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    Every bride dreams of the perfect dress
                                                                    size - you also have to bear in   smaller shoulders and upper       line then remember that if you       KEY STYLES AND                    are keeping with tradition yet
     By Emma Pomfret                                                mind your colouring, physical     body compared to the lower        change into flats in the                                               also offering a twist to
                                                                    features and the line of your     body, so choose a dress that      evening this will change the         TRENDS FOR 2009                   enhance a bride's own individ-
                                                                    body," she advises.               gives you volume on top and       overall effect," she adds.                                             ual style.
                                                                                                      simplicity at the bottom,"                                               This year the most popular        "But if a personally hand-
                                                                         FIGURE IT                    Reiss recommends.                  :: BROAD SHOULDERS                  colours for wedding dresses       made dress isn't an option,
                                                                                                        "Draw attention to your top                                          are soft and pale, with a dis-    many brides are buying a
                                                                            OUT                       half and add a shoulder wrap        If you have broad shoulders        tinct departure from harsh
                                                                                                      made of delicate feathers         and narrow hips then choose a                                          designer off-the-peg dress and
                                                                                                                                                                             white, Reiss says.                then having it subtly cus-
                                                                                                      around your shoulders, or         dress that creates balance             "There is lots of ivory,
                                                                     :: HOURGLASS                     have silk flowers attached to     because you need volume                                                tomised."
                                                                                                                                                                             cream, gold and rose, with
                                                                                                      the straps of your dress."        from the waist down.                 dress details incorporating         For gorgeous soft fabrics,
                                                                      Reiss advises going for                                             "If you are tall with it, then a                                     layers and pale colours, try
                                                                    strapless or off-the-shoulder                                                                            layers of different fabrics,
                                                                                                       :: SHORT AND PETITE              full flouncy skirt will work         including     antique     lace,   Pronuptia's range, which has
                                                                    dresses to accentuate curves                                        well as it creates the illusions                                       dresses similar to anything
                                                                    without overloading them.                                                                                crushed silk, feathers and tiny
                                                                                                        Those with a petite figure      of symmetry in size for top          diamantes," she reveals.          you can buy in the top design-
                                                                      "Avoid heavy beading or         have the most options when it     and bottom," says Reiss.
                                                                    large accessories - one-piece                                                                              "Couture wedding dresses        er shops.
                                                                                                      comes to dress style and
                                                                    dresses with a nipped-in waist    shape, according to Reiss.
                                                                    are much more flattering. A         "Avoid heavy fabrics and
                                                                    two-piece can tend to give you    instead go for something more
                                                                    a 'choppy' look, whereas you      delicate - a netted princess
                                                                    should try to create a seamless   style dress would look beauti-
                                                                    effect," she says.                ful, as would shoestring straps
                                                                                                      and off-the-shoulder empire
                                                                     :: PEARSHAPED                    line dresses.
                                                                                                        "If you are wearing high
                                                                     "This shape consists of          heels to create a taller body

  Every blushing bride-to-be
has a clear image of the per-
                                  they want to buy," explains
                                  Karen Reiss, wedding planner
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like a rather daunting task.      really disappointed when the
  But instead of hoping to find   magazine pages they have in            to make your day truly memorable
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and error, simply sticking to a   the picture when on their
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to-be go bridal dress shopping    shape is the key. It goes
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