- by Erica
If you haven't heard of her yet, you will. New York wedding consultant Charmein Canton is the author of several novels and more recently, Down That Aisle In Style: A Wedding Guide for Full-Figured Women. I had the pleasure of chatting with her this week and she filled me in on some of the top wedding trends for plus-size and full-figured brides.
"One of the biggest things I've seen in the last couple of years is the prominence of strapless gowns. For many years it was all about covering up arms, now they are up front and center." Canton also said, "Another thing is the assymetrical waist, which I love. A lot of women are very self conscious about their tummies and shy away from anything they think will draw attention to it. An assymetrical waist actually helps de-emphasize while making your waist appear smaller. It's almost like magic."
She also says she rejects the idea that full-figured women can't wear sleek, sexy styles. "A fit-and-flare, or mermaid, style gown on a woman of generous proportions can be drop dead sexy. My advice to to slip one on and see how you feel."
Canton says some of her favorite designers and labels are Oscar de la Renta, Romona Keveza, Christina Herrera, IGIGI , Abby Z.
Read more from "Down That Aisle In Style" HERE