Learning About Taking Care Of Your Personal Relationships

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Short Girl Dilemmas: Tips For Finding The Perfect Wedding Gown For The Petite Bride

Louella Dean

According to the Knot, a bride-to-be should begin shopping for her ideal gown approximately one year before her big day. As a petite woman, you know how many challenges lie ahead because you've been shopping for your diminutive frame all your life! Don't get stuck going from bridal shop to bridal shop in an endless search for the perfect dress for your petite frame, and instead, here are a few tips to help speed up this process:

Searching for the Ideal Neckline

As a petite woman, chances are you have problems finding tops that can elongate your torso, while making your smaller waistline and shoulders look more proportional. Luckily, there are several options available that will make you look long, lean and elegant on your wedding day.

Here are a few options to consider:

  • Strapless – A strapless gown is a great option because will draw attention to your neckline and bust, which will make your upper body appear more proportional. Strapless gowns are also simply an elegant, classic choice.
  • Halter – If you want more coverage, or have a larger chest, a halter top is a great option. Once again, the neckline will draw the eye up toward your face, while making your torso appear longer.
  • Spaghetti straps – Finally, if you simply like the idea of straps, consider spaghetti straps that wider. Wider straps work well for most petite women, whether you have smaller shoulders or a larger bust because they make you look more proportional.

If you want to cover your arms, consider long sleeves, rather than cap or short sleeves, which will make your arms appear shorter than they really are. The longer sleeves will make your upper body appear elongated. Embellished sleeves will also add an elegant touch to your wedding look.

The Benefits of an Empire Waist

If you're unfamiliar with an empire waist style, it's time to learn more about this look because it is flattering on almost every body type, including your petite frame. An empire-style gown features a waistline that lies just below the bust.

While shopping for your wedding dress, stick with empire-styled gowns that feature a long, flowing bottom. Remember, after the ceremony you will be dancing the night away, and a flowing skirt will provide you with room you need to move, shake, and celebrate.

A Few Additional Tips

Shopping for your wedding dress is one of the most enjoyable aspects of planning your big day. If you have a petite frame, here are a few additional tips that will help you find the ideal dress:

  • Avoid poofy, overly-decorated gowns – A massive, poofy ball gown with several details is the dream of many brides. However, while it might be regal, this type of dress can overwhelm your smaller frame, which can make your look even shorter than you are. Instead, look for a dress with clean lines, and if you want some drama, opt for a mermaid or ballerina style dress.
  • Opt for a sheath design – Having a smaller frame has many advantages, including your ability to wear a sheath dress. A sheath dresses features seams that run vertically from your shoulders all the way down to your hips. For some women, this style can be very unflattering. However, your petite frame is ideal for your petite shape.

Choosing a wedding gown to flatter your petite frame can seem impossible, but it doesn't have to be. With the help of these simple tips, and a knowledgeable wedding consultant, it is possible to locate a dress that will make you look elegant and unforgettable on your big day


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Learning About Taking Care Of Your Personal Relationships

Hi there, I am Dwight. I am excited to talk to you about taking care of your personal relationships, either with friends or family. The time and effort you put into your connections with others tends to pay off throughout life. You always know that you have someone to turn to when life gets rough when you take care of the people in your life. I will talk about the various tactics required to keep your loved ones closely connected to you. I will talk about making friends, finding a lasting soulmate and building closeness with your current family members.

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