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Wedding Dress Shopping Advice For Curvy Brides

Bridal shopping tips especially for curvier brides to help you look dead-drop gorgeous on your wedding day

Whether you're an apple, a pear (or any fruit in between!) as an experienced bridal consultant we can help you find the silhouette that works best for your shape. Worried that your curves will be a hindrance on your quest for the perfect dress? Don't be!

Check out our helpful tips for curvy brides, below!

Know Your Body Type

Curvy bride or not, it's important to know your body type before you try on gowns. Ask us what styles will flatter your measurements the most—you might be surprised at the amount of options out there. Most curvy girls think they need a dress with an empire waist, but that's not always the case, a lot of styles will look amazing. It's just about knowing what silhouettes will complement the most.

For instance, pear shapes should avoid tight mermaids that accentuate the hips, while apple shapes should steer clear of clingy sheaths. A fit-n-flare is generally a safe option.

Shop For Your Body Now

Even if you're planning to shed some pounds before your wedding, your body type isn't going to completely change. If you lose inches in your bust, that doesn't mean that you're going to lose inches in your hips, order the gown that looks good today. It is a hell of a lot easier to take a wedding dress in that add to it!

Avoid Shiny Fabrics

Shiny fabrics like high-shine satins or fabrics with metallic threads reflect the light and can make you look larger than you actually are.

Structure Is Your Friend

Consider more structured materials like satin, lace and organza for a smoother silhouette. Some chiffons might be okay, but for the most part, clingy fabrics are not so forgiving. Ruching or gathering on the bodice and a lace-up corset are also safe bets, especially if you want to disguise your tummy. A lace-up bodice has more flexibility, so if you lose weight, you can still cinch in your waistline.

Wear Spanx To Your Appointment

Before you visit Confetti & Curves, make sure you're armed with some body shaping undies. Whether you're a size 6 or a size 26, Spanx will smooth out your tummy and hips, you'll stand straighter and feel better.

Invest In Serious Undergarments

Set yourself up for success by investing in good under-the-dress essentials. No matter your size, Spanx and a supportive bra are always a must. A long line strapless bra with extra boning in the bodice will help create a seamless look for bustier brides.

Keep An Open Mind

Trust your us. We know what looks good, we know what works. Even if you think something won't look good on you, at least try it on.

Book your first appointment at Confetti & Curves by clicking here.

Lots of love

Claire & Christine xx


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