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Push Up Bra For Your Wedding Gown

Today we are going to talk about something really intimate and Yes, it is none other than the push up bra that is an essential item for a Bride on her wedding day. A Push up Bra is a must have for any Brides whom are going to walk tall wearing it with her wedding gown. So much so that choosing a wedding gown is important, we would like to caution that choosing the correct push up bra is as important too.

Recently, we just have had too many clients that came for the fitting of their pre-selected wedding gowns only to find that they have bought an incorrect size of their push up bra. A client share with us that she was told to buy a push up bra with a cup size that is big enough to cover her bust. While she is wearing a regular bra with Cup B size for her daily rounds, she was recommended a size of Cup D push up bra. Frankly, we find that this is incorrect and so we decided to share our knowledge here.

When she brought her D Cup push up bra for the fitting, true enough it is a wrong size. Why do we say so? Wearing it with her tube shape wedding gown, this bigger cup size do not enhance the shape of her bustline but it gave a bulging effect instead. Because of the bigger cup size, it also gives a protruding look on her bustline and thus, the entire outlook of her wearing the wedding gown looks awkward. Furthermore, wearing a bigger cup size than what she is suppose to wear, the push up bra could not be contain inside the wedding gown, just like the image shown below.

Push up bra for wedding gown

This client of ours is not exceptional as many of our other clients have the same thoughts that wearing a bigger cup means it will give a fuller bustline. So which is the correct push up bra to choose for your wedding gown?

First of all, before brides step into a store to buy a push up bra, you have to first determine what is the cup size of your regular bra. The cup size of regular bras range from A to G cup in Singapore. The band of the regular bra is not important here.

When you have determined your regular bra cup size, you should buy a push up bra that is 1 cup size smaller than your regular bra. For example, if you are wearing a C cup regular bra, you should be buying a B cup push up bra. Do note that cup sizes for push up bras range from A cup to E cup only.

Thus, some of you may ask, “What if I am wearing an A cup regular bra? There is no other size that is smaller than A cup”. Our recommendation for you would be to buy an A cup padded push up bra to give a fuller bustline that will accentuate your shape wearing it with your wedding gown.

Compare Push Up Bra

To show you the difference, we have shoot the image of the normal push up bra and the padded ones with a coin to show the difference in depth of the bras. A normal push up bra or silicone push up bra, is rounder and deeper on the inside whilst, the padded push up bra is thicker on the lower half of the bra. Both give the same effect of a deeper cleavage but the padded push up bra adds on to the fullness of bust.

Are you scratching your head now?

If you are looking for your dream wedding gown and have totally no idea which push up bra suits you best, contact us immediately. Our in-store  wedding gown experts will be able give you advice on the proper selection of push up bras.

Click on the following link http://www.cupidogowns.com/ to be amaze by what we have!

We are a one stop Online Wedding Gowns Shop where you can find various unique designs of Wedding Gowns and Evening Gowns for your Wedding Day. All gowns published on our website are available physically in our showroom and we use only Top Quality materials and beads for our gowns.

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Body Shape to Determine the Right Wedding Gown

Today we are going to talk about body shapes of Brides with which generally, there are 6 different types of body shapes. Many Brides mistakenly determines their body shape by the size of their body. Remember Brides! Your size does not determine your body shape. Whatever size you may be, understanding your body shape will enable you to fine tune the choice of wedding gown styles that will complement you best.

Below, we have appended a photo of the 6 different body shapes to ease our readers:

Body Shape of Brides

And each of the 6 different types of body shapes  are outline below:

1. Neat Hourglass

Your bust is well defined and you have soft curves to your hips, bottom and tummy. You generally have little difficulty in getting clothes to fit, so most wedding gown styles will suit you as long as your proportions are balanced.

2. Full Hourglass

You have a full bust, a well-defined waist, full hips and possibly a curvy bottom. If you get a good fit on the hips, you will often find the waist of skirts and trousers is too large. Close-fitting designs are your best bet.

