Your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life, and finding the perfect dress will make you look and feel your best when you walk down the aisle past friends and family. There are many beautiful styles of wedding dresses in plus sizes, so finding the right dress for you and your body type is just a matter of seeing what you like and trying it on. Bridal magazines can help you narrow down the styles and trends you like, so when you go try dresses on you can give the bridal salon an idea of what you are look for in regards to your special day. No matter what your body size is, you can find a flattering, gorgeous gown!
When shopping for a plus-sized wedding gown, it is important to find silhouettes and materials that flatter your body in all the right places. If you have trouble areas you would like to minimize, ruching or pleats easily camouflage areas such as the hips and stomach. Heavier fabrics, such as taffeta or variations of satin, have more structure and can also minimize imperfections. Heavily beaded gowns are beautiful, but the material is typically unforgiving to parts of the body.
Accentuate your favorite body part with dress styles that show them off. For example, if you love your arms, then a strapless dress is a perfect way to accentuate them. A sweetheart neckline complements your décolleté, and a form-fitting gown will show off an hourglass figure. If you love the neckline of a strapless gown, but prefer to have sleeves, ask your bridal salon if they can add cap sleeves or straps to the dress. When adding sleeves or straps to the dress, however, make sure they are not cutting into the shoulders or arms. Puffy sleeves should be avoided, because they will cause arms to look heavier. Depending on the time of year in which you want to be married, sleeves can add an elegant and classic look to any style gown.
A universally flattering style dress for many women is one that has a full or a-line skirt, which means it starts out slimming at the waist and widens toward the hem. Combining an a-line skirt with ruching or pleats around the waist or bust will give your body a beautiful shape and transform you into a beautiful bride.
When your wedding day comes around, wear your dress with confidence because your beauty will shine through to your new groom, friends and family!