(Closed) Plus Size Short Dress Advice

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I look at my size as just that, a number.  Whether a dress is going to look good on you is whether you work with what you have.  If you can rock a long dress, you can rock a short dress.  The only time I hear is from girls that don’t like their legs.  Which is just ridiculous, legs are the easiest to change on a human body! Embrace the legs! 🙂

That being said, try the website Plumage!


Dolly Couture, works well on body that have a smaller waist with fuller hips. That being said, you can mimic a small waist (waist cincher’s are fun and flattering) David’s Bridal has some really cute short dresses and work well with the plus size physique.

Also if you want something unique, try IGIGI


Another idea, is go to the Bridesmaid dresses.  They come in every color and size and styles and can be fun wedding dresses.


Post # 4
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you go on Dolly’s facebook or the Dolly Couture’s facebook there a lot of pictures of larger brides in her dresses and they look great (I think my favorite is an early one of the bride with hot pink hair and hot pink petticoat). I think I would just steer away from the Beverly Hills, it just looks really thick and with a lot of material it may be too much (or I may be totally crazy).

I love Dolly’s dresses though! 75% sure I’m going to get an Edmonton.

Post # 5
99 posts
Worker bee

Oh my gosh that’s me! I’m 5’3 and about that size.

I found for *me* (big boobs and big bootie, don’t know if you have those), a dress that hits right above the knee or right below the knee is the most flattering. Dresses that are any longer (that aren’t floor length) tend to make the dress just look like it’s a size too big.

I’ve also found that for my body shape, the most flattering dress is one that has a waist that hits right at the hips, and then have a waist cincher up higher. It sounds retarded… I’ll take a pic in a dress I have like that and post it in a bit!

Plus + short dress = fabulous! You can rock it!

Post # 7
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you’re that short, I would do something that hits AT the knee…no longer.  If it’s longer it will probably look too big.  I’m only 5′ 4″ and I can’t do calf-length dresses, it just looks wrong.  I’m a bigger girl too but pretty well-proportioned and if I were going for a shorter dress the knee length would be my main requirement.  Good luck!

Post # 8
13 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

How about order your custom made wedding dresses?

Post # 9
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you thought about a custom gown? My cousin had one made. She is a size 22 and 5’4″ and there was virtually nothing for her in stores. There are so many options out there if you choose to have one tailor made. I am under 5’0″ so, I will have a lot of challenges when I get married.

Post # 10
34 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011


I am in the same boat….Have you try stephaine james…here dress are GREAT!!!!!

Post # 11
875 posts
Busy bee

One of my best friends is about 5ft tall.  She tried on a gown with a very full skirt that made her look taller!  My guess is that if you pick a short gown.  You should make it one that has a full petticoat!

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