Finally your turn has arrived to shop for your very own wedding dress. Although this is exciting, you may be asking: ‘Where do I start?’ You page through some magazines, create a secret Pinterest board and book a few appointments at your local bridal stores. Some brides are lucky and find the dream dress quickly. It fits just right, suits their personality and of course, the budget. On the flip side, buying your wedding dress can sometimes be really difficult. A bride may find herself going from store to store, feeling dissatisfied and rather disappointed. I believe this can occur because of a number of different reasons. Some brides are swayed from style to style because they have lost their vision. Others know what styles don’t work on them, but can’t seem to nail down the one that does. Others simply long for that tear jerking moment that they believe is expected when they first put on ‘The One’.

As a Personal Stylist it is my goal to help ground the confused bride, find the style that works and show her why the dress she loves is right with or without the tears. As women, we tend to look at that Pinterest bride or a celebrity who seems to ‘have it all together’, their look is well thought out, trendy yet classic, radiant and yet effortlessly stylish. You too can achieve ‘The Look’ you want with a little guidance, objective professional input and a good combination of different styles to try on. I would suggest you find out what figure shape you are. This is the most important factor to taking into account when choosing your dress. A bride in the wrong shape dress will look 3 sizes bigger and shorter, while the correct shaped dress will bring her in at the right point and cut her body where it is most needed.

I will continue to post about the different figure shapes in detail and all the do’s and don’ts, but if you don’t find the information that is helpful to you here, please feel free to email me your questions and I will gladly assist you with some helpful tips tailored to your needs. Before jumping head first into hundreds of wedding dresses, allow me to assist you in discovering your dream dress and what your body type is. It’s what makes you look beautiful that counts. This will help you to choose a gown that makes you shine and shows off your favourite bits, while it secretly hides the not so favourite ones too. Get the advice and make your wedding dress the best outfit choice you have ever made.

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