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Find the Right Wedding Dress for Your Body with Sincerity Bridal
Sincerity Bridal has gowns to fit every bride’s personal style and shape!
If you’re like me, you have certain clothes in your closet that you just love to wear. The pieces you love probably show off your best features, and make you feel lovely every time you wear them. And so it should be with your wedding dress! However –be warned–you can spend hours falling in love with the look of a dress online, but unless it’s the right style for your body type, it may not accent what you want it to and it might not make you feel as spectacular as you had hoped!
Fortunately, Dress for the Wedding sponsor Sincerity Bridal, not only creates feminine wedding gowns with details and delicate beadwork to fall in love with, but also designs their collection with all sorts of gorgeous figures in mind. Finding the perfect gown can be as simple as understanding the shapes and features that will accent what you love most about your body and will fit your frame the best. Today, we’ll take a look at Sincerity Bridal’s latest collection for Spring 2015, and use these wedding gowns to help you find the best wedding dress for your body type! Keep in mind, all figures are to be celebrated, and you may not fit into just one type; you might be a mix of petite and curvy or broad shouldered and slender–or perhaps what one woman wants to minimize, is exactly what you want to maximize! This guide from Sincerity Bridal is to help you find whatever look you love most on you.
Best Wedding Dress Styles if You’re Larger on Top
Let’s get right to it!If you have a larger bust you may want to both open up your neckline and accent this lovely feature, but not show too much decollete. You may also want some support. Finding a dress with a wide neckline is the perfect way to go!
Style 3831 from Sincerity Bridal has a v-neckline, lace details and beautiful cap sleeves.
A v-neck silhouette like Style 3831 can be a great choice for this body type, because it follows and accents the chest, but keeps things modest. If you have broad shoulders, the fit and flare silhouette creates a slimming effect on the hips and adds balance at the hem, which creates focus on the waist and balances the overall shape.
Style 3831 also features lovely embellishment and a classic style.
A gorgeous v-neckline and full tulle skirt are a lovely look! Style 3843.
Another wonderful choice for a larger top is Style 3843. The ruched V-neckline of this wedding gown will accent and streamline your top beautifully and will offer some support from the elegant tulle straps. The full tulle skirt creates balance between the hem and shoulders, while the structured bodice and delicately beaded belt accents the waist, creating a well-proportioned hourglass look.
Style 3843, is a stunning tulle wedding gown
Best Bridal Gowns to Consider if You’re Larger on the Bottom
Some brides like to accentuate their curves or lower half — after all, it might be your favorite feature! The choice is yours, but if you want a gown that pulls attention up and away from your lower half, you can accomplish this creating balance between your shoulders and hips like we did before — just in the opposite way this time.
Style 3822 has a beautiful neckline, which draws the attention up to the face and neck.
To balance the top and bottom, choose a gown like Style 3822 which has an elegant neckline to draw eyes to the face and shoulders. The A-line silhouette skims over the lower body, rather than clinging to every curve.
Style 3822 has a beautiful back and A-line skirt.
Style 3836 , this gorgeous off-the-shoulder wedding gown.
Style 3836 also works for this figure, because it has a beautiful off-the-shoulder look, and a ball gown skirt style, which stands out from the waist, and draws all the attention to the upper body and face and creates balance between your upper and lower halves.
A detail of Style 3836 from Sincerity Bridal with a graceful lace top and beautiful buttons up the back.
Wedding Gowns for Curvy Women
If you already have a beautiful curvy balance between your top and bottom or consider yourself a full figure; you may want your wedding gown to sit atop those curves and also accent your waist! These styles will show off your great shape.
Style 3820 is a beautiful ankle-length gown that would be such fun to dance in!
Try Style 3820: its full circle skirt and ankle-length hem, creates a nice line which gives a lovely nipped-in look at the waist. The bow sash highlights the waist even more!
Style 3820 detail
Style 3832 The ball gown features a ruched tulle detail that creates focus at the waist.
Another great choice for women with curves, is the romantic and princess-like Style 3832 which is a classic ball gown wedding dress. The ruched tulle detail brings attention to the waist and accentuates curves.
