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A unique bridal gown that potentially becomes the talk of the town is the dream of nearly every woman under the sun. This is pretty much understandable too since that is the dress which would virtually immortalize her through albums and pictures for ages to come and possibly be critiqued by her grandchildren or even great-grandchildren several decades after she has made her choice! So, how does one go about the task of choosing this very special timeless piece of apparel? In today’s digital world one thing that is available in plenty and free of cost is advice. The Plethora of ‘how to’, guides, ‘bridal tips’ and so forth only add to the confusion. Therefore, here are some valuable tips that are designed to help you avoid the usual pitfalls.

1. Take things you see on the TV screen with a pinch of salt

People who create the TV shows with an eye on marketing always have their own ways to exaggerate and touch upon your emotions. So, they show you the dream dress repeatedly and ultimately when you find an exact copy in your choice boutique, you hug your mom, weep or cry because the angels are singing and heavens about to open up. But, conversely, if you just find that very dress without all those prompts, it is an ordinary event sans all the tears. While there can be no argument whatsoever that you should have your wedding dress the way you have always dreamt, you can cut out all the prompts that explode in your brain.

2. Invest in quality time

Buying your wedding dress is an important decision and planning things adequately ahead of the wedding schedule is the best way to make sure that you get value for money and you love what you ultimately choose. Take time trying out multiple options, drive around for some window shopping, visit all boutiques and showrooms that you can to expand your options and take a cool and well-informed decision. Moreover, you can go for celebrated designer wear like Jason Grech wedding dresses to look for the perfect collection. This way, you are assuring yourself of the best wedding dress and at the same time saving a minimum of 10% that should possibly cover the taxes.

Also, remember that bridal collections keep changing in style and design nearly every six months. Therefore, if you do your shopping a bit too early, on the big day, you may have some regrets. At the same time, given the special tag attached to wedding dresses, it takes several weeks between the order and delivery. Typically, some wedding dresses get delivered 4 to 6 months after you have placed an order.

3. Sit through the trial runs

Most women do the colossal mistake of only standing when they are trying the fit out of bridal dresses. Often times, when you are getting the fit outdone, you are asked to stand on the podium, smile and imagine that you are wearing the particular gown. But, it is important that you actually sit in the chosen dress and get a feel since you will be sitting for most of the time on the big day and you certainly don’t want any surprises with the bridal dress. Any dress should be comfortable in all body positions and that is even more important when it is your bridal dress. Think of the many times you need to slip into your shoes and out of it, kneel a couple of times and all that on the big day.

4. Remember the photographs

Many fabrics used in making your wedding dress look great when you are looking at them with your naked eyes in the sunlight. But, when the same dress shows in photographs, the lights hitting the dress can potentially cause the dress to look wrinkled. These photographs obviously have a pretty long life cycle, and therefore it is obvious that you won’t want anything less than the best. The best way to avoid this situation is to take several pictures in your chosen dress and make sure that you have desirable photographs too in your dream dress. Better still, have some friends or members of the family take a close look at the photographs too so that you have a fair understanding of your body shows in the photographs. Many women like some parts of the body to be in focus while keeping some parts away from focus. Consider if your chosen bridal answers these needs too.

5. Spare a thought for your Fiancé

Agreed that your wedding dress is an intimately personal decision and you should always have the final word about it. But then, it is your wedding and your husband to-be is equally important on the big day and thereafter. Remember that men are more fascinated by how their girl looks in a given outfit and they are much less concerned about ‘cute’ or ‘trendy’. After all, your looks are paramount for him too on the big day.
In choosing your wedding dress, fashion is no doubt important, but the fit comes first. And, finally, it is not the labels that matter most, but the love that does.

6. Work with an open budget

Wedding budgets are always important and for most people, every dollar counts. There are several expenses lined up post your wedding and debtors keeping your phones ringing all the time is not the best way to start a new life together. If you go after famous labels for your wedding dress, you are most probably paying for the dress as well as the brand’s reputation which generally goes on 50:50 ratio. The digital world is the best place to examine multiple options before you take the final call. Speak to as many people as you can and understand how you can stretch your dollar to the hilt.

Ever wondered about all the different styles of dresses available, and which one will be the best suited for your body type, or the party event you go to! Whether it’s your formal / prom night, a wedding, evening party or birthday party, you always need that special dress to make you stand out. Well, you’ll find a massive variety of party dresses at Vivid Dresses and other designer boutiques throughout Melbourne, some of which are described below. Let’s have a look and see what will you be buying next!


Jumpsuits look stylish, sexy, trendy, and above all these are easy-to-go types in any season of the year. These are available in a range of fabrics, so pick up your desired one and roam around with comfort and class.

