Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WEDnesday Love: WOW, Your Wedding Dress

You look at some brides and believe they just have "it". That something that makes them look effortlessly stylish, pulled together, and WOW! But if you think they were born with it, think again.  Choosing a wedding dress is one of the biggest personal things you'll do for your wedding.  Everybody has a different shape and style and thinking about how your gown will fit is just as important as the venue you choose.
If you're pear shaped, you may want to look for a skirt that gradually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor, highlighting the narrowness of the midsection and floating away from the hips and thighs. A spaghetti-strap bodice or a V neckline will also showcase a more slender upper body.  Keep in mind that a classic A-line silhouette lends itself to formal weddings, but it can also be dressed down when made from a more casual fabric.
If you're busty, consider a dress with a scooped neckline. It will open up your face without showing too much cleavage. If you love the look of strapless gowns, choose one that has a slight dip along the neckline, like a sweetheart, rather than a style that goes straight across (which will make your bust appear even larger and more shelf like). FYI: Ruched materials and fabric on the bodice that has a sheen to it (such as organza, satin, or silk) will add volume and call attention to your chest.

For my plus size ladies, an Empire dress with a skirt that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line is a good choice. Make sure the Empire seam does not start on the chest and that there is no pleating of the fabric, which is reminiscent of maternity wear. The dress should play up your shape; if it’s too loose, it will add pounds.
A dress that cinches in at the smallest point on the waistline, then flares out into a gradual A shape is great if you have an apple shape. Opt for a bodice with a lot of texture to it―think ruche or lace detailing―that will camouflage and fit snugly, creating a corsetlike effect. The most slenderizing neckline for you is one with a deep V, which will draw eyes toward the vertical, not the horizontal.  However, be careful to avoid trumpet dress styles, which emphasize the area where your body is widest and flare out at the legs and the knees, where you are most slender.
If you're a taller bride choose a simple silhouette. The strategy is to emphasize your natural shape, so every aspect of the dress―the lower waistline, a floor-sweeping hem.  Because of your height, you'll want to stay on the side of simplicity when it comes to embellishments. Too many bells and whistles, like ruffles and rosettes, can come off as cutesy, particularly on a tall person.
Last but certainly not least; if you're petite check out trumpet, sheath, and modified A-line gowns. Find a style with a waistline above your natural waist, to make the lower half of the dress appear longer.

Now that you've considered your shape - Did you think about how you will put it on? Have you considered who will be helping you with it? Be sure they know how to lace up the back of the dress and bustle you correctly.

Hope this is helpful when you're shopping for your wedding gown!

"Love & Laughter"
Sharon Patrice Simply Perfect Peace Events, Inc. and Designs by Shay, the Blog "My Journey, My Way, My LIFESTYLE ~ Celebrating Love, Laughter and Everything in Between..." You or your brand interested in a review? Getting married or having a social event and need assistance? Email Me For All Your Event Planning Needs.

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