Shopping tips for plus size brides

Shopping tips for plus size brides

The key to shopping for a dress is to find a dress that minimizes your worst areas and maximizes your best assets.
Oct. 9, 2013 | By: The idoo.ca staff

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. For plus size brides a little planning and thought will help you find the best dress for your special day. It’s true, not every style or colour looks good on every body type. Depending on your specific body shape, you can find a style that makes you look great. The key to shopping for a dress is to find a dress that minimizes your worst areas and maximizes your best assets.

Choose the Right Style
It’s essential to pay close attention to the style of your dress. Those with a pear shape or a large mid-section should be careful to avoid bringing attention to their waist. Don’t choose a style with a belt. Instead, try an a-line dress that hangs down and slightly away from the body, camouflaging the torso. A dress with an asymmetrical waist is also a good choice for plus size brides. This waistline is slightly lower and on an angle so your shape is hidden.

Consider Length

The length of your wedding gown can make a difference in how your dress looks. A short (tea length) dress may be a good option for those who are tall or wide. The shorter length can create a more flattering silhouette. If you want to cover your legs, choose a full length gown but make sure it doesn’t look like a sack – it should flow gracefully. If you’re short, you can create a longer look by wearing a dress that has vertical flow.

Make Sure it Fits
One of the most common mistakes made by plus size women is wearing a size that is too large for them. While you may feel more comfortable in baggy clothes, they do nothing to help your figure. Instead, they only make you look larger than you are. When choosing a wedding dress it should fit perfectly all over. If you’re unsure of your size you can be professionally measured to see which size best fits. Remember that your dress will need to be tailored so be sure to have it fitted to your size. If you’re planning on losing weight, don’t buy a smaller dress size. Order a dress in your current size and it can be altered if needed.

The idoo.ca staff.

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