Q&A: Which Plus Size Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses are Most Flattering?

Here at the Wedding Shoppe, we know all brides are beautiful! Often, women have questions about how to emphasize their individual beauty for their special day. We’re here to help! Brides and their friends have a wide range of dress options that can sometimes be overwhelming. Today, we’re answering a few questions with tips for finding the most flattering plus size styles. plus size wedding dresses

What style of plus size wedding dresses are the most flattering?

When it comes to bridal gown styles, there are several aspects to keep in mind: the silhouette, the neckline, the waistline, the hemline, and the length. Every bride is shaped uniquely, so it’s important to try on many styles when shopping for your gown (keep in mind it will look different on you than a mannequin or hanger!). Here are some tips to consider when shopping plus size wedding dresses:
  • Gowns with empire waists will emphasize the smallest part of your body—right below the bust.
  • Basque waists are a good option for elongating your midsection.
  • Halter or sweetheart necklines work well for women with large busts.
  • Consider some sort of sleeve—this will elongate the line of your body.
  • Embellishments along the neckline and hemline or train will draw eyes away from your middle.
  • Full-length skirts also elongate the body.
  • A-line or ball gown silhouettes will comfortably cover large hips.
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Are there plus size bridesmaid dresses that would flatter all my bridesmaids?

Of course! Many dress collections come in sizes to fit all of your favorite ladies, from petite to plus size. Plus size bridesmaid dresses with empire waists are flattering on just about everyone, provided they also have flaring skirts (not hip-hugging). Either tea length or full-length dresses can work well—consider tea length for tall ‘maids, and full-length for shorter gals. Another method to consider is matching shawls for your bridesmaids; this is a great way to tie together different dress styles, as well as help your bridesmaids feel comfortable!

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Wedding Shoppe Blogger: Meghan Z.
May 16, 2019 07:25

We couldn’t agree more! Thanks, Sarah!

May 16, 2019 07:25

Love these tips! Every bride deserves to look beautiful on her wedding day, regardless of dress size! Keep up the great work.

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