Taking The Bridal Plunge

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in General |

If you’re feeling the pressure of choosing your perfect dreamy wedding dress, we’ve put together for you a guide of what to do and what not to do when choosing your dream dress. These tips will go a long way to keeping you calm and focused when choosing a dress off websites like joyceyoungcollections.co.uk or from bridal shops around the country. Don’t schedule your wedding dress appointment late in the day. The early bird gets the work, or in this case, the early bride gets the energetic and fresh bridal shop staff that hasn’t already dealt with tons of scary brides. Obviously if you’re choosing directly from a website like joyceyoungcollections.co.uk then you won’t have that problem but it’s still good to get in early and keep your brain fresh!

Do focus on finding the best wedding dress silhouette for you. Details are very important, a long row of teensy pearl buttons and a well-placed ruffle or two can mean the difference between a good wedding dress and an absolutely stunning one. But before you start nit picking the details, first figure out the shape. Try not to get caught up in the latest trends but focus on your personal style instead. Don’t forget about the top of the wedding dress. For most brides, the long gorgeous dress with the fancy hem is to die for. Just remember that the top of your dress is what people will notice the most and will be the part that shows off in most wedding photos. Websites like joyceyoungcollections.co.uk can offer you many choices on the top of the dress.

Don’t pick a wedding dress just because it may be trendy now. Trendy wedding dresses won’t necessarily stand the test of time – flip through your parent’s wedding album for evidence of that! A gown should be timeless, perhaps you’d like to pass it down to future daughters! Do bring the camera wedding dress shopping with you. Embrace your inner Cher Horowitz (Clueless, for those of you who are well, clueless) and photograph your dress possibilities with you wearing them. Mirrors are used to sell dresses, cameras do not lie. Knowing how it photographs at all angles can make all the difference for your choices. Do try on as many as you need. Definitely step into that giant meringue dress and twirl in the wedding gown of a 1920s flapper! It takes time to find the perfect dress and you should take that time to make the best decision for you.

Don’t feel like you have to bring an audience. We’ve all seen the bridal shops stuffed full of aunties, cousins and the best friends’ sisters’ cousins but it’s not necessary. The only approval you need is yours and maybe your mothers! Don’t feel the pressure to take a gaggle of giggling and emotional women with you who will all likely have different tastes and offer difference advice!

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Fashion Items Every Man Should Own

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in General |

Choosing the right accessories for men can be difficult as choosing the right cufflinks, collar holders and ties have a lot of choice. There’s a lot of common sense missing in men’s fashion and that’s that every man seems to have a bottomless pit of a wallet and a lot of money to throw around on not much. It’s for this reason most men have a field day with bulk buying at the local Tesco. However, there are is a word that is much overused in the fashion industry and that word is ‘essential’. There are not as many ‘essential’ items in a man’s wardrobe as there is a woman and really, a double breasted blazer is definitely not one of those essential items. Neither are tasselled loafers or print shirts. There are websites such as birtchnells.co.uk that actually DO carry some of the items you really should have in your wardrobe and we’ve listed below some of these items.

  • White shirts. These don’t have to be necessarily Oxford cloth or Olymp shirts which you can find on co.uk but white shirts are easy to dress up shirt-933671_640with some formal trousers and a blazer and also works very well with a rumpled pair of jeans. For some versatility, wear open with a long sleeve jersey shirt underneath.
  • Dark slim jeans. Jeans don’t always have to be a builder’s job; as in, they don’t have to be for just slinging mud or wearing for the jobs that need doing round the house. Jeans can be just as dressy as trousers and dark slim jeans are the way to go for a multipurpose and stylish look. co.uk carry some excellent wrangler Texas jeans which are made to fit and can be worn either with a blazer for a smart ‘night-out’ look or dressed down with converse and a slouch t-shirt.
  • Solid, dark tie. Ties are generally used in the office or for evenings or dinners out. Having a solid colour means you only literally need the one tie and you can throw it at any outfit really, suits or shirt and jeans etc. Try not to go more than 3” wide at its widest point or you are at risk of looking akin to a clown.
  • Black V-neck jumper. Such an elegant look for a man to pull off and by adding a black jumper you can even smarten up a tshirt and jeans. You can layer it under a suit with a shirt and tie for a formal and stylish look.
  • Black shoes. We’re realising that the staples for your wardrobe are all on the dark side but the thing is there’s no such thing as a man who looks bad in dark clothing! Black doesn’t just slim women down it makes men edgier. Black lace up shoes are usually dress up shoes and can go with suits and tuxedos just as much as those slim black jeans we mentioned earlier. Team your white shirt with jeans and laced shoes and you can’t go wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Handy Tips for Dressing Appropriately.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in General |

