Here are Some Things to Consider While Looking for a Plus Size Wedding Dress

Wedding dress shopping can be hectic for any bride, but for plus size bride, it can be actually traumatic. But no worries! Darius Cordell Dresses for brides of any size and shape is the best solution. You can also visit Darius Cordell website in order to know about the incredible creation of his team. In this article, we come up with some points that you need to know about shopping for plus size wedding dresses. Let’s find out:

Find a specialist – It’s necessary to find a specialist or designer who is well versed in plus size dressmaking. You should seek the help of someone who is not only well-informed but also enthusiastic to work with you. One thing to remember is that you are not only paying for the costume but also for the salesperson’s proficiency. Hence, take full benefit and ask ample of questions. Take the advice of your designer as he/she is an expert in their work.

Find a specialist

Get out of your comfort zone – You can check Darius Cordell Reviews if you want to know about other brides experience of ordering online plus size wedding dress. You may be thinking of an A-line silhouette. But if your bridal dress designer suggests a fit and flare that she swears up and down will look stunning on you, then go for it. Actually, he/she is an expert. Hence, keep an open intellect and listen to his/her advice.

Do not worry about the size – Wedding outfits sizes are wacky. In fact, many affordable brands often use street sizes and costly brands use couture sizes. Hence, bridal size will probably be higher than what you would wear in your daily life. This means it’s good to overlook the number completely and focus on the overall look and outfit. So, if you get a gown that helps channel your internal Beyonce, purchase it. No one cares about the number.

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Go Custom – If you do not get the dress that you want because of your size, that’s why custom made dresses are there. A lot of online stores like  Darius Cordell Fashion website offer custom made outfits in any measurements and for all shapes & sizes. Moreover, you can get the custom made the dress at an affordable price. So, for what are you waiting for? Start researching in order to get your dream wedding dress.

A dress can be customized according to you – Maybe you love sleeveless dresses, but this time you are looking for a dress that is a little modest. The best solution is to add sleeves to your dress. Do not hesitate to inquire about particular alterations and the expenses attached. They should be affordable, so customize away.


Wrapping Up

These are a few things that you should remember while purchasing a plus size wedding dress. There are a lot of online websites that offer custom made bridal dress globally. Darius Cordell Bridal dress specialist is one of the best designers who provide custom plus size wedding dresses. In fact, his team can use any image that you have in order to create a replica of your dream dress. Contact Darius Cordell team today and get the best dress for your wedding.



Plus Size Bridal Gowns That Flatter Your Body Shape

Plus size bridal gowns come in an array of styles. But which style will flatter your figure? Which styles should you avoid?

These style details have been found by fashion experts to compliment plus size women.

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You most likely want a dress that will not add width or weight to your figure. You want something that will be slimming to you.


The basic wedding dress silhouettes that work on most plus size figures are the princess wedding gown style, and the a- line wedding dress style.


Asymmetrical front details on plus size bridal gowns, work wonders for slimming the figure. It directs a person’s focal point away from your trouble areas.


“All of the plus size brides I have worked with have all liked the way this style instantly shapes and slims their figures!”


The empire style wedding dress is also good if you don’t have a prominent bust since this style focuses attention on the bust. This style is good for camouflaging a thick waist and is good for the short bride who wants to appear taller.


The sheath wedding dress will work on figures that are balance and have a defined waist. The mermaid style can work on your figure if you have the height, have balanced proportions, have a defined waistline and just a ‘little’ full figured.


wedding dress Wedding dress tips: Plus size wedding gowns that are strapless are not easy to wear and is not the best style choice for most plus size brides.The upper chest, back and armhole areas are not areas easily toned up whether you are plus size or not. But if you are planning on wearing a strapless, “What can you do about that?”

Even though you are a plus size bride… you still can wear a strapless gown. Just make sure the gown isn’t fitted too tightly at the neckline edge, especially when your dress is altered. Wearing a jacket, shrug or wrap will provide coverage if you want to hide your back and upper arms.

For tips on how strapless wedding gowns should fit when altered, click on the link to read the article.


