Is shopping for a plus size wedding
dress causing you more stress and exhaustion than it is worth? You deserve to look your absolute best you your wedding day and if that means finding plus size wedding dresses
that you like, then you have to know how to shop for them correctly. Plus size wedding dresses are not regular wedding gowns
and they are not always found at the most popular stores. You should be able to have a lot of fun and very little frustration when you are shopping for trendy plus size wedding dresses.
If You're Pear-Shaped?
Look for: A skirt that gradually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor, highlighting the narrowness of the midsection and floating away from the hips and thighs. (Sturdier fabrics, such as duchesse satin and taffeta, are especially effective, since they won't cling.) A spaghetti-strap bodice or a V neckline will also showcase a more slender upper body.
Keep in mind: A classic A-line silhouette lends itself to formal weddings, but it can also be dressed down when made from a more casual fabric, like eyelet lace or raw-silk shantung.
It has never been easy to find the top plus size dresses, and a few years ago plus size wedding dresses were most likely found in satin or chiffon with heavy patters. This means that soon to be brides could not find a trendy dress in their plus size. Designers were not making dresses for plus sizes as much and with the high cost of fabrics they were not willing to make top dresses in the plus size.
Guess what though, that is all old news and you can now find trendy plus size wedding dresses easier than ever before. There are even some stores that specialize in the sizes from 16 up to 36. Plus many of the top designers have started to include a line of plus size dresses in their designs. There are even custom stores that will design a dress specifically for you and that is a great advantage because nobody else will ever wear the same dress as you. Many of these custom shops and designers can be found right online or you can visit them personally.
If You're Busty?
Look for: A dress with a scooped neckline. It will open up your face and display your décolletage without showing too much cleavage. If you love the look of strapless gowns, choose one that has a slight dip along the neckline, like a sweetheart, rather than a style that goes straight across (which will make your bust appear even larger and more shelflike).
Keep in mind: Fabric on the bodice that has a sheen to it (such as organza, satin, or silk) will add volume and call attention to your chest. Material that is ruched will have the same effect.
It is not necessary for you to hide your figure and there are even private consultants that will help you recognize what your top features are. Everybody has top features and it would be wrong for you to hide them. The wrong dress could make you look less beautiful than you are because it will show off the features you don’t want to show off. The right dress will show off your best features and make everybody stop and say WOW!
Finding plus size wedding dresses should not be a hard thing and it should be a lot of fun. If you can afford it you should have a dress designed specifically for you so that you get exactly what you want from a professional that knows just how to design your dress to show off your top qualities.
If You’re Plus-Sized?
Look for: An Empire dress with a skirt that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line. Make sure the Empire seam does not start on the chest and that there is no pleating of the fabric, which is reminiscent of maternity wear. The dress should play up your shape; if it’s too loose, it will add pounds.
Keep in mind: Find fabrics like satin that provide structure, rather than anything too flowy. If you love the romantic look of airier fabrics, choose a gown with a stiffer base, then add an embroidered tulle overlay.