Plus Size Brides - Steps To Picking Out
A Complimentary Dress

Most plus size brides find it a challenge to pick out a wedding dress that is going to be complimentary.

Are you having a problem figuring out which wedding dress style will be best for you if you?

Have you come to find out that most bridal shops don't carry your size?

There is a way before going shopping to look for wedding dress designers who design plus size wedding dresses.

The Wedding Dress Style Details Best For You

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Believe it or not most brides encounter this problem. Very few bridal shops carry sizes bigger than a size 12 .

But a lot of brides try on those dresses anyway, having it clipped in the back to fit them or by wrapping a too small dress around them.

When you are a plus size bride, unfortunately, you don't have that choice. So what do you do to figure out which necklines and dress silhouettes will look best on you?

You start by doing research. Looking at your current wardrobe. You probably weren’t expecting me to say that. Why start here?

Because likely you have tops, blouses and dresses in various necklines.

Identify which necklines and silhouette skirts look the best on you. Since a good focal point for all brides is to draw attention to your face. Pay particular attention to the neckline and bodice.

Think about it . . . "Do you look best in a V-neck, sweetheart, off-the-shoulder, square, scoop, etc?" "Any neckline that is complimentary on you in your everyday wear . . . will most likely look good as neckline choices for a bridal gown."

wedding dress Wedding Dress Tips: I know exploring questions like those above work, because I would ask these type of questions when I would design a wedding gown. This proved helpful to brides who had not tried on gowns to see what would be complimentary.

This method proved very helpful when working with plus size brides, since most could not find gowns to try on. We would design the dress based on design lines--that were flattering on them--based on their everyday clothing. What was the results?

The result was a figure flattering wedding gown! You can do the same even though you are buying your gown.

Need some basic fashion guidelines for plus size brides? Based on your height-- here are some general guidelines for the most flattering necklines, bodice, sleeves, and skirt widths for brides who are shopping for plus size wedding gowns.

For brides 5’4” in general:
  • Necklines: v-neck, sweetheart, wrap and décolletage.
  • Waistlines: natural, empire
  • Sleeves: long fitted
  • Skirts and hemlines should be narrow or flare and fall softly close appearing straight: a-line, princess, sheath
For brides 5’4” and 5’7”:
  • Necklines: v-neck, scoop, décolletage, sweetheart.
  • Waistlines: basque
  • Sleeves: poet, point, draped
  • Skirts and hemlines: Skirt should flow over the hips: a-line, princess
For brides taller than 5’7”:
  • Necklines: wrap, décolletage, v-neck, sweet heart, scoop
  • Waistlines: basque, empire
  • Sleeves: long sleeves, Juliette
  • Skirts and hemlines: princess, a-line

These suggestions are not rules, just suggestions of styles to try. Some may work for you some may not.

Now let's take a look at the next page to see specific wedding dress styles to see what will be flattering for your body shape.

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