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Getting the perfect wedding outfit

By - Hannington Mumo | October 20th 2012

A bridal gown as well as the bridesmaids’ outfits that looked good on one bridal party may not suit another, writes Hannington Mumo

Every bride and groom envision themselves as beautiful and appealing on their wedding day.

In this regard, it is not only imperative to go for a stylish outfit, but also one that is right for you so that the much-desired glamour is achieved.

The best wedding outfit is not only about the figure, as there is much more that counts. It is important to appreciate the fact that we are all beautifully unique and what we deem beautiful, fashionable, or attractive differs from one individual to another. As you embark on choosing the best wedding dress, it is advisable that you go for what looks good on you as opposed to what you have seen beauty models wearing on TV or magazines’ cover pages.


Whatever choice of fashion you go for, customise it to suit you best as you avoid being influenced by the trends in wedding industry. For instance, strapless gowns have been in fashion lately, however, if you are big busted, wearing it might make you look odd.

From say such a trend, develop your style so that such a gown can accentuate your body. It is also imperative that you avoid relying absolutely on the advise of others. However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot borrow ideas from fashion magazines, fashion gurus and designers. The only thing that you should be mindful of is customising whatever you go for to suit your body structure. Make sure that your choice rhymes with your complexion and personality.

You should never forget to draw a budget in your quest for the perfect wedding dress. Do not be overly obsessed with the romantic search for?a glamorous wedding outfit that you forget to live within your
means. Once you have determined what kind of wedding dress to go for, make sure that you stick to your budget. This is because careless or unplanned spending will bring financial hassles that may turn your jubilation into sorrow. Know clearly how much of your wedding resources will go into buying the various outfits you need. For instance, you may set aside ten per cent of your wedding budget for buying the gown.

This should include the dress and all the accessories that go with it.

Beware of the myths that are peddled by some fear mongers that some people can never look beautiful. The truth is that anybody can attain that gorgeously ravishing look on their wedding day, so long as all the steps are well followed in achieving this.


First, take good look of yourself. For example, full-figured ladies look good in a gown with a V-neck. On the other hand, plump men will look good when they wear striped suits. This is because the V-neck and the stripes draw some of the attention vertically, giving less attention to the bust

On the other hand, you can try an A-line gown if you want to balance a heavy bosom. This helps you conceal your huge bosom and tummy.
Very thin brides with scanty curves should avoid off the shoulder dresses because they emphasise the lack of curves. The hourglass figure remains the best figure to clothe because almost anything will accentuate the figure.

The colour of the wedding outfit should also be well thought out so that they rhyme. Gone are the days when white used to be the only colour for a bridal gown.

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