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Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Define your Silhouette {part 2)

March 6, 2012

Last week’s Tuesday’s Trendwatch we began talking about defining your gown silhouette.  Hinting that your wedding dress selection experience will be less stressful  if you come into the situation completed prepared as possible.  Doing a little research ahead of time on designers, styles, fabrics and silhouettes that would define your shape and taste.  It’s best to know these terms going into the experience so that you can narrow down your selection as much as possible in the get-go.  Last week, we discussed dress silhouettes – this week, we will touch on neckline silhouettes.

Straight:  Simple and Classic.  This style is a clean line across your chest and is very common on strapless gowns.

Sweetheart:  Common as well on strapless gown where the sweetheart dips in the middle creating slightly rounded lines.  Think of it as cutting out the top of a paper heart.

V-Neck:  Simple and Demure.  A plunge halfway to your naval.  Usually seen with straps or sleeveless but most commonly seen on halter top style.

Scoopneck:  Usually always seen with straps where there are no hard edges – just a gentle round line that is created from shoulder to shoulder.

Boatneck:  High on the chest and cuts across from shoulder to shoulder with a slight dip in the middle.

Portrait:  This style is similar to a scoopneck but the fabric inches closer to your neck at the top and ends in a sweetheart shape at the bust.  This neckline is usually seen with capsleeves.

Gown images: Vera Wang

Guest Post – Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig

February 29, 2012

Every now and then a product is released that pushes me to rethink my own makeup routine. Even the makeup artist can get in a makeup rut at times! The NAKED palette has totally revamped my morning face time. Urban Decay has put together twelve universally flattering neutrals in various textures ranging from glittery to matte. The shades begin with a soft cream and end up with a sultry black, and everything in between. All the shades work well together or on their own and they blend seamlessly. The NAKED palette comes with a fun case complete with inside mirror, eyeshadow brush, and travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It’s nearly impossible to snag this palette since it is in such high demand, so if you see one on Sephora’s shelf or on, grab it quick!

For your makeup needs, contact Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig, for more information

Bridal Fashion

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Define your Silhouette

February 28, 2012

Over the next two weeks we will be re-posting a series we did last year that helps YOU understand the differences in the bridal gown shillouettes.  With Bridal Season in full swing we, here at WedCandy, think its very important that you truly understand the differences in shillouettes before you go in and have the magical moment of finding your perfect gown.  If you have any questions at all or if you have already chosen your perfect gown – let us know – reach out – comment below.  We always love to hear from you and your experiences.

It can be an overwhelming experience, but a VERY exciting one when the day is finally upon you to shop for your wedding dress.  Its best to always come into the experience prepared – this means do a little research ahead of time.  Study designers, study fabrics, but most of all study sillouettes.  Understanding different silhouette’s will help your wedding dress selection be a less stressful event because you will know where to narrow your focus.  The 1000s of gowns can be easily narrowed down when you understand the different gown silhouettes and what you feel will flatter your figure and your taste.  So, lets make this a little easier….below we defined it for you, so print this out and add it to your Wedding Planner {that we know you have!} and make notes, add cut out pictures and list your favorite designers.

Goddess:  The newcomer on the scene that many designers use to describe a gown that is very loose and flows from just under the bustline.  This shape is relative to an empire waist and the fabrics are usually very breezy and made of chiffon.

Sheath:  Simple and Clean.  This dress usually has a fitted shape from top to bottom.  The dress might be cut on the bias, ruched or covered in lace so there is no distinct flare or separate skirt.

Mermaid:  Very traditional silhouette for the bride that wants to draw attention to her shape and flattering figure.  The skirt is fitted to the knees and then flares out to the floor.

Trumpet:  This style is for the bride who wants to accentuate her shape but without being too restrictive.  The skirt hugs the hips and then begins to flow into an A-line shape around the mid-thigh.

A-Line:  This is one of the most universally flattering cuts.  This classic style angles out directly below the waist where a modified A-line may graze the top of the hips.

Ball Gown:  This style can be described in one word “Cinderella”.  Typically big, dramatic and supported by crinoline that allows the skirt to poof out before it falls to the floor.

Gown images: Monique Lhuillier