When it comes to wedding planning, dress shopping should be among the most enjoyable elements. But for many women, wedding dress shopping can fill you with a sense of dread.
Like buying jeans or swimwear, wedding dress shopping can knock your confidence. Dresses often come in just one or two sizes, and without a ‘perfect fit’, you might not always feel your best.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to make choosing your wedding dress more enjoyable. Take a look at these tips for boosting your confidence when choosing your wedding dress to help you find the dress of your dreams.
Surround yourself with positive people
You want to feel your best when trying on wedding dresses, and that’s made a lot easier by having supportive people around you. When it comes to going shopping, go with people who make you feel good about yourself. While you want people to be honest, you want them to be constructive rather than cutting. You can always do an initial session with your cheerleaders before going back to try them again with others.
Wear supportive, confidence-boosting underwear
Wearing supportive, confidence-boosting underwear will make your dress shopping experience much more enjoyable. You’ll feel more confident getting in and out of dresses for a start, and you’ll be able to see what a dress could look like on the day. Strapless and multiway bras are a good option, while supportive underwear will make even the tightest of styles more forgiving. Treat yourself to some bridal lingerie at https://www.somethingwicked.co.uk/collections/bridal to help you feel glamorous and gorgeous. You can even take multiple sets to help you account for different types of styles.
Try on everything
Wedding dress shopping can make you question everything you know about your own style, shape and tastes. The things you think you’ll like can be all wrong, while the things you haven’t considered could easily be the one. Make sure you try on everything to help you understand how different styles could look on you. While it helps to look at dress styles that suit your body shape, you should always choose what feels comfortable and helps you feel the most confident.
Make a whole day out of it
Dress shopping should be something to look forward to, but if you’re dreading the experience, then you need to do something to change your perception. Why not make a whole day of it? Focus your morning on pampering - a manicure or getting your makeup done will really help you look your best for dresses. Then you can follow up your appointment with an afternoon tea or boozy lunch to celebrate. Turn your whole day into one filled with positive experiences that you can get excited about.
Planning your wedding is full of ups and downs, but you should try to make the most of the fun bits to help you enjoy special memories of this time. Finding the perfect wedding dress is a different experience for everyone, but focusing on boosting your confidence will help make it a much better experience. Do some research, plan the day and get ready to find the dress of your wedding day dreams!
A couple of months ago we took a road trip to Madrid.
My husband managed to get tickets to the champions league final, which was the main reason for going. But also, we has been to celebrate New Year's a couple of years ago and I came away feeling like Madrid was somewhere that I didn't love.
In it's defence, it was cold (surprisingly to us) and a little fact we didn't know at the time is that much of Spain tends to close down over the holidays. So I felt like perhaps we hadn't chosen the best time to visit. I very rarely come away from a city without finding something to love about it. So this was a second attempt to love Madrid.
So after 7 hours in the car we arrived in Madrid, breaking up the journey with a stop off at The windmills of La Mancha (more here, and defiantly worth a visit)
We stayed at a really cute boutique hotel, called Only You which Id definitely recommend.
We started our day with breakfast at Zenith cafe. They have a really great menu with all kind of yummy options! But I just cannot resist pancakes when the are on the menu. A few cappuccinos later, we were ready to explore the city.
Madrid has some of the best street art iv seen, really beautifully done. Its not always something that I'm a fan of but I felt that here it was quite special.
It is a much more vibrant place in the summer months, than in the winter. Its very busy and bustling and truly feels like a capital city.
We took a walk around Mercado de San Miguel, which like most Mercado's in Spain is utterly beautiful. They always have the most beautiful vaulted ceilings, and are a great place to pick up fresh local produce.
I found the architecture to be very diverse in Madrid. Many of the buildings have an imperial and almost art deco feel to them which is very different to other Spanish city's we have visited. There is a real mix of historic buildings along with more modern architecture.
So, the question is... did I finally fall in love with Madrid. I'll tell you in my next post later this week!
There are no prizes for guessing what my favourite colour is... its so obvious its ridiculous right? So I thought id share some of my favourite pink purchases of the past few months. If your a candle lover or a beauty queen, i'm sure one of these pink beauty's will end up on you're wish list!
Sophie Bille Brahe - Velvet Jewelry Box - Pastel pink
Cire Trudon - Marie-antoinette Decorative Candle - Pink
Christian Louboutin - So Kate 120 Patent-leather Pumps - Baby pink
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
Gucci Silk headband with Flora print
Kate Spade heritage spade small heart studs
Agent Provocateur - Hinda Stretch-leavers And Chantilly Lace Briefs - Pink
Agent Provocateur - Hinda Stretch-leavers And Chantilly Lace Underwired Bra - Pink
Ladurée Laduree - Marie Antoinette Candle
Chanel Pre-Owned quilted CC logos purse
Chanel Wallet on Chain Pink Leather Handbag
Are you a fellow pink lover?
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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