Featured retailer: Crème Couture

“Where memories are made and dreams become a reality”

Michèle Gray is the  owner of this exquisite bridal boutique, located in Guelph, Ontario. Michèle has a long time experience in the bridal industry, working first as a model and then as a consultant, before she recently took over this store. “I bring that experience and my own sense of style and passion for the industry to serve all of our customers”, she states on her website. “At Crème Couture we believe the journey of planning your wedding should be as memorable as the day itself.

 

See what she has to say about her boutique and valuable advise she gives to brides that are shopping for  a dress:

Describe your store in three words
Intimate, Elegant, attention to detail

On Average, how many months (or even years?) before her wedding does a future bride start shopping for her dress?
Typically a bride will start shopping for a wedding gown about a year before her wedding. It is always important to start early so there is plenty of time to order the gown and get the needed alterations before her big day.

Does she usually know exactly what she wants or does she come in with no idea in her mind?
Most of the time our brides have an idea of what they think they what. But it is our challenge to style them in what will make them look gorgeous on their wedding day. Dressing a brides character is what we strive to do ensuring she wears the gown not, the gown wears her. We are known for styling our ladies. 90 percent of the time brides leave with a completely different style of gown than they originally had. They leave feeling thrilled […]

By |November 26th, 2013|Categories: Blog posts, Tips||0 Comments

The perfect wedding dress for each body type

Ballgown, mermaid, trumpet, A-line, empire, natural waist, dropped waist… there are so many shapes and forms when it comes to wedding dresses, but not necessarily every cut flatters every figure.

Here are a few tips from us for finding the right dress for you body type.

If you are pear shaped

If you have big hips or a pear shaped body, you could either look for a classic A-line silhouette or a natural waistline that flows away from the hips. But if you want to emphasize on your curves, you could also choose a mermaid gown.

Our pick:

 
A natural waistline and a ruffled skirt to draw attention away from the hips:  Style 77956
If you want to highlight your hips, this beaded mermaid gown is a great choice:  Style CT105.
 

If you are petite

A strapless mermaid or trumpet gown is perfect for petites. You can also go for a style with a waistline above the natural waist, since it will make you appear longer.

Avoid dropped waist or big ballgowns;  you don’t want to disappear in your dress.

Our pick:
A strapless or one-shoulder mermaid gown is a great option for a petite girl: Style AK99
This high waistline will make a short body appear taller: Style EK992
 

If you are plus sized

Diagonal pleads along the waist have a slimming effect are a great choice for curvier bodies. Classic A-lines or ballgowns are also a good option.

Our pick:
Classic A-line with a sweetheart neckline and slimming pleads: Style EK977
A great ballgown with lace details and illusion neckline: Style EK967
If you are busty

Choose a V- or neckline or halter gown to show some cleavage. Don’t cover your chest, it will make you look even bustier.
A great option for bigger busts: Style AK80
 

If you are small chested

A sweetheart […]