The Nashville star -- who recently tried on several gowns for Brides magazine -- told People that just like with regular clothes, the most important thing when shopping fror a wedding dress is to find one that is good for your body type.
"I have a very specific body type, and you have to dress for your body type. As flattering as wedding dresses tend to be they can also go sour really quick,” Panettiere said. “It was nice to see the different cuts on my body. And you just look at the cumulative likes and loves and hopefully that will lead to ‘the dress.’”
Panettiere -- who got engaged to boxer Wladimir Klitschko in October of 2013 -- went on to say that while she doesn't have a date yet, she has an idea of what the day will be like. "I've always dreamed of a wedding day," she said adding that she's aware that things don't always go as you expect them to.
"It’s one of those things you have to just cross your fingers and hope everything will go smooth. You will plan and plan and at the end of day you just have to kick back and see what happens.”
As for her recent hair faux pas -- she cut it drastically before the wedding -- Panettiere thinks it was the right thing to do.
“I like it,” she said. “My hair was so damaged before, I had to cut it off and give it a rest. I love having short hair. But the grass is always greener. You have it for a couple of months, and then you’re ready to go back to long.”
When asked about her hairstyle regrets, the actress is quick to point out to her high school days.
“Some of my school pictures when the crunchy hair was in, you would get out of the shower and put the most intense gel you could find in your hair. Welcome to my 8th grade picture -- my mom was pleased. You could blow on your hair and it would snap in half,” she said. “And then I dyed my hair red once, which was also a terrible idea. It washed out into a lovely orange. It was a very unattractive part of my life.”