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On your wedding day hundreds of pictures with you will be taken and you have to make sure that you look your perfect. When you look back at these pictures you want to see a groom with a perfect outfit. Depending on your body conformation there are different styles of groom’s suits that will work in your advantage. Here are the groom’s attires for each body conformation.

Wedding attire for tall and thin grooms

If you are tall and have a thin conformation you are one of the lucky grooms that can wear any contemporary suit styles. From jackets with a single row of buttons, to jackets with 4 buttons, or with 2 rows of buttons, each of them will be a good fit for you. If you are very thin and you want to look a little more corpulent you should opt for an arched jacket with two rows of buttons and broad shoulders. Also make sure that your jacket’s sleeves are long enough.


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Wedding attire for tall and corpulent grooms

If you are a tall and corpulent groom you need a simple suit, with no details on it. The jacket’s collar should be rounded to create an elegant line which will make you look thinner. Avoid jackets that have double rows of buttons and pleated shirts as they will add some volume. If you are a large size you should opt for vest instead of belt, as the vest will hide your waist. Keep in mind that black makes you look thinner and that it would work in your advantage. You should not choose white or light shades of colors for your groom’s attire.If your body conformation is made of masses of mussels, especially around your neck, you shouldn’t opt for a bow. You should go with a tie instead, but make sure the tie is not thin.


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Wedding attire for short and thin grooms

If you are a short and thin groom you should opt for a wedding suit with a jacket that has a single row of buttons and vertical lines that will make you look taller. The lapel of your jacket should be wide. Also make sure that your tailor emphasizes the shoulders and hides the waist. You can also opt for a three button jacket.


Wedding attire for short and corpulent grooms

If you are a short and corpulent groom you will look good dressed in a jacket with a thin collar. The jacket should have a single row of buttons. The first button should be located on the thinnest part of your waist. Also you should opt for  a vest instead of a belt.

Traditionally, the mother-of-the-bride has to be the first one who gets to select her dress for the wedding. The rule of thumb is that mom should be allowed to select a style in which she feels comfortable, while still being in sync with the mode the bride has set with the selection of her gown.

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Ask for her opinion. Get to know her taste. This will save many an argument. Get a pen, paper and catalog and go through with her to find out what style she likes. Find a dress that is flattering to her shape, size and taste.

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Formal or informal. If the wedding is going to be formal, the mother of the bride should wear a floor or tea-length dress. Also, for a formal wedding, gloves are in order for the mother of the bride. If the wedding is semi-formal or informal, she has more flexibility in her choice of dress length.

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Time of the wedding. A daytime wedding requires a short dress, although some mothers like having an opportunity to wear a long gown.

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Color. Do not choose white attire for your daughter’s special day. The dress should never be the exact same color as the bridesmaids, but should go with the party colors rather than standing out. For example, if the bridal party is wearing emerald green dresses, your dress should be a lighter shade of green; almost a mint green.

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Style. The most popular choices are between a skirt or trouser with a jacket suit or a dress. The dress is usually floor length or tea length, depending on the formality of the wedding. If you choose to wear a jacket suit you have to decide if it’s going to have short or long sleeves, depending on the weather.

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Age. Dress in terms of age only if it is her style and it gives the look you and she wants. Some dresses are very matronly, so if she prefers to dress a little younger, then do it.

mother of the bride dress age

Size. Be sure you know your exact dress size and measurements. Have your measurements taken by a friend or professionally if necessary.

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Talk to the mother of the groom. The mother of the groom should also be involved. You should make sure to let her know the colors you will be wearing so she can coordinate with you and not end up wearing the same dress! She will appreciate your help because she is going through the same problems as you picking out mother of the groom dresses, except it is customary for her to defer to your choice first so it is that much more difficult for her.

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When choosing the dresses for your flower girl you don’t have to think about age, color, length, style, theme, etc. but also you have to know what style and type to choose. There are some different types of dresses, so this article will outline all these types, so you can make an informed decision when choosing the dresses.

Bodice and Skirt Flower Girl Dress. The dress has two parts: the bodice and the skirt. The bodice is the part of the dress that starts from the neckline to the waistline. The skirt is the bottom portion of the dress. This type of dress comes in different styles for each of the sections, so you can combine them to get the perfect dress.

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Princess Flower Girl Dresses. We all know that little girls always dream about being princesses, or about looking like the bride at a wedding. That’s way some flower girl dresses were designed to look like princess dresses. These often have a full skirt with lots of frills, lace, beads, flowers, or ribbons. Some princess styles to look for include dresses with a satin bodice and a double-layered full tulle skirt.

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Pleated Skirts Flower Girl Dress. Although it might seem a little out of the ordinary, skirts with pleats can be very pretty, especially if they are long and box-pleated. Pleated skirts are not as full as the princess-type skirts, but can still be very decorative. Pleated flower girl dresses are classical in style and offer a simple, yet elegant touch to any wedding.

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Gathered, Pulled, Puffed, and Scattered Flower Girl Dress! Although it sounds a little messy, this type of flower girl dress has a very beautiful design. With this type of dress, the skirt’s upper layer of cloth, satin, or lace is gathered at the hemline and/or at certain points throughout, and then pulled and puffed at these points. If you add a scattered flower or roses at the gathered point, you flower girls will have a dashing look.