Style 3832 This full skirt ball gown is a beauty!
Dresses for Slender or Straight Up-and-Down Body Types
If you don’t have prominent curves, (i.e., your shoulders, chest, waist, and hips, are all in nearly in a line) you can flaunt that slender look, but if your wish is to create the illusion of more curves, you can pick a wedding gown that gives you the illusion of an hourglass figure.
Style 3821 Has beautiful lace overlay, a Queen Anne style sweetheart neckline, and keyhole back.
Style 3821 has a keyhole back which opens up the silhouette to give curves from the back. In the front, the Queen Anne-style sweetheart neckline and delicate bow detail create more soft curves and show off the waistline. The trumpet skirt tapers out gracefully to create an hourglass look.
Style 3821 back detail with keyhole shape
Style 3847 is a retro style with jeweled details that creates the illusion of curves all over!
Another option for those who want to add curves is Style 3847. The satin ruched feature across the bodice and back adds dimension and bias-cut sheath offers a wrap shape that gives even more curves to the wearer. I also love the retro style of this gown! Check out the beautiful back!
What a statement detail! Style 3847 from Sincerity Bridal
Bridal Gowns for Petite Women
If you’d classify yourself as Petite bride, the yards and yards of fabric found in some wedding gowns can easily overwhelm your small frame. In addition to getting your gown well-tailored, these dress styles will suit your petite build wonderfully!
Style 3823, an beautiful spaghetti strap sheath wedding gown with overlay
Style 3823 is an ideal choice for petite brides because it is an airy sheath dress, that won’t smother a smaller frame in fabric. This gown also features a v-neckline which draws the eye to the face and neck, and gives the illusion of length throughout the body. The detachable belt can be placed at the bride’s natural waist, so that it does not cut in at the wrong place and inadvertently shorten the frame. This beautiful silhouette also flows freely (i.e., doesn’t have any stops and starts to the lines) which helps elongate the look.
Detailed bodice on Style 3829
Style 3829 is another wonderful choice for petite women. The empire waist and embellishment up top contrasts beautifully with the clean lines of the skirt, which elongates the lower half of the body and keeps the correct proportion. The simple details add just the right amount of embellishment, but won’t overwhelm a smaller frame with fussy trimmings.
A beautiful empire wedding gown with sheath styling. Style 3829
By now I hope you’ve fallen in love with fabulousness of your own shape, as well as these sweet and romantic dresses from Sincerity Bridal. Now you have a better idea of which one might best suit your figure, I think you’re ready to go wedding dress shopping! Find the boutique that carries Sincerity Bridal nearest you, and try on these lovely gowns!
Sincerity Bridal has graciously sponsored this post, but the delighted words about these wedding gowns are all mine!
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Plaid Ties and Ties for Winter Weddings
Ties for winter events and winter weddings with cozy style and lots of plaid!
Links to sponsors: 1. Modern Prince Charles Edward Tartan Tie at Brooks Brothers 2.Black and Gold Stripe Bow Tie from Ties.com 3. Red Blair Houndstooth Check Tie 4. Fair Isle Knit Tie from Brooks Brothers 5. Matte Skinny Tie in From The Dessy Group in Hampton Green 6. Graphite Gray Silk Bow Tie 7. Plaid Silk Bow Tie 8. Cotton Tie in Buffalo Check from J.Crew
As you’ve seen by now today’s ‘Ties for the Guys’ post has plenty of pattern and plaid! I tried to limit myself, but there is something about this time of year that calls for plaid, prints and peppy bow ties! I tried to mix it up with a few stripes, solids, Buffalo checks, and a houndstooth pattern, but I truly could have gone on and on with the plaid ( I put more in the shop section below)! Some of the more formal ties are the perfect way to give winter black tie looks a little spirit, while the knit looks are great touches for those attending or throwing a rustic winter wedding! I also thought that the black and gold tie was that fine line between festive, stately, and preppy! There’s no need to uncomfortably don wear an ugly sweater — unless you want to — just show up to a holiday party wearing one of these! (I think most of these will still ship in time for you to wear them under the mistletoe! If these are a bit too much spirit for your event, try a solid tie with wintry silver, gray, deep and light blues, greens or burgundy colors — they are also perfect for the season!