 Tube Dress

Sleeveless, strapless and flawlessly fitted, a tube dress defines a woman’s body as a sleek and curvy tube. Looks great on the hourglass and pear-shaped body types. To feel comfortable, wear a good bodysuit underneath.

Sheath Dress

A perfect pick for formal office routine. Sheath dress is usually knee-length long, and is plain, without any embellishments or prints. Pain this classic dress with a blazer and pumps for work hours at the office, while in the evening or pair it with strappy sandals and a stunning piece of necklace, and you are good to go.

Pencil Dress

Just like a pencil, sleek, straight and narrow; pencil dress particularly enhances the slim and toned body’s curvature. You can wear it at cocktail parties, formal dates, or interviews.

Trench Dress

Trench dresses, as the name indicates are just like trench coats but with a light fabric. With huge belt and prominent buttons, these dresses properly enhance the body structure of women with banana-shaped body type.

Bodycon Dress

Depicting the curvature of the body perfectly, this body-hugging dress type is particularly and strictly suitable for women with hourglass body type. A bodycon dress gives a tight fit to the bottoms especially bust and hips.

Maxi Dress

An all-time favourite choice for height girls. A long maxi dress looks breathtakingly gorgeous and extremely comfortable to wear. This one is suited to any body type.

Tunic Dress

Simple yet attractive, a tunic dress in a nude shade is a perfect pick for a casual hang out with friends. Tunic dress fits in perfectly with any body shape and is surely a subtle choice on lazy days when you aren’t in the mood of dressing up.

Pop over Dress

With a popping out the top, made with silky and flared fabric, and a fitted short bottom. The popover dress gives a modern and classy look. You can wear it only weddings or any formal gatherings.

Fit and Flare Dress

The classy fit and flare dress can never go out of style. Well fitted at the waist and flashy flare downwards, this type of dress is all set to give a curvy stature to a perfectly toned body.

Tee-Shirt Dress

For a casual and comfortable yet modish and stylish look in the hot summer season, a tee shirt dress is the most enjoyable choice. These dresses are a bit lengthier than tees, and a little loose. Pair it up with jeans, tights or leggings, anything will look awesome.

Backless Dress

For a bolder look that attracts every eye, a backless dress is surely a perfect choice. With a backless dress, you can send steaming hot vibes on so many different occasions such as disco nights, dates or wedding parties.

Kaftan Dress

Stitched really differently, a kaftan styled dress is flared and flowy from top to bottom. You can pair it up with any sort of bottoms. Kaftan dress is the best suited for lazy hangouts.

girl in Layered Dress

Layered Dress

Having an extra light, silky and flairy fabric layer over the main dress, a layered dress gives volume to a sleek both and add in splendour and aura, while making an elegant statement. This is a must-have for slim, sleek and petite women.

Off Shoulder Dress

Revealing a little bit of your skin while maintaining the elegance and sophistication, an off shoulder dress flawlessly depicts the flaunting beauty bones.

Denim Dress

For a Chic and Modish, yet subtle and attractive look, a denim crafted dress is the most appropriate choice. Without any shimmering embellishments, a denim dress seamlessly portrays the innate style of your personality.

Slit Dress

For a sexy, revealing and hot look, there is nothing better than wearing a slit dress. The slit can be on both sides, or in front, revealing both legs or just one.

Wrap Dress

Wrapping around the curves of your body while maintaining a modest look, this type of dress is a great pick for evening parties, Sunday picnics or a family get together.

Empire Waist Dress

A sure pick for apple or pear-shaped body type, an empire dress is a combination of fitting and flare. Usually available in light fabrics such as silk or satin, this dress fits at the bust and comes down with a flare.

Sweater Dress

A body-hugging sweater dress is super comfortable and looks immensely stylish. Made with the stretchable fabric and knitted just like sweaters, you can wear it casually on any day.


Much desire and loved type of women clothing are “gowns”. A simple, unadorned, and plain, single coloured gown can be worn on so many different occasions, just by accessorizing it differently. It’s a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe.

Lace Dress

High in demand this season. A perfectly fit lace dress enhances all the curves of your body, and looks gorgeous on prom nights, at discos, pubs or a fun night out with friends.

Peplum Dress

With a classy frilled ruffle at the waist and a short skirt that is few inches above the knee, the peplum dress is an absolute choice for women who have gained some unwanted inches around the waist. You can wear it informal dinner parties or at offices.

Skater Dress

Highlighting your waist with a fitted shape and a frilly frock below the waistline, a short skater dress looks beautiful on pear slim and apple shaped body types.

