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Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Curvy Brides

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Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Curvy Brides

We previously shared some wedding dress tips for the beautiful curvy brides, read our article: "The Curvy Bride-to-Be!"

As we all know, shopping for a wedding dress can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can become stressful when you can’t find what you want or what suits you.

Being curvy or a plus sized bride doesn’t mean you can’t find the wedding dress of your dreams and look stunning in it. On the contrary, if you follow the tips we have for you, you will look and feel like the most beautiful bride in the world.

So here are some cool tips to help you choose the best dress for your curvy body:

  • Try the dresses that are in your budget range: Plus-size gowns can be pricier than smaller sizes because they charge a higher percentage for more material. So avoid trying on bridal gowns that are not in your price range,  if you fall in love with one you will be disappointed by every other dress you try on later.
  • It’s ok to wear bigger size in wedding dress than in your normal clothes: Bridal sizes are usually smaller than normal clothes, so if you normally wear a size 14 then you will probably need a size 16 in bridal.
  • Choose the right fabrics and designs: Tafetta is a good fabric for curvy brides, as it smoothes everything out. Also avoid strapless designs, and choose styles with sleeves, or straps. Another thing to avoid is heavily-beaded bodices, which can draw attention to areas you would prefer to minimize.