plus size dresses and clothing for the fuller figure

Bridal Gowns & Dresses in Plus Sizes

Browsing through wedding magazines may give the impression that all the great styles are for thin women, yet there are literally thousands of stunning designs specially created for the fuller figure.

With beautiful wedding gowns available in sizes right up to a 32 , including styles by leading designers, the only problem is to narrow down your choice and actually pick just one dress !

You probably already know what your best features are - your arms, legs, ankles, neck ... whatever they are, choosing a style to make the most of them will make you feel confident and happy on your special day.

Adding detail to the areas you wish to draw attention to will work - or adding details away from the parts of your body you want to hide can also be a successful style strategy.

For example, if you have a shapely chest, adding detail and beading across the bust can be very attractive.  Or, if your neck is your best feature, choosing a v-neck style can help to make the most of it.

In general, the A-line style can work well for the curvier woman - drawing attention to and making the most of the right parts of her curves.  The latest collection from style guru Vera Wang include many strapless designs with pretty bows and soft organza-like fabrics.

Make a note of how important getting the right hairstyle is to your entire look - as it accessorising - the right hair accessories and simple jewelry can make or break even the most perfect of gowns.

For the more adventurous woman , adding a little flounce and flair could be fun and looks just fabulous in photos - add a simple wrap for that elegant look.

For a more informal look, there are some gorgeous styles that will look stunning, but without making you feel like a big meringue. 

A simple white or cream gown with a flattering neckline, gathered at the waist and flowing to the ankles - set off with beautiful heels - can look abModern halterneck style wedding dress - perfect for flattering full figured womensolutely breathtaking.  Many first time brides getting married in church or chapel still choose to have a dress with a train, so beautiful as they walk up the aisle.

What about colours - you may wish to try a colored dress, or perhaps something trimmed with another color .

This style would also look fabulous to wear for a romantic beach wedding.

If you're buying on a budget , want great style but without it looking cheap , why not have your dress made for you ?

Find a seamstress who you are confident in and ask her to make up the dress of your choice - this can save you a large chunk of the full shop price whilst helping you to have the plus size gown of your dreams. 

Bridal Accessories

There's a phrase "less is more" and this may well be the case for many brides. 

Understating your jewelery and hair accessories can help make sure that it's you and your beautiful gown that are being admired.

Dresses for the Vintage Loving Bride

Whilst they may not be prevalent in magazines, increasingly brides are choosing dress designs that reflect styles from a bygone era - from celtic inspired gowns , to medieval dresses and renaissance themed weddings. 

Whatever your desire, you can find sewing patterns or seamstresses to recreate many of these vintage designs on eBay or online.

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Useful Resources

Free Wedding Dress Catalogs - if you're looking for inspiration on style & design, what the new fashions are from the catwalks, getting a catalog to browse may be cheaper than buying a pile of bridal magazines ! 

Hairstyles for the Curvy Woman - ideas to help create looks to flatter your figure