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Planning tips for curly brides:

  • No matter what curly style you choose, make sure your hair is healthy for that all-important day. Use a deep-conditioning treatment every week, consistently, to add moisture and prevent split ends. And, make sure you head to the salon for a great cut and touch-up color, if needed.
  • Don’t stray too far from your everyday style. This is not the time to experiment! “Don’t blow-dry your hair straight and put it into a bun, if it doesn’t represent you,” Christo warns. “Don’t do something on your wedding day that is not you, where you look like a whole different person. Remember those pictures will stay with you for the rest of your marriage!”
  • Most important, don’t put your hair last on your wedding to-do list. “Your hair is one of the most important elements of your wedding day,” Christo says. “Invest time and money to do a trial session, it’s very important to have style options to choose from.”
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Like Regina posted. It's not Victorian or Renaissance. Dresses with the waist just below the bust are called Regency or Empire since they were fashionable from the French Revolution through the early 1820s. Victorian is the big hoop skirt like in Civil War pictures--Not Sense and Sensibility. I might be too picky but making a mistake like that so early in the piece makes me want to discredit the rest of what you are saying.
Could anyone tell me the designer of the wedding dress in the first picture of this article- the empire waist, "Renaissance style dress"? And info on the headpiece would be wonderful too. That is my perfect dress!
Okay, the section on empire dresses cracks me up. It's a Renaissance Victorian dress, like from Sense and Sensibility? Jane Austin's Sense and Sensibility was set in the Regency era... which came before the Victorian era (which actually didn't have as much in the way of empire waists), and after the Renaissance. Just so you know.

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