3. Triangle

Your bust may be minimal or full, and your shoulders probably narrow and sloping. You will have difficulty finding a shift dress that fits properly. A wedding gown with a full skirt will work well, as will separates.

4. Inverted Triangle

You may have a minimal or defined waist. Dress that show off your shoulders are great for your shape. Straight-line wedding gown styles work well on you, but avoid frills and flounces. You have the perfect shape to add details to your hips and bottom, if you wish.

5. Column

Your appearance is lean and long as you have a minimal bust, just a little shaping around your waist, and flat hips and bottom. You need to consider a wedding gown that really enhances your body shape. A boned bodice and a fuller skirt will work well for you.

6. Rectangle

You may be full or flat chested and your ribcage seems to go straight down to your waist. Your hips and bottom are flat, and you may carry a little weight around your middle. Straight styles are best for you, so look for a wedding gown that gives the illusion of a waist.

Sometimes Brides may find that they fall between two different body shapes. At such situation, make sure that you take into account your scale (petite, average, grand) and proportions (high waisted, low waisted) as this will affect the suitability of various designs when choosing your dream wedding gown. 

If you are now sourcing for your wedding gown rental shop, why not talk to our in-store experts to assist you in your wedding gown selection process? With over 500 designs to choose from, Cupido Gowns is always the preferred vendor for Brides choosing their wedding gown. Do check our unique collections of wedding gowns here via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/wedding-gowns/wedding-gowns/

Basic Shapes of a Wedding Gown

Following our earlier blog on Don’t Judge a Book by its cover when Choosing a Wedding Gown, this time we would like to share that there are still some fundamental guide on the basic shapes for Brides when choosing a wedding gown. The basic styles of wedding gown have barely changed over decades. However, there is still fashionable influences as far as necklines and fullness of the skirts are concerned, but fundamentally the shapes remain the same. Brides would need to identify which shape meets their aspirations while making sure it works for their body shape and wedding style.

There are 6 different basic shapes for wedding gowns and they are shift cut, empire, bias cut, fishtail or what we called mermaid style, A-line and ball gown. The picture below shows these 6 basic shapes:

Basic Shape of Wedding Gowns

Shift Cut Wedding Gown : From the first picture, a shift cut is basically a simple, straight gown with straight darts that will skim the body. The gown can be long or short, with or without sleeves. Because of its simplicity, a shift can easily be enhanced with beading, embroidery and lace. If wished, a train can be incorporated into the wedding gown. You may want to consider a slit in the gown, which will make walking easier as well as adding length to your legs.

Empire Cut Wedding Gown : This is another simple line with high waist emphasis just below the bust. The high waist detail can be as narrow as a single seam or as wide as a cummerbund. This is a good shape if you are small-busted. The gown will flare out gently from where the waist seam finishes and its fullness should be determined by your height ie. the taller you are, the fuller the gown can be. This is a wonderful style to wear if you are going for comfort first or in a flowing fabric if you are a mother-to-be.

Bias Cut Wedding Gown : The secret of the bias cut gown lies in the cutting of the fabric. This is done across the grain of the cloth and gives a soft, fluid and feminine look to the finished gown, which will skim the hips gently. It is much more suitable for softer fabrics. If you wish to incorporate a floating, fluid train, this is the ideal style to choose.

Fishtail Wedding Gown : The fishtail is a variation of the shift, with slightly more waist emphasis and a close-fitting gown that fans out at the bottom, either all round or just at the back. This really works best on a long style and is ideal for decorating all the way round. It creates a very glamorous look which will give the illusion of longer legs. However, take care where the gown starts to flare to ensure you can walk easily.

A-line Wedding Gown : This gown style is in between the shift and the ball gown. The top is fitted and the gown flares out as little or as much as you want. This style is ideally suited to a two-piece combination and is therefore the most flexible for many brides as you can mix fabrics and colours. For extra detail, pleats can be added to the bottom part of the gown if you need to enhance your hips.

