Style Tips for an Effortless Wedding

In challenging times, we need all the tips and tricks available to keep our wedding plans on track. That’s why we are going back to basics and keeping wedding style easy, neutral and timeless. Think comfortable fabrics, flattering shades and simple dress designs for a wedding all about sincerity and love. Here we detail some of the best wedding fashion tips for keeping things classic.

First up, now is not the time to experiment, but to identify what works best for you and your body (, starting with your underwear. Fashion has been having a love-affair with shape wear for the past year or so, but when it comes to your wedding day, you don’t want to forgo comfort for a passing trend. Think about functionality to choose a piece of shapewear to suit your dress. Slimming waist shapers will contour your waist, while seamless slips will help you avoid awkward visible panty lines. Nancy Ganz has a range of shape wear from sculpting slip dresses to body shaper shorts for the perfect fit under every dress design.

When it comes to the dress itself, keep things simple by sticking to a classic dress cut for your body type. Not only does shopping by body type refine your choices and save you time, it also ensures you stick with timeless designs. Body types fit broadly into short or tall, petite or curvy categories, and within those categories, dresses can be customised to enhance your best feature. Nevertheless, a few golden rules do apply, especially to do with your height. Petite brides-to-be have likely already experienced disappearing inside too much material, and that’s why it’s important to stick to dresses that are less voluminous and more form fitting. In contrast, brides with taller statures can enjoy maximising their height to good effect, with wide skirts, trailing trains and bell shaped gowns that enhance their figures.

Finally, after you have your shape wear and your wedding dress organised, there’s your bridal makeup look to decide on. While not fashion in the usual sense, makeup today reflects fashion trends just as much as gowns and shoes do. Once again, our tip is to keep things effortless with universally flattering shades such as rose pinks, champagne golds and cool browns. They say good skin is the best makeup, so starting with a good skincare routine will allow you to build up a natural dewy look suitable for the most romantic day of your life. Consider lip and cheek balms for a wash of colour and subtle highlighters to brighten your face and soften the contrast between your blush and complexion. To avoid looking cakey, apply foundation and cream blusher with your fingers and keep a tinted lip balm handy. And if you’re worried about shine, lightly brush your t-zone with a loose powder throughout the day.

If you need more effortless wedding ideas, Farewell Fiance is a wedding style magazine packed with fashion tips.