Wedding season is here, and all eyes will be on the bride on her big day. It’s important for her to feel radiant, comfortable and confident when walking down the aisle.
This means wearing the perfect dress, finding a flattering hair style, wearing beautiful makeup and accessories – and avoiding fashion disasters. So, here’s some advice to look bride beautiful from the style experts at Barely Xtensions.
Dress for Success
Dress for your body type—not your “dream body”. It’s great to hit the gym and eat healthier in the months leading up to your wedding, but buying a dress based on how you want to look (vs. how you actually look) is a mistake. It’s far easier to take a dress “in” than it is to try to make a “too-small” dress bigger.
When choosing your dress, consider the details of your wedding. What time of year is the wedding? What’s the setting: outdoors, a church, or a fancy hotel? Is it a black-tie affair or a more casual beach or garden setting? Also, does it reflect your personal style? Are you trendy, bohemian, or classic and romantic?
Always, select a dress that feels authentic to your daily style, and fits the theme and tone of the wedding you’re planning. You will feel much more confident, comfortable, and lovely in a dress that feels true to who you are!
Avoid Major Changes
One of the best tips we can provide is this: Avoid making major changes to your appearance in the weeks leading up to your wedding, like chopping off all of your hair, or going from chestnut brown hair to a bold platinum look. Also don’t use new skincare products that could possibly cause breakouts (or even an allergic reaction) in the days leading up to the wedding.
Avoid scheduling a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or Botox, especially during the weeks leading up to your wedding. Some people have unfortunate reactions to these procedures with redness, dryness, irritation, peeling and even bruising which take some time to heal.
Practice Makes Perfect
Most importantly, select a hair style that will make you feel gorgeous and confident on your special day.
Work with a stylist that you trust and meet with him/her prior to the wedding to discuss what type of hair-do you’re envisioning, and what will work well with your dress, venue, theme and weather. Then practice how it will look. It also helps to bring in pictures of the look you want to achieve and of your dress with the veil and necklines—both front and back.
Many brides get Barely Xtensions prior to their wedding to enhance their natural hair and to add instant length and volume. These are perfect for brides, who want longer hair for their wedding.
Today’s extensions look and feel super natural, and can be styled straight, wavy, curly or in an “up do”— to be bride beautiful on your wedding day.