Post # 1
Hi everyone! First post…
Here’s my dilemma…..I hate most of the dress I see that are plus sized…My wedding is going to be summer of next year so I am starting to look. I’m currently in a size 16 sometimes 18 but started out at a 24 earlier this year and am hoping to get down to at least a 10-12 range by wedding next year. I still want to find something that will suit my fuller figure now though as I will have to order it and have it taken in once the time comes…..Other issue is that Im just 5 feet tall.
What I LOVE is a a trumpet shape but dont think its right for my shape so Im wondering if anyone has come across dress that have the other qualities im looking for which are lace bodice with no beading and either organza or tulle from waistline down? I’m thinking an a-line shape is probably what I need but any suggestions are appreciated!!!!
( I’ve fallen in love with a dress from Pronovias, Enzoani Jim Hjelm and Tara Keely but I think these designers all run very small from what I have read and cant find any plus size samples to try)
Post # 3
I’m plus size and found mine at Alfred Angelo, worth checking out! A Line worked best for me 🙂
Post # 4
I am a pluse size bride as well and A-lines worked out for as well.. I agree that is a good place to look
Post # 5
I think the issue with the Aline has been that all the ones I see are generally the same fabric from top to bottom and i want a lace bodice with something different on the bottom.
Im hoping maybe ppl will post pics of their dresses and Ill see something that might wor. Im really picky unfortunately 🙁
Post # 6
Sounds like my dress – pronovias alcanar.
Im a plus size bride as well, and pronovias does run small. If you’re an 18 you’ll probably end up in a 20/22. Unless its all in your hips, if you want an a line gown. In terms of samples, there are very few. I rang around until I found the biggest sample size I could, but it still didn’t fit. Mine comes in next week – first time I’ll have tried it on properly!
Post # 7
Im in Canada- I havent been ablet to find any pronovias in any plus size samples….I have to check your dress out now, i love pronovias…Im just scared to death to order something that i havent seen on….
I only have a couple of pictures that I took at the begining of the year and I was in a size 22-24, I just dont know what my shape will end up looking like at a size 12…
Im an apple shape i think…Im really short so it also made it really hard because my midsection is short. My weight is pretty evenly distributed, i got boobs belly and butt lol
Post # 8
Your dress is beautiful!!!!
I just went through the collection and i like the looks of peralta and decada too but Im wowed by petunia. I just feel like its a lot of fabric and will add bulk.
I havent seen any pics of plus size brides in any pronovias yet
Post # 9
I’m a street size 16 and ordered the pronovias duende. (which I love!) The store I went to had a size 16 sample that I was able to squeeze into. I ended up having to order a size 20 though to be on the safe side. Maybe call ahead to see which sizes they have in stock? Maybe they can order a sample in your size?
Post # 10
@disgraziata: I have a Pronovias dress and I’m a size 20/22 street size 18W. I do have a post with plus-sized Pronovias brides, check it out. I was fortunate to find a salon in MD that specialized in plus-sized bridal wear, most of their samples were size 20 and up.
Post # 11
@disgraziata: thanks 🙂 with pronovias, many of the dresses go up to a size 28, but the very full skirted gowns only go to a 24. I’m around a US20-22 and my gown is a 26.
Post # 12
Any thing you try on off the rack was not made for your body shape so it is hard to use that as a gauge rather or not the garment will work.
You need to commit and be ok with havine a dress amde to measure custom. tehre are several desigenrs who offer that service….and you can get exactly what you want (and envision) …and have it made to your exact body shape, size and dimension – unlike any item you would try on off the rack.
These people offer this services.
You can email them the picture of the dress and they can replicate or recreate it for you based on that picture.
There are several other designers who offer this services as well. just look for custom plus size bridal gowns and “designers” should appear in teh search results.
Post # 13
Check out the “Full Figured” board– we’ve all posted there, and I have a post of several dresses I tried on. I did try the Pronovias Georgia and loved it but the train was too much for me to handle. Alfred Angelo is good. I find that the lines that are MADE for curvy/plus sizes are best– Allure Women, Bonny Unforgettable, etc.– because they are MADE to accomodate my curves.
Post # 14
I think the shape of your body will determine the best style for you, just becasue you are plus sized does not mean you are confined to only the a-line style. I’m a street 14/16 down from a 24 at the beginning of the year and am 5ft 3in tall, I’ve become more of an hourglass figure in which almost every a-line I tried on did me no favors, the ones that seem to work best for me are the fit n flare (trumpet) and the empire and almost anything with a dropped waist. I found a great plus sized line through Bonny Bridal called Unforgettable, I’m most likely going with style 1201, but based on what you described you might give them a look here’s the link. They also have a lace top that goes over the bodice of your dress and is sold separately if you want to cover your arms a bit but you have the option of taking it off which I love.
Post # 15
@disgraziata: i would try some mori lee by julietta
im a plus size brida as well. and i dont care for the way a Aline looks on me.
her line has alot of fit and flares that i love and look great on me.
Post # 16
I’m a curvy street size 16 and ordered Maggie Sottero Symphony. http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=A3635
It hugs all my curves and hides the areas that I want it to. I was able to fit the size 16 sample at the store but it didn’t lace all the way in back so I ended up ordering a 20, knowing that I will need alterations. Just FYI – they did charge a “size fee” for anything above a size 16 but I think it ended up being like $40-50.