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The above wedding dress is “very forgiving” when it comes to your figure. This a-line wedding dress style is great if you have a pear shaped body. The off the shoulder short sleeves balances the hips. The front panel forms an upward v-point that is slimming if you want to trim the mid-section. And for the bride who is busty, the wide v-shaped neckline is a good neckline choice to minimize the bust area. The lace overlay which will conceal the cleavage, and still gives an open neckline look. Great mature wedding dress choice!




“Pay Attention To The Details On Plus Size Wedding Gowns”


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Make sure all patterns on your dress in the form of lace motif, appliqués and embroidery or attached accessories such as rosettes, are scaled to your size.


Avoid plus size bridal gowns that have details that are ‘too small” because these may look to dainty for your figure. This could be in the form of tiny print or designs in the fabric or lace.


Avoid any style that adds width such as ruffles and tiered skirts on plus size bridal gowns.


Details in the bodice and on the dress near the hem add interest. If you have a prominent bust, you may not want detail on the bodice bustline area, because it will draw the focus of attention there.


The plus size bridal gown in the picture is a great choice for the pear shaped bride and a bride with a large bust. The off the shoulder style balances the hips of pear shaped women. The surplice v- neck and off the shoulder neckline slims the bust line. The pleating over the stomach and waist area camouflages and trims those areas so that if you are a rectangle body shape you can have curves.”


Choose the Best Wedding Dress Style for Your Body Shape


Next you want to determine which overall gown silhouette will enhance your figure. Knowing your body shape type will help you identify which styles of plus size bridal gowns will emphasis the positive while de-emphasizing the negative.

Most women fall in to these classifications— click on the links below for more information.


There are two other shape types for plus size women, which are the apple shape or square shape.


  • The apple shape rounds out from the bust to the hips. There is no defined waistline. May also be narrow in the shoulders. Adding width at the shoulders, for those with narrow shoulders, and width at the hem can give an illusion of a smaller waistline on an apple figure with narrow shoulders.
  • The square shaped body is kind of boxy, with wide shoulders, no waist and squared off at about the hip level.


What are the best styles of plus size wedding gowns for these shapes? The apple and square shapes are best dressed in an a-line and princess line silhouettes.


The empire waist wedding dress style will work also if there is enough fullness to hide the waist and stomach areas. If you have a protruding stomach, this style can hide or call attention to it. It depends on the fabrics used and the placement of the raised waistline seam.


I have seen brides wear body slimmer’s and waist cinchers that flattened their stomachs and cinch in the waist. It is surprising how toned and shapely a person can become when wearing a corset or the right torsolette bra.


Plus Size Bridal Gowns That Flatter Your Body Shape.

Questions to ask your supplier when you buy your wedding dress

We’ve turned today’s blog over to wedding dress experts Hayley Hoyle from The Harrogate Wedding Lounge and Jacqui Baker from Curvaceous Brides to help you solve your dress-buying dilemmas…

When should I start the search for my dress?

“Most wedding dress designers request four to six month delivery and we ask where possible for eight weeks for any alterations that are required when it arrives,” says Hayley. “There are however quicker services and there is always the option of purchasing a gown ‘off the peg’. Almost anything is possible but your choices may be limited with less time.”

What should I wear to an appointment?

“Most girls feel that a supportive strapless bra and a good pair of structured pants that us ladies need from time to time is adequate,” Says Hayley. “Most importantly, be comfy.”

What are the emerging trends at the moment?

“Brides are getting braver! Ruffles are big at the moment. Statement skirts create an instant wow factor; look out for more unusual textures too like feathers! Sleeves and straps are back and provide a very elegant look,” says Hayley.

“Lace continues to be the fabric of the moment and now appears in the form of beautiful corsets on fuller gowns too. A flash of colour for the bride is also a hot look, be it a pair of sparkly Blue shoes, Bright Red lips or even a bright clutch? Whatever you choose, find your style and don’t be afraid to show it.”

Describe a typical appointment at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge.

“When a bride initially comes to see us we firstly sit and have a chat, we want to know a bit about you, your style, and the look you hope to create for your wedding. We then talk you through our range of gowns, our size and price ranges and the different shapes and fabrics,” says Hayley.

“You then have time to browse the selection to choose what you wish to try while we make refreshments for you and your party. As we go through your appointment we have a tendency to throw in a couple of wildcard dresses too, you would be surprised how many times it’s the one.”

