Calgary women eagerly lined up Sunday morning to take in Bridal Fantasy: The Boutique Bridal Show, held at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. Experts doled out advice on topics including flowers, wedding cakes, personal body care products, teeth whitening, and how to pick the perfect wedding dress.

Dress styles included sweetheart necklines, A-line cuts and over-the-shoulder designs.

Guest speaker Renee Strauss, star of the reality TV show Brides of Beverly Hills, offered expert advice on how to “walk up the aisle and show off your waistline.”

Strauss said many brides hold their bouquets in such a way that hides the waistline. She advised them to extend their arms downward while still holding their bouquets.

Strauss said she understands what brides go through which is why she takes time out of her busy schedule to attend bridal fairs.

“Bridal shows are a fantastic opportunity to see all the things that are available to you,” she said.

jhan@cjournal.ca