Short, tall, thin, or curvy, there surely is the perfect wedding dress for you. While there indeed are some stores that do not cater to size 14 and beyond, brides-to-be still need to think twice before asking someone to make them custom-made ones who can put a hole in their pockets. ( Image Credit: Lorri Lang/Pixabay)
For those seeking plus size wedding dresses, here are some tips to help you find the most beautiful gown for you on your special day:
Set a Fixed Budget
Before you even think of stepping out to find the ideal gown for you, determine your budget first. Typically, tailors do charge higher prices for plus size wedding dresses because they have to use more fabric, lace, and decor.
A quick tip: do not dare to try a dress outside of your budget; it would be hard to let go once you fall in love with the dress. You are either going to end up wishing you bought the dress or regret going beyond your limit buying it.
Go for a Bigger Size
Do not fret if the dress you try out is a size 16 while you are usually a size 14. Bridal gowns are often smaller than your everyday clothes. And since brides typically do plan way ahead of their wedding date, it is better to be safe than sorry.
It is easier to remedy a bigger dress on your wedding day than a smaller one. Therefore, go for at least one size bigger. It would also eliminate the need to return the dress at the last minute, which would incur fees in return.
It is your grand day! Never let others make you feel anything less than a princess on your wedding day. Flaunt your dress and be confident. Strut your assets and work your way to the aisle with finesse.
Choosing the best wedding dress can help you achieve the confidence that you need. Hence, take your time and scout for the best that would give you confidence.
Know Your Body and the Best Style for You
Knowing your body is a hard task for some. However, it would help you make the right choices for your wedding dress. If unsure, here are some of the best styles to help you feel your best on your big day:
Strapless Ball Gown
A strapless ball gown will emphasize that dashing natural waistline of yours. The hourglass silhouette of the style will help even out by creating an illusion of a bustier upper body.
Off Shoulder Dress
If you want to showcase your arms or shoulders, go for it! Opt for a flowy, flowery dress with off-shoulder laces as sleeves to subtly divert everyone’s attention to your shoulders.
Spaghetti Strap Lace Gown
A scalloped detailing on a laced gown, along with a spaghetti-strapped lower neckline, would give the illusion of adding height to a petite bride. Ensure that the fabric used is flowy and breathable for the best effect.
Empire-waist dresses give brides a body-hugging illusion on the upper part of their bodies. It would help take the attention away from their midsection while steering eyes to their upper bodies. The best part of it is the freedom to go off-shoulder, thick-strapped, or thin-strapped on this one.
No matter what style you choose, it is your wedding day! All eyes are on you, and you have every right to feel elegant and Queen like on this day.