(Closed) Beautiful Plus Size Wedding Dresses…they do exist?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@kim…there is a plus-sized board where you will find tons of beautiful plus sized dresses. I got mine at David’s Bridal who have really upped their game as far as wedding dress styles are concerned.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That dress you posted is beautiful.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with Jamaica Bride.  I took my plus sized friend shopping at David’s Bridal and she got an AMAZING dress for only $100.  The have sizes up into the 20s, I think 26 is the largest they carry.  Her dress has rhinestones, silver embroidery, and a beautiful train with little pickups that have appliqued bugle beads.  It is a Cinderella dress! I don’t know the style number though, but they said it was discounted as it was discontinued.  But I also liked several other plus size styles there, you really need to go into the stores and look around as they do not show all of their styles online.

I also bought my dress, a Monique Luo strapless organza gown (style CQ110) and I know that I have seen it online in plus sizes.  It was discontinued a couple years ago but it is really a beautiful dress if you are looking for a ball gown.  There are a couple on eBay right now actually but the largest size is a 12.

Last option is that it is very easy to add a corset back to most gowns, so if they are a size or 2 small then that can be done.  David’s charged my friend only $115 to do it, she had to provide the ribbon though (if you don’t then they charge $60 more).

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Joli has great options and also Kellan J.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine’s an Alfred Angelo!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine is a Maggie Sottero (Vienna) I am going to have it altered to a more defined sweetheart neckline. It comes standard with a corset back (many Maggies can be ordered with a corset back).

This is me in the 2-3 sizes too big sample:

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Being plus size I feel your pain.. I have been doing some looking even though im not technically engaged yet and I found davids to have an amazing selection. There were a couple of maggies I like as well. Alot of shops carry plus size dresses now suprisingly so call around you may be surprised!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

try casablanca as well. i purchased my dress on line for 350 and it’s a size 18 (casablanca 1831) there is currently a really pretty mori lee for sale on preowned wedding dress for $400.00 it is a size 18 or 20 i believe…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Thanks! I do love it, and I can’t wait to see it in my size (they had 2-3 sizes too big, and about 6 sizes too small at the store) – also it is white in the picture, and I ordered ivory, so I am looking forward to it coming in in April/May (LOL)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got mine from Private Label by G.  I also found alot of beautiful gowns by Allure.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The designers aren’t the problem. From what I’ve seen, all mid-level and even some couture designers offer 99% of their wedding gowns in sizes up to 28 or 30. I can personally vouch for the fact that Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgely, Essense of Australia, and Casablanca all make dresses that look stunning on a street size 18.

The problem is that boutiques often don’t order fashionable plus size dress samples. So many have no plus size samples at all, or if they do, they only have a few and they’re not the most fashion-forward designs…. It is definitely frustrating!

In fact, I found David’s Bridal to be THE most frustrating place I visited. Based on their website, their nicest dresses pretty much all come in my size. Too bad the store only carried a few — 5-10 that all have essentially the same shape, a couple of blah destination gowns, a couple of ginormous ball gowns. Most would best be described as ‘frumptacular.’ None of the dresses I liked online (Oleg Cassini and Galina) were available for me to try. WTH?!

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