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Your wedding dress is one of the most important things you’ll purchase for your wedding and the journey can be a difficult one. Here are some tips on how to make the journey just that much easier.

This season Jordan of Carolina Traditions in Spartanburg says that sleeves are making a comeback as well as low backs and off the shoulder sleeves. “Ivory is the new white.”, she says. “In the south lace will always be a trend you’ll see around this area.” Ruffles are also a big trend. We all know different dress types flatter different body types. Jordan says, petite or pear shaped bodies look best in ball gowns. Curvy shaped bodies look best in mermaid gowns. Taller women look great in mermaid or fit and flare gowns. Sweetheart necklines look good on all body types. Her advice to brides on the finding the perfect dress is “It’s what you look great in that matters.”  She also says, “Most brides go into an appointment with one vision and leave with the complete opposite.”


Carolina Traditions carries designers like Mori Lee, Maggie Satara, Rebecca Ingram, Sataran Miglee, W2, and Stel New York. Jordan says that the more detail on the dress, the more expensive. Name brands are also a big part in the budget.


Jordan’s advice is to have two to three people with you during the appointment. “When you get to five or more people, the bride starts to lose her voice in what she wants. It’s nothing like TV.”

Rebecca Koch

I am a sophomore at High Point Academy. I am originally from Oconee County, South Carolina. When I'm not in school, I like to write and adventure.


Heather is the owner of Charlie Mason Entertainment in Upstate South Carolina. Entities include Upstate Exposures Magazine, Charlie Mason Radio, and the Northwest Corner Podcast.

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