Mar 02 2020
Plus Size Fashion Myths
1. You should settle for less trendy styles
Sometimes well meaning people in our lives may tell us we should stick with what we can find because we may not actually find what we want. Some boutiques may just have a limited selection of gowns in your size. You don’t have to settle! While it’s true not all brands were created to be size inclusive, the number of brands that cater to every bride is growing.
2. You have to stick to certain silhouettes (the dreaded triangle, pear, rectangle).
If you have been to a bridal boutique looking for sizes above 8-10, you know that they are difficult to find. It’s a real struggle, and can be discouraging. That being said, don’t let the minimal selection of smaller bridal boutiques cramp your style. Even if you know what you want, it’s always good to try a different silhouette to see if you like it, you might surprise yourself! Try these styles with sleeves, or V-necklines, or form fitting Trumpet styles with illusion lace.
3. You have to wear a loose fitting gown
A salesperson or well-meaning relative might have told you to stick to loose fitting styles (i.e. A line, cupcake, ball gown, mermaid…). These silhouettes are lovely, but not your only option. Trumpet, Fit and Flare, and Off-the-Shoulder are also great options and it’s all about the gown fit. Find the best size you feel comfortable in and a tailor you trust who can take your look to the next level. Also, your gown doesn’t have to be too tight because the store only has smaller sizes...It’s always better to go bigger and have the gown taken in.
4. You can’t try before you buy
Another point about shopping in bridal boutiques that don’t carry the size but still try to sell you the dress… Nothing makes any customer, including us, more frustrated. To pay for the full gown and hope it fits? Definitely not necessary. More brands offer inclusive sample sizes, and if they don’t they should. Trying before you buy is still the best way to choose the gown you will fall in love with. Try a boutique that tailors to your needs, a pop-up, or home try-on options.
5. You should avoid Illusion/Naked styles
This is more of a style choice than a rule like a lot of fashion advice. Not only were rules meant to be broken but sometimes they don’t represent who we are. If you want to feel like a celebrity a-lister on your wedding day then go for this trend. With the right undergarments and lining color, a girl of any size can own this look. If you like this trend, there are stunning beaded fabric gowns waiting to be tried on and turn heads! Try this stunning lace gown or this illusion long sleeve gown.
6. You should buy a gown your guests will love
Your wedding gown is for you! What a crazy idea right? But not really… At the end of the day, your wedding is about celebrating you and your partners union. Not so people can be wowed or not offended by your bridal look. This isn’t Four Weddings, this is your big day! So choose a gown you absolutely love and feel confident in and your friends will love it too.