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The Isle of Wight County Press WEDDING DIRECTORY 2017  WCounetyPdredss ing Directory

                                                       Your essential guide to Island wedding services

                                                        Get the perfect dress                                            Make the most of your figure
                                                        for you...
                                                                                                                         Hourglass — Curvy shape with shoulders and hips of similar
                                                       Style ideas                                                       width, with a defined waist, often with a fuller bust.
                                                       Look through magazines and cut out pictures of the styles,        G Accentuate your waist — a corset style dress will make the
                                                       shapes, colours and details that you like. Take these to bridal
                                                       shops to give them an idea of your preferences.                       most of it.
                                                                                                                         G Don’t add extra detail to either your bust or hips as this will
                                                         Do you have a dress in your wardrobe that looks great on
                                                       you? Use this for style inspiration when searching for your           unbalance you.
                                                       wedding dress.                                                    G Sweetheart necklines emphasise a fuller bust.
                                                                                                                         G A mermaid or fish-tail dress will highlight your curves.
                                                         Even if you have an idea of the style of dress you would like,  G Avoid empire-line dresses as they won’t flatter your figure
                                                       keep an open mind and try on a style you wouldn’t normally
                                                       consider, you might find it’s the perfect dress.                   Triangle — Broader shoulders than hips, slim legs, often with
                                                                                                                         a fuller bust.
                                                       Match your dress to your wedding                                  G V-neck styles will balance your top half and draw attention

                                                       Think about your wedding day, if you are having a small civil          away from wider shoulders.
                                                       ceremony, a full-skirted gown with cathedral-length train may     G Avoid off the shoulder dresses or puffed sleeves, as these will
                                                       not be suitable, or a grand church wedding might not match
                                                       with a simple knee-length dress.                                       add extra width to your shoulders.
                                                                                                                         G Capped sleeves or boleros will disguise wider shoulders.
                                                         If you are getting married abroad in sunnier climes go for      G Having extra width or detail at the bottom of your dress will
                                                       a light-weight or floaty fabric that will keep you cool, and will
                                                       pack easily.                                                           balance out your shoulders and bust.
                                                                                                                         G A square neck line is flattering for a fuller bust.
                                                                                                                         G Avoid halterneck dresses which emphasise wider shoulders.

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