Friday, April 9, 2010

Always the Bridesmaid...

Dresses can be tough. Because it is one piece that is expected to fit the entire body perfectly, it can be frustrating to find a good fit. Why do you think so many brides have made the shift from (1) one style for all of their bridemaids, to (2) one colour but seperate styles/cuts for their bridemaids. A method for achieving style success.

Here, the Practical Fashionista's cheat sheet to help you and your bridemaids pick the best cut of dress for their body type and shape...

Thin - Go for bias cut dresses that will help add curves.

Curvy - From fabric to fit, you want structure. For fabric, nothing too thin or clingy, you want a heavier fabric that will drape the body. As for fit, a halter or corset style top offers the most structure. When it comes to the bottom half of the dress, look for something that defines the waist and skims the A-line is a safe bet.

Petite - Shorter stature women can get away with shorter cocktail length styles since it adds height. As well, anything with details up top (on the bodice or a flashy necklace) will bring the eyes up and create the illusion of height.

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