If you’re beginning your plus size wedding dress shopping, there are several things you need to keep in mind. The first thing is that you want to go try the dresses on in person, don’t think you’re limited to shopping online just because you need a larger sized dress! There are stores like Alfred Angelo, David’s Bridal, DaVinci Bridal and Curvy Couture who are great for plus size wedding dress shopping because they cater to plus size women! Don’t miss out on the full bridal experience, go in, try on as many dresses as your heart desires and remember, you WILL look beautiful in your wedding dress!
1. Try on Styles You Think You’ll Hate
I honestly would never ever have found my dress while plus size wedding dress shopping if I had listened to myself. I got my dress at Alfred Angelo (which I HIGHLY recommend). The consultant I was working with told me to pick out 3 dresses and have my mom pick out 3 dresses and then the consultant picked out 3 dresses. She asked if there was anything I wanted to avoid and I looked at the gorgeous dress I was standing next to with the ruching over the front and the lace up back and said that I thought it was the most gorgeous dress ever but I wanted to avoid the ruching at all costs because I didn’t want to accentuate my stomach. So of COURSE she picked that as one of her 3 choices and told me to just humor her and try it on because the ruching actually helps hide “imperfections.” Lo and behold, it was gorgeous on me! It was the first one I tried on and after trying on 8 more, I put that first one on again and ordered it! I would never have tried it on if she hadn’t pressured me into it because it’s not a style I would normally see myself in, but it was perfect.