(Closed) Plus sized bridesmaids-pics?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1109 posts
Bumble bee

Im technically considered plus size at 18. This is the dress I’m wearing as a Maid/Matron of Honor, but in black. I honestly hate it and think It makes me look bigger than I really am. Let your girls pick thier styles, honestly, I paid $200 for a dress I hate and will never wear again. 

Post # 5
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t have pics of them in their dresses, but here is a pic of our dress on a mannequin. I have one plus-sized bridesmaid (who is probably about a street size 24?), one who is 8 months pregnant, and one who was going to be 8 months pregnant but sadly miscarried (so we were planning around that), so she is like a standard size 10-12 now.

Plus-size bridesmaid was adamant on wanting sleeves (which I totally understand), and I don’t care for the look of an added shrug with most dresses. I really preferred to have them all in a similar style, although I am okay with small tweaks like sleeve length. Needed something to accommodate pregnant BM’s belly. And I thought it would be nice if they could wear a regular bra, just because strapless aren’t great for most large-chested women.

And, they’re all somewhat modest, so it couldn’t be too low-cut.

Soooo, I ended up having a local seamstress make them. They look nice, and are really flexible with the ties! And they ended up costing only $100/each, and I could pick out whatever fabric I wanted. I never had considered having them made, but I was talking to the seamstress about my alterations and mentioned this issue and she was like, “Yeah, I can totally make them, no problem.” So it’s a good option even if you want to have each girl in a different dress but with the same fabric.

I would suggest AVOIDING empire waist. They can make even a thin girl look pregnant, not great on most plus-sized bodies. I would also recommend having at least one shoulder strap, if not two.

I will say, we put off having the dresses made and fitted until close to the last minute because of changing sizes for the two pregnant ones… that has caused a bit of stress. Custom made requires lots of tailoring, and it is scary the first time someone gets fitted if they just sent in their measurements because the seamstress will make it too large on purpose. I’d start earlier rather than later.


Post # 6
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think in general an A-line dress will be flattering on most figures.

If you don’t have strong feelings about what the bridesmaids wear I agree with another poster that you should let your ladies give their input on the dress. Allowing your bridesmaids to tell you what they feel comforatable in will be way more appreciated and helpful in picking a dress than any suggestions you will get from random people here will be. 🙂


Post # 7
21 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Here are my girls.  Going with the deep purple ‘LAPIS’ color.  These were the rack samples at David’s. 🙂

Post # 8
2889 posts
Sugar bee

@Girasole:  I don’t know what you look like in other clothes but I saw that dress and thought WOW it looks great. That style of dress is not easy to pull off but I think it looks really good on you.

Post # 9
1109 posts
Bumble bee

@slicey19:  hmm well thanks:) my normal body size. i feel all covered and in hiding. we picked the dress bc her sister is pregnant and they wanted something stetchy… But oh well, Maybe Ill lose more weight and have it taken in. I didn’t realize it looks decent me. Thank you for boosting my confidence.

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