Every magazine on the shelves, every television advert and every billboard exists to sell you an image to conform to. Nowadays dressing for your age means the age you feel rather than the age you are and to that end, people of all ages are wearing whatever they want and don’t care about being judged for it. It’s very freeing that the expectations have changed as time has gone on rather than stayed stagnant. Fashion is a very diverse industry and the whacky outfits that are catwalk ready are rarely what is on the shelves in the end. The clothes that are created are always based off colours and textures and themes of the catwalk rather than the giant spectacular headdresses you see balanced on the models heads.

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Unfortunately despite this, women have an issue from birth to death of dressing for their age and everyone knows it. Things that a woman may wear as a teenager and into her twenties wouldn’t always be appropriate going forward. That’s not to say that it’s not ‘allowed’ it’s just that society makes us feel like what we wear isn’t right for us. The phrase ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ is thrown around very often in style magazines and celebrity rags and as women are heavily influenced by the magazines they read and the celebrity culture, they pay close attention to what they choose to wear daily. Everyone from aged 3-93 tends to wear jeans now and the old age ‘rules’ such as no going sleeveless after 50 or no miniskirts after 40 no longer seem to apply. It is a new age now and people dress for the age they feel rather than the age they are and that is empowering and amazing. Even now, men don their converses and casual fit shirts from birtchnells.co.uk and they look stunning while they do so. There are shirts that look okay and then there are others that fit beautifully and project a smart but casual look so you know they’re not business wear but they can be worn on days out and at outdoor parties and BBQs. It really depends on the designer as to what style you buy for yourself and your age but there is definitely a high street divide when it comes to clothing.

Everyone from aged 3-93 tends to wear jeans now and the old age ‘rules’ such as no going sleeveless after 50 or no miniskirts after 40 no longer seem to apply. It is a new age now and people dress for the age they feel rather than the age they are and that is empowering and amazing. Even now, men don their converses and casual fit shirts from birtchnells.co.uk and they look stunning while they do so. There are shirts that look okay and then there are others that fit beautifully and project a smart but casual look so you know they’re not business wear but they can be worn on days out and at outdoor parties and BBQs. It really depends on the designer as to what style you buy for yourself and your age but there is definitely a high street divide when it comes to clothing.

 

 

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When Choosing Your Wedding Dress

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in General |

There’s always a stigma surrounding wedding dresses. Having to choose a ‘perfect’ dress can invite a lot of criticism from people around you whether you have asked their opinions or not. Luckily for you, you don’t have to listen to anyone’s opinion and only go with your own. We’ve put together for you a guide of what to do and what not to do when choosing your dream dress and these tips will go a long way to keeping you calm and focused when choosing a dress off websites like thebridalcollectionharrogate.com or from bridal shops around the country.

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If you choose an early appointment at a bridal shop, you’ll find that your salesperson is more energetic, fresh and excitable as they haven’t already dealt with tons of scary brides. Obviously if you’re choosing directly from a website like thebridalcollectionharrogate.com then you won’t have that problem but it’s still good to get in early and keep your brain fresh! You can focus on finding the best wedding dress silhouette for you. Details are very important, a long row of teensy pearl buttons and a well-placed ruffle or two can mean the 14difference between a good wedding dress and an absolutely stunning one. But before you start nit picking the details, first figure out the shape. Try not to get caught up in the latest trends but focus on your personal style instead.

