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5 Dress Shopping Tips for Plus-size Brides


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Choose the Right Materials
Heavy fabrics like taffeta and some types of satin lay better on full figures.
Heavy fabrics like taffeta and some types of satin lay better on full figures.
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If you're a plus-size bride, it's important to choose a material that flatters your body. Fabrics that are easily ruched (ribbed, creased, folded, pleated or laced) such as silk dupioni, satin and taffeta, look great on fuller frames because they conceal imperfections and disguise heavier areas. Stay away from beaded materials and appliqu├ęd details as they'll most likely end up enhancing those spots you'd prefer eyes to avoid.