Post # 1
So, I’m the Maid/Matron of Honor and the bride has put me in charge of researching the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. One of our ladies is a beautiful plus size woman, while the rest of the bridal party is average to medium built. The wedding will take place in the Spring and I wanted to go with a bold and daring color.
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE a dress from Nicole Miller and I’m so happy to find out they have various sizes ranging from 0-16.
Although I think our plus size friend would look absolutely fabulous in the dress below (shown in Rouge|Champagne), I am concerned she may feel a bit insecure with such a bold, pop color.
Should I tone it down in the Champagne color? What are some styling tips to make everyone feel comfortable, but FIERCE at the same time?
Post # 3
… I thought the bride was in charge of the dresses.. and the color of them. Did I miss something?!
If you wanna keep with a toned down color, you could use bright colored accessories, or a sash around the waist, ot statement jewelry.. something like that!
Post # 4
Def ask the bride…but i like the idea of adding a pop of color in the accessories! whatever the BMs feel comfortable and “fierce” in
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I don’t know if I’d tone down the color if she looks great in the dress… are you afraid she won’t want any attention drawn to her? If that were the case, she probably wouldn’t have agreed to be a bridesmaid. 🙂 I’d ask the bride to be the decisive vote.
Post # 6
I think that skin tone might play a factor in selecting the color too? The rouge is probably better for more skin tones.
Post # 7
that dress seems really forgiving – I don’t think the color will matter! Go with what the bride wanks 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I think either color would look great! I’d ask the bride to make the final decision!
Post # 9
Go with the color! It will make everyone look beautiful. champagne is not the most univerisally flattering color and could be too close in color to the bride’s dress. if she is a proud and confident woman she will ROCK the pink dress.
Post # 10
I’m confused, why do you think she wouldn’t like the bright color? Why can’t you just ask everyone what colors they like?
Post # 11
The champagne color could be very difficult to wear for most skin tones. Also many voluptuous women don’t like wearing light colors. I’d definitely go with the pink or another bright or dark color.
Post # 12
Just because your plus size doesn’t mean you can’t wear color.
But I doubt that dress is offered in plus sizes. Regular sizes and plus sizes are different. A regular size 16 has different measurements than a women’s/plus 16.
If the other Bridesmaid or Best Man is actually plus size as you say, you will need to find a dress line that includes plus sizes.
Post # 13
coming from a size 16, i’d just ask which color she prefers. why do you think she’d feel insecure with a bold pop of color? seriously i love all colors… champagne, yellow, white, whatever.,,.. i don’t care for the dress because my boobs are huge and would pop out of the top like muffins… but i had that problem no matter my size.
Post # 14
I’m a plus-sized gal myself and I say GO WITH THE COLOR!! Because the rouge is darker it actally may be more flattering. Also, if she’s insecure about it she can always keep the hair and makeup a little more tame, get a cute bolero, etc.
Post # 15
I’m confused by your question. Why do you think color is relevant in how a dress looks on a plus sized woman? Has the girl actually tried on the dress and feels comfortable in it? I don’t know anyone who is plus size who would be comfortable at all in that particular style. The color is completely dependent on the individual’s skin tone and what looks most flattering. That’s why most people go with black or neutrals since it’s impossible to find a single color that is flattering on both cool and warm toned people. All that said, get her into a store to try on the dress and hold a fabric swatch up to her before you make any kind of decision.