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Finding the Perfect Dress for your Body Type

After a long break (due to a very busy wedding season) The Bride Loves is back! (at least pretend to be excited!) Kicking off the new wedding year with dress types!

The most common question I get asked when designing bridal gowns is ‘what style of dress will suit me?’  I will encourage brides to step into a boutique and try on the dress silhouette they think they want. I emphasise the word think, because more often than not, a bride has had an image of her dress since she was a little girl (or you did if you were like me). This dress usually consists of a cinderella like gown – which in reality, suits a very select amount of people.

Before making a bridal appointment, however, there is a very easy way to narrow down your options. Your wedding dress, your makeup, your hair, are all ways to make yourself look like a more glamorous version on you – the key word being you. Your dress should highlight your best assets and cleverly conceal the bits and bobs that you don’t mind hiding so much. To make things easier here are the most common body types and the silhouettes best suited to them.

Remember, you may not fit solely into one category- most people don’t! Just take the best parts of each category and customise to fit you!

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Different Types of Mehndi

A mehndi night is the day a bride gets decorated for her soon be husband, the day she traditionally wears no makeup or jewellery and only has the intricate swirls of henna to make her look like a bride……or as a bride today calls it…a pre wedding party! There are so many different mehndi designs and types out there it is difficult to know what type of mehndi to be asking for!

I want those flowers with the squiggles….is that Arabic or is that Indian? Pakistani maybe?

Well fear not! The Bride Loves is here to help you along your henna filled path.

Arabic Mehndi

Arabic mehndi is one of the most popular designs amongst most culture. It is easy to create, master and duplicate within a short space of time. Arabic designs use very thick lines, and consist mainly of flowers and veins…
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Indian Mehndi
Indian mehndi designs are a lot thinner and more detailed than Arabic. They can easily take a few hours to complete and are the most varied, ranging from a large circle in the palm of your hand..

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(Not sure we’d go for that over here..)

…to complex and intricate bridal mehndi designs.

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Pakistani Mehndi

These are a mix between complex Arabic and Indian designs

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I’ll leave with a few of my favourite mehndi patterns for a bit of inspiration…happy henna-ing! Feel free to ask me for recommendations on artists or if you’d like me to show your work!

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