While serving brides for over 15 years I have come to know that every Bride has a desire to feel and look beautiful on her wedding day. So how do we make that happen?
First of all I have to say in order to feel beautiful on the outside it really helps if one has developed the confidence she needs on the inside to help make this happen. Sounds a little cliche I know but its true. When you feel beautiful they generally look beautiful.
Now our job in the bridal industry is to enhance that natural beauty by helping you find the dress that fits your idea of what beautiful means to you.
We are all different sizes and shapes and not every dress we try on will enhance the figure as it should. That is where we come into the picture. Those that are lucky enough to be naturally tall and thin look good in most styles while those that are short and thin or stocky or full figured need to know what style looks good on them.
Here are a few tips that may help you.
1)A mermaid fitted dress on a short or stocky person may be risky as it can accentuate a more negative view by making the hips appear larger. However if you like that look then a compromise for a drop waist to the hips with a flared skirt might be just the ticket to give your body shape the length it needs and slimming look while also giving a bit of fullness to cover the hips.
2)The full figured girl may need to go for a princess line that has seams offset in the middle sides of the dress . This gives a smooth line and lengthens you giving a lean look.
3)A wrap over one side dress that A- lines down is another great and flattering style on just about every body shape.
4)A really tall girl that wants to even out her height might try an empire style that will cut across the high waist and give an illusion that she's a bit shorter then she is.
There are lots of tricks to looking good and there is nothing wrong with seeking for the best possible look.
FINALLY, before shopping for the dress think about the styles you wear now and what clothing you get the most compliments on as those items are probably the ones you are choosing well for your figure . Then see if you can incorporate that into the style of the wedding gown and of course we can also assist you in that area as well.
Remember though that beauty really is an internal thing and if you are happy and doing good things then your beauty will naturally come out in the dress of your choice. Stand tall and have confidence and know that you are loved for who you are now .