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Top Tips to choose the Ideal Beach Wedding Dress

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The popularity of destination weddings is growing, and with good reason. Is there a more romantic setting for a wedding, than a sun-kissed sandy beach where surf and turf come together to create a beautiful ambiance?

Once you have set your mind on a destination wedding, and booked the location, the next most important decision is finding the right wedding dress for the day. A destination wedding is chic and fun, and this opportunity presents you with the chance to dress up in anything, but a traditional wedding gown.

There are some important factors to consider when choosing your beach wedding dress, and let us dive into these details now.

Fabric selection is important

Travelling with your gown means it will be subjected to more handling than you ever would, if you were having a wedding at home. So, the fabric shouldn’t be wrinkle-prone, but should be light and convenient to carry around.

Heavy gowns with elaborate details are not only impractical, but may also appear inappropriate for the relaxed style of ceremony. Inform your bridal consultant that you are having a beach wedding, and she will help you choose a suitable fabric. Chiffon is a good choice, as it doesn’t wrinkle easily. This breathable fabric is light-weight too. Other options are cotton, crepe, georgette and organza.

Pay attention to length and cut

Both length and pattern are to be chosen with due diligence. Strapless gowns in straight silhouettes look fashionable in outdoor settings. Make sure that the gown doesn’t flow to below your ankles, as you risk tripping over if it does.

Since you will have to spend the greater part of your wedding day in your wedding dress, make sure it is comfortable and manageable. Remember that you will be traveling days before your wedding, so schedule your fitting sessions well ahead of this date. This will make sure that your dress will be ready in time for you to pack your bags.

Be adventurous

A destination wedding is the ideal occasion for you to think outside the box, and be adventurous with your dress choice. Go for a patterned wedding gown, a shorter style or cool and trendy accessories for a unique look.

Be inventive with your headpiece and bouquet. If you want to go for the traditional white, play up the drama with vibrant accessories. You can add pops of bright and bold colors not just to your dress, but also to your wedding décor. Finally, make sure that you wear appropriate footwear that will make it practical to walk on the sand.

Carry your wedding dress on you

The last thing you want is to end up at your destination with your wedding dress in shambles. To prevent such a scenario, don’t check it in with the rest of your luggage on the flight but carry your wedding dress with you, Make sure that there is a provision to hang it up on your plane ride. Use a good travel garment bag, so your dress is crisp and clean, even after the long journey.

Best for Bride brings you the Mori Lee Voyage collection of perfect dresses for destination weddings. Visit us online to browse through this stylish collection, and make your pick.

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How to find the right prom dress for your body shape

One of the biggest social events in a girl’s lifetime, and perhaps the first one where she dresses up like a star, is Prom. When choosing her first really important formal dress, it is necessary to find one that accentuates her best features and helps her feel confident.

Prom dresses are available in a variety of styles and designs, with enough patterns to flatter all body types. But, how do you know which of these designs would be the best for you? Let us find out.

Understand your body shape

No matter how great a dress looks, it may not be the right one for you if the silhouette doesn’t flatter your figure. Rather than go by the look of a dress, you should choose one that drapes beautifully on you. To find one that does, you should first recognize your body shape. Here is a brief description of the various body types there are, which will help you find your body type.

  • Hourglass – Naturally curvy with well-proportioned upper and lower halves
  • Athletic – Slender and almost rectangular structure with well-toned shoulders, lean torso and few curves
  • Apple – Upper body is wider than the lower part
  • Pear – The proportions of the lower body are more prominent than the bust area
  • Petite – Shorter than average height, they have a slender waist with proportionate upper and lower halves ; they are very feminine

Patterns suitable for different body shapes

Once you identify what your body shape is from the above list, all you have to do is find a dress in one of the silhouettes that flatters your figure.

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If you have an hourglass structure, you are lucky as you can easily carry off almost any style. Play up your curves with figure-hugging A-line gowns, luxurious ball gown skirts or choose softly flowing sheath style gowns for a more delicate and feminine look. Experiment with off-the-shoulder necklines, multi-way dresses or sweetheart necklines to find one that gives you a glamorous touch.

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Athletic girls should opt for dresses that add the illusion of curves, and can thus accentuate their femininity. Dresses with a defined waist, or those that have ruffles or pleats would look good on you. A classic ball gown skirt would break up your torso, and make you appear more curvy. Try a scoop or soft V-neckline to add definition to your bust.

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If you are apple or pear-shaped, ball gowns are an ideal choice to balance out the proportions of both halves of your body. If you are heavier on the top, try a sheer neckline or high V-neckline to de-emphasize your bust. Pear-shaped girls can opt for a sweetheart or strapless bodice to emphasize their upper body.

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Petite girls should avoid long-flowing dresses and too many layers, that can drown them in details. If you are petite, show off your slender waist in an A-line skirt, or choose a design that highlights your natural curves. Keep the skirt length short or asymmetrical, and you will look stylish and taller than you actually are.

At Best for Bride, we have the perfect collection of prom dresses for all body types. Visit us today to make your pick for the big event in your life.