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Wednesday
Oct092013

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress For You!

Most women dream of their wedding day and the type of wedding gown she will wear. In her dreams she may be wearing a princess ball gown, a simple A-line or a sweetheart silhouette. Either way, in her dreams she looks magnificent.

Now YOUR day has finally come and while you have a vision of what you thought you wanted, it may not be the right dress for you. Just because a gown looks beautiful hanging on the rack, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for your body type, skin tone, or overall personal style.

Finding the right gown can be a daunting task. With so many incredible bridal boutiques and designers to choose from, it's important to focus on what will look best on you. Determine what body shape you have, and the style that will most flatter your figure.

HOURGLASS FIGURE
You are a lucky girl. Your nice proportions will complement almost any gown style. With your curvy hips, tiny waistline and full chest, several styles will accentuate your figure, reminding your groom just why you caught his eye in the first place.


Bhldn; Allure Bridals

What To Wear: Narrow in on a classic A-Line gown or a strapless ball gown. Go for a strapless, off-the-shoulder, sweetheart, scoop or v-neck neckline.
What Not To Wear: Avoid empire or mermaid silhouettes. These styles are for body types that are not as proportionate as yours and can in turn make you look unbalanced. Rather than complementing your figure, these styles will accentuate areas that do not need any help.

FULL FIGURE 
So you have a little more shape. So what? You still look fantastic and there are several gown styles that will look radiant on your full figured body.

Hulu Wedding Dress; The Wedding Inbox

What To Wear: Try a basque waistline, A-Line or full ball gown. These styles will slim your waistline and give you an hourglass shape. The best necklines for your body type are v-neck, scoop, jewel, bateau or halter.
What Not To Wear: Avoid sheath, mermaid or empire waist gowns. These styles, particularly accompanied by off-the-shoulder or spaghetti straps will make your upper body look broader rather than create a waistline.

PEAR SHAPE
You have delicate bone structure from your waist up, but tend to have fuller hips so the best wedding gowns for your body style will create a balanced shape from top to bottom.


Allure Bridals

What To Wear: A-Line and ball gowns with off-the-shoulder, strapless or scoop necklines are best for your body type because they will broaden your delicate shoulders, all the while complementing your lower body.
What Not To Wear: Avoid sheath, mermaid or empire waistlines. If you have a smaller chest, you will also want to avoid gowns with v-necklines. V-necks will point toward your chest and hips.

THIN FRAME
Your body type is thin and narrow which is why you look great in skinny jeans, but may make you feel like a teenager in a dress. Shop for a wedding gown that creates curves on your thin frame.


Allure Bridal

What To Wear: Mermaid, A-Line, ball gown or sheath gowns styles with sweetheart, scoop, jewel or halter necklines will create an hour glass silhouette and make you feel much more feminine.
What Not To Wear: Don’t wear v-necklines, off-the-shoulder portrait gowns. These gown styles will not create enough shape for your body type and will hang too straight around your hips.

Need help with bridal gown terms? Read our style definitions.
A-Line: Flared skirt and fitted waist creating an “A” shape.
Ball Gown: Full skirt and fitted waistline.
Basque Waist: Low waistline that usually comes to a “V” or “U” shape beginning several inches below the waist. This gown will give you an hourglass shape by increasing your appearance of a low waistline.
Bateau: Wide neckline that sweeps below your collarbone to the edges of your shoulder.
Empire Waist: High waistline that flares from the bust and falls straight around the hips.
Halter: Straps that tie around your neck in the back.
Jewel: High neckline that is usually rounded at the collarbone.
Mermaid: Contours to your body but begins to flare at your knee.
Off-the-Shoulder: This neckline sits low on your chest and rests just below your shoulder.
Portrait: Usually a large, wide scoop neck that rests at the tips of your shoulders.
Scoop: U-shaped neckline.
Sheath: Form fitting from top to bottom.
Sweetheart: Shaped like the bottom of a heart and comes to a point toward the center of your chest.
Strapless: Popular style that sits straight across the chest and around the back.
V-neck: V-shaped to accentuate cleavage

Friday
Aug232013

New Gowns from BHLDN!

Happy Friday, friends! Did you know that Bhldn is always adding new items to their shop? They have just debuted some new gowns and as per usual, we love them. Here are a few of our favs, but check out all the new looks here

 


Friday
Aug162013

We Think You'll Love...Desert Rose!

Happy Friday, friends! Desert Rose offers some truly vintage and amazing wedding accessories and adonrments! Check out a few of our favorites that we picked out, how adorable is that canoe ring bearer box?! See her full collection here

 


Friday
Oct192012

We Think You'll Love...Armour sans Anguish!

Check out these awesome custom created gowns that are made completely out of recycled and salvaged materials! We think they are romantic and modern and make for unique brides maid dresses! Check out the full collection at her shop.

Friday
Jul272012

We Think You'll Love...Pomp and Plumage!

Pomp and Plumage has some SERIOUS swoon worthy stuff! Husband and wife, Ian and Denise, are  the master creators behind these beautiful creations. They have won us over with these unique indie style pieces and we just love them! Check out their full shop here and their website here.

Friday
Jul132012

Trend Alert...boleros, shrugs and shalls galore!

Even with a summer wedding and the sun shining a lacy bolero makes for a beautiful accent to a wedding gown, but is also light weight and isn't gonna make you sweat (anymore than you already are)! We've picked out a few cover ups that we think are gorgeous for summer or winter weddings. 

Top to bottom: bonzie; Mia Von Mink; bhldn; bhldn

Friday
Apr132012

Trend Alert...Brights, Bolds and Neons!

Happy Friday, friends! Lately we have seen a major trend in fashion that is all things BRIGHT and NEON! Powerful punches of chartreuse, outrageous oranges and just about any other color of the rainbow in the shade of a hilighter! It's a fun way to have a casual and comfortable look, but add that pair of bright cropped denim and BAM you've just turned some heads.

We're now seeing a few wedding features where brides incoporate this trend into their wedding and so far, what we have seen has been pretty awesome! Check out that brides reception dress! If you're wanting to add bold colors into your wedding, but don't want to big of a statement,  there are lots of ways to add the look of brights and neons into your decor (as you can see in the bottom board). We look forward to seeing more of this trend!

Top to Bottom: Bride via Wedding Chicks; Ballon and tassle via Plenty of Colour; All other photos via Wedding Chicks