Ball Gown Wedding Gown : This is the gown most brides dream about. The bodice is closely fitted and the bottom gown is very full. It is extremely beautiful with its layers upon layers of fabric, petticoats and train, often intricately decorated with beads, pearls and sequins. If you are petite, keep the bottom gown volume to a minimum. This style works particularly well if you have long legs or want to disguise full hips or thighs.

When choosing a wedding gown, Cupido Gowns will always advise Brides to keep an open mind when choosing their dream wedding gown as often times Brides may be surprised when they try on the wedding gown. If you are looking for different unique designs of wedding gown, do check our full collection via this link : http://www.cupidogowns.com/wedding-gowns/wedding-gowns/

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover when Choosing a Wedding Gown

When visiting a wedding gown shop in Singapore, many Brides landed on merely browsing through the racks of wedding gowns on display. At Cupido Gowns, we advise our clients to fret not to just browsing these wedding gowns.

Sometimes, a piece of wedding gown may not look outstanding when it is being hung up on the rack and Brides would just reject these pieces as they deemed these wedding gowns as not attractive.

Be warn! and this is Cupido Gowns’ advice to you that looking at wedding gowns with plain bare eyes may not tell you the secret of the gown being special and this do the wedding gown with no justice.

Wedding gowns on the rack may not look attractive while hung up and to your surprise, it may turn out to become your dream wedding gown when you wear it.

As much as you can, Brides should try on any wedding gown that you can possibly lay your hands on. However, do bear in mind not to spoil yourself with choices. Always limit the gowns that you shortlist to possibly 5 pieces, otherwise you may end up more distress for being confused on which wedding gown to choose.

Do talk to our in-house experts for assistance in your wedding gown selection process and do visit our website for our full wedding gowns collection via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/wedding-gowns/wedding-gowns/

WG0092 Flowery Toga Wedding GownThis is a piece of wedding gown that gives the dreamy feel. Want to own this gown? Click on the photo to book with us now.

Budget for Quality Wedding Gowns

Often times, our clients shared with us that prices of wedding gowns are extremely expensive in Singapore until they found us at Cupido Gowns. Especially so if the gowns are from bridal shops.

Have you asked why these bridal shops are renting wedding gowns at superficial prices? Most instances, wedding gowns at these bridal shops are priced to include operating costs like shop front rental space, manpower costs, utility charges and other cost of operating the shop front. Yet, most of these bridal shops do not entertain a mere rental of wedding gowns.

These bridal shops usually run roadshows around Singapore city for couples to sign up wedding photography packages with them. Couples whom ignored their groundwork for shortcuts and those whom look for one stop service would usually signed up for the wedding packages with these providers, only to their disappointment later.

Some of our clients whom had paid a couple of thousands for the wedding package, had shared with us that they could not find a wedding gown during the selection process. And why is that so? These are mainly due to the “better looking” wedding gowns have been classified  under the premium racks and to choose from this category, Brides are required to top up at least another thousand dollars to be able to enjoy their desired wedding gown.

Why not avoid all these hurdles in your hunting of a dream wedding gown with an Online Gown Shop like us? At Cupido Gowns, we provide equal and sometimes beyond the quality of what bridal shops have to offer. We bring in top quality wedding gowns at a fraction price of these bridal shops’. Our price has been discounted with the cost of shop front rental space, salesman costs and other operating costs of a shop front. Best of all, our price includes alteration charges and dry-cleaning (for rental only) which may cost a bomb to Brides.

As our wedding gowns are price according to the material and bead works of the gown, Brides shall rest assured with a fair price for what you are choosing. So don’t wait any further to shop with us now at our website here: http://www.cupidogowns.com/

Sharing with you one of our most liked wedding gown and also being one of our most expensive one (note that price is still very much below the bridal shops out there):

WG0103-1 Satin Beaded Wedding Gown

 

 

 

Chinese Tea Ceremony Qun Kua

Last week, we have Wendy Low flying all the way from Hong Kong to procure our Chinese Tea Ceremony Qun Kua for her niece in the United States. Wendy is a Singaporean but living in Hong Kong due to family commitment. Her niece whom is based in the States had not been able to procure any of these Qun Kua in a western country for her upcoming wedding and hence, she resorted to Wendy whom is living in Hong Kong.

