1. Go for a style which suits you not one that looks good on a model! - be individual.

2. Don't just follow fashion - if 50's 'waisted' styles are all the rage, they won't suit you if you do not have a waist!

3. Remember, shiny fabrics make you look bigger - especially on sunny days or with flash photography.

4. Think about balancing your body e.g. off-the-shoulder styles balanced and slim big hips; jewellery/bouquet etc should match your size.

5. The main SHAPES for Wedding Dresses are:

Straight Up

STRAIGHTUP

Cinched In

CINCHEDIN

Stream Line

STREAMLINE

Loose Line

LOOSELINE

Straight Up Cinched In Stream Line Loose Line