What additional costs do I need to budget for?

“Aside from the cost of your wedding dress you will need to think about alterations. Some shops add this in to the price of the wedding dress and some prefer to keep it separate so you only pay for what you need, says Hayley. “You may also want to think about your accessories. Veils, head pieces, jewellery and shoes will all need to be budgeted for.”

I’m trying to lose weight, when should I start looking for my wedding gown?

“All bridal shops will be used to brides changing shape, and they will work with you to determine how much you wish to change and which size you should order,” says Jacqui.

“Delivery time for most gowns is around 16-24 weeks, so you should still start looking for your gown as soon as you can. Give yourself at least six months to ensure you don’t miss out on your dream dress.”

What style of dress will suit me?

“The most important factor in choosing a wedding dress that suits you is your shape, not your size. Your shape will determine which dress style will look amazing on you, and you deserve to look as beautiful as you feel on your wedding day,” says Jacqui. “Your local boutique will be able to advise you on the best styles for you.”


What sizes do plus-size collections cater for?

“Each plus-size wedding dress designer’s collection is different, but they usually start at around a size 16-18, and will go up to around a size 36, says Jacqui. “Wedding dresses are a different size to high street sizes and come up quite small,so don’t be surprised if you need to look at sizes that are a little different to those you would normally wear.”

Do I need to think about supportive underwear?

“A lot of the gowns you try on will have corsetry and boning, but some will be more supportive than others. If you are fuller busted, it makes sense to give yourself some extra confidence on the day, either with a corset or a strapless bra,” says Jacqui. “It will help the bustline of the dress keep its shape and keep you looking fabulous all day.”

Questions to ask your supplier when you buy your wedding dress.

Plus-size Brides: 5 Tips To Looking And Feeling Your Best On Your Big Day |

Plus-sized. It’s a phrase that’s used a lot to define women who wear clothing in the double-digits. Although personally, we have to admit that we prefer words like voluptuous, curvaceous and… stacked. So, if you’re a woman who fits nicely into this demographic, then automatically, you can get excited about just how stunning you’re going to look on your wedding day. Simply by being you.

But if you would like a few tips on things that you can do that will help you to look and feel your absolute best in your dress, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got five proven tips to help you feel and look your best on your big day.

Choose a dress that best complements you
It’s one thing to look at a wedding dress in a magazine and like it, but in order to know if it will look beautiful on you, you should definitely try it on first. And while you’re shopping for one, we feel that it’s a good idea to keep in mind what best complements a plus-sized bride. An A-line skirt offers a flattering silhouette, an empire-gown provides a waistline that falls right below the bust and if you want to be a sexy bride, don’t hesitate to try on a couple of sheath dresses—they are designed in such a way that they are fitted from top to bottom and will show off all of the right things while camouflaging areas that you don’t want to be seen. As far as the kinds of fabrics that work best, blended silk, charmeuse and organza are all truly elegant.

“Build” on the right foundation
Honestly, no matter what size a bride is, she should make sure that she has the right foundation; however, this is especially important if you are a plus-size bride. So, from your bra to your girdle/Spanx to anything else that you’re planning to wear under your gown, make sure that it gives you plenty of support, makes you feel comfortable and looks virtually seamless under your dress.

Don’t be shy with your bust line
If you happen to be a woman who has a full bust, don’t be shy about showing it off. Sweetheart necklines can be absolute show-stoppers, especially if you complement it with a fabulous gemstone necklace.

Get your dress altered
Sometimes a bride can look larger in a dress than she actually is simply because she failed to alter her gown. For most women, losing at least a few pounds before her wedding day is a priority and even five pounds can make a dress fit in a different kind of way. That’s why it’s important to have a formal fitting of your dress as little as 7-10 days before your wedding day to see if any last minute-alterations are needed.

Don’t forget about your hair
This last tip actually has nothing, and also everything, to do with your dress. Being that you want to look stunning from head-to-toe, have fun with your hair. Many stylists recommend that plus-sized brides get their hair cut in layers while adding some highlights to it. By finishing the look off with some flowing waves, you can look picture perfect and also unforgettable to your groom.

As you’re getting ready for your wedding day, remember that being an incredible-looking bride has nothing to do with size. It’s all about finding what works best for you and then…working it!

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