Now that Confetti & Curves is officially back, we thought we would share our top tips for shopping for Plus Size Wedding Dresses so you are completely prepared for your special appointment! If you'd like to read the new Covid-19 guidelines before you visit, they can be found here.
Whether you've been dreaming of your wedding dress since you were five and know the exact specifications you want for it down to the last sequin, or you've never thought about it until your future spouse's mother nagged, "You still haven't gotten your gown?" — we've got you covered on how to choose the perfect plus size wedding dress for you!
The choices can seem overwhelming for sure. No matter your budget, your personal style, or your timeline, check out our plus size wedding dress shopping tips for finding the gown of your dreams — the one you'll love today, on the big day, and in 30 years from now when you look back at your big day photo album!
Below, we’ve laid out all you need to know about shopping for plus size wedding dresses, so sit back, relax, and above all, have fun!
Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping Tips
Leave your comfort zone
You may be married to the idea (pun intended) of an A-line silhouette, but if we recommend a fit and flare that we know you will look gorgeous on you, then give it a go! Trust us, so keep an open mind and heed our advice. Worst-case scenario, you’re just not feeling it. Best-case scenario, you find the dress of your dreams! We have had so many brides walk out of the door with a dress they never would have dreamed of wearing because most girls haven't really had an unbiased personal stylist before, so they just pick within what they are comfortable with!
Learn your lines
There are a few tried and tested styles/shapes that’ll help you begin your journey if you’re not sure where to start: The A-line. A fitted bodice helps mask any perceived imperfections up top while cinching the waist, while a slim A-line skirt effectively masks the hips and thighs without adding volume, thanks to the slender cut. And it’s not just for curvy girls – brides of all shapes and sizes adore this cut, as it’s flattering on literally anyone! But this is just the tip of the iceberg, we have many more lines and silhouettes to share with you on your appointment!
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Don't wait on the weight
We’re all for shedding for the wedding – or really, anything that motivates you to live a healthy lifestyle and feel your best – but don’t wait till you’ve lost the pounds to find your wedding style. Production can take anywhere from three to six months, so wait too long and you may not end up with the dress that you dreamed of. Gowns can always be taken in, so worry about finding your perfect style first and fix the fit later if needed.
Weddings are a marathon and not a sprint
You may have just popped on a dress that you love to look at but if you can't move in it or its uncomfortable you are going to be the most miserable bride.... Just trust us on this. You’ll be up, down and moving around all day and all night long, so you’ll need all your faculties to make it to the finish line. If it doesn't feel right just tell us.
Foundation is key
You've found the perfect wedding dress and it fits like a dream, but make sure your underwear does too! This is a very special day and one that warrants a visit to a professional lingerie store to be measured. Most girls never have an accurate bra size and not only can having the correct size make you look better but it can also greatly increase the support you feel.
Now you are in the right mindset, book your appointment with Confetti & Curves. We are a family business that has been dressing brides for many many years and for us this is a real passion! We have a huge collection of plus size wedding dresses for you to try on and we will make sure you feel completely relaxed and at ease, even during these difficult times!