Let’s be real. Shopping for a wedding dress can be stressful. It becomes more stressful when you find yourself looking at a rack of dresses that just don’t even come close to hitting your size. Gone are the days that it’s somehow expected that every woman should be the same size. However, the trickle of growth is slow and it can still be a challenge for plus size brides to really have the dream wedding dress shopping experience.
Below are a few tips to help you not only get your dream wedding dress, but the best shopping experience!
Go to Bridal shops that you know carry plus-size gowns!
A big frustration full-figure have when shopping for clothes (not just the dream wedding dress) is that clothes in typical shops don’t seem to be made for their bodies. This leads to leaving stores tired and frustrated! This is not the experience you want to have when shopping for your wedding dress!
So before you start shopping boutiques, do a little research. A quick call to ask what sizes they carry in store and available to order, along with how they handle fittings will save you some frustration of realizing the cute shop you thought you would love only carries sizes up to 10 and calls it good.
Try on sizes known to work well with full-figure body types!
Similar to tip one, the idea here is to set yourself up for finding something you really love minus the frustration of having to kiss too many frogs that just don’t fit.
Below we have three wedding gown styles that are some of our favorites for plus size brides.
Sheath: Sheath wedding gowns are perfect for our plus size brides because they offer simple structure with clean lines.
Drop Waist: This is perfect for the curvy bride that wants to accentuate her shape. This style will offer a clear waistline, while accenting the natural curves of the body.
Mermaid: Mermaid wedding gowns for plus size brides are a dream come true! The mermaid wedding dress will give you a look of long legs, an accentuated waistline, and curves to envy.