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|The Style Guru's Guide to Wedding Dress Shopping|
A marriage ceremony, including associated celebrations.
A one-piece garment for a woman or girl that covers the body and extends down over the legs.
If I could tell you one thing about purchasing The Dress for your big, bad, special day, I would tell you to bring out your true essence from within. What on earth is this single gal doing, giving you marriage advice? Well, my sweet princess-for-a-day, I do happen to know one thing for sure: On your wedding day, if you fake it... You won’t make it. I mean this. You are starting your next phase in life, with the love of your life. If you are a classic Jackie O, then bring it out! If you are a sultry Brigitte Bardot, by all means, pout it out and pouf it up.
It’s hard enough sometimes to be the center of attention (drink it in, baby!), but you really mustn’t be the center of attention for all of the wrong reasons. This is a celebration with your closest friends and family---you do want them to recognize you, right?
Always follow you. You are your very own leader in life. If you choose to take along an entourage to the bridal boutiques, then I want you to be absolutely confident that you will:
A lot of thought goes into this special day. It’s so special that we often get overwhelmed with all of the massive decisions there are to make.
That is why your Style Guru is behind you the whole step of the way!
First off, some of my Kansas City favorites to get your frock on:
Now here are a few things to remember.
Top photo courtesy of Vera Wang. All other photos by BHLDN.
Katherine Brown is the owner of Chanari, a personal-styling and life-coaching company. She received her professional degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Her style inspirations include the spunk of Audrey Hepburn, the classic chicness of Jackie O., and the flair to be daring of Sarah Jessica Parker. She lets KC Magazine readers shop her wisdom in the exclusive "Style Guru" blog.