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5 Things You Need to Know When Choosing a Dress for a Wedding

5 Things You Need to Know When Choosing a Dress for a Wedding

There are just a few occasions in life when we need to find “The Dress”; that perfect and glamorous one that will leave everyone speechless. When you’re having a wedding or going to a celebration, there is always the distressing moment of choosing the right outfit. Of course, the worst thing that can happen to you is to arrive at the event and see someone else wearing the same dress, or seeing the pictures and realizing it didn’t fit as well as you wanted it to. But don’t worry. None of these potentially embarrassing situations will happen if you follow the tips and advice below.

So here are some important tips to keep in mind when choosing your dress for that special occasion:

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1. First of all, keep in mind which type of dress you want to wear.

Based on that, do a little research on the web and look for the best option to wear depending on the weather, whether the event is going to be at day or at night, which season is it going to be in and where is it going to take place. That way, you can choose between a smaller range of dresses without going crazy.

2. Think of a maximum budget you would spend on your dress and celebration.

Don’t spend too much but don’t spend too little. It’s a special occasion, and you will want to look nice, but also you won’t be wearing that dress too many times, so be aware of that and try looking for an outfit that will cover your necessities without leaving you in bankruptcy. There are many economical options out there!

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3. Stick to your style and taste.

This is a really important statement, don’t wear something that doesn’t fit with your style. Choose a dress that goes with your age and your style, if you like bright colors, then try not to choose a dark dress just because people say it’s elegant. Or if you are a little bit more serious, maybe something more mature and discreet will go with you.

4. Choose the right fit for you.

Let’s face it, not everything looks good on us, it depends a lot on our body structure or type, so be very careful with this when choosing a dress for a wedding. Choose one that sculpts your figure, whether you are thin or curvy, there are always many beautiful gowns that will look great on you, just choose correctly. There are many stores and online sites like Mother of the Bride that actually offer extra sizes that can help. Don’t think about the future, like if you’re going to gain or lose weight to look better in your outfit, just think of the present and which dress looks better on you now.

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5. Don’t buy something too trendy.

If you do this, number one: there will be more of a chance that someone will arrive with the same dress, and number two: in a few years or even months, your dress will be out of fashion. So just choose something a little more classic, take in mind that some old trends are back now, like the vintage style. And it will look much better and more fabulous on you.

Remember that there’s no perfect body or an established size, you just need to feel comfortable and happy to look good. Choosing a dress shouldn’t be tedious or stressful at all, and it doesn’t matter if you’re the bride or a guest, there will always be a perfect outfit for that special occasion. Make this shopping experience as easy and joyful as possible!

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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