You got engaged! Many Congratulations. Well, now that you are head over heels immersed with the feeling of love and happiness for your loved one, and waiting for the most awaited day of the big day to come, there is a lot to plan, and do. The most important thing for any girl is surely her looks. And when it comes to a perfect bridal look, then the stunning wedding dress is a must have. Undoubtedly, the dress gives a bridal appearance to the girl, but to make dress look overwhelmingly attractive and stunningly appealing, beautifully sparkling wedding jewellery does the magic. If you have chosen your wedding dress, then the next thing to decide is the wedding jewellery. There are numerous things that you must consider while choosing jewellery for your big day, as this moment will last forever, and you surely don’t want to let go any tiny detail.

One of the most important things to look into is your style, your favourite colour, and how you have pictured yourself for your big day! If you are wondering about how to be in your best look ever and confused about the jewellery items including earrings, bracelets, crowns or tiaras, wedding headpieces and everything else, then don’t worry at all. Consider following different tips, and you’ll rock on your wedding day for sure.

  • Choose Your Jewellery as per the Style of the Dress (Specially Neckline)

When it comes to styles of the wedding dresses, the list is endless. Whichever style you have picked up for yourself, the neckline of that gown plays the most important part of choosing the type of jewellery that will enhance the overall beauty and styling of that dress on your body.

There are certain wedding gowns’ styles with which any kind of jewellery looks stunning and perfect. For example, if your dress is strapless or a sweetheart wedding dress, any jewellery will look gorgeous with it. You can easily give a boost to the original beauty of that dress by just pairing it up with a simple pendant or with a sparkling piece. With the dress having a wider neckline in case of boat neck or a wide V shaped dress, any jewellery item is good to go. After investigating and researching bridal jewellery by Stephanie Browne,  I conclude few tips to help you choose the best jewellery for your wedding.

  • Color of the Gown

Not only dress form, but dress colour also plays a huge part in picking up the perfectly suitable jewellery. Where most of the wedding dresses are white, but with a keen look, you’ll see that there are different shades of whites. If the dress is loaded with sparkling silver beadings and the colour is pure white, then pick up jewellery with fresh colour tones with silver plating. While with cream coloured dress jewellery with gold plating looks amazing.

  • Hairstyle for the Wedding day

It’s all about the complete look. And that includes your hairstyle too. The statement Earrings are an excellent choice for the Up-dos. Not only statement earrings, but the studs and drops also go amazingly well with the buns. While with the down-dos subtle stud earrings along with a statement necklace will gorgeously complete the whole look. Some brides prefer not to wear any neckpiece. That’s fine. Just pick up a bit longer earrings that will shine out your face completely.

To finish the look, accessorise your hair with sparkling pins. Or give a princess’ bride look with the help of a tiara or a crown, studded with dazzlingly shining gems. The tiaras never get old and will boost up your whole look.

  • The Bracelets

If you are wearing long sleeves, gown then accessorise your hands with rings. Other than that, some elegant looking, simple, and delicately designed bracelets never go out of fashion. Finish your wedding jewellery shopping with a subtle, gorgeous looking bracelet. It’s better to pick up a delicate and elegant looking bracelet than purchasing something huge and expensive.

Other than these Dress Up Tips, Just Follow following simple rules,

  • Be Focused, Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

When you have finally chosen your wedding dress, and moving forward to pick the jewellery, you’ll see that choosing jewellery is way harder than finding the dress. You’ll see numerous designs, styles, types, materials, and detail of a single thing. With that, don’t get confused and get overwhelmed. Be focused on your gown’s style. Just pick up one thing that will look best with your wedding dress, make it look more attractive, and have that. In the end, if you are still not satisfied with your picks, then the easiest solution is to wear pearls. Pearls never get old, and always look chic, classy, and beautifully elegant.

  • “Less is More”, Be it Simple

The most important thing to consider while getting everything done is to keep everything simple. Overdoing things will complicate, mess up and can ruin your look. All the wedding jewellery looks sparkling, glistening and gorgeous, but don’t get confused, or try to pick up more than what you need. Accessorize yourself wisely, looking what part of your body needs to outshine, rather than taking a piece of jewel for every part.

