Now trying on a dress, finding an engagement ring, or even a new hairstyle can be done on your couch at home! Let’s face it we are all busy and limited on the time. Why not narrow down your choices by “trying on” things virtually? You can decide on your top picks before you even arrive!
If you haven’t gotten engaged yet (hopefully that will be your Christmas present..my fingers are crossed for you) or you recently got engaged and need a wedding band, Tacori has an awesome “Try It On” Virtual software you can download for free that allows you to try on wedding rings anywhere. All you need is a computer and a webcam. Just print out the ring cutout, place it on your finger and virtually try on different rings. This tool will help you decide what shape stone you like best (round, oval, etc) or what wedding band will work best with your engagement ring.
Finding a wedding dress can be a bit overwhelming. With so many necklines and styles you never know what style will work best for your body shape. Brides has designed a software that allows you to virtually try on wedding gowns from your home. You can decide to take a picture of yourself (make sure to look up their picture tips before taking your picture) or pick from a group of models with a similar body shape and “try on” dresses. I love the idea that you can already know what styles look best on you before going to the bridal salons. Most salons block out a certain amount of time for your appointment and if you don’t know what styles you like you may try on five dresses that don’t flatter your body!
Brides also offers a way you can create your wedding day look with hair and makeup. The makeup worked really well…..there are many different shades to choose from and looks very real. With this tool you can get a very good idea what colors will work best with your skin tone for your wedding day. You can also “try on” different hair styles and colors. To me, this wasn’t as realistic as the makeup but still gives you an idea of which hairstyles work best for you.
I would love to hear your feedback on these fun tools to help you create your wedding look. Both of these sites also allow you to share these through Facebook or Twitter so friends can comment on what they like best (only if you want them to). If nothing else, I promise these virtual sites are lots of fun. I “tried” on rings and makeup for hours!!