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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Almost Just Married: Wedding Dresses!

For those who don't know, I'm getting married! Ahhh! I've been engaged for a year and we have set our date and booked the venue. The 17th of April 2014. Far too long away. I'm going to write little updates on our progress, and although its still a year and a half to go, yesterday - I got my wedding dress!

Now you may think - 'Oh that's far too early!' or 'What if you see something else and then you don't like your wedding dress anymore?' but there is a long story behind this dress! I must have already tried on 40-50 dresses, and found a few that were lovely. However I'd seen this dress in a few wedding magazines and I thought "Wow! That dress is so amazing!!" Problem was, it was so difficult to come by! For one, there's only 3 stockists in the entirity of Scotland, and the two closest to me didn't stock the dress. So, yesterday, off I went to Edinburgh to the only shop I could find that stocked it.

Luckily, when I got there, they also stocked the other dress I really liked. I got to try that on first (I will insert a picture of it down there somewhere) and then I got to try on my dress. I was right all along, it was love at first sight. Although many dresses had looked amazing, this one garnered gasps from my mum and two of my bridesmaids - and it felt perfect! I felt like that if you had to make a dress that was my personality, this would be it. I couldn't be happier with it! The only problem with getting it so far in advance is that I have to wait ages to wear it!

So, along side my wee story I thought I'd in a little bit about wedding dresses to suit your shape! I've learned a lot about this over the past few months of wedding dress hunting and thought I'd share some wisdom for those who are planning a wedding or if you just want to look at pretty dresses!

Hourglass Shape

The name is pretty self explanatory. If your shoulders and hips are in proportion, with your waist being smaller, then you are an hourglass shape! The is the 'ideal' shape for many women. If you are this shape, you can wear many different shapes of wedding dress. (infact most!) I've added some ideas in. (The dress on the top was my 'other' dress!)


(image credit - dresses are both David Tutera for Mon Cheri)

 Pear Shape

Pear shapes have larger hips than shoulders. It is an extremely common shape for women to have! In order to dress this shape, detail work should be on the top of the dress or around the shoulders in order to broaden them, it should come in on an empire line or at the waist and a loose or large skirt can be used to skim over the hips.




(image credit- both dresses are Mori Lee)

Apple Shape
Apple shapes have big busts, a rounder tummy with slender legs and a slim bum! This can often be one of the most difficult shapes to dress, especially when it's the most important dress ever! In order to make the most of an apple figure, corseted dresses or dresses which have detailing around the waist (either in the way the fabric is draped or a jewelled belt) may be best, it will draw in the waist and give the illusion of an hourglass figure!





(image credit - both dresses are by Ellis Bridal)

Banana Shape
If you are a banana shape, you are straight up and down, with your shoulders, waist and hips being relatively the same size as each other. This means you can wear those lovely high necked, slender fitting wedding dresses that no one else could pull off! I love the ones shown below, but my body shape would never suit something like it. The best shapes for those 'banana' shaped bodies are slim fitting, with fabric drawing down through the waist. Often fishtail dresses help to create a natural curve to the body, too.


 

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(image credit - both dresses are by Ian Stuart Bridal)

So, that's just a little of what I've learned about bridal dress shopping. I'm in love with my dress, I can't wait to wear it!

xoxo








5 comments:

Meghan said...

ooo a fellow Scottish lash! so happy for you getting married! How exciting! :) I love the dresses you posted. Sometimes me and a friend pretend we're getting married round about the same time and go into wedding shops and try dresses on. Weird, I know, but so much fun lol.

x

Samantha Taggart said...

Hello! Nice to meet some people close to home in the world of blogging :) Aw thank you so much, I am beyond excited (and far too organised) for it being a year and a half away. Aww I don't blame you, trying on wedding dresses was so much fun! I'm going to miss doing it but I'm so in love with my dress that I don't care haha. Think I may hang it in my living room after I'm married! xoxo

Rachel Linaker said...

Oh those dresses are gorgeous. I have a funny feeling I'll have so much difficulty finding a dress, I'm just an add shape. Relatively in proportion if my boobs were slightly bigger. C'est la vie!
I bet you're so excited about your wedding, my best friend is getting married in September 2013 and I can't wait! Bridesmaid :)
Rache, xo
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P.S. Found you through My Beauty & Fashion Fix blog hop :)

Samantha Taggart said...

Hi! Had a wee look at your blog and subbed :) Awww I know. Its so much fun going shopping! That's great, being a bridesmaid is so exciting! I am super excited about my wedding and being able to wear my dress, so far away though! :( xoxo

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