Don’t forget about the top of the wedding dress. For most brides, the long gorgeous dress with the fancy hem is to die for. Just remember that the top of your dress is what people will notice the most and will be the part that shows off in most wedding photos. Whatever you do, don’t pick a wedding dress just because it may be trendy now. Trendy wedding dresses won’t necessarily stand the test of time – flip through your parent’s wedding album for evidence of that! A gown should be timeless, perhaps you’d like to pass it down to future daughters! Always bring the camera wedding dress shopping with you. Embrace your inner Cher Horowitz (Clueless, for those of you who are well, clueless) and photograph your dress possibilities with you wearing them. Mirrors are used to sell dresses, cameras do not lie. Knowing how it photographs at all angles can make all the difference for your choices.

The most fun thing to do is to try on as many dresses as you need. Definitely step into that giant meringue dress and twirl in the wedding gown of a 1920s flapper! It takes time to find the perfect dress and you should take that time to make the best decision for you. Most brides feel like they have to bring an audience. We’ve all seen the bridal shops stuffed full of aunties, cousins and the best friends’ sisters’ cousins but it’s not necessary. The only approval you need is yours and maybe your mothers! Don’t feel the pressure to take a gaggle of giggling and emotional women with you who will all likely have different tastes and offer difference advice!

 

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The Best Tips Guide for Choosing Your Wedding Dress!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in General |

Sometimes choosing the perfect dress can actually be pretty stressful, believe it or not. You can get up on that little podium and totally forget you’re there for your opinion only and get bogged down by the judgement of others instead – never a good thing! If you’re feeling the pressure of choosing your perfect wedding dress, we’ve put together for you a guide of what to do and what not to do when choosing your dream dress. These tips will go a long way to keeping you calm and focused when choosing a dress off websites like thebridalcollectionharrogate.com or from bridal shops around the country.

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Scheduling your wedding dress appointment late in the day can be a little bit of a miracle for your bridal party. Obviously if you’re choosing directly from a website then you won’t have that problem but it’s still good to get in early and keep your brain fresh! Focus on finding the best wedding dress silhouette for you. Details are very important, a long row of teensy pearl buttons and a well-placed ruffle or two can mean the difference between a good wedding dress and an absolutely stunning one. But before you start nit picking the details, first figure out the shape. Try not to get caught up in the latest trends but focus on your personal style instead.

Don’t forget about the top of the wedding dress. For most brides, the long gorgeous dress with the fancy hem is to die for. Just remember that the top of your dress is what people will notice the most and will be the part that shows off in most wedding photos. Finding boutiques that stock vintage dresses like those on thebridalcollectionharrogate.com can offer you many choices on the top of the dress. Try not to buck to the trends. Just because a wedding dress may be trendy now doesn’t make it timeless. Trendy wedding dresses won’t necessarily stand the test of time – flip through your parent’s wedding album for evidence of that! A gown should be timeless, perhaps you’d like to pass it down to future daughters! Make sure you bring the camera wedding dress shopping with you. Embrace your inner Cher Horowitz (Clueless, for those of you who are well, clueless) and photograph your dress possibilities with you wearing them. Some bridal shop owners may oppose this but explain your reasons! Mirrors are used to sell dresses, cameras do not lie. Knowing how it photographs at all angles can make all the difference for your choices.

It takes time to find the perfect dress and you should take that time to make the best decision for you so don’t feel like you have to bring an audience. We’ve all seen the bridal shops stuffed full of aunties, cousins and the best friends’ sisters’ cousins but it’s not necessary. The only approval you need is yours and maybe your mothers! Don’t feel the pressure to take a gaggle of giggling and emotional women with you who will all likely have different tastes and offer difference advice!

 

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