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Madison James Wedding Dresses for Spring 2015
The Madison James Spring 2015 Bridal Collection is a beauty!
Thanks to your comments, pins, and likes, I feel like I have a great sense of the wedding dresses my Dress for the Wedding readers adore, and the details you each want in your dream wedding gown. That’s why I’m so very excited to show you this collection from Dress for the Wedding sponsor, Madison James, because it is a collection full of the gowns and special touches I know you will love!
For those of you who love ballgown wedding dresses; there are some beauties in this collection! Are you a lover of lace and long sleeves? There’s a completely amazing gown below! Want an on-trend element like a daring open back, or a bit of color? Madison James has it for you!
Madison James was created with the bride who wants a modern and sophisticated look, with vintage-inspired touches. These silhouettes are easy-to-wear, soft, ethereal, and include both new trends and timeless details to create stunning wedding gowns. The current collection draws from the soft colors and textures seen in ballet costuming, with many light, flowy details to love. Fantastic double keyhole backs, perfectly-placed embellishment, and details in ruffles and lace are some of the signature touches. The Madison James line made its debut last year, and this Spring 2015 Bridal Collection already shows the expansion of their romantic vision, and now includes special occasion gowns for bridesmaids, prom, or formal events as well as these breathtaking bridal looks. The line also includes many modest and plus-size options.
Get ready to pin these to your dream gown and wedding planning Pinterest boards, and add these bridal gowns your must-try-on list, because I have the feeling you’ll see some favorites here! Check out the Madison James site to view the entire Spring 2015 Bridal Collection, and find the bridal boutique nearest you that carries Madison James gowns.
Style MJ101, features a beautiful cap sleeve and scalloped lace bodice with long, flowing skirt and train.
Style MJ101 Just look at that sweeping skirt!
Style MJ102, is a tulle trumpet gown embroidered with lace applique and set off with beautiful high lace neckline.
Style MJ103 is a gorgeous satin wedding gown with a beautiful double keyhole back accented with jeweled bows.
The golden gown! Style MJ105 has a beautifully embroidered detail rendered with gilded thread.
Style MJ105 also features this beautiful open back, and floral lace detail on the straps.
Gorgeous! As you can see, Style MJ105 has me slightly obsessed with the details!
For those who love a full ballgown style, try Style MJ110.
Style MJ110 I love the jeweled accent on the sleeves and waist!
How beautiful is Style MJ111? A cotton lace is used to create this delicate off-the-shoulder flutter sleeve, which trails into a dramatic back.
Another view of Style MJ111, with that exquisite lace back detail!
Lace and long sleeve wedding gown lovers; this is the wedding gown for you! Style MJ112
That back! That train! I’m completely in love with the lacework in Style MJ112
Another view of Style MJ112 ; look at that detail on the bell sleeve and elegantly shaped v-neckline!
Remember when I said we’d be seeing more back details? This jeweled collar at the back is a beautiful finishing touch on the already gorgeous Style MJ116
How about a bit of color? Your ‘something blue’ will be the powder blue embroidery on this beautiful tulle ballgown. Style MJ119
Such beautiful floral detail and beadwork! Style MJ119
A cascade of ruffles and intricate pleats makes this Style MJ120 a complete showstopper. So very romantic!
To see more views of your favorite gowns, as well as the rest of the Madison James collection, (there are several more gowns not shown here!) please visit the Madison James website. Even now, I am sure you’ve found a favorite (or two, or ten) in this collection. Am I right? Next, you’ll want to find the Madison James retailer nearest you and try on these stunning gowns!Tell us in the comments below, which one is your dream gown?
Madison James has generously sponsored this post, but the words of delight over these wedding gowns are all mine!
