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A Special Piece of Jewelry

My beloved grandfather passed away 23 years ago. I was only 12 years old when this special person in my life died. However, this man taught me so many things during the few years I spent with him. My grandfather was also an accomplished guitarist. A few months ago, I visited the home he shared with my grandmother. While searching through his old belongings, I found a guitar pick. To keep the memory of my grandfather alive, I want to make a necklace out of this special token from my grandfather’s past. On this blog, you will discover how to make jewelry items from guitar picks.


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Wedding Dresses for Plus-Size Women: 3 Tips for a Flattering Silhouette

by Priscilla Gray

Finding the perfect wedding dress for your special day can bring about a lot of stress. Not only is finding the perfect design difficult, but most brides feel pressured to lose weight for their special day. In fact, a recent survey found that 70% of 272 respondents wanted to lose around 20 pounds. The perfect wedding dress should fit and flatter your body even if you can't successfully reach your goal weight. If you're a plus-sized woman, here are 3 tips that you should consider.

Pick the Right Fabric

Avoid flimsy or stretchy fabric, like chiffon or silk, as it will only highlight all of the creases and folds of the dress. This may be unflattering to your silhouette, as it may cause unwanted bumps and lumps to emerge. Instead, pick fabrics that tend to be firmer. Lace, organza, and taffeta tend to be quite flattering on plus-size bodies.

Make Sure That the Dress Is Made from One Fabric

A lot of wedding dress designers lately have been experimenting with using different types of fabrics at different areas. This cut-out look can visually distort and cut the body in unflattering ways since the wedding dress will not transition smoothly all over your body. In general, dresses that are made from one type of fabric only will have a better transition and will tend to flow better. This helps to draw attention away from unflattering areas and can help give you that perfect silhouette that you desire on your wedding day.

Accentuate Your Curves with the Right Design

Accentuate and show off the beautiful curves that your man loves. A lot of experts recommend choosing dropped waist corseted gowns, as they will enhance your curvaceous body. A bodice top carves out a slimmer waistline, and a mermaid gown that tapers out can further accentuate your features.

In addition, wedding dresses with ruching tend to be extremely forgiving and can easily slim your body down. If you like the design, choose dresses that have ruching in an asymmetric pattern.


Don't let your body shape stop you from enjoying your wedding day to the fullest. Just remember that it's your day, and also a day for you to celebrate your romance with the man that you love. If you stress over the wedding dress and other details too much, you may end up being unable to really enjoy all of the time and effort that you have put into planning your wedding. For assistance choosing a dress, talk to a professional like Bridal Extraordinaire.