Body positivity is a relatively emerging concept and it goes hand in hand with size inclusion when it comes down to the clothing and apparel industry. Almost all the leading fashion brands talk about plus-size models and size inclusion. In fact, this year some remarkable ramp walks by plus-size models were seen at four major fashion weeks.
Shopping for plus size dresses in a world filled with fashion brands focusing on the thin and linear figures has always been a task hard enough to accomplish. It must have been both, time-consuming and cumbersome to go around hopping from one store to another, whether online or physical, since not many brands were focused on including people with larger sizes in their target market.
To add to the flare, imagine a plus size bride looking for a plus size wedding dress and ending up with not many options to choose from. However, things have changed over the past two years and since 2017, many fashion campaigns have championed the cause of plus size women and supported size-inclusive dresses.
If you are plus size bride-to-be, planning on a shopping trip to buy yourself a wonderful larger sized wedding dress, then keep in mind the points that have been mentioned below.
1. Not All Brands Offer Plus Sizes: Before you decide to venture out into the shopping arena, it would be a good practice to do a little bit of research on the brands which actually offer plus size wedding dresses and brands that do not. This will help you save time and effort on your part. If you go out shopping without knowing this information, you may have to put in a lot of effort entering and leaving shops, inquiring about your size and may even have to return empty-handed. So, to save yourself from a futile evening and disappointment, it is better to make informed decisions about which brands’ outlets you really should go to and which you should not.
2. Choose the Style which Compliments Your Body Shape: Once you get the hold of names of the brands with plus size bridal outfits, the second thing you need to do is find out your body shape and select the designs and styles accordingly, whether hourglass or apple, no matter what is the shape of your curves. The point you need to keep in mind is that when you try a dress on and it does not really accentuate the best parts of your curvy body, instead it ends up highlighting them in an unattractive way. All that you need to do is you simply go for the dresses with cuts and designs that will uplift your body shape. If you have got a heavier bust, you might as well experiment with the V-necklines or deeper necks. Similarly, you may experiment with A-line gowns or sleeveless maxis. Whatever you want, always remember, the dress you choose for your big day must compliment your body shape and personality.
3. For Adjustments Go To A Referred Tailor: Once you have bought the dress and start having second thoughts about making adjustments to it, such as getting the sleeves removed or attached may be, then you must always go for the tailor who is trustworthy. Ask around your friends and pees, after all, it is your wedding day and nobody wants to have their big day ruined by finding out the blunders at the last moment. Hire someone with experience and good repute of handling the wedding dresses.
Just a little homework coupled with an effort can get you the prettiest wedding dress. So what if you are the plus-size?