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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Events, Weddings, Wedding Fashion | 0 comments

How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress for a Curvy Bride

How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress for a Curvy Bride

Here are 5 tips to help you search for the right plus size wedding gown, featuring our favorite dresses for the curvy bride. Like the dresses? Shop them by clicking on the photo!

Strapless Sweetheart Trumpet Wedding Dress Style AI13012503

David’s Bridal Strapless Sweetheart Trumpet Wedding Dress Style

Shop for your wedding gown early.

Tulle Ball Gown with Satin Beaded Halter Bodice Style

David’s Bridal Tulle Ball Gown with Satin Beaded Halter Bodice Style

If you are to embark on a quest for the perfect wedding dress, you might as well do so as early as possible! Shopping for your wedding dress can take weeks to months, and that doesn’t include the days that dressmakers spend creating it. With this, it is best to say that early shopping = wise shopping.

Look for labels that specialize in plus size wedding gowns and dresses for curvy women.

IGIGI Women's Plus Size White Diamonds Wedding Gown

IGIGI Women’s Plus Size White Diamonds Wedding Gown

Vivien from Veromia, an award-winning designer of bridal gowns based in the UK, says you should look for your wedding dress under brands that make them for curvy women.

Kiyonna Aurora Lace Wedding Dress

Kiyonna Aurora Lace Wedding Dress

“It is best to look through bridal magazines and on bridal websites and find labels that cater for the fuller figure,” she shared. “Bridal gowns sampled in size 12 and 14 were designed for a size 12 figure, so you need to look for a label that specifically designs for a size 18 plus as this is a dress that has been designed especially with the curvier bride in mind.”

David's Bridal Wedding Dress Chiffon A-line with Beaded Lace on Empire

David’s Bridal Wedding Dress Chiffon A-line with Beaded Lace on Empire

Find a style that flatters your curves.

Kiyonna Forever Yours Wedding Dress

Kiyonna Forever Yours Wedding Dress

As usual, it’s all about flaunting what you got! Look for gowns that highlight your assets, instead of placing problem areas in the spotlight.

David's Bridal Strapless A Line Beaded Lace Tulle Wedding Dress Style

David’s Bridal Strapless A Line Beaded Lace Tulle Wedding Dress Style

Vivien shares, “Most dresses, if designed for the curvier bride will look good on you, but if you are quite short go for an A-line dress as this will make you appear taller. If you are tall, then a fishtail gown will suit you especially if you have a flat tummy. If you have nice shoulders go for a dress that shows this off. Full A-line gowns with a cross-over waist detail will be very flattering for every bride.”

Wear the right undergarments while fitting plus size wedding dresses.

Kiyonna Amour Lace Wedding Gown

Kiyonna Amour Lace Wedding Gown

Wearing the right undergarments on your wedding day is probably one of the most important things you should do. And it’s good practice to wear them while shopping for your wedding dress. Otherwise, how will you know how they’ll do with your plus size wedding gown?

David's Bridal Strapless Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress with Ruffled Skirt Style

David’s Bridal Strapless Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress with Ruffled Skirt Style

Most wedding dresses for curvy women already come with internal corsetry and if the label or designer is that good, you should get away with it by wearing pretty panties alone. If not, you might want to wear a good corset to help slim down your silhouette.

David's Bridal 3-4 Sleeve All Over Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress Style

David’s Bridal 3/4 Sleeve All Over Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress Style

Bring a family member or a friend.

David's Bridal Cap Sleeved Satin Side-Draped A-Line Wedding Dress Style

David’s Bridal Cap Sleeved Satin Side-Draped A-Line Wedding Dress Style

Last but not the least, enjoy your wedding dress shopping by bringing your maid of honor, bridesmaids or even your mom! More than hearing from them, having good company during an otherwise stressful search for the perfect plus size wedding dress will make the experience a memorable one.

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