Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Your wedding dress is the most significant dress you will ever buy. It symbolizes so much—your hopes for your new life, your love for the person you have chosen to spend your life with, and your confidence in your own beauty.  For fuller-figured women, the thought of finding the perfect plus size wedding dress can be daunting – after all, this is one dress you want to get right!

Before you begin your hunt for the perfect dress, you must make certain that you’re starting with the right perspective. If you don’t already believe that you are beautiful, even the perfect dress can’t make you like your body. Remember that somebody else loves you enough to want to marry you. Go find a mirror and look at yourself with those eyes of love—eyes of a person who wants to spend the rest of their life looking at you! Pick out the things you love the most about yourself, the things you want your wedding dress to emphasize. Feeling beautiful yet? This is the way you should look at yourself in all those mirrors in the bridal shop fitting rooms. Sounds a bit strange? – well it works :)

Here are some things to remember as you begin the ultimate dress hunt:

1. Do your research. Find out about what is available in your area. What shops carry plus size wedding dresses? Are you able to travel to a boutique that specializes in plus size wedding dresses?

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Example of a stylish plus size wedding dress

There are many great resources for plus size brides in Australia. Plus Size Bride Australia (, based in Brisbane, and Curvaceous Bride (, located in Miranda NSW, are just two shops that carry a wide range of gorgeous plus size wedding dresses. And check out these great plus size wedding dress shopping tips for plus size brides:

2. Be open-minded. Don’t set your heart on one particular style because no one style works for every woman. Even if a dress looks unpromising on the rack, take a risk and try it on. You may be surprised!

3. Fit is everything. Clothes that are too loose or too tight emphasize, not hide, bodily imperfections. Make certain your dress budget allows for alterations. Skillful tailoring can change a dowdy dress into a dream!  There are so many shapes and sizes of plus size wedding dresses that there’s now no excuse for not getting this right.

4. Remember that what will make you the most beautiful on your wedding day is that glow of happiness and love that will be radiating from your every pore. No matter what frustrations you encounter while searching for the perfect plus size wedding dress, they won’t matter a bit when you are walking down the aisle toward the person you love