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4 Essential Style Tips for your Summer Wedding Outfit

If you are attending a wedding anytime soon, it is important to select the right outfit. Unlike at other gatherings, it is important to put some extra time and effort into your look – but also to tone it down a little: you do not want to outshine the bride or bridesmaids in any way, but you still want to look your best. Here are four essential style tips for your summer wedding outfit, regarding your dress, colours you’ll want to mix and match, accessories and whether to wear gloves or not (the answer is yes).

1. Find out the dress code

This is the most important thing before you start planning your outfit. If it’s a formal dress code, then the longer your dresses are, the better. For semi-formal dress codes, you can opt for shorter dresses as long as they are not too revealing. You can find a great collection of affordable sequin dresses here, that are great for the evening party. If the dress code is informal, then anything goes but keep in mind that it’s still a wedding so wear something bright and feminine to please your hosts.

2. Pick your colour

The first rule concerning mix and match shades for your outfit is that you should avoid wearing head-to-toe white at all costs. Depending on how formal the wedding is, it might be OK to wear partly white, but all-white should be reserved for the bride. Monochrome is hot this summer, so it might be a good idea to find one or two white accessories (a handbag and white gloves) and wear an all-black outfit. If you want to opt for outdoor outfits, you might want to opt for lighter colours: pastel colours are hip this year.

3. Accessorize up!

When the theme of the wedding is more traditional, the hosts probably wish for their guests to wear fancy and expensive-looking accessories. Though they don’t have to be real, you should look into wearing diamonds, a hat with feathers and some fake fur (real fur is, by and large, unacceptable these days).

4. Wear gloves

Gloves are accessories that you might not get to wear for any occasion other than a wedding. Be careful to mix and match them with sleeveless dresses though, especially if you’re wearing opera-length gloves that go up to your elbows. When you’re wearing a sleeveless dress then find something that covers your shoulders, like a cape or bolero jacket. Don’t forget the etiquette: remove your gloves when you’re eating and drinking and put them away in a cute clutch!

Posing For Your Wedding Photography

How you pose for your wedding photos will greatly determine how your photos will look like. Some brides do not have the slightest idea of how they should pose and solely depend on the photographer to give directions. Having an idea of how you should pose will be very essential for an aspiring bride as she can start practicing the poses and have them perfect on her wedding day. Following is some guidelines to help you come up with the best poses for your big day

Your photographer is experienced and knows some of the best poses you can have. Talk to your photographer and organize with them on how you can have some coaching. Some of the poses may feel unnatural but with practice you will get used to them and you can do them with some ease on the big day. Try doing some research by reading some fashion magazines or researching from the internet to enrich your choice for poses. Practice some of these poses that you feel you would like to have.

Remember not all the poses will be suitable for you and therefore concentrate on those that you feel you can be comfortable with. It is very important to be sincere with yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror and be honest on what you like and what you do not like so much and what you would not like to come out in your photos. That will help you choose the poses that will bring out what you like most about yourself. Make sure you settle on poses that you are very comfortable with and which you won’t strain too much .Posing in uncomfortable ways will show on your face and will not bring out the best .Also make sure you can breathe well and feel relaxed in that particular pose. Get advice on how you should stand before the camera according to your size and shape. There is a way you can stand and look very wide and just adjusting a little will give you a much slimmer and sexy look.

The photography exercise should not make you nervous but rather you should relax and have fun. Here are some tips to help you relax and produce more natural poses.

  • Relax and take a deep breath before you begin posing.
  • Close your eyes for a moment and try to imagine you are all alone with your partner. This will enable you to relax and be calm as you do your poses.
  • A smile will enhance your beauty and make you feel relaxed. Look for something around that can make you laugh or make sure you have a person with a good sense of humor around who will be constantly be making you laugh.
  •  Have confidence in your photographer and trust him when you do a pose which you may feel was not very good but he tells the photo is going to be nice. He has the experience and it certainly will.
  •  Get someone with a camera and try different poses to see how they will appear in camera.