We asked the lovely Marisa Rooney of Beautiful Brides Liverpool to answer our reader question...
Q: "I'm struggling to find sample dresses that fit me, so I can't see what they'll look like on the day. How do I find the right style for my curvy shape?"
No one wants to put a big deposit down on a dress when they haven't seen it on their own body, so it's worth visiting a curvy specialist who can give you a choice of styles to try in your size and a wealth of experience to guide you through the selection process.
Try to choose from a range that's specifically designed and cut to enhance your figure. These dresses will feature extra boning and wider internal straps to give you the choice of not wearing a bra – I say the less layers the better!
Lots of girls talk about weight loss when they come to my shop, but it's amazing what you can do just by getting the correct shape. Understanding how the lines of a gown work for particular body shapes by balancing proportions can make you look two sizes smaller.
The number one concern of my customers is covering their arms, but once we find a dress that suits them, more often than not these worries disappear. Making the dress work for the bride and not the other way round is what we're all about.
For more information, head to www.beautifulbridesliverpool.com
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