First things first. There aren’t many of us out there which have a body which can rival Kate Moss. It’s actually a fact that the most common dress size in the UK is a 16. So that means that it’s likely that the size 8 model you have seen on the pages of your favourite wedding mag, might not be exactly what you will look like in it.
But that doesn’t mean to say you won’t look fabulous. At Heritage Brides in Hertfordshire, we hope to find the right dress for each of our brides regardless of your shape, height, size or budget. And we work with you. We want to celebrate curves and real women and that’s why many of our samples dresses are in a size 14 or 16.
“Lou Lou Bridal dresses are perfect for curvy ladies,” said boutique owner Sam Newby-Ricci, “because they have full 50s skirts and fitted bodice which works to emphasise a bust and hide a bum! And the tea length gowns teamed up with a pair of heels show off the smallest part of your leg. It’s a very sexy look!”
Belle & Bunty gowns are perfect for the taller lady. The Darcey which is part of the Heritage Brides collection also has elbow length sleeves which can make a bride feel more comfortable. And don’t forget your underwear – the right bra and knickers combo can hide a multitude of sins and give an hour glass effect.
If however you aren’t Amazon like in the height department, don’t fret. Terry Fox gowns at Heritage brides are fun, flirty and fitted. And that means they are made to your measurements, so you know that you will be getting a gown that is perfect for you.
And of course if you are lucky enough to be a size 10, then choose a dress which highlights the bit of your bod which you love the most. New designer Maria Senvo dresses are great for brides who want to show off their backs. Sensual and elegant at the same time, these gowns are great for girls who want something a bit out of the ordinary.
“The most important thing to consider is how you feel in a dress,” said Sam, “No one apart from the bride can get ‘that feeling’ and it doesn’t matter if you are a petite size 6 or a size 20, you will know when you are wearing the one for you.”
Heritage Brides is a new bridal boutique which is opening in the prestigious location of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire in April. For more details visit www.heritagebrides.co.uk or follow on Twitter @HeritageBrides.
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