How to Select the Wedding Gown That Best Fits Your Body

  If there is one thing that you want on your wedding day, it is a wedding dress that you can wear vs the dress wearing you.  Too many times you hear at weddings oh, should she have worn that dress, it is too tight, too big, too loose, white, ivory, whatever the critique is by a guest.  They should be there to celebrate your special day, is what you are thinking, right? We at 27 Miracles agree.  However there is something else that we believe and that is that every aspect of your wedding should be something that they will remember forever.   Most people attend 10 weddings in a lifetime is what they say.  Why not make yours the one that they will remember as the nicest one, the one that had great entertainment when everyone was dancing, nice decorations of florals and most of all how beautiful the bride looked.

Having said that, when we take our brides shopping, there is one thing that we will say no matter what store we are in, we will NOT lie to you about a dress.  We will tell you if a dress fits your body [properly and will point out the things that we see.  You might say, but what about my likes and tastes?  We take all of that in consideration as you carefully select gowns.  What looks good on the rack, is not necessarily what will look good with your particular body type.  Sometimes what does not like something that would fit your  body type, is the one that makes you glow.  we have had that happen many times.

How do you know you found the dress that is perfect?  When you get that glow( we take pictures of you so you can see yourself), when you have the dress and you twirl and sit in it and don’t want to take it off.  That is the one!!  You and I will both know it!!  The girls at the stores are very helpful, but at times quite busy with other clients, that they are not taking in to details the details that we are looking for, the time of the day, the venue, the time of year, your budget and your personality as well.  By the time we go shopping we have spent time with you to know how personality and what will make that dress be you.

So here are the tips, find your body style and refer to that when shopping.  If you are with your family, keep in mind that they are caught up in th emotion of the wedding as well and may not always be the objective person that may say, “that dress accentuates your bottom too much, that dress makes you look flat chested or that dress makes you lose your curves.”  Always seek professional help and never shop in a rush.  The most important thing, if you cannot picture yourself in the dress at your venue and lie in bed awake at night thinking about it and what your fiance will think when he sees you in it, that is not the dress!!!

Read the following article below from Favor Ideas for all the tips:

The Full-Figured Bride

If you’re a full-figured woman, the best  style is an A-line style. A-line style lengthens the whole body without drawing attention to your waistline. The empire waist is another good choice. The empire is narrowest just below the bust, which conceals your waist and hips.

Many plus-sized girls tend to purchase wedding gowns that cover a lot of skin. If religion isn’t an issue, don’t be afraid to show some skin. Skin is sexy, and showing your arms and neckline can often make you appear slimmer.

Deep V-necks and scoop necks flatter curvy figures, and always look best on full-figured women.

The Petite Bride

A-line wedding dresses are also flattering on petite women. As we stated earlier, this style lengthens the body. Sheaths seem to shorten a small body even more, so petite women should avoid sheath-style wedding dresses. Also steer clear of very full skirts, which will make you look ‘bottom heavy.’ You want to keep your wedding dress proportionate to your body.

Be careful with strapless gowns — a petite woman may have to lift her arms to reach up to her new husband (can you say ‘wardrobe malfunction’?). A cap sleeve gives the feeling of a strapless gown, and also serves the practical purpose of holding the gown in place.

The Large-Busted Bride

Off-the-shoulder gowns look wonderful on a full bust. It draws our attention upward, emphasizes the shoulders and minimizes the chest. Keep your skirt narrow. Wearing a full skirt will make you look large both on top and bottom.

The Bottom-Heavy Bride

Women who are larger through their hips and buttocks should look for a wedding dress that focuses on their upper body — preferably with a full skirt.

Show off your arms, back and bustline.

A corset-style bodice with lacing will highlight your upper body. We want to draw attention away from your hips. Avoid pleats or gathered fabric around the waist. An A-line skirted wedding dress always works the best for this body type.

Click on the link below for pictures of teh different styles for differnt body types:

Happy shopping!!!

Shopping for a Wedding Gown

The big day is here, the day that you can go shopping for your wedding dress!!! You have the ring and now it’s shop for that dress!!!!  That is typically what will happen.  Many of our brides have asked me to give advice on how to shop for a wedding gown.  At 27 Miracles when our clients hire us to handle their wedding from start to finish and be their bridal concierge that is a service that is included the shopping of for that perfect gown.

Over the years 27 Miracles has developed the ability to study a bride’s body shape and go shopping at the store to find that perfect dress that will flatter the bride.  Here are a few tips on shopping for the wedding dress:

1. Wait to purchase your wedding gown , until after you have selected the following: the venue for your ceremony and reception, the time of day that you will be married and the time of year that you will be married.

2. Select a gown that you will wear.  What does that mean?  Simply put, the wedding dress  should not wear you, you, the bride should wear the wedding dress.  When you walk in to the room, people should turn around and say , ” wow she wears that dress well.”

When we take our girls shopping, we guarantee two things, they will find the dress that they love and that they will wear, it will be appropriate for their wedding venue, wedding day and time of year, age, skin coloration and budget.

Stay tuned for your specific body type and what type of dress to shop for in my next blog……

About 27 Miracles

Every bride has dreamed of her wedding day and how to make it uniquely her own.  27 Miracles is well-known to turning those dreams into a reality.  The process of planning wedding is very overwhelming, when you have emails, phone calls from multiple vendors all wanting t show your work, to the amount of magazines, websites and TV shows out there.  The media all have the brides wanting to establish the “Do it Yourself Bride Mentality.”  This explains the confusion that can arise not to mention the stress of planning a wedding.

This is why we at 27 Miracles believe that every bride deserves to have a calm but exciting wedding planning experience, vs the chaotic stressful wedding planning experience that involves reading all the websites, all the tv shows all the advice of family and friends while at the same time trying to work and pull together a wedding.  With all of that stress it is enough to make you elope!

When contracting 27 Miracles you will not only receive the wedding planning services that will bring a calming effect to the entire process, but a day that you will remember for a lifetime and your guests will talk about for years to come.  27 Miracles has been planning events that showcase the individual style of each client.  Clients can contract 27 Miracles to handle their wedding or event as their personal Bridal Concierge or as their wedding and event designer, or combine the two services for the best of both worlds.