(Closed) One of my bridesmaids is "plump"…

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

One of my bridesmaids is also big and beautiful, and her stipulations when we chose dresses were no empire waist and she also preferred to have sleeves.  Hope that helps a bit!

Post # 4
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think chiffon is very flattering on all body types..it flows nicely and is very forgiving!

Post # 5
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon:  chiffon is the most forgiving material and I would try for a style that is going to be cut in a way or have a band that will define the girls’ waist. 

Post # 6
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Empire waist dresses look super good on everyone. Also choose a light flowing fabric like chiffon.

Post # 8
3122 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Avoid anything stretchy.  I would chose a nice v-neckline (not too deep) and avoid anything with a dropped waist.


ETA:  That dress won’t work with those measurements…  Just realized that is probably an inspiration dress.


Post # 9
12259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Nothing triangle-top!

I would find something with some kind of straps, and with a natural waist.

Post # 10
2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was in a wedding party two years ago and one of the BMs was quite a bit larger than the rest of us. She looked AMAZING in the dress we picked, and she said that she felt so comfortable, too… she insisted on something with straps (we ended up having halters added to our strapless dresses – I think we all appreciated this on the day of!), and nothing with too much emphasis on the boob area, because she had a lot going on there.

Post # 11
2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our dresses were similar to this, but we added a removable halter strap (and the material wasn’t this shiny. We wore navy blue) .

Post # 12
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon:  By “they have to match” do you mean they have to be the same dress? Or could you do the same fabric/color but allow your bridesmaids to pick a different neckline? If she is a bustier girl, she might not appreciate strapless or satin. You might want something that drapes over the bust and the tummy, like these Tadashi Shoji silhouettes. http://www.shefinds.com/2012/saks-salon-z-has-plus-size-designer-dresses-for-every-occasion-in-every-size-jackpot/tadashi-shoji-salon-z-sequin-waist-dress/

Post # 14
8475 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsWBS:  +1

Post # 16
2337 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i was the same with 2 of my girls, and i chose log dresses that flowed and fell from the waist. i probably could have put cap sleeves on too but they didnt say they wanted them or anything.


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