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Jessica Biel Shops For Wedding Dress in Paris

7 Apr

It looks like Jessica Biel is getting her wedding preparations sorted ahead of her summer wedding to Justin Timberlake, the 30-year-old was spotted leaving Elie Saab in Paris earlier today, an ideal place to hunt for a bridal gown!

The actress looked chic in loose black trousers combined with a white blouse and jacket with her huge engagement ring (custom-designed by Justin himself) on display, of course!

A source recently told People magazine that the couple are planning a “big summer wedding”, although Jessica “initially wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding, but Justin from the beginning wanted a big wedding, and that’s what they have decided on”.

The pair got engaged in December after a five-year on/off relationship and are expected to tie the knot in the summer at a private estate.

Meanwhile, Lance Bass, Justin´s ex bandmate, knows exactly what to get the couple as a wedding gift; “The man has everything, so a nice little toaster with a Mickey Mouse emblem on it will do!” the *NSYNC singer told USWeekly.

Wedding gifts aside, the 34-year-old had great things to say about the couple; “They just get each other,” Bass said, “I love Jess because she’s just one of the guys and with Justin, you’ve just got to be one of the guys too.”

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Wedding Dress Styles

21 Mar

I´m sure that most brides to be know more or less what style of dress they want to wear before they even start looking! Here are a few tips to bear in mind when picking out your dress, to make sure you get one that flatters your body shape and creates the effect you want to portray:

Skirts:

– If you want to play down your lower half, try a slimming A-line skirt that floats to the floor.

– If you want to conjure the illusion of curves or flaunt the ones you’ve got, a fitted mermaid silhouette creates an hourglass shape.

– Head-to-toe texture and a fluted silhouette are two foolproof ways to look taller and slimmer.

– The body of an empire line dress falls from beneath the bust, which is great if you have a broad waist and a small bust.

– A column dress hugs the figure and looks great on slim figures.

– The ball gown can support many different necklines and sleeve lengths and is perfect for those brides envisioning a fairy tale wedding.

– A tea-length dress is a fantastic idea if you want to add a pop of colour to your wedding showing off bright shoes.

Bodices and necklines:

– A fitted bodice shape will create a slimmer waistline, but add a little padding to balance the look if you have a small bust.

– A sweetheart neckline works with all bust sizes, and a deep V-neck draws eyes down, elongating your body.

– A silk cowlneck gown creates sophisticated allure, while a deep V-back accented with lace or without adds sexiness to a simple dress.

– A gown made with form-fitting stretch satin, which smooths out a multitude of flaws, is a benefit to every body type. Pleating on the column bodice offers additional camouflage and helps stretch your frame.

– A strap-less dress is a fine opportunity for jewelery, and a very elegant look, particularly if you have a long neck, good shoulders and well-toned arms.

– A sash nips in your waist, especially if you choose a noticeably darker hue than your dress.

– The boat neckline follows the line of the collarbone and suits narrow shoulders. It also creates a very romantic, but at the same time different look.

Sleeves:

– Use long sleeves to draw attention to your upper body and conceal larger arms. They are also a great idea for a winter wedding.

– A tailored short sleeve can balance your look if you are pear-shaped and are ideal if you need to cover your shoulders. However, if you have broad shoulders, this style will emphasize them.

Little touches:

– A front slit adds drama to a traditional gown, especially when it exposes layers of silk gazer fabric and Chantilly lace.

– For a sleek minimalist look, try a fitted, strap-less dress with a thin belt or sash and a crisp peplum at the hips.

– A sheer and close-fitting corded lace jacket is a prim yet provocative addition to a delicately strapless gown.

– Add an artfully sculpted veil, in blush pink for example, to a sleek streamlined gown for a bold touch.

– Pin a single ostrich plume to your hair for a dreamy, ethereal headpiece.

– Add elbow length gloves for an elegant, 20s look.

If you are still not too sure about which style will suit you, at Brides online magazine they have a great tool to help you virtually try on bridal gowns and experiment with wedding makeup and wedding hairstyles to create your unique look.

http://www.brides.com/makeover

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Paris Fashion Week / March 5th-6th

7 Mar

I think Paris Fashion Week has been my favourite of the season.. Once again, my pick of the best:

Stella McCartney, Kenzo and Vanessa Bruno showcased some especially gorgeous looks, which are your favourites?