The Top 5 Wedding Dress Styles and the Body Types They Suit.
Looking for a wedding dress can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. It is almost impossible to put into words the excitement you will feel when you enter your first bridal boutique. You will be faced with a wealth of stunning and beautiful creations. The hard part is choosing only one.
Your body will help dictate which style and shape are right for you. Below are just a few examples of the wedding dress styles on offer, along with notes on the body types they are most suited to.
Strapless Strapless dresses are becoming increasingly popular at the moment. They are particularly suitable if you who have well toned arms and a medium bust. Brides with long necks will also find this style incredibly flattering. You can also wear this style if you have a fuller bust, but take care to ensure you have a comfortable and supportive bra to see you through the day.
The Hyacinth Gown from the very talented Jenny Packham is a gorgeous example.
Cap Sleeves If you are short, cap sleeves can help to add the illusion of length to your dress. Cap sleeves can bring focus to the arms, and work well if you are slender and well toned in this area.
These two David Fielden gowns are very graceful and sleek.
One Shoulder The toga style or one shoulder dress is incredibly becoming if you have nice collarbones. This style draws attention away from the cleavage, and can be very flattering if you have a smaller bust.
Frankly we are in love with Jenny Packham so we have featured another two of her gowns, sorry !
Full Skirt If you are rectangular in shape, choose a full skirt to help bring some curves to your frame. This style also works well if you are thin, or have narrow hips, as the width of the skirt will help to balance your figure. It is also a great shape if your aim is to draw attention to the upper part of your body and emphasize a smaller waist.
Two gowns with more of a traditional twist the Agnes & Pronovias designs below.
Sweetheart Neckline This pretty neckline forms a natural heart shape and can be the perfect style for the bride with a fuller bust. A flattering effect can be created by choosing a slimmer skirt which draws the eye to the neckline. It is also a great style if you have a shorter neck, as the dip in the center of the cleavage accentuates the distance between your neck and the top of your dress.
One of the most recognisable wedding gown designers; Vera Wang, need we say more.
Your wedding dress will be one of the main features in pictures you will treasure for a lifetime. Take your time and choose the right one for you.
Wedding hair vines are very on trend this year, but if you are asking yourself “What’s a wedding hair vine?”, let us explain. Wedding hair vines are long, flexible head pieces made on thin twisted wire that can be shaped to any design required to suit your hairstyle. Wedding hair vines generally don’t have any combs attached to them and can easily be pinned into your hair wherever needed. This gives them the flexibility to be worn with many different hairstyles.
So, how should you wear your wedding hair vine...
First, decide on how you will be wearing your hair; will you be wearing your hair down, in a long loose braid? Hair vines also look fantastic in half up half down hairstyles. Simply secure into the section of your hair that is pinned up, and then gentle curve down through your loose waves. If you are wearing your hair in a loose plait, the hair vine can simply be plaited into your hair as it is done.
As we mentioned hair vines are a very big trend for this year and here are our top selling wedding hair vines so far...
Our delicate Gold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, made from individual gold leaves blended with freshwater pearls and tiny diamanté crystals for a little sparkle.
The Gold Vine is a light and flexible headpiece that can be worn to the side, back or across the top of the head. It is simply attached with tiny alligator style clips hidden beneath the piece.
Whatever your mood, style, outfit or budget, there are statement earrings out there that make you happy the moment you put them on. We remember the earrings we wore on first dates and on special occasions and, let’s be honest, we can always find an excuse to treat ourselves to a new pair! When it comes to your wedding earrings, the stakes are a little higher but don’t worry, we’re here today with our top tips to help you choose the perfect pair…
You’ll be wearing your statement earrings all say so not only do they need to be beautiful they need to be practical too. If you don’t often wear long drop earrings it might be a good idea to wear your earrings at home behind closed doors for a few days to be sure you get on with them.
Consider any other accessories you'll be wearing or the details of your wedding dress when choosing your earrings. If your dress has embellishments, you might like to opt for earrings that coordinate with them.
Don’t forget that your whole outfit should be balanced, if you want to wear a glamorous pair of statement earrings, don’t rush to wear lots of other accessories, alternatively if you opt for subtle wedding earrings you can then choose to wear lots of other pieces too, our Alisha, Freshwater Pearl Silver Earrings are perfect for this.
Pearls are very often a popular wedding day gift for a bride, but why are pearls associated with weddings, you may be thinking!
Thanks to their fabulous shimmering iridescence, these organic little gems have always been highly prized throughout history, in fact, Cleopatra is said to have dissolved a pearl in a glass of wine before drinking it, simply to show Marc Antony that she could consume the wealth of an entire country in just one meal, and the ancient Greeks associated the pearl with love, marriage, and marital harmony. During the crusades knights wore pearls on the battlefield, believing they held magic powers that would protect them from harm. In the 1500s pearls were so highly regarded that countries across Europe passed laws forbidding anyone apart from nobility to wear them. And even to this day, they are still a popular choice for royalty, especially at weddings. Queen Elizabeth II wore them at her wedding and over in the USA, Jacqueline Bouvier wore a strand the day she became Mrs Kennedy, which was almost royalty.
Are you considering making pearls part of your wedding? When it comes time to make your pearl selection, what do you need to know? Let us help...