Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor is my sister and while i love her dearly i know she is very self concious im going to be taking her dress shopping in a few weeks and i was wondering if anyone else has had some issues with dresses. Im not a total freak about having all the girls in matching dresses, as long as the material is all the same and color matches it works! 🙂 With that being said my other bridesmaids have found a dress they really like in chiffon and im not sure if that chiffon would look good on a pluse size, i guess it may depend on the cut of the dress. Im not toatlly sure what her size is but i assume around a 20? Any and all help would be great, i have a fear of her dropping out because she is self coucious and i would like to find something she really likes and feels great in!! Thanks.
here is the one my bridesmaids like
here are some ideas that i have found.
Post # 3
Hi i only have one bridesmaid its my sil although she isnt plus size we had issues with her only thinking of herself and wanting to wear a bridal gown!!! I think it was jealousy s.m.h Fiance talked some sense into her since he wanted her in the wedding because i was going to kick her out of it anyway lol
It wouldnt let me copy the picture and not sure if you are set on short dresses but i thought this would be cute and it has flowing caps on the shoulders ..
Post # 4
Well maybe you could consider this, maybe her dress since she is the Maid/Matron of Honor be longer in length, or maybe she could have a bolero with her dress. But you really need to ask her what she thinks and maybe she just might consider the short length. I have seen on some bridal television shows that a plus size women looks really good in a short dress. Because for some reason it brings out that sezy side in a women to show some leg, and also it may help her in becoming more comfortable with her body.
Post # 5
I’m a plus size, and I think I’d be comfortable in either of the dresses you have here. They’re really pretty!
Post # 6
are you kidding? chiffon looks gorgeous on plus size! i am plus size, and i am wearing a chiffon wedding dress in a tea length, and it looks gorgeous!!!
Post # 7
All your dresses look like they are a great style for a plus sized gal. The waist in the last 2 create the illusion of an hourglass figure. The last one she would be able to wear a good supportive bra with.
Post # 8
I think chiffon would be a problem if it was a lighter color. The main thing I’d be concerned with would be ithaving straps. Id tell your sister what you like, and show her but give her more control over what she prefers strap and length wise.
Post # 9
It depends on how your friend is shaped and where she carries her weight. I am plus sized, but most plus-sized clothing is not designed in such a way as to be flattering on my hourglass figure. I usually have a ridiculously hard time finding a dress that is flattering to me. I always find myself wishing that clothing designers would just make regular sized/designed clothing in larger sizes, since many plus-sized offerings are created for women who are taller than I am or who carry their weight more in their middle than their top and bottom.
Although I would not make her any promises or give her veto power over the dress decision, I would ask your sister what types of things she would like you to at least consider when making your selection for the bridesmaids dresses (for example, no gathered waistline, no empire waistline, nothing too low cut, etc.) In fact, you could do this with any of your bridesmaids whom you feel may have special concerns. That way, you’ll at least know what any of their concerns are up front so that you can at least attempt to consider them in your selection.
Post # 10
I’m plus size and I’d wear both the second and the third. I’d have to try to the first one on to see if it looked alright on me, but its cute.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! Yes, the first dress is what all my other maids liked and the second and third ones are the ones i was thinking for my sister. I did talk to her and she likes the more to the knee dresses as she’s not a big fan of the maxi style, we both are kinda on the short side. 🙂 And if anyone has any suggestions on other dresses do let me know. 🙂
Post # 12
I’m plus-sized and I think all your options are fine! My only concern would be with how low-cut the last two are…but that’s because I’m kind of modest in the way I dress.
A for the whole straps vs. strapless thing, it depends on how she’s built. Not all fat girls have massive boobs, so some of us do just fine in strapless lol.