For those of you that have reached the weddings stage of life, all of a sudden you’ll probably find yourself drowning in invitations. While being thrilled for your nearest and dearest, you’re also likely to let out a little groan. Going to a wedding is pricey, and not just the travel logistics, but that all-important question – what to wear!
Hopefully, there won’t be a specified dress code or a theme situation, so you won’t be limited; or need to get a custom Star Trek uniform. If you’re given free rein, what’s the best way to keep the stress of finding the perfect outfit minimal? If you’ll be spending your hard-earned cash on just one look, you’ll want to look your best. So it’s important to consider prom dresses for your body type.
When you have a great relationship with online shopping, wedding guest dresses online are so gorgeous. But if that’s not an option or simply more effort than you’re willing to go through – which is fair enough! – understanding what cuts and shapes work best for your figure is key. What’s flattering on a boyish frame will look dreadful if you’re curvy. A universal dress for an hourglass, apple or pear shape just doesn’t exist. Sure you could opt for a long, loose maxi dress, but even there you could encounter problems. The wrong neckline, length or fastening method might make you look very boxy or emphasize unflattering areas. You think you’re covering up by draping lots of fabric, but in fact, this makes it look even worse.
There are three main areas to focus on. The neckline, the waistline and the print. Horizontal lines are a no-no if you’re wide of hip. Be sure not to pick a colour that doesn’t flatter your skin tone! And to a certain extent, accessories. If you have bigger arms, it might be an idea to cover them up. A bolero is a perfect addition to your dress. A well-chosen belt can completely transform how the dress falls on your body. So if you’re unsure about your chosen number, see if you can jazz it up with some accessories before giving up on it completely.
Once you’ve got that killer look sorted, you’ll feel confident and want to strut your stuff on the big day. And that’s where the phones kick in! Everyone will be snapping away at the wedding, so when you’re looking your best, you’ll want to make the most of it and have some fun. The only drawback is that, with so many cameras active in the field, your perfect Instagrammable moment might end up on someone else’s phone. Thankfully, Wedding Photo Swap is here to the rescue.
The app makes sharing all your wedding day pics a piece of cake and you can easily browse through everyone else’s albums to pick out your favourite moments from the day. Instead of pfaffing around with Whatsapp groups or sending each other everything on the day, you can select the best shots once the shoes and dress are off, and you’re free to scroll away from the comfort of your sweats.
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Lucy Clarke