How To Walk in a Wedding Dress

After months of shopping and headaches, everything is finally in place. The love of your life is waiting for you at the alter, and you're ready to go. Can you walk to meet them without falling on your face? Avoid turning red at your white wedding with a little preparation.

  1. Fit Your Height
    When going to the tailor make sure you consider the length of the wedding dress. Make sure it does not drag on the floor in front of you, getting under your feet as you walk. Bring the shoes you plan to wear on your wedding day to the dress fitting. This is your wedding dress - you have to be able to walk down the aisle without getting tangled in it.
  2. Sensible Shoes
    Is your dress so long that no one will see the shoes? If so, consider a ballerina slipper or kitten-heeled flat. You will be able to walk in your wedding dress much easier, and your feet will thank you after all that dancing. If you insist on heels look for wedges, platforms, or chunkier heels; they are easier to walk in. Avoid stilettos. Consider buying two pairs - one for pictures, and a more practical pair for the reception.
  3. Practice, Practice, Practice
    Take a practice "run" for your big walk at least twice before your wedding. Wear the dress with the shoes and practice your walk on carpet, tile, wood, any surface in your home. Take smaller steps than usual and walk slowly. If your perfect shoes slip on carpet or certain indoor surfaces, scuff up the bottoms with sandpaper - this will help your stride.
  4. Have Confidence
    Standing up straight will give you better balance for your walk and a better silhouette in your dress. Models use this trick to maintain posture; make sure your shoulders are relaxed, and imagine a string attached to your navel that runs up through your head and to the ceiling. This will keep you relaxed, upright, and looking beautiful. Practice your walk enough so you can look as comfortable and natural as possible.
  5. It's Not the End of the World
    If you do trip on your way down the aisle, your wedding can still be perfect. Stand up and smile. It's even okay to laugh a little before continuing - slowly - on your way to your love.


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