  • Be Yourself

Out of everything, being yourself, owning your style and giving importance to your own choice is the best thing that you must do to have a rocking look on your wedding day. Your dress, accessories, and styling must be the reflection of your style. Sure, the tiaras look gorgeous, but if you are not comfortable wearing one, drop it. If you like wearing studs, and avoid big, chandelier style earrings, be it. Wear what you prefer on yourself. If you are not happy with your accessories, then no matter how beautiful they are, they won’t look good. And eventually, you’ll not feel like yourself. To be Yourself, and be happily confident about everything, pick your style. Just have fun while shopping for your wedding day.

women wearing body shapers

Body shapers do the magic to your body in bringing out the sleeker and smoother shape of your body. The beauty of body shaper is that it smooth out all the bumps on your body and gives you a toned up way of any of your particular body part. It doesn’t matter if you are not feeling good about your bulging figure or thick thighs, the key is to wear an entirely fitting Australian shapewear to shape up that body part. It’ll magically tone up your body and push in that extra piece of fat into the corners of your body. Shapewear is like a secret hideout of every woman which she uses to get fit into any dress she likes, and to feel beautiful as she looks beautiful. And there is nothing wrong in doing so, as it not only gives you a perfect look but also boost up your inner confidence.

The most important thing is the selection of appropriate body shaper according to your body shape, your body requirements and the type of dress you want to wear. It is not wise to shop whatever look beautiful to your eyes, rather choose what kind of shapewear will excellently enhance the curves of your body. It certainly is not advisable to wear anything that doesn’t suit you, as eventually, you’ll not feel comfortable and safe in it. Bottom-line is, giving your body a toned up and sleeker appearance is the primary purpose of wearing a body shaper, so better choose it as per your body requirements and body type, so that it will beautifully enhance your remarkable features and help you look gorgeous and attractive.

Types of Shapewear and the Best Shaper for Your Body Type

You’ll get to choose from so many choices in body shapers. Well depending upon your specific requirement, you can have many options, you just name it and have it. Many women prefer to tone up their whole body from top to bottom, including arm muscles, upper body, waist, stomach, and thighs. If that is the case, then a full bodysuit is the best option to go for. Following are the most popular and appropriate body shapers listed, along with a guide according to your body type. Because if you’ve not chosen the best-suited one as per your body type, then it’ll not going to shape up your body as it should.


white body suit

Bodysuits have all the ingredients of gorgeous looks and beautiful body shape in a single piece. If you want to uplift your bosom, create a sleeker silhouette, smooth out the bulging stomach and make your butts attain a perfect round shape, then you got one and the only solution, Wear a Bodysuit underneath your dress, and you are ready to go.

The bodysuit is suitable for hourglass shaped body type. It gives an overall smooth look with trimmed waist and shapes up the lower half of the body.

Women with apple-shaped body type have bigger chest line then hips, and chubby arms. So with no best-defined waist, you can wear a bodysuit of your size as it will flatten your upper body portion and enhance your hipline.

Shaping Camisoles

To flatten your stomach and support your breasts, camisole shapers are the perfect solution. These camisoles are extremely comfortable to carry all day long and are the best to wear underneath a flared dresses, as it gives a constricted shape to an upper portion and a loose bottom.

Shaping Camisoles include high waist wrap full figure control briefs, lift camisoles, and slimming camisoles. With banana shaped body type, you’d like to clinch your waist to define your whole number. For that reason, shop some shaping camisoles and make them a permanent resident of your wardrobe. For women with a perfect apple shaped body type, shaping tops are the magical tools, as camisoles tone up the stomach fat and perfectly shape the belly with a smoother waist, and bust.

Control Briefs

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Boy shorts or control briefs are perfect to give an ever popular round shape to your bums with a proper uplift. Control briefs offer super firm support to the body. These are just the right choice to give a medium support to your stomach while slimming your thighs and shaping up the bums.

There are numerous designs and shapes are available in the market for control briefs, while all are covering the primary purpose. Explore high waist tights, firm control boy shorts, and thigh smoother from different brands and choose according to your requirements.

High waist control briefs are the best suited for apple shaped body type. It amazingly enhances your beautiful features by slimming your waist, abs, and hips. With hourglass body shape you can beautify your curves with a full figure high waist panty.

Waistline Cinchers

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If you want to give a little bit extra curve and defined look to your waist, then the waist cinchers are the best body shapers to squeeze out your muscles and present you a flat stomach with a beautiful waist.

Waist cinchers are the best suited for hourglass body shape. With hourglass body shape, you don’t have anything to worry about. Just wear something that enhances your already beautiful features. And if you have a pear-shaped body, then there is no need to do anything about your upper body and just shape up your waist with this magical waist cincher, and you are ready to go.

Arm Shapers

arm shapers

Well, the general perception is that the body shapers are only used to shape up the bulging tummy fat, curve out the waist or tone up the thighs. But among all these, arm shapers are also available in the market. This body shaper covers your upper back, and you wear it like a long sleeve. Arm Shaper helps you to stretch out your shoulders in more confident body posture. It is the best to wear underneath long sleeves dresses.

Women with apple-shaped body type may sometimes have a chubby arm, as their upper body portion is recognisably bigger than their hips. So you might want to give an appropriate smooth look to your arms along with the whole body.