Pick-Up Skirt Flower Girl. The pick-up design is often used on a full or a-line skirt. Pieces of fabric are gathered at the hemline, allowing other parts to drape in a curve around the hemline of the skirt.

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A-Line, Asymmetric, or Column Skirt Flower Girl Dress. The a-line skirt hugs the waist and flows outward toward the hemline without the appearance of a full skirt. Asymmetric skirts are similar to the a-line, but with an unusual pattern line that runs the full length of the dress. A column skirt or column dress is a straight dress with a bias-type cut and vertical seams, which gives the long, slender look.

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Bodices and Sleeves Flower Girl Dress. Bodices come in different fabric; they may be made of satin or decorated with lace, flowers, or pearls. There are varying styles of necklines such as halter, sweetheart, v-neckline, scoop, or boat neckline. The sweetheart neckline is shaped similar to a heart. The v-neckline comes to a perfect V shape from the shoulders to the middle of the upper chest. The scoop neckline offers a slight curve around the neck. The boat neckline curves in a wide range from shoulder to shoulder. Flower girl dresses may be sleeveless or feature halter straps, thin spaghetti (or wider) straps, short or long sleeves, or puff sleeves.

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It is known that the function of the bridesmaid is to contrast with the bride’s gown in such a way that it makes the brides dress stand-out even more than it does on its own. A bridesmaids dress is a bridge to truly compliment the bride’s gown in an elegant and eloquent manner.

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Budget. You have to decide how much money you can afford and then search for the item you are looking for. The cost of the bridesmaid dresses depend on how many bridesmaids you have. If you have just one bridesmaid you will afford to spend more money for her dress, if you have more bridesmaids, you need to look for more inexpensive dresses.

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When to buy. Start shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses several months in advance of the wedding. If the dresses will be ordered, you must allow time for them to be received and also time for alterations. Have bridesmaids provide their measurements before you order, especially if they live too far away to be able to try the dresses on in advance. There will need to be a fitting for each attendant after the dresses arrive. If a bridesmaid lives far away, she may need to find a seamstress in her area that can alter the dress if necessary.

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Theme. The bridesmaid dresses should also match with the theme of your wedding. They should go with your wedding decorations and should not look aloof. Flashy gowns for bridesmaids during traditional weddings will not be fair on your part. Only you know what the theme of your wedding is and you have to choose the dress for your bridesmaids matching your theme.

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Style. Bridesmaids’ dresses come in a variety of styles such as fitted sheaths, A-line styles, empire waist dresses and two-piece skirt and top styles. The attendants’ attire is usually kept relatively simple so as not to detract from the bridal gown. Solid colors are the norm but two-tone dresses are often chosen as are floral patterns, especially in spring.

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Formality of the wedding. The level of formality will also differ between a morning or mid-afternoon wedding and an evening wedding. An evening wedding is less formal than daytime wedding. So, if your wedding is held at night, you can choose short, casual, and elegant bridesmaids dress for your bridesmaids. When you plan to have a wedding during day time, you should choose long, formal, and elegant bridesmaid gowns.

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Same color different style. If you’re choosing the option of same color different cut for your bridesmaid dresses, find styles that you think will fit your bridesmaids in the most flattering ways. Waist clinching dresses are best for any body types, and necklines are more of a preference, so give them a few different options.

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Same style different color. If you prefer to choose the style of the dress, let them choose from a few colors that you feel will look best. Make sure you choose a style that works with every body type so that no one is feeling uncomfortable at your wedding.

bridesmaid dresses same style diferent color

Same color same style. While you can choose any color of bridesmaid dresses, make sure that the colors compliment your wedding attire. They should also suit the dress color of your groom. Look for colors you like and think would look good on all of your friends (consider their complexions and hair colors). Brighter colors are generally more flattering, while pastel hues might look great on girls with fair complexions, but can be too distracting on friends with a darker complexion.

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Fabric. Don’t forget to think about fabric when you choose your dresses! If you’re having a summer wedding you need a lighter fabric and the opposite for an autumn or winter wedding. Remember too that the choice of fabric teamed with the style and color can shed or add pounds to your bridesmaids so choose carefully.

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Design. Flattering designs will be great if you can afford them. You need not go for much complicated designs; rather simple gowns are preferred by bridesmaids.

bridesmaid dresses design

Length. Whatever location you may choose, look for gowns that are non-creasy. If you have opted for beach weddings, you surely don’t want long gowns for your bridesmaids as they will become dirty soon. Even for outdoor weddings, short gowns will be very comfortable. For indoor weddings, you can choose long gowns for bridesmaids.

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Size. We all know that not all the bridesmaids have size 1 or 2 for their clothes. When deciding on the bridesmaids dresses make sure that the style and color will bring a compliment even to a person that has to wear a large size dress.

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Weather. If the weather will be warm, stay away from thick, heavy fabrics such as velvet or thick satin for comfort’s sake. Light satins, shantung silks and chiffons work well in summer. For a cool evening wedding, if the dresses are particularly bare, consider a matching shawl for your attendants. Remember that if your attendants are happy, the whole affair will go more smoothly and be more relaxed and enjoyable for everyone.

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Age. The age of the bridesmaids is an important factor for choosing bridesmaid dress. You cannot buy strapless sexy gowns for middle-aged bridesmaids. Junior bridesmaids should also be presented with a dress and you have to choose the style that fits their age.