Shopping with Sarah: Your Perfect Plus-size Gown


Flaunt It If You've Got It

Believe it: Fitted wedding gowns work for plus-size brides! You've got the curves to fill out a clingy trumpet silhouette, Sarah says. The key to working this style is determining the right proportion. Where the gown flares out -- whether that's at the waist, the hips or the knees -- will help balance your shape. If you're heavier in the bust but have an hourglass shape, a trumpet silhouette will play up those curves. Bottom-heavy brides always look great in a classic A-line silhouette. And consider gowns made with satin and taffeta, Sarah advises. These fabrics have a lot of structure and pull in your shape nicely.

To get smooth lines under your gown, Sarah recommends wearing a long-line bra or a bustier that ends above your hip bones. These undergarments offer support for your bust and smooth the midsection -- they're "perfect for a girl who's chesty," Sarah says. If you want to tame any areas below the waist, you can't go wrong with Spanx, which brides of all shapes and sizes wear to avoid panty lines.

Next, Sarah's got two important reminders for plus-size brides.