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Tips for Looking Thinner in Your Wedding Photos

Every bride wants to look and feel amazing on her wedding day but sometimes when you’re caught up in the stress and planning exercising and eating right can take a back seat. We still ask ourselves, what can I do to look thinner?

Thankfully there are three simple ways that you can still look incredible and build your confidence in all of your wedding photos if you aren’t at your ideal wedding weight.

  1. Add a little height. A beautiful pair of heels is one of the easiest ways to look thinner. Heels can get a bit uncomfortable, but you don’t need to wear them the entire day. Slip them on as you get ready and keep them on for the ceremony, couple portraits and your first dance. After that, slip on a pair of flats so that you can comfortably party the night away. There’s no need to wear stilettos either, opt for a comfy wedge if you need to. Don’t wear anything higher than three inches.
  2. Choose the right dress. Before you buy a dress take your body shape into consideration and choose something that will allow you to feel comfortable if you’re not able to reach your goal weight before the wedding. An empire waist will help you hide those hips while a corseted gown will suck in your waist and show off your bust and give you that curvy appeal. If you’re really not afraid to highlight your curves, opt for a well-tailored mermaid style gown. An A-line silhouette suites nearly every body type so try one on.
  3. Straighten up. Your posture makes a huge difference to how you look and feel in your wedding photos. Loosen up your shoulders before your photos and take a few deep breaths. Stand up tall and keep your shoulders back but make sure that you still feel relaxed and not rigid. Lengthening your torso from the top of your head and you’ll automatically stand a little straighter and standing at an angle will help you look thinner and bring you that confidence you can rock all day!

Above all, make sure that you choose a look that you love. This will boost your confidence, and that will also affect how you come across in your pictures! I also want to add that I believe you are beautiful regardless of your weight, and I will tell you a million times throughout the day how gorgeous you are – just ask my brides! But, I will also work my hardest to ensure you are in flattering poses too!

You are beautiful girl, go rock your wedding attire! P.S. Your future hubby loves you just the way YOU ARE!

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How Can I Look Thinner In My Wedding Photos?


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