Thursday, 6 March 2014

Discover Your Perfect Wedding Dress

In this issue of our wedding blog series Bronwyn, personal image consultant from Look Great shares her tips to help you find the perfect wedding dress ...

Your wedding day is one of the most special days in your life and you deserve to look and feel fabulous whether it’s a formal or more relaxed wedding.  Your wedding dress can be one of the most important decisions you will make which should be an exciting experience and not leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed.  Here are some style tips to help you discover your perfect dress.

Your dress should fit you perfectly whether you buy off the rack, hire or get it made.  Spend time looking and trying on lots of different styles as what you see in a magazine or in a shop doesn't always flatter your body shape and proportions.  Create a ‘Mood Board’ with pictures, fabrics, colours and textures you love to help you discover your dress.

Understanding your body shape and proportions will help you find a style that flatters you and makes you look and feel absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day.

If you have broad shoulders and a fuller bust, a halter neck or V neckline with wider straps will be most flattering.  The style for the bottom half can be either fitted or fuller depending on what you prefer.

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For those who are petite or have a smaller bust and narrower shoulders, consider a strapless style with some rouching or beading or a higher neckline.  Slim waists should be emphasised with a cinched waistline. 

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If you are heavier on your bottom half, styles with a fuller skirt or an A-Line style will be most flattering.  If you decide on a shorter hemline, just below your knee always looks stylish and will make your legs look longer.  If your hemline is full length, shoes with a good heel height will make you look taller.  

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You may prefer a dress with sleeves that covers your arms and if it’s a Winter wedding, a gorgeous bolero style jacket or a silk pashmina or shrug will look gorgeous, stylish and also keep you warm.

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Look out for my next post which will be on choosing the colour of your dress that will make you look and feel fabulous.

Have fun discovering your unique style for your magical day

For more great tips & ideas or to find out more about Bronwyn's personal image consultant services please pop over the Look Great website. You might also like to follow Look Great on Facebook.

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