Monthly Archives: February 2016

Perfect Dress

Read below the blog posted by our own Ciara McKinney about Finding the perfect dress!

According to Elite Daily, one reason a brides wedding day is “her greatest fantasy” is due to a consistent feeling among women that they feel most beautiful on their special day. With today’s media and technology young girls and women have immediate access to thousands of dress options. While a bride can love what they see in a picture, many fail to realize choosing a dress this way can accumulate the opposite outcome of what they wanted. “Cut and Color” is a phrase normally associated with hair or in marital sense your engagement/wedding ring. In my case  “Cut and Color” refers to your wedding dress. This formula and examples below will help you achieve how to look your personal best on your special day.

Finding that Perfect Dress!

What is your Body Shape?

2) Target your body type according to Nordstrom.com (CUT)

Hourglass: “curvaceous, with full bust, defined waist and full hips.” Focus on: A-line, mermaid, empire, ball gown, or sheath.

Apple/Round: “Narrowest point is above the natural waist at the ribs.” Focus on: A-line, or an empire.

Triangle/Pear: Smaller on top, fuller at the hips and rear.” Focus on: A-line, mermaid, empire, or a ball gown.

Straight/Rectangle: “less definition between bust, waist and hips.” Focus on: A-line, empire, ball gown, or sheath.

Full Bust/Introverted Triangle: “Bust is fuller than hips and rear.” Focus on: A-line, empire, or ball gown

Finding that Perfect Dress for your wedding!

Perfect Dress

1) Target your skin tone (COLOR).

Typically the common idea is the darker your skin the brighter white you can go.

If you’re fair skinned: Ivory, Natural White, Yellow Ivories

If you’re olive or light brown: Natural White, Champagne, Stark White

If you’re brown or dark brown: Stark White, Champagne

There you have it! Body Type(cut) + Skin Tone(color) = Your Perfect Dress!

Sources:

http://www.sizecharter.com/fashion-and-style-tips/find-your-body-shape

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/womens-dresses-fit

https://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/by-shape

http://bridalguide.com/fashion/wedding-dress-shopping-guide/best-wedding-dress-for-body-type

http://www.realsimple.com/weddings/dress-attire/wedding-dresses-how-to-choose-perfect-dress-for-your-body-type/ad?slide=4

https://www.gilingandwhitebridal.co.uk/bridal-blog/best-wedding-dress-for-your-body-shape/

Dawn’s Favorite Things!

 

Dawn’s Favorite Things!-  has published some amazing collections of items that our owner is either inspired by, uses as her favorite product, or believes you will be find the items to be your favorite too!  With the pantone colors of the season being light and airy, Dawn’s Favorite Things are showcasing a lovely blue to add to your wedding. Just a hint can touch on the superstitious saying Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. With ranges of hues you can produce an event that has a grounding color or just an accent. Blue pairs beautifully with silver or gold as shown in her selections. Her hand picked items are listed below to help you source and shop! Whether you want invitations, fingernail polish, sparkling wine or macaroons at your wedding….Have fun pulling items for your favorite thing!

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