On first count, Wendy had shared with us that she had visited a few of the famous Qun Kua provider in Hong Kong. The price for a silk Qun Kua that Wendy was quoted is exorbitant and it is as high as S$6,000 equivalent. Knowing that her niece would only wear the Qun Kua for a mere few hours, they both refuse to spend that high price.

As Wendy had planned a trip back to Singapore this month and being given a responsibility to procure the Qun Kua, Wendy took the initiative to do a google search for a Qun Kua in Singapore. She landed on our website at http://www.cupidogowns.com/ and immediately, she wrote us an email to book for an appointment.

Prior to visiting us, Wendy had shown her niece our website with our Qun Kua collection via this link at : http://www.cupidogowns.com/wedding-gowns/kua/ . With the bigger picture published on our website, her niece managed to carefully examine the details and bead works for each of our Qun Kua design.

Wendy’s niece selected the Gold and Silver Embroidery Qun Kua for its dual colour intricate weaving and simple bead works. With the body measurements given, our in-store expert assisted Wendy with the sizing and Wendy managed to purchase this piece of Qun Kua at a fraction of what she was quoted in Hong Kong.

WG0065-1 Gold & Silver Hand Embroidery Qun Kua

Wendy is happy with her purchase as the price of our Brand New Qun Kua is within her budget and quality on the material that we use is not compromised. Want to be happy shopping for your Chinese Tea Ceremony Qun Kua like what Wendy does? Look no further and shop with Cupido Gowns right away!

 

Classy Long Train Wedding Gown

At Cupido Gowns, we always remember every single clients whom had visited us regardless of how long ago their visits were and this is a no exception for Joanne Caminero. Her visit to our showroom back in end July this year was truly a short one and within 30 minutes, she made payment to reserve her dream Wedding Gown that was published in our Sale section then at this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/dress-on-sale/

Joanne has immediately fall in love with this wedding gown the moment she saw it published on our website showing the photos of our actual gown here: http://www.cupidogowns.com/products/wg0096-classy-long-train-wedding-gown/

She likes the super long wedding train together with intricate bead work details being hand-sewn on the bodice of the gown. Like Marge, the bride whom we had talked about earlier, Joanne also could not try on the wedding gown until that Big Day of hers in September 2013. She entrusted her body measurements to our in-store expert and confidently, she collected this classy long train wedding gown 2 weeks later. Curious to find out if the wedding gown fits Joanne and would you wonder how Joanne turn out to be on her wedding day? Check out the photo below that Joanne sent us and see what she has to say too.

WG0096 (1) - Customer's Actual Photo

Sorry to update you so late, here are some of my wedding photos with the gown I so loved. The gown so simply amazing! Thanks to you! – Joanne Caminero (email on 18 September 2013)

Choosing the Right Bridal Bouquet to match Your Wedding Gown

The tradition of tosing the bridal bouquet was adopted from an earlier custom where the newly-wed bride threw her left wedding shoe over her shoulder to indicate her new status and the departure from her old life; the one that caught the wedding shoe would be the next to marry! It is thought that the bridal bouquet replaced the shoe as it is much more convenient for the bride, rather than hobbling about for the rest of the day.

Flowers can stimulate all the senses for they can inspire emotion of passion, love, flamboyance, style and drama. So remember, your flowers do a lot more than simply become your bouquet. They represent your individuality and style and most importantly, it speak volumes about your personality.

It is always best to have chosen your dream wedding gown before selecting your bridal bouquet. Getting the right shape and colour of the bouquet would definitely bring out the best in you wearing the wedding gown. Hence, choosing the right bouquet is as important as choosing your dream wedding gown.

