Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: How to create your personal bridal style!

This week, The Knot, provides us with Bridal Beauty Rules that every bride should know! These tips will help ensure you look and feel fabulous when you say "I do!"

  1. I Will Not Over-Accessorize - Instead of piling it on, choose one memorable piece (heirloom earrings, a rocking birdcage veil) and work simple accessories around it for a balanced look. Your veil, bouquet, and even your gown's embellishment count as accessories!
  2. I Will Play Up My Best Feature - You know your best feature. Maximize it! Accentuate radiant skin with a light-reflecting lotion; open up gorgeous eyes with a few loose false lashes instead of a whole set; or find the perfect lip stain to enhance your smile.
  3. I Will Find a Veil That Works With the Shape of My Face - Figuring out the right veil and hairstyle combo can be tricky. Here's the bottom line: With hair and veils, width adds width and length adds length. If your face is round, pick a narrow veil or hairstyle; if your face is long, choose one with more volume.
  4. I Won't Limit Myself to a Strapless Dress - Strapless is by far the most popular but pardon us for sounding snarky: There's nothing worse than watching a bride on her wedding day constantly tug and pull on her dress because the neckline doesn't fit her right. If you have a full bust, consider an off-the-shoulder or sweetheart style; if you're not well-endowed, opt for a V or Sabrina neckline.
  5. I Will Wear Metals that Match - This one is a little technical yet important: The accessories you choose to wear should depend on your wedding dress hue. If you're wearing a bright white dress, stay away from gold (which could clash) and stick to pearl and platinum. For a diamon white dress (slightly off-white), gold and silver works; and an ivory wedding dress calls for gold and warmer metals.The exception: Don't ditch your engagement ring if it doesn't match.

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