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WaW Bridal Fashion: More To Love

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A few weeks back, I received a request from one of my readers to write something about plus-sized women and bridal fashion. A friend commented that this is a unique request but I actually think the opposite: being “plus-sized” is more common than we think. Sure, I have a lot of brides who vow to lose 10-15 lbs before their big day and mind you, they stay true to their word. But there are also those who prefer to be the same girl that their fiance proposed to, curves and all and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, it is a fine way to celebrate one’s natural shape. I do, however, believe that curvy women can look more fabulous if they just keep in mind the following: Mind the cut I have said this over and over again, it is more important to find a silhouette that suits you than to keep up with the trends. Whether you’re stick-thin or on the healthier side, you will always benefit from wearing a gown with a flattering cut. Have an enviable hour-glass figure? Make sure the gown is cinched at the waist. Short-waisted? Try an empire cut. Pear-shaped? Go …

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WAW BRIDAL FASHION: THE DAPPER DIARIES

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My love for suits came before the inception of BKS Men… way before my exposure to fashion and wedding industries in general. My appreciation for dressing well came from my father who taught me that a man can be as comfortable in suits at as he is in house clothes. My old man managed high-end hotels in the Philippines and he was expected to dress the part. He had to be ready for impromptu meetings with important clients and long-haul travels abroad. Thanks to Daddy, I learned the importance of clean lines and immaculate stitching which is why I get excited when grooms come to me to have their suits made. Weddings may have always be considered the bride’s day but there is no harm in letting the groom look dapper as he shines the spotlight on his bride. With this, let me share with you some knowledge I acquired from spending my younger years at the haberdashery combined with the years I’ve spent making sure grooms can keep up with their brides: Nothing beats custom-fit “Duh,” my nieces would say. This may sound too obvious and self-serving, but hear me out. So many grooms come to me prepared to …

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WaW Bridal Fashion: Summer Weddings

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Based on the number of people complaining about the heat on Facebook and the number of times I had to shower this day alone, it’s pretty clear that summer has arrived. Being a tropical country, the Philippines receives a lot of tourists during the summer season because of our beautiful beaches. We Filipinos can get a little jaded about the three months of sweltering heat because it can get really uncomfortable. Some brides prefer to get married this season though, because they are at least assured that heavy rains will not threaten to ruin their wedding. If you’re part of a couple that has decided to tie the knot from March to May, you’ve come to the right place for wedding tips. Let me share with you some nuggets of wisdom I’ve picked up from attending to brides on their midsummer night’s dream weddings. You can be fashionable and remain comfortable I cannot stress this enough. A wedding is supposed to be one of the most memorable occasions in a person’s life, you would not want to remember it for the wrong reasons (like wearing a heavy suit in the middle of a heat wave). Light and sheer fabrics will …

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WaW Bridal Fashion: Silhouettes by Boy Kastner

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Many brides-to-be come to me already with ideas on how they want their wedding gowns to look like. Wedding gown pegs usually give me an insight of the bride’s personality and it is always a joy for me as a designer to take part in the co-creation process. Abstract ideas such as magazine cut-outs are transformed into sketches which then transform into a gown that will be worn on the most important day on a woman’s life. Oftentimes, the process goes smoothly. The bride-to-be knows what she wants and I use her idea as a springboard for a wedding gown creation. At times though, brides-to-be can get really fixated on how they want their gown to look like without taking into consideration if the cut will look good on them. During these times, I feel the need to step in and direct my clients towards silhouettes that are more flattering. Mind you, I am an advocate for celebrating the female form whatever it may be but as a general rule, I also subscribe to the following when it comes to silhouettes: A-Line – universally flattering, the favored type of women with small hips A-Line Wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier. Ball …

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WaW Column Bridal Fashion: An introduction by Boy Kastner Santos

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Editor’s Note: We here in WaW are excited to have Tito Boy come on board as one of our WaW Columnists to help us provide our brides and our readers no less than authentic Wedding must-know, most particularly in the aspect of bridal fashion. Every year, we make resolutions which can be something as simple as making a few tweaks here and there to improve daily living or something as daunting as Oplan Balik Alindog. Early this year, an opportunity to take on a similar daunting project presented itself to me. I was asked by Mimma Benz to write a column for Weddings at Work. I have to admit that I was apprehensive at first. What was I going to do with a column? I’m a designer, not a writer, I thought. But later on I realized that fashion and writing can effectively mix and I am more than willing to use the knowledge I have acquired over my years of experience in the wedding industry to inform others, coach budding wedding suppliers, and give fearless forecasts on fashion trends. So what should readers expect from this column? None of the usual tips on how to plan your big day, …