Oct 15

Plus size

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The thing about curves…

What the wedding industry deems as plus sized is just a bunch of regular sized woman who are beautiful and healthy. My average bride is not usually at size 5 or below but a healthy size 8 or higher. Sometimes much higher.

Is she any less special, any less loved? Any less beautiful? Not to me and especially not to the one she is marrying. So in this article we will celebrate the curvy divas. You will find links to designers who carry Plus Size bridal wear and those who specialize in Plus size bridal wear and accessories as well as links to bridal shows of plus sized brides and photo shoots on their sites. Enjoy!

These three retailers/designers offer beautiful fashions for women with curves in addition to the regular sized bridal gowns. Most bridal designers are carrying larger sizes, but as it turns out, the experience can be daunting as most of the floor samples are geared toward smaller sized women. when done right, the designs take into consideration how best to show off the curvaceous bodies without losing  style and beauty. Note how the designs still show off an ample bust, a defined waistline and flow into shapes that are appealing, balanced and appropriate. You may find some designers charge more for larger sizes but designer Alfred Angelo specifies on his site he does not.

 Alfred Angelo

Alfred Angelo


David’s Bridal Woman


Julietta by MoriLee

Mori Lee

Style 3140 Crystal Beaded Embroidery on Lus  

The next set of bridal gown providers specialize in plus size gowns for the beautiful voluptuous woman. The great thing about that is that they are fully in the know about the concerns you may have. They know right away what will fit you best, be the most forgiving and fabulous!

Sydney’s Closet

Sydney's Closet - We Size Up Glamor


Callista Bride designed for brides with bust sizes of 46-57 inches.


Style #: 4188Style #: 4188 Style #: 4150


CurvyGirls Bridal

 lauded as the largest plus size boutique in the country Fairfax,Va

Divine Curves Bridal

 providing for luscious sizes 18 and up in Oklahoma City


Giosetta Klassen Camilla Located in Utah


log awesome online wedding dress designer, blogger and plus size fashionista.

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These are just a few stand out plus size retailers. There are many more out there just waiting for you to find.The thing about curves is that you may not be fat, but voluptuous. Women are beautiful at many sizes and a wedding day is a wonderful day to show off that beauty. Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day and that can be accomplished with a great fitting dress. You don’t have to feel out of place any more at your local bridal salons. There are great retailers that have taken on the responsibility of making our lovely luscious bodies feel and look beautiful. Stylish designs, forgiving cuts for the hips, extra hold for the bust lines, sassy draping and sashes to give flowing movement to every step down the aisle and for a night of dancing.

Don’t forget to make sure that you have the appropriate under garments for your dress style and body. Working from the inside out helps to pull off these amazing looks.

We salute the store owners who have taken on the task of making every woman who is not a single digit size feel beautiful. We salute the sales people who don’t look down their nose when a pleasantly plump bride walks through the door. And finally we salute the designers  who realized that there is a huge market for women of size and make dresses that look stunning on women of all sizes, shapes and curves.


♦ Here is a great online article titled The curvy girl’s engagement guide from PLUS Model Magazine


Wedding Officiant, Blogger and Amateur Photographer
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