Gown shopping tips for plus-size brides



Jun 22 2017     By Asha Parvathy


Gowns are a big hit among new generation brides. Breaking the religious barriers gowns have become an important part of most of the brides. While the Christian brides usually wear it for their main wedding ceremony, the non-Christian brides wear it for their wedding reception.

If you look around one of the major drawbacks is that there are hardly any shop that caters to the need of plus-size brides.

There seems to be a misconception among the plus size women that gowns won't look good on them. Trust us it is totally a myth that has been fanned by our blind belief that you need to be tall and slender to be considered beautiful. While fashion weeks are a great place to find some interesting designs and silhouettes, the designers hardly select a 'real-world' woman than the tall wafer-thin models to showcase their dresses.

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Another great place to get inspiration is the internet, but they also prefer slender models. So basically these factors have contributed heavily on the scarcity of finding gowns for plus-sized brides.

So if you belong to this category and have the misconception that you can't wear a pretty gown to your wedding, then don't lose hope because we are here to help you.

 First, pick a shop that specializes in wedding gowns as there you will have a better chance to find a dress that sets well with your body.  The usual stores won't have anything special to offer other than the boring cuts and styles.

Don't settle for the first thing you found at a shop. Spend some time there to find your perfect gown.

Also, make a point to select someone who you know is not biased in their opinion. It means don't take your evil relatives who find pleasure in torturing you. As opinions do matter while selecting a gown so make sure that the person accompanying you will give their honest opinion on the dress.

While on shopping wear the undergarments that don't spoil your curves. If you are planning to wear any shapewear under your gown on the wedding day then wear it while you are out for shopping. Some gowns may even have an inbuilt corset to get the desired shape while some won't come with it.

Don't forget to wear your wedding shoes or if you haven't got one yet then wear heels before you try the dresses.

Look for a dress that has a waistline that would come right below your bust line. This will be helpful if you don't have a well-defined waist and the flowing skirt would camouflage your large hips and tummy.

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Full A-line gowns with a flowing skirt will be flattering for your body type. A skirt with asymmetrical hemline will also be great as it would create an illusion of height.

Even a dropped waist gown will look good on you if you keep the flare of the skirt to a minimal. Pick a dress with an open neckline such as v-necks, sweetheart and scoop necklines.

Stay away from ballgowns as it will add more layers around you and the same with the mermaid and sheath gowns. Avoid thin fabrics such as silk or chiffon; instead wear taffeta, organza, and lace.Gown-shopping-tips-for-plus-size-brides

 



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