Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping Tips
1. Be Open
Many brides feel like they should only fit into a certain dress or style and you shouldn’t feel like that. When shopping for a wedding dress you need to be open to any option, style or body shape because you could end up missing out on the dress you love by only thinking you should have a particular dress. Keeping an open mind means you could help you find the perfect wedding dress for you and don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t suit a dress, it’s all about what you feel the most comfortable in and what makes you feel special.
2. Ignore The Size Label
The label means nothing and it’s simply on the dress because it needs to be, it doesn’t matter whether a dress is 3 sizes smaller than you’re used to or 2 sizes bigger. It’s important to remember that all designers work to different sizing models and most boutique wedding dress designers adopt couture sizing which means most dresses are a size smaller than traditional high street names. We fully understand people don’t want to feel like they are buying a bigger dress, but honestly the sizing means nothing. Wedding dresses go through so many alterations that they are usually much different from the initial size you’ve chosen in the first place anyway. And if you are really bothered about the size, then once you’ve bought it cut the size label out. Our tip is to focus on the dress and the fit and not the size on the label.
Like we’ve said above, the size means nothing because the dress will go through alterations to ensure it fits you perfectly. We fully understand no two people are the same size which means no one will fit the same in a dress, so whether it’s a tuck at the waist or an alteration to the breasts, we will ensure you’re wedding dress perfectly compliments your curvy body.
4. If It Fits Buy It
One of the most important things to remember is to buy the plus size wedding dress that fits you now. Don’t think about buying a smaller size and losing weight, because you could find yourself feeling disappointed if you still struggle to make it work. It’s important to remember you can’t lose weight in spot areas, so even if you buy a size smaller and lose weight it might not fit you perfectly anyway. Just be comfortable and love who you are now and buy the size that fits the best, the alteration process is there to help to ensure it fits you perfectly anyway.
5. Ask Us Before You Visit
Before you pay us a visit, ask what sizes we have in stock and let us know your current measurements. This way, we can ensure the best dresses to suit your body shape are offered and if you’ve already seen something you’ve fallen in love with, then let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to ensure we have your size in stock before you visit. We don’t want any bride feeling disheartened when they visit us.