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Figure Flattering Plus Size Wedding Dresses by Bridal12

Most bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses are designed from a size 8 sample and then graded to larger sizes. This results in dresses that don't do justice to the fuller figure. The farther away from the size 8 the more the proportions of the design are stretched. In some cases the style in a size 20 doesn't look at all like the same style in a size 8.

The ideal solution for full figured women is for manufacturers to use a larger dress size such as an 18 as the sample model and then adjust the dress upward or downward.

Most bridal shops have wedding dresses in sizes 8 and 10 and that's it. Wedding dresses are expensive to make and having one in every size in stock isn't feasible. The idea is to try on the dress and imagine what it would look like in the correct size. That works if you're a size 12 trying on a size 8 or a size 4 trying on a size 10.

That small size won't give a full figured women any idea of what the dress will look like on her. If possible find a bridal shop that has dresses to try on in a range of larger sizes. Trying on a size 18 dress when you're a 22 will at least give you some idea of how the dress will look, even if you can't zip it up the back.

Be Realistic

If you've always been a size 16 the odds are you will still be a size 16 on your wedding day. Order the dress that fits you now not the size you hope you will be. It's fine to decide to lose weight for the wedding, especially if you have three or four months to prepare, but don't count on it. Most bridal gowns have to be ordered at least three to four months in advance. It's much easier and cheaper to take in a dress than to let out the seams because the dress is too small. In some cases because of embroidery and beadwork it's not even possible to let out a seam.

Be Comfortable

The average wedding, from leaving for the ceremony to the end of the reception, lasts about five hours. If the dress has a waistline that's too tight you'll be uncomfortable before the dancing even starts. Sitting in the dress requires ample room in the hips. Arm holes that are too tight lead to chafing. A strapless bodice that is too small can lead to cleavage you may not want seen. Move around in the dress. Sit down. Raise your arms. You'll know if the dress works as you move.

Accentuate the Positive

Everyone has a positive feature. Take a good look in the mirror and figure out what yours is. Or ask a good friend. If your neckline or face is your best, accentuate with embroidery around the neckline. If you have lovely shoulders choose a halter style to show them off. Most wedding gowns are floor length and cover the legs. If your legs are your best feature, choose a trumpet or flare style that is shorter in the front, showing off your legs, and longer in the back.

Complement your Body Shape

Understanding your body shape is perhaps one of the most important elements of finding the best dress †regardless of your size. Here are some helpful guidelines for the most common body shapes.


Classic movie star figure, think Marilyn Monroe type curves. The bust/shoulders are about the same as the hips with a definitive waistline. This figure looks stunning in a ball gown with full skirt. Play up the waist line with an embroidered sash.


The bust/shoulders are narrower than hip line. An empire style gathered under the bust accentuates the narrowest part of the body while downplaying the fuller hips. Add fullness to the bust with ruching or a halter neckline. Keep embellishments on the top to call attention away from the bottom half. A lovely style for this figure might be a satin tank top with a ruched V neck and beaded embroidery at the empire waistline.

Inverted Triangle

The opposite of the triangle, the bust and shoulders are wider than the hips. Draped styles work well to minimize the bust. A ball gown, ruffles on the skirt, or lace inserts draw the eye away from the heavier top to the leaner lower half. Try an A line side draped strapless gown with beaded lace detail on the bodice and skirt.


Bust, waistline, and hips are about equal. The trick here is to minimize the middle and create a waist. Sash the waist and add a bit of fullness to the top with ruffles or ruching details. A split front dress emphasizes the waist line. Embroidery on the neckline calls attention to it.

Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day. Make sure your wedding gown fits well, shows off your figure, and is comfortable.

Dee Power is a freelance writer who writes about weddings and fashion such as plus size wedding dresses

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Figure-Flattering-Plus-Size-Wedding-Dresses/691424

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