Post # 1
Hey Ladies, I appreciate your ideas and opinions. I’m a short (5’3), plus size (size 18), and really would like to wear a short dress. I’ve been looking online at shorter gowns from Dolly Couture, David’s Bridal, and Alfred Angelo. I’m having a hard time imagining whether or not these dresses will flatter my body type.
Is it crazy to want a short dress if you’re a plus size bride?
Any other plus size gals out there with short or tea-legnth dresses?
Does anyone have any resources for pics of plus size ladies in non-traditional dresses?
Thanks for your help! 🙂
Post # 3
I look at my size as just that, a number. Whether a dress is going to look good on you is whether you work with what you have. If you can rock a long dress, you can rock a short dress. The only time I hear is from girls that don’t like their legs. Which is just ridiculous, legs are the easiest to change on a human body! Embrace the legs! 🙂
That being said, try the website Plumage!
Dolly Couture, works well on body that have a smaller waist with fuller hips. That being said, you can mimic a small waist (waist cincher’s are fun and flattering) David’s Bridal has some really cute short dresses and work well with the plus size physique.
Also if you want something unique, try IGIGI
Another idea, is go to the Bridesmaid dresses. They come in every color and size and styles and can be fun wedding dresses.
Post # 4
If you go on Dolly’s facebook or the Dolly Couture’s facebook there a lot of pictures of larger brides in her dresses and they look great (I think my favorite is an early one of the bride with hot pink hair and hot pink petticoat). I think I would just steer away from the Beverly Hills, it just looks really thick and with a lot of material it may be too much (or I may be totally crazy).
I love Dolly’s dresses though! 75% sure I’m going to get an Edmonton.
Post # 5
Oh my gosh that’s me! I’m 5’3 and about that size.
I found for *me* (big boobs and big bootie, don’t know if you have those), a dress that hits right above the knee or right below the knee is the most flattering. Dresses that are any longer (that aren’t floor length) tend to make the dress just look like it’s a size too big.
I’ve also found that for my body shape, the most flattering dress is one that has a waist that hits right at the hips, and then have a waist cincher up higher. It sounds retarded… I’ll take a pic in a dress I have like that and post it in a bit!
Plus + short dress = fabulous! You can rock it!
Post # 6
i totally thought about looking at bridesmaid dresses, but i haven’t found anything good for me. (i have found suuuper cute retro inspired dresses for my bms from alfred sung, though!) i’ll still keep my eye out, since new dresses come out all the time.
thanks for the suggestion about dolly’s facebook! i’m even fb friends with her, but i will have to sit down and look through the real brides album, and not just her website. i know what you mean about the “beverly hills” style being bulky. i like the shape though, and think the a-line (rather than gathered) skirt could be really flatering, but only if it was done in a basic fabric with no detailing.
miss seaman, i’d love to see a pic of you in your dress, since it sounds like we may have a similar shape. i’m sure you’re rocking it!
thanks ladies, i appreciate all the feedback! 🙂
Post # 7
If you’re that short, I would do something that hits AT the knee…no longer. If it’s longer it will probably look too big. I’m only 5′ 4″ and I can’t do calf-length dresses, it just looks wrong. I’m a bigger girl too but pretty well-proportioned and if I were going for a shorter dress the knee length would be my main requirement. Good luck!
Post # 8
How about order your custom made wedding dresses?
Post # 9
Have you thought about a custom gown? My cousin had one made. She is a size 22 and 5’4″ and there was virtually nothing for her in stores. There are so many options out there if you choose to have one tailor made. I am under 5’0″ so, I will have a lot of challenges when I get married.
Post # 10
I am in the same boat….Have you try stephaine james…here dress are GREAT!!!!!
Post # 11
One of my best friends is about 5ft tall. She tried on a gown with a very full skirt that made her look taller! My guess is that if you pick a short gown. You should make it one that has a full petticoat!
Post # 12