June means wedding bells! Getting married? Going to a wedding? Or simply looking for some good style tips geared toward the plus size woman? Look no further.
Chamein Canton in her book Down that Aisle in Style, A Wedding Guide for Full Figured Women has done a superb job of consolidating and organizing all of the information a bride needs on her wedding day. This book offers 167 pages of jam-packed information which is easy to understand and visually appealing.
The first chapter is useful to any plus size fashionista. Canton does a great job of explaining body shapes and silhouettes and how necklines, shoulders, bodice, waistline, sleeves, veil styles and trains and even hemlines can help you show off your body shape and silhouette. This chapter serves as a great reference guide and is definitely well worth the investment! The pictures and illustrations help tremendously and give the book that extra special touch. Note to Chamein: This should be the topic of a next book! We need a good and current plus size style guide!
In subsequent chapters, Canton discusses wedding day details from makeup to choosing the photographer and additional tips for creating a memorable wedding day celebration. The clothing design and attribute terms glossary in the back serves as a useful reference guide. So, if you are getting married or know of someone who is, check out the book! It would make a great engagement gift for a future bride! It must be noted that Canton’s bio at the end of the book is an inspritation in itself. An ovarian cancer and MS survivor, Canton overcame many obstacles to pursue her passion of bridal consultant and, most recently, as managing partner of a literary agency.
So, are you attending a wedding this year and don’t have a clue what to wear?
First, make sure you understand what type of wedding it is so that you know how to dress: Formal-black tie, semi-formal, casual, garden, or picnic? Usually the wedding invitation and venue provides clues. Still, not sure? Call and ask! A good rule of thumb is to avoid loud colors, patterns, and wearing white (you don’t want to outshine the bride).
Two of our Go To Fave’s: A Cocktail dress, such as Kiyonna’s Black Scalloped Lace Dress is great for more formal occasions. You can really get your glam on in this dress!
How about sophistacated elegance–a silk jacket with pants and tank or a silk jacket with a tank dress? Check out our jackets from Simply Silk. Shown is a favorite–Simply Silk’s Butterfly jacket. Simply Silk features lightweight, hand-washable fabrics in great colors, styles and designs. Every plus size fashionista needs at least one Simply Silk jacket in her wardrobe.
Here’s to the Bride and Groom!