Each bride approaches wedding dress shopping differently. Some brides know what they are looking for and go full steam ahead to find the one and others take their time enjoying the experience and try on loads of dresses until they find their dream gown. (more…)
Part of the perfect wedding day, is the perfect wedding gown. A gown that is high quality, fits comfortably and flatters your figure.
The idea here is to flatter your more slender upper body. For the most effective glamour, choosing a gown with spaghetti strap or V- neckline bodice is your best bet. The skirt should start youre your waist and progressively flare out. This will highlight your narrow midsection and gradually move out from your hips and thighs. (more…)
The summer months havent been good to British brides for the last couple of years, so opting for a winter wedding has become more and more popular. Georgina from The Wedding Planner School, Europe’s leading trainers for professional wedding and event planners, offers some advice and ideas for anyone getting married in the colder months. (more…)
Lydia from ‘Dressing The Past’ is a PhD student specialising in Art History, Theatre and Fashion History, and has been running a professional costuming business for the past four years. Lydia creates garments primarily for women, but is happy to consider items for men and children depending on the style and occasion.
She is happy to create reproductions of dresses and outfits from any source: museum collections, paintings, illustrations and film and TV costumes, to name a few. (more…)
What colour wedding dress should I buy?
Your choice of wedding dress reflects the type of person you are and the type of wedding you want, whether you choose short, long, flirty or princess-like. But not many people realise the importance of the colour of your wedding dress and what each colour really signifies.
Perhaps you have heard of virginal white, but this can mean many different things to many different people. In Christianity, the bride traditionally wore a white dress to display her purity and virginity to her husband to be. These days, not many brides are still virgins by the time they get married, but many do still opt for the big white wedding dress anyway as it is something they always dreamed of. Generally, second time brides or brides who have already had children do not tend to go for a white wedding dress as it can be deemed inappropriate, if not by themselves then by their older relatives. As an alternative, they often go for an off white wedding dress such as ivory or champagne. These look classy at the same time as not being pure white. There are also of course a wide range of other colours to choose from. Traditionally some colours were seen as a no go area for any bride (red and black are good examples) for various reasons. These days, however, society is much more relaxed about the colour a bride chooses for her wedding dress. Have a look below to see the points raised about each colour. (more…)
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
You are getting married, how wonderful! Youve bought lots of magazines showing beautiful models wearing beautiful Designer Wedding Gowns! . You can imagine walking down the aisle wearing one of these Gowns and all eyes are on YOU! What a wonderful feeling! . But for most girls, they can only dream because these beautiful Designer Gowns are not within their budget. (more…)