There are no taboos with flowers. Think of fragrance, colour and what you will be wearing. Think of your bouquet as an accessory that will complete your look on your wedding day. It must accentuate your gown and theme of the wedding without drowning out key details on your wedding gown or your body. To help our Brides on this, we at Cupidogowns.com are going to outline some helpful tips to make choosing the right bouquet for you, easy and fun.

There are several styles of bouquet that you can choose from and each style can compliment different gown shapes. We shall first talk about the available bouquet styles follow by matching these styles to the wedding gown shapes.

THE BRIDAL BOUQUET

Shower or Cascade : A bouquet that falls forward in a cascade. The idea with this bouquet is to elongate your silhouette and continue the line of your wedding gown. Very traditional but can be very dramatic if done properly. How about adding honeysuckle or jasmine? Or for a truly contemporary look, the exotic orchid?

The Arm Bouquet : A bouquet that is loosely held on one arm and is the modern way of carrying flowers. Tall, elegant flowers with a clean cut look need to be used, such as calla or lilies or tulips. Very modish.

The Wired Bouquet : A bouquet where the stems are individually wired into shape and the flowers have a less structured, more flowing look. Useful if you want to use lots of different flowers and greenery. This style can be used as a platform for alternative textures such as shells, feathers or twists of material.

The Teardrop : A contemporary shape that still encompasses an aspect of the traditional shower. Works well with deep colours as the shape is thus picked out easily against a light coloured gown.

Hand Tied Bouquet : Probably the most widely used method nowadays as it is highly adaptable and suits a range of dress styles. Don’t be afraid to work with other materials. How about adding some tassels to your bouquet? Or circling it with tulle or organza? The tulle can also be used over the top of the bouquet and pinned at certain points. You could also incorporate feathers or shells as with the wired bouquet. It can look very chic if different colours and types of flowers are used in very tight concentric circles.

Pomander : A tightly constructed bouquet in a 3D shape (such as a globe or a heart), usually carried on the end of a rope or ribbon. Good if you want something really different and can be very effective again is using deep colours. Good for a range of wedding gown styles.

The Posy or Nosegay : Simple and yet stylish. A bunch of lily of the valley or grape hyacinths would be very effective. A dramatic colour especially works well.

Different and Stylish : For a dramatic but simple bouquet, have a skilled florist fashion one very large flower using many blossoms (such as rose petals) to construct a stunning oversized rose bloom, twelve or fourteen inches in diameter.

THE WEDDING GOWN

Straight Dress : If your wedding gown has a straight silhouette the following bouquets should be considered; Shower or Cascade, Arm Bouquet.

Full Dress : If your wedding gown is full and romantic, it is important to accentuate the flow and curves of the body and elongate the shape. Try Wired Bouquet or Teardrop.

Princess Line / A-Line : Your wedding gown may have an empire waist or princess line which flows beautifully away from the body. Try Hand Tied.

Informal or Contemporary Outfit : You may have chosen to wear a suit or a less structured dress. It is really important to give a special finish to your outfit with some of the styles of bouquets listed above. Alternatively why not consider contemporary looks such as Pomander, The Posy or Nosegay, Different and Stylish.

Choosing a perfect bridal bouquet to match your dream wedding gown, there are of course the cost factor that the Bride should take into consideration. For example, a more complicated bridal bouquet would definitely command a higher price by the florist for it requires more of their time. Also, flowers that are seasonal and not usually available in Singapore would also add to the price.

We shall not dwelt too much into the cost consideration here for the Bride shall budget for how much she would want to spend for her big day!

We would recommend this florist (if you are looking for one) : theolive3

Bridal Bouquet

(Photo taken from theolive3 website)

And if you are just starting to shop for your dream wedding gown, do check our online store at http://www.cupidogowns.com

Of course, our in-store selection would definitely be more than those published on our website.