the style edit
Your wedding day is all about you and your partner. Remember, it’s a celebration of your love and not a circus performance. It’s easy to get carried away (especially when Pinterest is involved) but your day should reflect your style and personality. Finding the perfect dress can be overwhelming, here are a few handy hints to help you on your search.
TO TREND OR NOT?
Try not to get caught up on what’s trending, find the shape or silhouette that flatters your figure. The best way is to try one of each style; A-line, ball gown, empire, mermaid etc. You’ll be looking at your wedding photos for years to come – stay true to your style, you want to feel like the best version of YOU!
LET’S BE HONEST
Don’t trust mirrors – they are made to make you look good. Bring your bestie or Mum and ask them to be honest with you. If the boutique allows you to take photos, then snap away so you can look over the photos at home to help with the decision-making.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING
Eliminate some of the stress by allowing enough time to find the perfect dress. Dresses can take up to three months to order. Start searching for your dress at least nine months before the big day. This will give you plenty of time to find and order your dress. You’ll also need to allow time for another fitting and possible alterations before your wedding day.
You’ve said ‘I do’ and now the post-wedding sun-lounging recovery begins.
ISLA ROSE LILY BLOOMS AND COCKTAIL PINK reversible one piece, RRP $125. indrahswimwear.com
Pink sunhat, RRP $29.95. sportsgirl.com.au
Cleopatra Blush sunglasses, RRP $119. lespecs.com
Iris soft slide, RRP $99.95. countryroad.com.au
THE BEST GUEST
We’ve all battled with the question; is it ever okay to wear white to a wedding? The answer is no, just no. As traditional or old-fashioned as it may seem, the answer is still no. Adding coloured shoes, a belt, or jewellery will not disguise the fact that your dress is white. As a rule, avoid any dress that even remotely resembles a wedding dress. Why run the risk of upsetting the bride on her special day? The only exception is when the invitation asks you to wear white. Want the good news? Wearing black is totally acceptable.