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Tips When Shopping for a Plus-Sized Wedding Dress The CURVY collection

Updated: Apr 4

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Looking for your wedding gown is stressful for any bride, however, you have absolutely nothing to fear when shopping for a plus-sized wedding guide, as we’re going to give you a few tips to make the experience go by without a hitch.

Ignore the Numbers

To have the best experience when shopping for your wedding dress, don’t bother looking at the sizes. Because higher end brands use special sizing figures, you’re likely to feel discouraged by the numbers you see. Your consultant will find your proper size, so focus on finding dresses you like rather than wondering whether or not it will fit you.

Move Past Your Comfort Zone

For the most efficient wedding dress shopping experience, step outside your comfort zone and try on dresses you never would have dreamed of. If you’re focused on buying an A-line dress, try on a ballgown or mermaid silhouette as well. You never know what something looks like until you try it on.

Don’t Wait to Lose Weight

It’s ok to want to lose a few pounds before getting married, it’ll motivate you to start living a healthier lifestyle. However, because wedding dresses can take several months to come in and get altered, it’s not a good idea to wait until you’ve lost a certain amount of weight before you begin the shopping experience. Dresses can always be taken in if you lose some weight after you’ve found your gown.

Details can Always be Added

So there’s a sleeveless dress you’re in love with but you want to add a bit of coverage to it. Can it be done? Of course, seamstresses can add a multitude of detailing to your wedding gown in order to make it fit your visit perfectly. Don’t be afraid to ask how you can further customize a gown and what costs are associated with it.

Put Comfort First

Weddings typically take up a large chunk of the day. Between the ceremony, reception, travel and wait time in between, you’ll be wearing your wedding dress for several hours, so make sure the dress is comfortable enough to keep you happy. Don’t try to force yourself into a tighter dress and convince yourself you’ll be fine for the entire day. That’s unlikely to happen, and you don’t want to spend your entire wedding miserable and uncomfortable.

A Good Tailor is Essential

Having a seamstress with both skill and experience when it comes to altering bridal gowns is essential, especially if you need more support added to the frame. It’ll make a huge difference in the way everything fits, leaving you with more confidence than you thought possible.

At Blu Ivory Bridal, our dress consultants are dedicated to helping you and your guests feel comfortable in our bridal store. Located in Toronto, Ontario, our bridal shop carries a wide assortment of wedding dresses for every bride. With spacious fitting rooms and lots to choose from, be sure to call us or visit our website to book your next bridal appointment.

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