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I was so blessed to have found my dress for a great price and i love it. However, my problem is now finding sexy, but classy & affordable dresses. I saw a few on David’s Bridal but the models are model size. I want something that will make girls to look & feel their best. The designers seem to think either plus size formal wear needs to look like a colored tent or really old,my girls r range from 22-31. Any advice??
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This might seem like an unconventional solution, but do you like vintage inspired dresses? There’s a shop called Unique Vintage that sells amazing 50s style dresses that are SUPER flattering on plus-size girls. I’m a plus size–and I wear their dresses to EVERY formal event. They are SO flattering. Not sure what size they go to–but I’m a street size 16, and they had several sizes larger than I wear.
Here are a few examples:
And my personal favorite (I own this in three different colors):
Or…if you’re into the Gatsby look, they have an entire line of flapper style dresses:
There’s also Bettie Page Clothing. They make amazing plus size dresses (again, not sure what size they go to–but I’m a street size 16, and they had several sizes larger than I wear). This is the dress I wore as Maid/Matron of Honor in my sister’s wedding. I’m a plus size too–and I felt STUNNING in it. All the guests RAVED about how great our dresses were, too.
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Thanks ladies! I absolutely love vintage style but I don’t if my girls can appreciate it but I’ll check the site out.
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My girls wore these dresses by alfred sung. Now, they paid $200 but omg did they look fabulous and they actually loved their dresses. My sister purchased a size 24 and it looked amazing on her!
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@june2013bride: thank you! I’m checking it out now.
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My girls are wearing this dress by Alfred Angelo —
It looks a bit prom-ish on the model (I think it’s the color and the fact that she looks 17) but they are wearing it in Eggplant with a Charcoal sash. You can click on the color tab to change it to what your colors may look like.
Anyway, my bridesmaids range in size from 8-30 and they all look amazing in this dress.
Edited to add: It is $189 from an Alfred Angelo Signature Store and $205 from a local bridal shop.
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My girls were a varity of sizes and shapes, and as a plus sized bride who has been a bridesmaid a number of times,I knew that I wanted they to feel comfortable. I chose a designer, fabric, lenth, and color and let my girls pick what cut they wanted. It turned out beautifully! I love all the different styles and my Maid/Matron of Honor has worn her dress twice since the wedding! TWICE! I feel like that is such a win!!! We went with Alfred Sung. They were average price and very well made.
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I have 2 plus size bridesmaids and 2 skinner girls and they are all wearing these. I know its a skinny model but the empire waist looks good on them and its nice and flowy. plus the little sleeves kinda cover their chubby arms