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Lauren Conrad’s Bridesmaid Dresses for Paper Crown
If you happen peek inside the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings and Us Weekly, like I frequently do, you know that this past fall, Lauren Conrad’s nuptials to William Tell were beautifully showcased in these publications. Sweet interpretations of the couple’s apple theme, romantic florals, and prettily-rendered handcrafted paper goods, were the perfect meld of laid-back sophistication infused with just a hint of rustic, bohemian romanticism. And, while Lauren’s 2 wedding gowns got plenty of attention, her bridesmaids and their dresses certainly shared the spotlight!
Conrad did what many of us wish we could do; she created a line specifically for her friends and bridesmaids under her label Paper Crown. Now, these bridesmaid dresses are available at Nordstrom! The soft colors like ‘Cream’, ‘Silver Peony’ (a soft blush ), ‘Ash’ ( which reads as a bluish gray to me) a muted minty ‘Dusty Aqua’ shade, and a warm beige neutral called ‘Tote Basket’ come in a variety of silhouettes and array of fabrics. These gowns were made for easily mixing and matching within styles and colors, and are meant to have the ease of wear-again shapes.
Pastels are going to be big again for spring and summer weddings, and this collection covers those soft tones beautifully! Which mix would you pick? I have to admit I’m drawn to the bohemian floaty tiered look of ‘Britton’ and the ‘Tori’ gown and I love a mix of cream, blush, and neutral!
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Amsale Wedding Dresses Fall 2015 Bridal Collection
Happy Wedding Wednesday! It has been a little while since I last showed you a bridal collection, but I’m returning to these posts with one of the absolute best: Amsale! I have been such a fan of Amsale Aberra’s work in all the collections she designs, and her namesake line has always been one of my favorite to see and show. Amsale bridal gowns also now hold a special place in my heart because one of my dear friends wore an Amsale for her wedding, so now I feel even more personally acquainted with the glorious refinement and artistry of these gowns.
Amsale is known for simplicity and clean lines, so to hear that the Amsale bridal gowns for Fall 2015 in both the classic Bridal Collection, and the Blue Label line, have ‘ornate’ influences seems like a quite a departure, but I can assure you it isn’t! If you’ve been following my picks for holiday, you know how I love a jacquard, brocade, lace and metallic and other luxurious textures look in ready-to-wear, and this latest Amsale collections includes these rich fabrics, wonderfully interpreted into Amsale’s elegant pared-down silhouettes. In the case of the Amsale Blue Label, handsewn detail, rich applique, and stand-out dimensional embellishment adds even a bit more grandeur. This delightful mix creates a ‘modern regal mood’ to the Amsale Fall 2015 Bridal Collections. Enjoy your glimpse!
Amsale Bridal Fall 2015
Aida, a strapless bridal gown with corset bodice, fit-to-flare silhouette in a beautiful silk floral jacquard.
Bardot, is ballgown wedding dress created from ivory silk taffeta with a hand-beaded bodice.
Cory, a halter neck silk faille wedding gown with an A-line ballgown silhouette and sheer back, with button detail
Cory, back detail
Demi, a crepe bridal gown with crepe gown with tailored seams and back detailing.
Demi, back detail
Ingrid, a strapless ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice, in silk floral jacquard.
Rhea, a halter-style gown in sheer gold silk mesh.
Amsale Blue Label Fall 2015
Aileen, a strapless wedding gown created from metallic chantilly lace, layered with blush tulle, in a ballgown silhouette
Alaina, (exclusive to the Madison Avenue flagship salon) A stunning ballgown of textured silk organza with corded lace bodice and silk flower appliqué on skirt.
Alaina, back detail
Amal, a strapless bridal gown of Lyon lace with hand appliqué details
Christa, an ivory corded lace strapless bridal gown with crystal hand beading and silk flower skirt.
Elsie, a strapless fit-to-flare wedding gown in silk chiffon with a hand-beaded silk flower skirt.
Jules, a grand wedding gown with a hand-beaded bodice and soft tulle tiered skirt in a ballgown silhouette.
Jules, back detail
Bren, a taffeta bridal gown with ballgown skirt, layered with textured silk organza and corded lace bodice.
For more information including where to find these exquisite gowns, please visit Amsale.
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