sharon, who was recently involved in the wedding of Vanderpump Rules alum Stassi Schroeder, also told the publication that dresses in 2023 will take their inspiration from the Old Hollywood style, majoring on slits, feather detailing and heavy beading. 

In a previous interview with InStyle, Sharon told brides about choosing their dress: ‘I always say it’s like choosing your husband – you know when it’s the one. You just feel it. 

‘There’s something that you cannot explain. Sometimes even during trunk shows, when I meet brides, I just have a feeling that this dress will match her character. 

Sharon (center right, pictured alongside Galia Lahav) said that dresses in 2023 will take their inspiration from the Old Hollywood style, majoring on slits, feather detailing and heavy beading

Sharon (center right, pictured alongside Galia Lahav) said that dresses in 2023 will take their inspiration from the Old Hollywood style, majoring on slits, feather detailing and heavy beading

‘Even if it’s not exactly what she was thinking of, there’s something that happens — this magic when everything comes together. I cannot 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 founder of The Bridal Journey Andie Towner previously shared some controversial predictions for 2023.  

The social media star, who has amassed more than 257,000 followers for her business on Instagram, said that the list of trends that were ‘out’ for upcoming nuptials include the garter toss, boho themes and being walked down the aisle.