THE DRESS ! – How to Choose the perfect one

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Today we are very lucky to have guest blogger Elise Rosenblum from Pronovias US

A little on Elise and some some gorgeous photos from their collection

Elise believes everyone deserves the gown of their dreams.
From high profile weddings to fabulous concept catwalks she has been making this happen more years than she cares to admit to.  She is the foremost authority in the bridal industry. 
Owning her own full service salon for many years to running some of the most prestigious bridal salons in the country,  Reem Acra, Saks Fifth Avenue and Kleinfeld’s.
She now is the Bridal Retail Director for Pronovias, USA located in NYC.

She appeared on two full seasons of “Say Yes to the Dress” and hosts “On the White Carpet”.
She resides in the New York area with her husband.

Tips from Elise

Here is some important advice when you first start shopping for the dress of your dreams.
Check out images of gowns that appeal to you. Make notes on what you like about each one. Select 10. When you compare the 10 images what do they all have in common. Shape, embellishment, (beads, lace, etc.) You can take these images with you. It helps the Bridal Consultant pull gowns for you based on your preliminary tastes.
Now, here is the most important part. When trying on, you must focus on the shape of the gown before anything else. Forget about the embellishments at this point, that comes later.
A-line is the easiest of all dress silhouettes to wear no matter what your figure looks like. Think of the shape of the letter “A”. That is exactly what the shape of the skirt is.
It comes in a few different cuts. Princess A-line has only vertical seams. Dropped waist or natural waistline with A-line skirt.
Fit and flair also know as “Baby- A-Line” has the A-skirt but more narrowed at the hip and the “A” skirt a little narrower than a full A-Line.
Trumpet style is exactly what the name implies. Think of a Trumpet upside down. This is an alternative choice when brides find the Mermaid silhouettes too curvy.
And speaking of curvy that is the Mermaids middle name.
You can always tell it is a Mermaid as opposed to a Trumpet because the Mermaid skirt always has a joint line or seam cutting across the knee.
There are a few different shapes “Flamenco” which as the joint line over the knee cutting across the lower hip.
Well, there you have some of your most important shapes. The right shape on you makes all the difference in the world.
After this has been established then the neckline and then the fabrication.

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Previous Guests Bloggers

Zia O’Hara – Photography

Kim Star Wise – Event Design NOLA

About cornucopiaofbeautifulthings

Dorothy Pfeiffer is owner and Creative Director of Cornucopia since 1995. When she first bought Cornucopia in 1995 it was a retail flower shop on the Upper East Side. Since, Dorothy has moved Cornucopia to a studio space in the heart of the flower market and has expanded the business to include all aspects of event design and recently has developed an added Interior Design for Coporate and Home to the services offered at Cornucopia
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