Shapewear

Guide

Want your dress to look the way it did when you first pinned it to your Pinterest board? What’s the secret to achieving that iconic silhouette you fell in love with?
Surely you’ve heard the expression, ‘it’s what’s underneath that counts.’ Well, this is also true of bridal and a savvy bride knows the value of shapewear.

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Mermaid & trumpet dresses

A mermaid is a mermaid by virtue of its design as is a ball gown, but each individual silhouette can be further accentuated and beautifully enhanced by the addition of an essential piece of shapewear: a hoop… Fit and Flare: Mermaids and Trumpets gowns like her are very good friends with a lovely and light little hoop named ELLA. Ella is a single bar hoop designed specifically for mermaid gowns and those in the mermaid family. For this reason, Ella mimics the line of the mermaid silhouette and indeed the body, to the knee where it begins to flare finishing in a reliable but pliable hoop that makes walking a piece of wedding cake! Without Ella a ‘fit and flare’ gown may almost resemble a member of the sheath family: a much straighter style of gown. With Ella your ‘fit and flare’ gown will be the unmistakable mermaid or trumpet it was made to be.

CELINE M1638Z illusion neckline fitted lace and ruffle skirt mermaid wedding dress Mia Solano Luv Bridal Melbourne Australia CATALINA M1601Z lace and tulle fit and flare wedding dress Mia Solano Luv Bridal Melbourne Australia CHLOE M1660Z plunge v neck full lace fit and flare wedding dress Mia Solano Luv Bridal Brisbane Australia

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A - line dresses

A-Line gowns need little encouragement to do what they were designed to do. Falling from a natural waist, skimming the hips and floating to the floor, they are easy to wear and just made for dancing! An a-line gown like DREW keeps her shape with CLAIRE- a single bar hoop designed specifically for a-line gowns. Without CLAIRE an a-line gown with gather and fold. With CLAIRE an a-line gown will keep its shape from hip to hem and make that first dance a doddle.

sleeve wedding dresses wedding dress Shapewear Guide CAMEO M1678Z vintage beaded art deco slip wedding dress Mia Solano Luv Bridal Melbourne Australia CHLOE M1660Z low button back fitted lace wedding dress Mia Solano Luv Bridal Sydney Australia

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ball gown dresses

Ball gowns really come into their own with the addition of a hoop. Depending on how vast the skirt of your ball gown is and how full you want it to appear, you can choose between a single bar- ideal for walking with ease, a double bar for fullness and a triple bar for serious volume. Some ball gowns however, will not accommodate a triple bar hoop so let’s explore a double bar hoop called SARAH… SARAH works best with a gown like DAVINA (pictured). Without SARAH a ball gown like DAVINA, though beautiful, will fall closer to the body than the traditional ball gown style dictates. With SARAH your DAVINA-esque gown will appear fabulously full and you’ll achieve that famous fairytale style.

CARRIS M1650L nude ivory lace and tulle ballgown wedding dress Mia Solano Luv Bridal Brisbane Australia CARRIS M1650L nude ivory lace and tulle ballgown wedding dress Mia Solano Luv Bridal Brisbane Australia CHANNING M1609Z pink lace and tulle princess ballgown wedding dress Mia Solano Luv Bridal Brisbane Australia

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