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Plus Size Bridal Gowns Fit Tips and Trends

The trends are pouring in for plus size bridal gowns this wedding season, and with the ever-expanding options for plus sized women, it can be overwhelming to know what dress will enhance your beauty! We listed the trends of the season below. With some fit tips and advice, we know you’ll find your dream dress and make these trends work for you!

Exposed Shoulder

Wedding Gowns|Casablanca Spring 2018| As seen on TodaysBride.com

Casablanca 2290 C

This look is adorable and can be versatile in its use. If you love lace or are more of a sheath kind of gal, you can find the right look for you. This look can also be great for brides who like the way their shoulders look and offer an excuse of brides to brag for the rest of the night! Off-the-shoulder look is flattering and can give a fairytale look to any dress. The Duchess of Sussex wore this style to her wedding and looked so graceful!

High Neck Lines

Wedding Gowns|Allure Women| As Seen on TodaysBride.com

Allure W419F

The high neckline makes any bride look elegant. It elongates the body and makes the bride look taller and slimmer. It can also help a bride look more modest if they are concerned about exposing too much of their chest on the wedding day! A high neckline is flattering on all body types and make a plus-sized bride look awe-inspiring as they walk down the aisle. High necklines don’t have to be lace either. Mesh material or pure silk can complete your gown, also!

Champagne and blush

Wedding Gown|Allure Women| As seen on TodaysBride.com

Allure W360F

White is classic, but it doesn’t fit the vibe of every bride. So many designers have started using other colors including blush and off-white. These colors can give you a unique touch while walking down the aisle. White can also be an unforgiving color. It can show every line and bump of the body. These colors are especially great for girls with an apple shape! Either way, these colors are must-haves right now!

Sleeves

Wedding Gown|Allure Women| As seen on TodaysBride.com

Allure W392B

Plus size brides are often insecure about their arms. Sleeves can turn that around with your arms being your favorite part of your body to show off! Sleeves can offer so much variety to brides. From a cap to a full-length sleeve with material options including lace, mesh, or solid almost any bride can find an option that will fit them perfectly! With the Duchess of Sussex wearing beautiful long sleeves to her royal wedding, We are sure to see this trend for the rest of the year!

Fit Tips for bridal shopping

Are you unsure how to make a trend work for you? Do you get overwhelmed thinking about going out to the stores? Don’t worry! We have your back with a few tips to make wedding dress shopping a little easier.

Thicker Fabrics Are More Forgiving

Most brides are worried about not finding fabric that will make them look the way they always imagined on their bid day. Thicker materials like satin offer structure and will help you tame your curves. Thicker fabrics are your tool for helping you emphasize what you love about yourself on your wedding day!

Focus On What You Want To Show Off

A common mistake made by all brides, not just plus sized ones, is trying to find a dress that hides every flaw. Instead, focus on what you love about yourself and emphasize that. Do you think you have a booty to die for? A mermaid gown will emphasize it! Or maybe your legs go on for miles? Show it off with an empire waist. Don’t let your insecurities hold you back when picking out the right dress for you!

Ask Your Consultant

When in doubt, ask the professional. Consultants are the fairy godmothers of the bridal shop and can help you find a dress that will bring out all those amazing qualities you want everyone to see. They often will pick out dresses that you normally would pass up. Don’t be worried and let them help you reach the picture in your head. You never know, that dress you never thought you would try on could be the one!

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With these tips and trends, we are sure you will be gorgeous on your big day. Remember at the end of the day, it is your wedding, and you can wear whatever makes you confident and happy! Don’t let any negative thoughts or comments ruin this fantastic experience for you. Most importantly, stay true to yourself. No one knows what you like as much as you do!

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