Finding the perfect dress, even if your not the perfect size
Every bride deserves to look and feel like the most beautiful woman on her wedding day. For the 1/2 of the women in America that are a size 14 or higher, looking for a wedding dress can be a daunting task, especially when the majority of sample dresses are a size 8! Imagine standing in front of a mirror with friends and family watching your every move as you squint and try to imagine what the dress will look like on you if it were in your size, this can not be a great feeling, and will bring many strong women to tears. Luckily for these women, times are changing. There are some boutiques that cater solely to plus size brides, and the rest are starting to order sample gowns that will fit the average woman.
- courtesy of http://www.inweddingdress.com
The first thing you want to do as a plus size bride is decide what is your favorite part of your body. If you have great cleavage, and want everyone to notice your face and how radiant you are, you definitely want to go with something that has a v-neck. Scoop necks are also wonderful to full-figured gals, they both bring the eye up and away from problem areas. The dress above is a perfect example. Notice how your eye is drawn to her face and it gives her wonderful structure and flaunts her curves. Halter tops and sweetheart necklines are also wonderful choices.
The dress above demonstrates why an empire waist is a wonderful choice for a full-figured bride. The dress’ smallest part is directly under the bust and from there the dress flows past her mid-section and gives her a wonderful shape. Empire waisted dresses will work for any type of weddings, from black tie to beachy. You will be able to move and dance the night away and be able to breathe while doing it.
Many designers have “seen the light” and have realized that they are excluding half of the women in the country by not offering larger sizes. So they have finally done the smart thing and have created collections that are made for the larger bride. Some of the designers are: Alfred Angelo, Mon Cheri, Faviana (celebrity wedding planner David Tuttera has designed a line of dresses that include plus sizes with Faviana), Emme Bridal, and many more. The end all and be all of stores that sell bridal gowns in NY is Kleinfelds. They say they have thousands of dresses, and not to mention the many specialists that work at Kleinfelds, are trained in helping all brides, of all sizes and shapes find the perfect dress. Some other boutiques in New York that carry plus size gowns are: The Bridal Store in Long Island, Faviana (they have stores throughout New York), and The Bridal Shop in Mamaronek, NY. Some advice, remember not to get upset, all brides of matter what size have difficult times looking for the perfect dress, make sure you do some research and make some phone calls before you head to the stores.