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I'm going to be tying the knot al fresco this summer and want a dress that will suit my pear-shaped figure. What style would you suggest I try?
Rebecca Lavelle, of Warwickshire-based Lavelle Bridal Coutures, says: For a pear-shaped body you're going to want to opt for a dress that has a natural waistline. An A-line or ball gown style wedding dress is going to be the perfect option for this bodyshape as it will flatter your waist and create a beautiful silhouette. Opt for a dress that focuses on the detail within the bodice. An elegant lace perhaps with a sequin overlay, a pearl embellished pattern or for something a bit more sparkly chose crystal beaded embroidery.
Stick to a simple satin, English net or tulle skirt to cinch the waistline and ensure the focus remains on the bodice of the dress. Layers of fabric below the waist will disguise larger hips and balance you out.
There are may different types of sleeve you could pick that go with an A-line or ball gown dress and it really depends what you feel most comfortable in. If you're conscious of your arms you could chose an illusion sleeve, all the cover up benefits of a sleeve but much lighter for the summer months. However if you're not a sleeve fan or usually get quite hot and flustered go for sleeveless, straps or spaghetti straps.
Rebecca Lavelle | Lavelle Bridal Couture | www.lavellebridalcouture.co.uk
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