(Closed) Plus sized bridal debacle

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
7305 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

There are tons of dress threads in the “full figured” board for inspiration. My advice is to find a shop that  exclusively carries gowns for plus size brides. They provide boutique service and make you feel “normal” in the best way possible.

Post # 5
3311 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I found that I LOVED having a corset backed dress.  It held everything where it should be no matter how I moved and it gave me a great figure!

This was my dress.  It’s also a David’s Bridal dress.  🙂


Honestly?  I know how you feel.  I felt the same way when I realized that I needed to find a dress that would fit ME.  The first time I went shopping, I expected (at BEST) to get my measurements so I could order something online.  I ended up finding 2 dresses that I liked, and one that I fell in love with and bought.  🙂  My advice is to go in with an open mind.  Try on things that you might not otherwise!

Post # 6
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would check out Alfred Angelo, they have a ton of dresses and even a Plus Size line that has STUNNING dresses!

Post # 7
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely aim for a dress with a corset back.  It can work miracles for most plus-size brides (I’m not technically plus-size, but I live on the edge of it (currently a 12/14, bu I had to work hard to get that low).  I couldn’t believe how good I looked in a corset dress.  It turned me into an hourglass figure!!

Post # 8
10009 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Check out the Julietta line from Mori lee too.

Post # 9
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maggie Sottero / Sottero & Midgley have A-line dresses that are fantastic on plus size figures, too.  If you see a dress you like, search for hte name on Google, then click on “image” on the LH side of the page to see if any “real brides” have posted pictures of themselves in it.

Post # 12
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Alfred Angelo is where I found my dress and it was nice because they had multiple dresses that I could try on… made me feel definately pretty and not so plus size

Post # 13
1713 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Corset not only look good on plus size brides they look good on pretty much everyone. Keep in mind if you do a corset you have a little more play of your day to day weight fluctuation and its much easier that 40+buttons. 

Post # 14
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Enzoai has a plus-size line called Gorgeous with Curves. They are having a trunk show locally in a couple of weeks, check Enzoani’s website or with local salons to see if there’s one near you.

Post # 15
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Jamie42003:  That’s the dress I am in love with too. Great choice!

Post # 16
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is the dress I chose! I found that the more fitted they were on top… the better the dress looked. Also, A-line was the way to go for me!

Good luck!

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