(Closed) Very Plus Size Bride in Search of Dress (Seattle)

posted 5 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@motleyangel:  Some stores are willing to order a dress in your size if it can be made so you can try it. I’d call around and ask. I’d also look into having one custom made. Once you determine what style you like or find a dress you love, have it made or replicated in your size. It’s risky because you can’t try it on first, but it’s an option. What sort of budget are you looking at for the dress?

Post # 5
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@motleyangel:  Welcome to the bee! I feel your pain, when I first started looking for dresses I was a street size 28/30 bottom and a 24/26ish top. I chronicled my journey here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-diva-sized-dress-search-review

What is your body shape like? I think that is way more important than just size in finding the right dress. With your budget I would highly recommend Mori Lee, and Alfred Angelo they had beautiful plus-size friendly gowns that were affordable and of nice quality. Better selection IMO than David’s where I had a tough time trying on as well. Now, my tips:

Wear comfortable but shaping undergarments. Keep an open mind and positive attitude. Most dresses are not going to fit you off the rack at all and that’s OK! If you get frustrated take a break or try another day. Bring a supportive but SMALL group. And don’t settle – you do not have to buy the first aline empire waist dress you see just because that is what a consultant shows you. Good Luck and PM me anytime!

Post # 6
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@motleyangel: Have you looked on Yelp?


Recommendations from old posts:

The Wedding Bell Bride in Tacoma.

Blue Sky Bridal

Brides Outlet in Everett

Bellevue Bridal Boutique

The outlet store for Brides by Demetrios in Tacoma

Cynderellie’s Closet in Edmonds

I’ve seen several posts from plus size brides recommending Alfred Angelo styles. They say that their stores carry plus size dresses in stock.


Maggie Sottero goes up to a 32.



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