Today is my hubby’s birthday. In honor of his birthday, I wanted to share our story. Later we’ll get back on subject and talk wedding dresses for apple shapes.
I met Nate in high school. I was in boarding school. He was the village kid who I laid eyes on at church one Saturday. It was love at first sight. We’d play basketball during rec hour in the afternoons. We’d sneak kisses behind the bushes by the double doors of the administration building at sundown. It was puppy love for 11 months. Then my dad (who was super strict) made us break up after the school year.
I didn’t see Nate for 12 years, and then we reconnected through the Internet (of course). I hyperventilated in the airport bathroom the day I landed to meet him again after all these years.
What if he doesn’t like me? I’m fatter than I was in high school. My hair is different. I’m different. What if I’m no longer attracted to him?
All my fears disappeared when he enveloped me in his hug as soon as I came down the escalator. I smelled his cheeks. That smell brought me right back to high school.
We married a year later. This year marks 7 years being married to this man. When I married him, I thought he was the best man I ever met. 7 years and one kid later, I feel exactly the same way. These pictures are some of my favorite from our wedding in 2010.
Happy birthday Nate! Thank you for finding me again, giving me forever, and putting up with me during that time of the month every month now going on 84 months!
Now, onto our subject matter. Wedding dresses.
I chose this wedding dress for several reasons
- I have a short torso and a high waist, so the empire waist (which elevates the natural waist) looked most flattering on my shape.
- The heart neckline elongated my short neck.
- The train tucked in at the back gave me some extra curves.
- The A-line skirt along with the empire waist hid my stomach.
As an apple shape, here are some pointers on choosing a flattering wedding dress style:
- Go for a plunging neckline to elongate your neck.
- Wear sleeveless, cap sleeves or 3/4th sleeves.
- Try an empire waist if you also have a high waist.
- Try an A-line and empire waist for a slimming effect to cover up the stomach.
- If you want to go nontraditional and opt for a short dress, your legs are your best body feature.
- Avoid off the shoulder, cold shoulder, strapless, or boatneck tops because they widen the shoulders.
- Tulle, lace, and non-shiny fabrics are more flattering than satin and other shiny fabrics.
Do you like my birdcage veil?
I made my own! Here are some more birdcage veil photos.
Another birdcage veil + ladylike looks you can wear to a wedding.
Here are some great wedding dress options for apple shapes
*Will these dresses work on your body type? All my outfits emphasize flattering an apple shape -wider shoulders/narrow hips. In the above pictures I am 5’1′ 135lbs. I am petite and also have a high waist and short torso.
Oh gosh. This Rodin dress for only $500 has a delicate cap sleeve and empire waist. Simple and gorgeous.
Another lovely empire waist dress with lots of gathering and a mermaid skirt.