What Wedding Dress Will Suit My Shape

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Whatever fruity flavor of bride you are, pear, apple, advocado – check out these tips on what to wear

Transform your shape into a sexy hourglass with these easy to apply style tips

How to transform an apple into an hourglass

how to dress an apple bodyshape

What is an apple body-shape?

Apple body shapes may also be thought of being ‘boxey'. That is they have a short torso and as a result a less defined waist. They may have long slim legs and this is the feature we wish to highlight and capitalize on with the ‘apple' body shape.

Tops and dresses with a ‘raised' waist – usually just below the breast line that then drape stright down past the hips are great for emphasising the length of legs and minimising attention to the boxey middle.

Shorter dresses and baby doll tops with shorter skirts are perfect for also drawing attention to the legs while creating a classy top half.

Wedding Dresses for the apple shaped bride

These wedding dresses (all available in plus sizes) have waist lines that sit high which for an apple body shape help create an illusion of a waist and emhasize the slimmest part of the torso. The dress then flows downwards and outwards creating wonderful curves.

Stunning Tulle & Satin V-neck Natural Waistline A-line Plus Size Wedding Dress

Let's look at some reception, cocktail dresses suitable for the apple body shape.

You will note these dresses have a waist line starting below the bust and the eye line is drawn via design details to the legs, whether it be a split in the dress, shorter length, fabric folds etc. The upper half is also accentuating the bust line while again creating an illusion of a waist – by raising it!


Price: $44.99

Plus Size Color Block Tan A line Dip Hem Dress


Price: $44.99

Plus Size New York City Drapey Sleeveless Coat


Price: $44.99

Plus Size Gala Surplice Neckline Long Sleeve Dress


Price: $44.99

Plus Size Crossed Back Leopard Print Maxi Dress


Price: $42.99

How to turn a pear into an hourglassget an hourglass figure whatever your body shape

First things first it doesn't matter what weight or dress size you are, the body shape decides what the fashion rules are and these apply equally to a size 4 as they do a size 40 and so on. As such larger ladies can take fashion ideas from their smaller but similarly ‘shaped' counterparts and look just as fabulous.

What is a Pear body shape?

A ‘pear' body shape is one where the hips are wider than the shoulder and the waist is defined. Some may call this body shape ‘bottom heavy'. It may also mean being longer in the torso and having shorter legs. As such to achieve the illusion of an hourglass figure for a pear body shape the aim is to balance the shoulders with the hips and emphasize the waist. At the same time we need to work on giving the appearance of a shorter torso and longer legs.

Our objectives for creating the hourglass body shape are:

Create a broader shoulder line – you can achieve this with fuller shoulder tops such as puff sleeves and a rounded, square neckline. Avoid polo and halter necks and these will emphasize the narrower upper half of the body in relation to the hips. Patterns, detail and jewelry also create more definition to the bust and shoulder area. Off the shoulder tops are also great for creating the illusion of width in this area as well as being very sexy!

Reduce the width of the hips – A line skirts or full (retro fifties style) skirts and low waisted trousers, jeans  draw attention away from the widest part of the hips and put it on the narrower waist.

Highlight and bring in the waist – Belts, corsets, fitted tops.

Lengthen the legs – straight legged trousers, jeans are preferable to tapered, skinny ones which emphasize the width of the hips and shorten the appearance of legs. Darker colors are preferrable to light. Heeled shoes always lengthen the legs, but aren't always a comfortable choice. I find wedges and platforms the more comfortable option. Avoid ankle strap shoes as these ‘cut off' the ankles and feet making legs look shorter.


A pear-shaped bride can achieve a wonderful hourglass figure with full off the shoulder straps, corset waist and full skirt, A-line dress.

Examples of dresses that give  Pear body shape an hourglass figure

Fabulous Tulle & Organza Off-the-shoulder Neckline A-line Wedding Dress With Lace Appliques

Price: $528.32

Stunning Tulle Off-the-shoulder Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Lace Appliques

Price: $473.98

Amazing Lace & Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress With Handmade Flowers

Price: $453.98

Beautiful Elegant Exquisite Satin A-line Wedding Dress In Great Handwork

Price: $399.98

Pear to hourglass cocktail, party, bridesmaid, reception dresses

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Designer Sarees for Indian Women – trending designs

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Designer Sarees: The Most Popular Outfit For Women
By Abhay Digani

The women of Indian origin love designer sarees. This outfit is very popular among the women due to the fact that these offer traditional looks to the wearer. The other reason for the sky touching demand of this attire is that it provides wide flexibility to the wearer. It perfectly matches every occasion. Whether you are going to attend the grand wedding anniversary or just visiting an evening party, this attire offers you amazing looks at every occasion.

