plus sized bridal gowns for the plus sized beauty
The truth is that while the world is still coming to terms with plus-sized beauties being just as amazing as the stick-thin models we simultaneously hate and envy in our darkest moments, we can find ourselves succumbing to the urge to diet and exercise and try to lose copious amounts of weight in order to fit into the perfect dress. After all, no one wants to feel less than absolutely glamorous on their wedding day. But, with the gorgeous dresses that are available for those of us with beautiful curves, there’s really no reason not to feel like a princess, no matter what our size or shape.
Because finding clothes that accentuate our attributes without highlighting our ample curvature can be stressful enough on a normal day, finding a gown that makes us feel amazing can be infinitely more so. In order to cut back on some of that pressure, take the time to determine what dresses are more flattering for plus-sized lovelies – this can help you to narrow down your choices until you find the dress.
Just because you happen to have a more womanly figure than the models most gowns are shown in doesn’t mean that there isn’t a wedding dress style that is simply perfect for your body type. More and more styles are being shown to highlight the beautiful stature plus-sized women have. If you’re looking for a gown style that doesn’t make you feel like you’re wearing a pretty, shiny sack, here are a few styles that might suit your need to feel like the beauty you are on your special day:
· Empire waist dresses draw the eye up toward the bust, highlighting your spectacular curves in the most flattering way possible. Combined with flowing fabric like gorgeous chiffon, an empire waist dress can turn you into a goddess.
· A-line dresses can actually serve to amplify the inward bow of your waist between the curves of your hips and bust, turning your hourglass figure into something to be admired and envied.
· Ball gown styles with full skirts tend to accentuate the womanly curve of your hip, visually minimizing your waistline.
· Fit and flare styles act much like an A-line, by delineating your womanly curves in a way that makes your shape something that is feminine and graceful.
Embellishments in the form of sparkling jewels, embroidery, gathers, beading and ruching serve a greater purpose than adding interest to the gown, although that’s always a plus. They also serve to draw the eye of the viewer to the areas the wearer would like attention – and detracting from areas they don’t. That’s why finding a gown with embellishments in all the right places is a good idea if you’re trying to get the proper impact from your wedding dress. Here are some of the ways you can simultaneously add to the wow-factor of your wedding gown while taking advantage of the attention those embellishments will garner:
· Ruching and gathers – in the bodice and or in the skirt, especially in the bust line and on the side of the gown, serve to accentuate your womanly curvature while minimizing your waist. They draw the eye to the generous arcs of your body without emphasizing the areas you don’t want noticed.
· Beading, embroidery and rhinestones – adding interest and style to your gown, they also get the attention of the viewer and tend to keep it where you want it.
· Color-contrast – a small trim on the neckline of the bodice – or a bright sash in the inward arch of your waist for hourglass plus-sizes – can serve to catch the eye of the viewer and draw it up to where you want it.