(Closed) Plus size BM dress

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I also had a plus sized Bridesmaid or Best Man.  We stayed away from empire waist because it is not a chubby girls friend.  We found her dress at Davids.  The ones that looked the best on her were the ones that were fitted through the middle with some ruching.  I thought the best way to find out what worked was to let her try on different styles and see what she liked best.  I also did not have the same dress for each girl.  They were each able to pick out a style that worked best for them.  I don’t know if that is an option for you, but it worked for me. 

Post # 4
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have two plus sized bridesmaids, and to make everyone more comfortable, each woman is wearing a different gown in the same fabric and color. One of my bridesmaid’s upper body is very disproportionate to her lower body, so she chose a dress with more coverage on the bodice to compensate and the dress looks nice on her. I would suggest David’s Bridal. They have a few selections in chiffon–that’s the fabric I selected as well.

Post # 5
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I did the same as beachwedding, I’m a bridesmaid in my SIL’s wedding and she is thankfully doing the same!

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee

Something that cinches in the middle!


Post # 7
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

Could she serach for a dress that she feels comfortable with? You could let her know the color and material you’d prefer and she could search from there – less for you to do!

Post # 8
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

as a plus size girl … it really depends on her body shape.  Where does she carry her weight?  If she is a pear shape and the weight is around her hips/thighs the empire could work. 

I for one could not where the styles with the fitted middle and the "ruching" it drew the eye to my worst part.

I say take her shopping & try some on.  David’s Bridal has plenty of larger sizes in different styles.


Oh – and halters can be BAD for plus size.  They dig into my neck.  

Post # 9
1428 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with Amber. Different styles can look different depending on your body shape. I used to be a size 18 so I can totally relate, I never liked halter tops because of the "digging in" as well as I felt they made my shoulders look like a linebacker.
Chiffon is definitely a good choice for fabric. Plus something your Bridesmaid or Best Man can wear a regular bra under is a must. It’s hard enough finding a good fitting regular bra, but trying to find something to go with a halter top etc can be a nightmare (and not just for PS women).

The topic ‘Plus size BM dress’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors