Hi I’m getting married in October 2019 . I’m terrified to go dress shopping since having my 2 sons, there’s 18 months between them ???? my body’s completely changed and I’ve put weight Ect. Im a total dress phobic, like I’ve Always though that dresses are for skinny pretty woman and not me. So I’m totally out of my comfort zone here. What I’m trying to say is will there be any dresses for a plus size bride to try on and will anything suit me. So scared to even go near a dress shop. Btw I’m a size 20/22 in jeans and pear shaped figure 5ft11. I love the look of the tea length dresses since we are having a small casual wedding just 40 guests all family only.
100% try a corset dress on! Will tuck you in girl!!
Check on-line for plus size wedding dress suppliers. It think there is one called curvey brides. Also, I bought mine from Debenhams online so that I could try on at home and send back if I didn't like it but it was exactly what I wanted.
There are shops for curvier brides so you won’t feel like none of the dresses are right for you. The beauty of wedding dresses is there are so many and they are all tailored and designed to make you look your best. Don’t worry you will look beautiful and don’t let your body worries ruin your day. Your hubby to be married you for the person you are and I’m sure he will think you are at your most beautiful on your big day xx
I’m going for tea length too but I tried other gowns on just for fun, I’m plus size & was pleasantly surprised by the lace up gowns they hide a ton of sins!
I bought my dress today in a 22 and I had loads of choice! Went to two boutiques and WED2B and had the most wonderful time! I was the same as you, I’ve been putting shopping off more and more but honestly, I came away with a beautiful dress that I feel fabulous in! Xx
I’m a size 22, am getting a corset dress, makes me feel amazing and my waist looks so small.. look up wedding dress shops that stock dresses designed for curvy brides such as calista or Phoenix plus.. have fun..
You can be a size 8 or a size 28 and everyone has bits of their body they don't like. I found most wedding dresses I tried on are quite structured so actually look much better on than a normal dress. Go for it! You will know when you find one that is right. X
You will look a million dollars on your big day. Try on a few different styles and you will soon know what you will be most comfortable in. You may even be surprised that a dress you thought may not suit you is the one and makes you feel like a princess. Enjoy the experience and make it one to remember. There is the perfect dress out there for everyone xxx
I went to 88 bridal first, plus size specialist in london, once I did that I went a tried normal dresses, it was good to not feel completely massive first, as I was also scared x
Shops with always get curvier woman going in there and will always make you feel comfortable, everyone is beautiful in their own way! Never be afraid, there will always be something out there for everyone x
Im a size 24 and i went to wed 2 b they made me feel really comfortable and i bought my dress from them they were amazing hope this helps x
I'm sure there will be a dress out there for you
You have 20 months. Try and lose some weight in the coming year then go dress shopping. You can do it. You will look.beautiful.on the day
Relax, you've got loads of time! Take your time, visit dress shops and try things on to figure out what you like and what suits you. There is no obligation to buy something there and then. The more you see yourself in a dress, the more comfortable you will feel about it. Take a good, honest friend with you for moral support and advice. And don’t feel rushed into making a decision yet, you’ve got acres of time. Anyway, dresses come in all shapes and sizes, just like brides do.
Hi I have 2 daughter's 15 months apart both c-section babies and a size 20-22. I went dress shopping 6 weeks after I had our last daughter. The dresses I tried on we're to small for me but I wanted one with a corset back so didn't look to bad. I tried on 4 dresses in total went back to the first one as I just fell in love with it. Hope you get the dress of your dreams and have a lovely experience as I believe every bride to be should and congratulations xx
I'm a similar size to you (slightly bigger) and I went here. Cannot recommend them enough - I had no idea about what would suit me so they went through all the shapes, worked out what worked on me, and then let me hit the rails with my new knowledge. Found the most amazing dress, and I felt fantastic on the day. Reasonable prices too http://www.heavenlybodiesbridal.com/
Not sure whereabouts your from but there’s an amazing bridal outlet in Ashton-under-Lyne, manchester. It’s a family run shop and the woman is an amazing dress maker. She can make whatever you want to suit your shape. I’m getting mine from there and she is so reasonably priced. I’m getting my dress (£1500 dress elsewhere), veil and all my alterations including the back turned from corset to buttons for £730. Her name is Victoria Rogerson and people come from overseas to her shop. Xx
I would highly recommend corseted dress! I'm a size 18-20 and i feel amazing in mine. Pulls me in, in all the right places.
Wed2b do gorgeous dresses for curvy brides as well. I've always been self conscious about my size but they made me feel brilliant there. Best of luck finding your dream dress. Don't let your size stop you from enjoying the experience. I'm sure you'll look incredible xx
Bear in mind bridal dresses come up small! I’m a 14-16 and some dresses I was trying on were 16-18!
