5 Dress Shopping Tips for Plus-size Brides


Don't Be Bullied

This is your wedding, your dress and, regardless of your size, you should never have to settle. Salesclerks may try to convince you to select a gown that's less than flattering because it fits and they have it in stock, but you should hold out until you find something you really want.

Take a few friends with you to get some honest feedback and opinions, and don't be afraid to call ahead and ask what sizes are carried in a store before you make the trek over there. Numerous bridal shops are looking for your business, so don't give up until you find that perfect dress!

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  • Bashor, Kim. "How to Find a Plus-size Wedding Dress." Amy Kuschel.com. May 21, 2009. (Sept. 5, 2010).http://www.amykuschel.com/story/how-find-a-plus-size-wedding-dress
  • Fenoli, Randy. "Tips and Ideas for Plus Size Brides." Kleinfeld Bridal. March 20, 2009. (Sept. 5, 2010).http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/blog.cfm?postid=1005&posttitle=Tips-and-Ideas-for-Plus-Size-Brides
  • Pollick, Amy. "Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Plus Size Women." Happy Living. 2009. (Sept. 5, 2010).http://www.happynews.com/living/clothing/wedding-dress-shopping.htm
  • Sutton, Emily, part owner of Mia Bridal Couture. "Bridal Attire Shopping for the Plus-size Woman." YouTube. (Sept. 5, 2010).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQeZRdi8na8&feature=player_embedded


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