Finding your perfect plus size wedding dress

by aiowedding on December 8, 2013

Traditionally, big brides have been neglected, or even ostracised – labelled as ‘large’ or even ‘fat’ and lumped together in one big bundle of inferiority. Only in very recent times have we seen a decent selection of plus size wedding dresses for these brides to choose from. Only now are designers celebrating not apologising for curves. Every bride wants that magical experience of wedding dress shopping – the fittings carrying the dream of looking like a beautiful bride.

New styles

Nowadays many big and small bridal businesses are creating a new stylish range of “plus sized” wedding gowns. Giving bigger brides more choice of what style and look they want. If you want a certain style of dress that only cater for “smaller” women, then be sure to shop around. Many vendors are starting to cater for bigger women’s needs and any and every style you want will be easier to find than in the past.

Work out your body shape

Finding your perfect plus size wedding dressThere is a key for finding out what your body shape is, and what style of dress would be best for you. A lot of plus sized women are going to be the apple shape, this shape is best catered with the empire wedding dress style. This style classically has a high waistline and the seam is just underneath the bust and the fabric below the waist falls gracefully to the floor. The most comfortable and popular choice for plus sized brides.

Another popular style for plus sized brides is the ball gown style that is also perfect for apple shaped women. The Ball Gown wedding gown is also called the Fairy-Tale wedding gown, or the Cinderella wedding dress. Usually paired with fitted bodices, these gowns flare out from the hips, adding drama and over-the-top glamor.

Shop around!

Finding your perfect plus size wedding dressYou should start dress shopping around 8 to 10 months before the wedding. It can take up to two months to find the right gown and then four months for the dress to be custom made to fit your body type. Even if you’re planning on dropping 15 pounds before your wedding, your body type isn’t going to completely change just because you started swapping cookies for carrots.
It’s also important to shop around early and use everything you can where you can. Don’t just shop online or vice versa, use every source of wedding suppliers you can so you can find the best dress for you at the best and most competitive price.

These Few tips should help make you feel comfortable with your body shape, and give you confidence that you can find that perfect dress for your plus sized body. Just remember that for bigger women some dresses may cost more as extra materials may be needed to make that perfect dress!

Written by Kate Mccoy a fashion blogger for many blogs online. Fashion expert at

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