We have picked up a few handy hints and tips from the experts just for you…
When it comes to choosing the perfect wedding dress or bridal gown, if you follow these guidelines you cannot go wrong!
A-line skirts are the most flattering generally. If you have a ‘fuller’ bust, a sweetheart shape or gentle scoop will flatter you. This also works if you have broad shoulders or carry any extra weight in this area. Avoid a strapless dress that cuts straight across. Avoid full veils that end around your shoulders too for the same reason.
If you have shorter legs or longer body, avoid a dropped hip style dress, go for a shorter length bodice as this will balance you. Likewise, if you are short then avoid too much embellishment on the bottom hem area of your dress as this will draw the eye downwards.
To give the illusion of a ‘slender you’ dresses that pull to one side across the body help, and can also hide a round tummy. Also decoration going diagonally across the dress will increase this look, and add a veil that ends at you hip or slightly lower (72″) is the most flattering style for all shapes and heights.
If you are slim and petite, then try to avoid too full a skirt – but don’t rule them out completely if the other factors are perfect, just ask your fitter to remove a couple of layers from the petticoats underneath.
If your bust is small then sometimes a halterneck can flatter you if not too low cut.
Lace up bridal gowns are great because you can pull them tight for the photos, and then relax them after your meal or when you prepare to boogy to Kemistry!
The Key look for 2010-2011 is vintage, so muted colours, lace and antique embelishments like broaches are fashionable trends.
Finally remember to get a good strapless bra, comfortable shoes, and bring these to all your fittings. P.S remember too that the sizing on most dresses are 1 or 2 different from your normal size, e.g. if you are a size 14 then be prepared for your wedding dress to be a size 16…..Good Luck, Kirsten xxx