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Plus size wedding dress shopping tips

When you first start looking for plus size wedding dresses it can feel like a nerve-wrecking and daunting task. But it need not be! All you need is a basic idea of what you want: ivory or white? Lace or beading? Short or long? Next thing you need is a good bridal consultant who can help you choose- which here at Designer Bridal House we have plenty of those! Dress shopping for plus size wedding dresses should be fun!

Do: look for designs that will define your waistline

Wedding dresses that has ruching or a belt will help define and emphasise your waistline. Diagonal ruching around the waist helps creates an hourglass figure. In particular, look for gowns that are ruched in an asymmetrical pattern. Our Bonny 1309 gown has exactly this feature.

Do: look for A-line or flowy skirts with empire waistline

These type of silhouettes suits most plus size brides. These gowns have higher waistline which lengthens your body, and gradually flows into a soft wavy or A-line skirt. These styles are great for hiding tummies and hips. Our favourite picks in this category would be our ever so popular Gamila and Nadine.

Don’t: always think ballgown

We find that a lot of plus size brides thinks that getting a bigger gown will make them appear slightly smaller. That isn’t always the case. A lot of the times big poofy ballgowns will make you appear frumpier than you really are. Of course the princesses at heart, there are still ballgowns right for you. You just need to look for one that has the right waistline, right amount of volume on the skirt, and the right colour always helps tremendously.

Don’t: be afraid to ask!

We are here to help! Our team at Designer Bridal House are the best at listening to what our brides want. We understand that sometimes what we know will work for your shape may not be what you are looking for, or vice versa. So it is very important for us to listen and provide expert advice so that we can find you the dress of your dreams!

When you start searching for your Wedding dress in Melbourne, do remember to make an appointment with us for we have some of Australia’s most stunning and flattering plus size wedding dresses!