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Wedding Ideas for Curvy Brides

Wedding Ideas for Curvy Brides

Have no fear, you are with the majority!  Over 47% of ladies in the UK are a size 14 or over, and that’s nearly 50% of the female population.  There are therefore many beautiful, flattering wedding dresses which are designed to flatter the curvy bride.  Just follow our few simple tips:

  • Find a friendly bridal shop who has their wedding dress samples in a larger size for you to try on.  There’s no point in going to a shop which has dress samples in a size 10 – how will you even get an idea as to how the dress is going to flatter you??
  • If you want to look sleek and sophisticated, you may need to forget the fairytale puff ball look and go for a no frills, less is best look.  Try and stay away from dresses which are overloaded with bulky flowers, volumes of fabric or brimming with glitz.
  • Do some research!  Check out the different wedding dress designers who specialise in designing wedding dresses for curvy brides.   Wedding Ideas Magazine features awards, as voted for by their readers, including a category for designers of wedding dresses for curvy ladies.
  • You may want to go to a shop specialising in wedding dresses for the curvy bride – they are sure to make you feel comfortable, knowing that they deal with curvaceous brides all the time, and have a wonderful selection of dresses for you to try on and see how beautiful you will look on your wedding day.
  • Get the right support!   You don't want any drooping going on, or uncomfortable underwires digging in. Make sure you get measured for a bra which fits well and enhances your shape.  If you are going for a strapless look, the bra will need to be strapless and be hidden by the dress as well.  If you need some body support, then ‘magic pants’ may be the answer – such as those suggested by Trinny and Suzannah.  They may just help to smooth out those lumps and bumps, and give you a more sleek, silhoutte look.  Don’t forget to wear your magic control lingerie to your wedding dress fittings, to get a good idea of the effect they will have!
  • Embarrassed about your less than slender upper arms?? Or large bust line? – then go for a style which draws attention away from those areas.  Consider a dress with sleeves, or add a pretty lace bolero or silk shrug.  Want to show off your cleavage?  Then choose a dress which flatters your best assets!
  • Don't forget your wedding jewellery. Here at Girls Love Pearls we have some fabulous designs which may be tailored to suit your individual needs. Are you looking for a wedding necklace in a larger size? Then we can have it tailor made for you. Take a look at our larger sized diamante wedding necklaces, diamante pendants, bracelets and earrings for a wide selection of ideas and all designed to suit your individual wedding day look without blowing the budget! 




For more hints and tips on how to make your day go smoothly, then click on our bridal information pages.  We are adding to them all the time, so make sure you visit us again for up to date ideas and suggestions.