(Closed) plus size brides

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

all I can say is that corset back dresses are your friend. They suck you in where you want them to, and flare out where you want them to. I am very much an apple shaped girl, but some corset backed dresses did amazing things to my figure. I am also a fan of the V-neck. Private Label by G, Signature Plus collection is particularly flattering to our fuller figures. You might look into them. 

Post # 5
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

if you are self conscious about your arms, don’t draw attention to them. no fancy straps or capped sleeves….


Post # 6
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Truly, you need to just go and try different styles. You will not know until the dress is on!

Post # 7
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsOliveBird: i totally agree, pick one dress in each possible style and find one that makes you look amazing then consertrate on that style and find one you love in that style… i went into the shops thinking i’m big so if i get a big dress it will hide my flaws … i was wrong it just made me look bigger. 

i’m 5’10 uk size 18 i think thats a us 16 (not sure tho) and am a 38 E i’ve found a dress i really like which is rather figure hugging. sweetheart neckline and corseted… it was wonderful when i was being laced up i just watched my waist disapear 🙂 the dress comes out at my hips rather than my waist which makes me look much slimmer. i’m not a huge fan of my arms but i didn’t even notice them at all i was just so focused on my waist lol. 

good luck and keep an open mind 


Post # 8
15 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

Fit and Flare or drop waist gowns are very good for plus size ladies!

Post # 9
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am a similar shape to you. I think the best are the empire waist.  they elongate you.  I think a small bolero jacket or tiny simple cap or flutter sleeves ad just enough coverage to make your arms appear smaller but not too much to draw attention. 

Post # 10
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I know exactly what you mean about the arms. Im not that big in the tummy area, but my arms are huge! I gained all my weight when I had my son, but before that at 110 lbs, I still had quite large arms. Like someone else said the corsette type dresses are great, since they suck everything in.

Post # 11
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am very self conscious about my arms, and got a cute little bolero from David’s Bridal…I felt MUCH more comfortable once I had it on!

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