(Closed) I need help with dress shopping for my maid of honor (details within)

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I too have a Maid/Matron of Honor that is sensitive in this area. I have tried very hard to be open, and understanding about what she would like to wear. I have let her choose her dress and tried my hardest to make sure that she doesn’t get any type of notion whatsoever that I don’t care about her comfort or that I care about her weight. Just be sensitive and loving and I am sure she will be happy that you care that she is comfortable. It’s hard though as someone who does not wear the same size to envision what she likes, so you should just ask your Maid/Matron of Honor what kind of styles she feels most comfortable in. Probaly straps, maybe some rouching, and nothing that cuts off at the waist!

Post # 4
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would hardly call size 10 a plus size. Maybe you are confused about her size.

If she is self-conscious about her body, she may not want to try dresses on with you or in front of you. I would give her the option of finding a dress on her own, or with you.  You can tell her what color you want , let her pick out the dress, then go with her at a later date to confirm the choice.

Post # 5
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

What about getting her a throw or cardigan that still looks dressy. That way she can cover up the bits that she it self-concuss about?

Post # 6
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@julies1949:  the OP said she ISN’T plus sized….


Just make sure she gets something SHE likes!

Post # 7
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Bolero’s can be made with extra fabric, otherwise wraps and cardigans are really cute.

Post # 8
103 posts
Blushing bee

Good on you for respecting her needs 🙂 I would recommend something with cap sleeves, or as a PP suggested a little bolero to help cover her arms a little bit. Get something that’s cinched in the waist, maybe with a v neck to help show off her curves 🙂

(I’m probably about the same size as your Maid/Matron of Honor, although this is the biggest I’ve ever been. I find accentuating my waist and showing a little cleavage goes a long way in minimizing how big I look!)

Post # 9
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

giver her A line type dresses, maybe even something like a wrap dress, no strapless for sure. ANything that gathers at the waist and flows loosely out from there. as for the top what about a full boat neck type dress? gives her coverage, and holds the girls in and will be fitted until her tiny little waist and flow out from there.


Post # 10
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think fluttery, sheer sleeves are beautiful and very flattering. I also love bell sleeves.  Maybe you could show her a few pics and she what she thinks?

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