Plus Size Wedding Dresses: Dress Review

Spring has sprung among us fast! That means weddings are underway! Being a plus size bride can seem to be a challenge. Only because you’re making it that way. Finding a dress for any size woman is complicated. You are shopping for your WEDDING DRESS; it is not going to be easy. Your wedding dress carries so much sentimental value, so everyone searching for thee best dress for thee best day in their life finds it to be a challenge.

There is of course, the obstacle of wedding shops having limited amounts of plus size dresses available to try on. That is obviously a pain, and this is something that will be discussed more in depth in a later blog. But for now, I will review the following styles that are available at David’s Bridal.

I have had the opportunity to try on a few of their recently released and popular styles. People often look down on David’s Bridal dresses, I am assuming this is because they are economically priced and all over; however, David’s Bridal has exclusive brands and beautiful modern and couture style dresses.

Dress #1 I have never been a fan of trumpet style wedding dresses. Looking at the pictures, I’m sure you see why. It’s not just because trumpet style dresses are not very flattering on me, but because trumpets look more like a prom dress and suitable for a very fancy occasion rather than a wedding dress. This is only my opinion.

What is nice about this dress is that it is very flattering in the bust and waist. The sweet heart neckline sculpts the bust nicely, and the belt helps to break up the bust from the waist drawing negative attention away from the bust. Lace is often associated with grandma dresses; however, the lace on this gown is soft and subtle. Too many times we see plus sized ladies in thick satin dresses. Sometimes satin dresses are beautiful, but too many times on full figured women the satin dresses make the women look even thicker and adds bulkiness to the appearance. Lace dresses, such as this one, will not add any bulkiness to your appearance. This dress was also comfortable, which is important. 😉

For those seeking a trumpet style dress and are busty, I highly suggest the skirt be full like this one. Better yet, a skirt fuller than this one is even better.

Style # 9V3680
Style # 9V3680

Dress #2 Princess Tiana would approve of this dress, especially if it was green. This is a true princess dress (ball gown). I definitely felt like one while I was in it. What I love about this dress is all that it contains. It has lace, organza, beautiful bead work, and layers of ruffles. The neckline is a slight sweet heart. Which draws positive attention to the bust. Because it is a slight sweet heart it minimizes the appearance of the bust. The skirt begins right above the hips. This creates and establishes curves, which draws the waist in. This style dress looks great on fuller busted women. Despite being heavy op top, the bottom containing a full skirt helps to balance it out. This style dress will also look great on women who are apple (barrel) shaped. The full skirt hides the slim hips and tummy.

Style #8CWG568
Style #8CWG568
Style #8CWG568
Style #8CWG568
Style #8CWG568
Style #8CWG568

This Oleg Cassini is beautiful with or without a sash. I love the soft touch of color added to a wedding gown. A sash is a great way to add personal touches and a way to make a dress your own. You can always do this by creating something of your own, buying one from the store, or maybe even using something borrowed or old from a special loved one.

Dress #3 What I love most about this wedding dress is that it is simple yet gorgeous! The beauty of it is the simplicity and dab of sparkle. Drop waist gowns have always been my favorite. You’re able to have a drop waist in many ways: simple, layers, ball gown, sparkly, etc. This gown has an asymmetrical skirt with a few pleats, very tasteful in style. The sash is added to it, which assist with breaking up the waist and bust. The neckline is subtle and sweet. Perfect gown for those who want to look fabulous, but not over the top. I highly recommend this style dress for pear shapes and hour glass figures.

Notice the two different sashes. One is chunky and the other is thin. Just like the ball gown, you can add many different types of sashes to this dress. That is one of the benefits to a simple dress.

I hope that this dress review of three different styles assist those of you searching for a dress. I suggest you try on the various styles so you’ll know which style looks best on you and which one you feel the most confident in.

I really miss helping ladies find their wedding dresses, but I am glad that I have the opportunity to share with you guys on my blog. If you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share please comment below.

Happy wedding dress shopping jewels!

Ball Gowns on Plus Size Women


It’s the first of the year and many women are beginning to plan their weddings that are this year. Very very exciting! Everyone knows that the biggest thing about a wedding is THEE DRESS!!! It is so important to find the perfect dress. As someone that works in the bridal industry, I know what it means to find the right dress. You’ve found Mr. Right, now you have to find the right wedding gown. The search can be very intense. Many women have no idea what they are looking for. Some women do. But, today its all about the gorgeous ball gowns.

dresses_549-chiffon-white-1_2Love how this shows off a great figure!

I have tried on wedding dresses before; however, today I was told to try on a ball gown. The store I was at, had just received a new ball gown in plus size. The minute I walked in the manager requested that someone of my stature try on this dress. I agreed to do it. I have always known that whenever I get married that I would get a ball gown dress. Trying on this dress confirmed it! I loved everything about the fit.(I would post a picture; however, this dress could be the one I go back for whenever my time comes, lol. So I don’t want everyone to see it.) Bottom line, this dress, even if it is not my wedding dress, has made me a fan of ball gowns.

plus_size_ball_gown_v_neck_court_train_satin_wedding_dress_with_beading_4111_1This style truly brings the waist in, making it appear to be small.

Many brides have told me that they do not want a ball gown because they want to show off their figure in a mermaid or trumpet dress. Ball gowns show off shape too. I am very busty, I have a proportionate waist, and proportionate hips. The ball gown dress made it seem as though I had an hourglass figure. Because of the size of my breast I naturally have a small waist. But my hips are not very wide. So with the ball gown on, my breast are nice and perky, lol, my waist looks AMAZING, and no one knows if I have wide hips or hips proportionate to my body. Talk about the perfect figure!

romantic-organza-sweetheart-court-train-ball-gown-plus-size-wedding-gown-with-ruffles_2013060537The ruffles are so fun!

On top of all of this, the ball gown dress that I tried on had ruffles. The layers of ruffles made the skirt very full. And boy, was the skirt fun to play with and twirl in. I do not see how anyone can pass up a fun dress, such as a ball gown, to wear something fitted to your body just to show off a figure. Why not have both? Now, I am not against mermaids, but I must say that more people need to give ball gowns a chance. EVERYONE these days are wearing mermaids. Think about it like this, “Do you honestly want to wear the same style dress as everyone else, on YOUR big day?” I know that  I don’t want to, and no one should. Also, keep in mind that not everyone can wear a mermaid style dress, and like wise with ball gowns. You must find the style that suits your body shape. You want to look your best on your wedding day. Do not settle with looking okay; just because everyone else is wearing a certain style, does not mean it is for you.

dresses_551-organza-white-1_2Figure flattering!

All in all, I think everyone should try on at least one ball gown on before deciding it is not the style for them. The cut of it, truly makes a woman look amazing, especially a full figured, curvy woman.

If you have questions about wedding dresses just leave a comment below.

Best wishes to those searching for THE RIGHT DRESS!