5 Dress Shopping Tips for Plus-size Brides

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Let's be realistic: Most wedding dresses aren't made with plus-size girls in mind. Sure, there are a lot more options than there used to be, but the cut, length and embellishments of most modern gowns are designed for slimmer figures. Just because society is stuck on small doesn't mean plus-size brides should have to settle for whatever fits.

Any bride, regardless of size, can find her ideal dress -- she just has to know what to look for. To help you find the perfect plus-size gown, we'll explain how straps and sleeves can be used to gain a slimmer silhouette and why wearing a full-skirted dress may give your body a perfect shape.

Keep reading to learn which materials can be used to help any plus-size bride enhance her figure.