There are a few reasons why you may want to wear a shawl, jacket, wrap, or other form of outerwear on her wedding day. The most obvious would be if you’re marrying in the chillier months but still want to take photos outdoors. A (faux) fur wrap or stole would do the trick, and give your look a vintage-inspired touch. Or, if you’re looking for a more casual look, we’ve seen brides don everything from plaid flannel shirts to denim jackets to bright cotton cardigans over their gowns for great photo-ops. Or perhaps you’re wearing a strapless gown and would like a bit more coverage for your ceremony, particularly if you’re marrying in a house of worship. You might look for a bolero or shawl to match your gown.
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Looking for a super-simple way to add a bit of personality to your wedding dress (and help create the illusion of curves)? Add a belt or sash. Just because your dress doesn't come with one, doesn't mean it won't look great—a fashionable fastener is an easy way to customize your gown and change its look without having to make expensive alterations. And whether you go with a classic satin sash or metallic leather belt, it will give your dress an instant upgrade. The key to choosing the right waist-cincher is to find one that works with your body type. Thin belts are best suited to short torsos, while wider belts work well with longer ones. If you're an apple shape, think about a beaded or heavily embellished belt to flatter your midsection. If you're petite, a belt with V-shape appliqué will elongate your body. As a general rule, stick with a style that's no more than three-inches wide—you don't want to overpower the rest of your gown. 
Whether you're counting down to midnight at home or on the town, you want to look your best on New Year's Eve. Look no further than our versatile collection of dresses for every occasion and personality. Whether you're looking for a boho-inspired maxi dress, a slinky mini dress or a romantic lace dress, there's something for everyone. For parties and special occasions, you can't go wrong with a sparkly Sequin Sheath Dress and booties for a club-ready vibe. For a more laid-back look, try our Hi-Lo Maxi Dress or a cozy Ribbed Sweater Dress. No matter what you choose, you will be ringing in the New Year in style.
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