Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress When You’re a Curvy Girl
Every little girl dreams of looking like a princess on her wedding day, and your bodies size and shape should not hold you back from fulfilling that dream. All women come in different shapes and sizes, even plus size and curvy girls. Did you know that plus size women can define their shape as hourglass, pear, apple, or boys shaped just like thinner women do? Knowing your shape is the first step to choosing a beautiful wedding gown that is not only flattering, but also something you can be comfortable in. Here are some other tips to help you choose the perfect wedding gown.
Invest in quality undergarments. No matter your size, a lot of women overlook the importance of well-fitted undergarments. By choosing great and flattering undergarments you are setting yourself to look even better in your wedding gown. It’s probably a good idea to invest in your undergarments before you go wedding dress shopping, that way you can try on dresses using your own undergarments since not many stores have plus-sized undergarments for you to borrow. You will want to invest in a bra with straps that can be worn in several different ways such as strapless, halter, or one shoulder. Make sure the panties are comfortable since they are what you will be wearing the entire day of your wedding. You will also want to make sure that they are sexy as well as comfortable so that you will feel beautiful and confident through and through.
Avoid large details and prints. When shopping, be sure to steer away from gowns that have large bows, lots of beading, or embroidery. These types of details can add bulk to your figure and make you appear larger than you really are.
Choose colors carefully. Just like with thinner brides, plus size brides should be familiar with their skin tone and what colors look the best on them. Pure white does not flatter everyone’s skin tone. A lot of brides with paler skin toners or even darker skin tones lean towards ivory, champagne, or a host of other colors that they know will flatter and accent their skin tone and body type.
Don’t limit yourself when you are trying on gowns to what they have in the plus sized section. There are lots of gowns that they may have in a smaller size at the store that can be ordered in a larger size. Even if you can get it on, have the drape in over your neck so that you can get the basic idea, or have the put it on and not lace it up. There are lots of versatile gowns out there that look great on every women, so don’t limit yourself to what dress shops and designers have labeled as “plus sized” gowns.
Know your body type. Only you can know what looks flattering on your body’s shape and style. By knowing your body type you will open up more doors with more possibilities when it comes to finding your perfect dress.
As with every decision you make for your big day the most important thing to do is to go with your instincts. When you find that perfect dress you will know and you will feel beautiful, sexy, and confident in it for your big day. Remember, every woman deserves to look amazing on her wedding day, so don’t limit yourself because of your size or the shape of your body.