Plus size wedding dresses

By | 28/07/2014
strapless wedding dress

Ball gown style wedding dress





Not everyone has the perfect figure and for those who have a  fuller figure finding the dress that suits them best is often a difficult process unless you have it custom made an option that can now be offered online, however do your research well as you could be disappointed with the finished item.




  • Check out the company thoroughly
  • See if there is any negative feed back
  • Ask for a sample of the fabric
  • Give yourself enough time to make sure any problems can be worked out


When choosing your dress do not be pressured by the sales consultant to go with something different to what you had your heart set on.

Depending on your body shape these few tips should help you choose the style that suits you best.

Alfred Angelo and David’s brides offer a selection of plus sizes, some of the high street stores also offer plus sizes so check around.

Go for flattering fabrics such as taffeta it is a bit thicker but helps smooth everything out, strapless is a very popular design but it can make your shoulders look wider than they actually are, why not try thicker straps or even a dress with cap sleeves.

A good wedding dress consultant should be able to give advice about styles that suit your body frame best, for someone top heavy with an hour glass figure why not try the mermaid  silhouette shape, if your apple shape try the Empire style and for those who are bottom heavy (Pear shape) have a look at the A line style.


Remember just because you are plus size does not mean you cannot wear a fitted dress, getting the style right is the first thing you need when looking for your dress.


To help you choose from the comfort of your home why not look around in Utube there are many stylists offering advice, showing you designs that will work for you, suggestions on what underwear to wear under your dress, you need to first determine what body shape your are it there  are seven different types.


  1. Apple shape
  2. Pear shape ( this is the most common shape)
  3. Hourglass
  4. Inverted
  5. Rectangle
  6. Big busted
  7. Small busted

Once you determine your body shape you can get an understanding of what styles to focus on, this can also help you feel less stressed and narrow down your choices considerably making it easier to find that dream wedding dress.

When you have sorted out your body shape and style you like then you can decide on a fabric and colour not every bride goes for white or ivory, however if you should want a touch of colour you need to ask where is the best place to add it for it can work against your body shape as can certain fabrics.

It may seem a lot to think of however it is important that you consider these points for it can make a difference to the out come of how you look in your dress, with so much information and choice these days it can seem very daunting so use the internet to do much of your research, look in magazines, designers such as Alfred Angelo and David will give you some idea of whats around.



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