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Plus Size Wedding Gowns - Styles and Suggestions for Plus Size Brides

Plus Size Bridal Gowns
Over half of the women In America wear a size 14 or larger - so half the brides in America are plus size brides!

Bridal magazines - like most magazines - tend to use size 2 models, but don't be fooled that wedding gown designers are ignoring the plus size bride. Plus size wedding gowns are readily available on the internet and many manufactureres are offering a wide range of styles and sizes.

Flattering style suggestions for the bride looking for Plus Size Wedding Gowns...

For a plus size bride who feels self-conscious about her arms, long sleeves are the best choice, be sure to choose a style that has a sleek, fitted sleeve rather than puffy sleeves, which add bulk. Another accessorie option for a plus size wedding gown is a wrap, which you can drape over your arms during the ceremony or throughout the reception.

Bare arms can be very sexy, so don't feel that you must cover up.

A very flattering dress shape is the A-line. These gowns will be fitted through the shoulders and bodice, flowing away from the waist to resemble the letter A. This is a universally flattering shape and a great choice for the plus-size bride!

Another flattering look in Plus Size Wedding Gowns is the empire waist. The waistline begins just under the bust line and is a great way to cover a tummy. Combined with an A-line skirt, this is one of the most popular options for plus-size brides.

Open necklines such as scoop, keyhole, or V-necks are a perfect way to draw attention to your bust line and away from problem areas.

Choose lightweight fabrics like chiffon, lighter satins, and silk shantung, which will graze your figure beautifully, try to stay away from plus size wedding dresses in velvet, crepe and heavy satins which will cling to your body and emphasize any trouble spots. Matte fabrics are also a more slimming choice than those that are shiny.

Choose Plus Size Wedding Gowns with simple designs, they tend to make a bride looking lean, while a lot of embellishments tend to add pounds. Add accessories and jewelry to add sparkle and punch to your wedding gown.

Today there are many wedding gown designers who are catering to the plus size bride.

Here is a partial list of some of the bridal gown designers offering Plus Size Wedding Gowns....

Alfred Angelo, Bonny MT, Diamond Collection, Emme Bridal, Forever Yours, Jim Hjelm, Jasmine, Jessica McClintock, Loralie, Mon Cheri, Mori Lee, Sweetheart and Venus.

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