The rapidly changing fashion trends have transformed the designing pattern of the designer sarees. Nowadays, the designers are extensively using multiple color combinations. The main reason behind this is that now the women of Indian origin are adopting new fashion trends. They now prefer outfits having attractive color combinations. Every occasion represents different themes, so it is mandatory that the outfit should perfectly represent the festivity of the occasion. In order to attain this goal, the designers are using multiple colors while designing their collections. This helps in satisfying the diverse requirements of the buyers.

The embroidery is considered as an indispensable part of the designer sarees. These are basically the artistic work applied along the borders & neckline of fabric. In these, the designers use decorative items like beads, sequins & stones. These items are used in order to create the motifs that can easily offer amazing appearance to the collection. In addition to these items, the designers also use resham patches & cut piece work so as to make the collection more appealing & stylish.

The drastic changing fashion trends have metamorphosed the designing patterns of the sarees. The designers are striving hard to create their collections in more appealing designs & shades. One of the most popular category that is highly demanded these days is the Bollywood Sarees. These are special collections that are created in the exact designs of the Bollywood. The designers create their collections in the same designs that are worn by the famous actresses. These are specially created collections, developed for the fashionable women who wants the looks of their favorite movie actresses.

Another very popular variety that is highly demanded these days is the designer lehenga sarees. These are inspired from the traditional attire ghagra & choli. The most promising feature of this outfit is its embroidery designs. The designers have used embroidery in decorating these collections, so that these can offer awesome looks to the wearer.

The comprehensive range of designer sarees is available in the market. The leading brands are offering their collections on their online stores in order to meet the requirements of the buyers. They are offering their collections as per the prevailing fashion trends of the ramp so as to offer amazing looks to the wearer.

Kesar Online is one of the leading designer sarees online shopping store offers exclusive collection of sarees in different style and patterns, Our collection includes printed saree, casual saree, lehenga saree, bollywood sarees, etc.

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Beach wedding dress – what style is best?

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How To Find The Right Wedding Dress For Your Beach Wedding

How To Find The Right Wedding Dress For Your Beach Wedding
By Hera X

The beach is not only relaxed, it's also very casual; therefore, you will be very comfortable. Are you planning of doing your wedding on the beach? Here are tips on how to find the right wedding dress:

Consider the material of the outfit

Since you will be in a relaxed environment you should go for a wedding dress that is light, flowing and doesn't wrinkle. As rule of thumb you should avoid thick, heavy materials such as brocade or velvet.

Some of the best materials that you should consider going for are: charmeuse, chiffon, crepe. It's also wise to consider other materials such as batiste, duchesse satin, damaske, and illusion nets. All of these are light thus will do very well in the beach wind.

Practicality of the dress

When buying your wedding dress you should remember that the beach isn't a controlled environment thus you have to contend with wind. You also have to walk in sand and pose near the water. Due to this you should avoid dresses that have a large train to prevent the train from being caught up in the sand.

If you are planning of walking in water, you should go for a shorter dress. In addition to the wedding dress you should also consider your shoes. The best way of going about it is going barefoot.

If you are uncomfortable going barefoot you should choose shoes that will allow you to walk comfortably in the sand. For example, you can go for flat sandals. If you are classy you should consider going for thong sandals that have been embellished with stones, crystals and other adornments.

Wear the right jewelry

Since it will be sunny and hot, you should avoid wearing too much jewelry. To keep the beach theme it's wise that you go with simple hoop earrings and a nautical necklace.

When it comes to makeup, you should wear one that has SPF. You should also not forget your sunscreen.


These are the factors that you should consider when choosing the right dress for your beach wedding. To enjoy the day you should hire the right master of ceremony.

You should also not forget to protect yourself from the sun. If you will be on the sun for a long time you should consider wearing a sun hat. The hat should have a wide brim to provide optimal sun protection. It's also wise that you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.

We have plenty of high quality and fashionable Wedding Dresses Toronto. We also have plenty of information on how to find the right outfit for your body type. To know more visit us at http://www.pickeddresses.com/wedding-dresses-toronto-c_17/.

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