Justin Alexander now do gorgeous gowns for all sizes and shapes
I was exactly like you! I looked around a few shops- with what I saw to be the more commercial shops stocking less larger dresses sizes to try on- the image of them trying to fit me into a size 10 (18/20 at the time). Try a more local shop or wed to be :) you will find the right dress, but don’t be afraid to try one your never think would suit you! I have started to loose weight through Sw (even online or group if you can) and would totally recommend doing it for a little and your confidence will grown to try on dresses! Take one person who is supportive but you aren’t embarrassed to giggle with if the dress doesn’t suit you! Good luck :)
Tea length dresses look awesome on curvier figures and there are loads of companies that do tealength online. I used to be bigger than I am now- bigger than the size you say you are and this kind of a line, 50s silhouette is really flattering!
I am also getting married in Oct 2019 :) I haven't even started looking at dresses yet. I also have two very young children 21 months apart. I only have a stone to lose, but I definitely feel different. I'm hoping I will lose it before the wedding. You will look great what ever size your wedding dress is :) x
I was exactly the same minus the kids & size 26, i was petrified of trying dresses on but i went to a great shop was made to feel confident & found one i feel really confident in. Most shops have plus size ranges now just look online for your local area x
Get and a line skirt, I am pair shaped x
Wed2be they are brilliant x
Hi, where are you based? If you're anywhere near Portsmouth pop in and see Creatiques. I found my dress there and they had an amazing range of dresses in plus sizes...i'm a size 20. I also had a couple of bad dress shop experiences but the team at Creatiques really made me feel at ease. Once I was over the shock of the first dress I felt much more comfortable.
You will look beautiful...... there are some stunning dresses out there for us larger ladies. Never put yourself down..... we always see the worse in ourselves. Keep smiling x
I'm a 16/18 and got my wedding dress from Lindy Bop. I went for a cream polkadot tea dress and added peach and pale blue accessories, including a blue petticoat to go underneath. I felt like curvy Audrey Hepburn and utterly fabulous!
I was a plus size bride. I don't know your location bit of went to davids bridal in Stratford London and there were so many to choose from on all sizes and styles. I was a size 22-24 and I loved my dress x
Tea length a brill for hiding things on a bigger bride I'm nearly 7 months pregnant in this pic and normally a 16 if that helps?
I went and had a look at some dresses about 4 months after having my daughter (excuse the pink straps of my maternity bra ). I'm a 20/22 and 5ft 11", and found an a-line dress to be the most flattering x
we are all different shapes so much more choices these day for larger ladies and take a freind with you no need be afraid enjoy it
there is a lovely dress out thete waiting for you x
As soon as you said tea length it made me think of vintage 1950's !! There are some fantastic tea length Vintage 1950's dresses on the following websites ( uk based , not China ) .......
Scarlet & = forgotten whole name but will locate it & return with name , perfect for curvy large size ladies .....
october 2019 is ages away, I am a similar size and I have started swimming and running and eating healthy, already lost weight and down to a 16-18 and been doing it from beginning of jan - im getting married april 2019 - i am doing it so i feel good, obviously not saying you should, its totally up to you but if you want to then you have plenty of time and can shop for a dress a few months into the year next year. im not even trying any on until a few months before the wedding as size can differ up and down
The shops I went to said the average shop holds size 6-30 in stock but not in every dress. When I was trying dresses I was a size 18 and there were lots of choices to try on x
If you or anyone else on here is a plus size and fancies a trip up to the North East, I can’t recommend Just the way you are enough. It’s a fantastic feeling knowing that every dress you try on will fit (most important!!) and will flatter your fuller figure. Best experience I could have ever had and I dreaded it so much. And Sophie is just an angel.
Don't you dare embrace your self here me in my wedding day i didn't car what people thoughts was I embrace who I am and after two kiddies my self my youngest when got married only being 17 months old
Go to wed2be they have plenty of larger sizes.
Ps, if you are in the north east. Go to House of mooshki in Seaham. Gorgeous vintage tea length dresses. Some longer length! Have plus sizes as well! Looks lush on plus size curvier girls!! They also have suppliers around the country. Google house of mooshki and check their stockists. Gorgeous dresses!!
Don’t panic at all. I was a size 18/20 at my wedding and had an amazing in shop experience which meant I felt fab on the day.
If you’re willing to travel, then visit Celebrating Curves in Sheffield. Jane is absolutely amazing and makes you feel so good. You’ll want to go back time and time again as she makes it a fantastic experience for larger ladies.
Im plus size and i got a lacr tealength dress and had it changed to a corset back . I adored it. Shops have stuff for plus size brides and im sure you will look fabulous x
Of course there are dresses to suit you... I went for a curvy dress as they cater for girls with big boobs / bums etc
Looks amazing on me & this is the second time I've ever worn a dress!!
You will find your dress & look amazing