Post # 1
I am getting married in April 2013. I am a size 28, and do not really know what type of dress to get. I do not know what I look like in a wedding dress. A friend of mine says that I should get a dress that shows my figure off, but everytime I look in the mirror I can’t see myself in a dress like that. For me to be a plus size woman I do have an hour glass figure (go figure). I have hips galore on top of that. I live in NYC and cannot go to any bridal store. The plus size that these stores have go up to 24 or 26. PLEASE HELP ME!!! I am desperate right now. Also, I do not want to spend a lot of money. If I cannot find someplace fast it looks like I will be buying my wedding dress off line overseas. I really do not want to do that. Cna you please give me some suggestions.
Post # 3
You can definitely go to bridal stores in NYC! When I was trying on dresses, I was between a 26 and a 28 and I had no problem trying dresses on. It’s okay if they don’t zip up in the back – the attendants will just clip the dress to your bra so you can see how it would look in your size. I tried on dresses at the White Gown in Brooklyn – which was a lovely experience with great saleswomen, Kleinfeld’s and David’s Bridal. If you’re on a budget, I’d skip Kleinfeld’s, but the other two stores would be perfect. There’s also RK Bridal, which has plus size samples, and Lestan’s Bridal in Brooklyn. Definitely give them all a try!
Also, if you can travel to try dresses on, there are two plus size bridal shops near Washington DC – Curvaceous Couture and one other one whose name I’m blanking on at the moment. But don’t let being a size 28 hold you back! You can definitely find some things to try on!
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Try Mori Lee they have a great plus size line and they all look great! I tryed on a lot and all looked good!
Post # 6
I thank you so very much. I was so lost and did not know what I was going to do.
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@julies1949: Those are beautiful!
Post # 8
Sounds like KatieBklyn has some great suggestions for stores to try on dresses, so when you do try some on, emphasize that hourglass figure! I would try all kinds of styles on because you’ll be surprised what looks good/what doesn’t look good on you.
Post # 9
Definitely check out the Mori Lee line of dresses. They are stunning, and look fabulous on curvy figures. Look for a style that has a corset back… it will slim you in all the places you need it, and accentuate all the right curves. And remember, an A-line dress is the curvy gal’s best friend! Happy Shopping!
Post # 10
Try a David’s Bridal store. They have plus sizes and numerous options!
Post # 11
I don’t know about dress shopsin NYC; but don’t make the mistake I did and wait too late to order. Who knew it took months to order most gowns. Good Luck
Post # 12
Yup, even if you don’t buy a dress from David’s Bridal, I think it’s a great place to start. Just to get to try on different types of dresses that they will actually have in your size or in a close enough size so that you can see what style of dress you like and feel beautiful in.
Post # 13
I definitely suggest RK Bridal, I went to school with the owners daughter and they are fantastic!!!
Post # 14
@julies1949: The Celine is GORGEOUS!!!