When it comes to weddings, it's not just the bridesmaids who are often subjected to ill-fitting dresses. More often than not, even the sponsors and godparents are given frocks that age them. So if you're lucky enough to be given freedom to have your own made, veer away from the usual column dress or infinity dress that does nothing to accentuate your shape or flaunt your personal style.
Take cues from Regine Velasquez, who recently attended a wedding as a ninang wearing a custom Cheetah Rivera creation. Cheetah tells Preview that she was given the creative freedom when it came to designing the dress. "Ayokong magmukhang ninang," Cheetah recounts the only request of Asia's Songbird. The result? A light pink midi frock that reminded us of a ballerina.
The dress is adorned with a single ribbon on the chest area, and the bottom tiers of the skirt are lined with floral appliqués and alternate with fine feathers that lend an ethereal feel to the dress. The A-line tea-length frock is flattering for any height and shape. The only embellishment Regine has added to this look is a gold belt that highlights her waistline. These design elements, when put together, fulfill their vision of a wedding guest look that is "young and fresh," says Cheetah.
Plus, with this adorable frock, who wouldn't want to wear it over and over, right?