Top Tips when Buying Plus Size Wedding Dresses

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Top Tips when Buying Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Do Your Research

Your wedding dress is the most important (and most expensive) dress you will probably ever wear! Many plus size brides make the assumption that a dress in a size 26 from a standard dress collection is the same as a size 26 in a plus size wedding dress collection – and this is not the case. Plus Size Wedding Dress collection are designed specifically to flatter the fuller figure, and so will have hidden corsetry and structure to support and flatter your figure and show it off to its best advantage. Standard collections tend to generally not add any extra support; they just size the dress up.  Take some time to familiarise yourself with those brands that cater for the larger brides, and focus your attentions on these brands to get the most flattering dress for you.

Do a Little Bit More Research

Once you have identified a bridal store who stocks plus sizes, give them a call to check that they have plus size wedding dress samples available for you to try on. The plus size wedding dress market has grown rapidly in recent years, and many stores now make a point of advertising the fact that they can order dresses up to a size 32 but do not actually have dresses for you to try on.  Here at Florentyna Dawn we go upto a size 50 in wedding dresses and we have plus sizes that you can actually try on. However, this does not always mean that they have samples in store for you to try. So, it is always giving a store a quick ring to check how many plus size dresses they stock and whether they have any in your particular size. It’s not going to be a fantastic dress shopping experience if you get all excited about going there, and then they have one size 16 dress for you to try!  If you head to Florentyna Dawn’s Bridal at 327 London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport  SK7 4PS, then there are plenty of dresses available for you to try.

Be Open to Shapes and Styles

A lot of brides tend to have a vision in their head of what they want to look like on their wedding day, and what styles of dress will suit them. However, you need to be prepared to be surprised and be open minded! Don’t dismiss any particular shape until you have tried it – it might be the one! For example, many brides with a large bust assume that a straight bust line will be the most flattering, and this isn’t always the case – generally speaking a sweetheart neckline is the most flattering for a larger bust. There are so many different shapes and styles of dresses out there; you will definitely find one that flatters your shape. One service that Florentyna Dawn offers is a bespoke service – this means that for an additional charge, we can change our own brand wedding dresses to suit you – for example, you want sleeves we can add them!

Don’t Accept Second Best

There are so many plus size wedding dresses available nowadays that you should never settle for a dress that is just OK. Every bride deserves to look and feel beautiful on their wedding day, and so spend some time dress shopping until you are sure you have found “The One”.  You may not have a specialist plus size wedding dress shop in your area, but you can browse our selection online at  Or, if you can make the trip to Florentyna Dawn at Hazel Grove  to see our dresses in reality this is even better. You will really enjoy the experience and are more likely to find the perfect dress.

Florentyna Dawn

Beautiful Mother of the Bride/Groom outfits in flattering styles to suit any shape.