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5 Figure Types, 5 Perfect Gowns
1. Long & Lean
Hoping to make a boyish figure look a little more feminine? Ruched waist detailing and halter straps are two fail-safe ways to create the illusion of curves at the waist and bust. Extra flouse in the skirt adds to the flirty vibe. Gown: Demetrios Illusions Style 3194.
Contrary to popular belief, the best way to downplay a larger chest is not to completely cover it up. Instead, opt for a gown with a sculpted upper bodice and a medium coverage V-neck. If possible, have the straps tailored to ensure maximum uplift. Gown: Demetrios Destination Romance Style DR185.
Big ball gowns can quickly overwhelm a small frame. If you're willing to buck the tradition of a long skirt, we absolutely reccomend going short. A more compact dress will ensure guests see you instead of seeing what you're wearing. Gown: Demetrios Young Sophisticated Style 2856.
4. Strong Arms
A high neck and prominent arm cut-outs are the best way to show off sculpted shoulders and biceps. If your arms are your strongest asset, consider a gown with a scuba-style halter silhouette. Gown: Demetrios lissa Style 535
Pairing a deep V-neck with a full skirt draws eyes in to the smallest part of your body: your waist. Gown: Demetrios Ilissa Style 545.
Photo by Paper Antler Photography
Whether you’re traveling halfway around the world or to a neighboring state, getting your wedding dress there safely is a top priority.
Traveling By Plane
Most airlines advise not to place valuable items in checked luggage, therefore, a carry-on or protective garment bag are your next options. (Tip: Fold layers of tissue paper into your wedding dress. This will help keep the wrinkles and discoloring away.) Check with your airline’s policy on bringing a wedding dress on board. They may allow you to store it in a closet or overhead bin. However, you can’t always rely on the flight attendant to store it properly in a closet or overhead bin. Consider purchasing a plane ticket for your wedding dress or better yet -- if there are open seats on your flight, it doesn’t hurt to ask the flight attendant if you dress can fly for free.
Traveling by Car
You don’t want your wedding dress squeezed between loads of luggage in the trunk. Instead, drape it flat across your luggage in a protective garment bag.
Unpacking Your Wedding Dress
If you pack your wedding dress in a carry-on or protective garment bag, bring a travel steamer. (Tip: Test on white fabric before you use. You’ll want the steam to come out clear, so it doesn’t stain the fabric.) If you can’t bring a travel steamer, hang your wedding dress in the bathroom, turn the shower on full blast with hot water and watch the steam eliminate any wrinkles.
Photo by Kevin Milz Photography
If you're going to go preppy, why not go all out? We love how this groom combined a tan seersucker suit, pink gingham button-down, a madras bow tie, and a peony and berry boutonniere.
Photo by Kristopher Orr
Cardigans are an interesting yet appropriate alternative to tuxes for modern black and white weddings.
Photo by OneLove Photography
Cheeky socks just might be our favorite way for the groomsmen to show a little personality.
Photo by Anni Cee Photographie
If you're having a fall wedding, keep your groom warm with a three-piece tweed suit (the vest will provide extra insulation).
Photo by Sincerely Liz Photography
Suspenders are making a major come back ever since Ryan Reynolds wore custom leather ones at this wedding to Blake Lively. Choose a solid or patterened pair of suspenders that match his suit.
Photo by Ulmer Studios
Tip: If your summer wedding is on the casual side, keep your groom cool in a vest instead of a full-sleeved jacket.
Photo by Nerinna Photography
Help your groom subtly stand out from his groomsmen with a tie in a different pattern but same color palette.
Photo by Nadia D. Photography
White tux and a black tie. We love this reversed formal look.
Photo by Eyeris Photography
Personalize the groomsmen's button-down shirts with monogrammed initials on their wrists.