Shopping for wedding ensemble can be frustrating for any bride – but for someone who’s 10 sizes bigger than the sample couture, it can be downright agonising and emotionally traumatic.
Let’s face the music – The fashion world has never been kind to curvy ladies! We have got hundreds of instances where the judgemental boutique staff left the bride-to-be in tears by making not-so-subtle unpleasant comments.
Thankfully, with the body-positive movement gaining momentum, there’s an enormous selection of plus size dresses giving abundant options for the curvy ladies to look and feel like the most beautiful bride.
If you’re a (proud) curvy bride and scoured every bridal boutique to find your dream dress, here are a few useful shopping tips:
1. Don’t Compromise on Comfort Quotient
If you have fallen head over heel in love with a stunning gown that’s a size smaller. You might every well buy it, convincing yourself that you’ll be alright and comfortable. But, that’s not how it works! Remember, a wedding is a marathon, not a sprint. You’ll be on your toes (literally) and moving around all day, so you need to be comfortable to make it to the finish line without distressing yourself.
2. Go Custom, if Nothing Else Work
You might have searched through every boutique, every bridal shop in the town, but still couldn’t find a dress you have envisioned for long. Don’t be disheartened! There’s no need to settle for something that doesn’t fit your vision, especially when your dream dress can become a reality. There are numerous bridal stores providing bespoke wedding dresses. Skilled seamstresses will create a dress that suits your unique body and accentuates your features, giving a dead drop gorgeous look.
3. If You’ve Got it, Flaunt it!
When you’ve got it, better you flaunt it! Rather than thinking about what to hide, think about the features that you want to highlight. Love your decolletage or your hour-glass shaped waist? Choose a V-neckline to sharply cut down to there to show off your fabulous assets or you can rock in a fit and flare silhouette to embrace the beautiful curves.
4. Trust your Expert
We have come across several (plus-size) brides who are married to the idea of an A-line silhouette. It’s really appreciative to have a clear vision of what you want before you go to a wedding stylist. However, if your stylist recommends you a mermaid gown that she’s dead sure will look ravishing on you, then give it a try! With experience and expertise, these stylists know the intricate know-how of wedding dresses. Therefore, it’s better to keep an open mind and heed the expert’s opinion.
If you are a curvy bride, visit our store to check out plentiful options.