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Top Tips for Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping

Top Tips for Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping


by Opus Couture

Worried about finding a dress which flatters your curves and makes you shine like the star you are ? Fear not we have the ultimate guide to finding a plus size wedding dress that makes you feel and 'be' beautiful. 

Be inspired

May we gently nudge (shove) you in the direction of Liris Cross for some inspirational curves and a killer walk. Not only is she the first plus sized model winner of Project Runway, Liris is taking the bridal world by storm and gracing the catwalks of Bridal Fashion Week as the face of award winning wedding designer Maggie Sottero. We love love love Liris and her fresh, honest approach to body confidence.

Try before you buy

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You wouldn't buy a car before test driving it or buy a house before viewing it so why would you buy a wedding dress with trying it on ? Wedding dress shopping can be overwhelming without the worry of whether or not stores will stock sample dresses in your size so if in doubt of what sizes a shop does stock we advise you to ask before you visit.  We've all had a changing room moment (or meltdown), where we’ve ended up hot and flustered trying to squeeze into a dress which won’t budge over our thighs or boobs while all the time turning a deeper shade of red and sweating off our mascara with the effort!  Fear not at Opus the only reason for your mascara running will be tears of joy when you find THE DRESS. Our sample dresses range from size 6 to size 26, we also have additional dresses from our designer ranges, including /Maggie Sottero and Enzoani,  in sizes 14 to size 30 available for you to try during our Curvy Weekend Event, so there’s no need to resort to throwing shapes in the changing room to attempt to squeeze into a dress.

Don’t be scared of trying different styles

Maggie Sottero, plus size wedding dress, fishtail with train, lace
Maggie Sottero, plus size wedding dress, illusion neckline, lace and tulle
Maggie Sottero, plus size wedding dress, sweetheart neckline, lace

When searching for your dream dress don't be afraid to try something new or a little bit different. It's all too easy to revert to a 'safe' option when dress shopping however this is your chance to try different styles and silhouettes to find what works best for you. The style of dress which looks and feels good on you  may surprise you and not be what you expect, shop with an open mind and don't restrict yourself to only trying dresses with sleeves. 

It’s the fit not the size that is important

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It's all too easy to get caught up in numbers and worry about what 'size' your dress is, firstly, believe us when we say that just like high street stores all wedding dress designers work to different size charts and that the actual size means nothing and secondly, when it comes to wedding dresses it's the fit of the dress that matters, not the size. A dress which fits you properly will make you feel and be beautiful on your wedding day. So how do you find a dress with the perfect fit  ? This is where an experienced Opus bridal consultant is your secret weapon as they can advise on the best silhouette for your shape, the best style for your proportions and a flattering fabric that skims rather than clings. 

Opus Curvy Weekend takes place Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February. With extra dresses in sizes 14-30 available to try on and 10% discount you don't want to miss it . Call us on (01294) 824838 0r click here to book online

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Opus Couture

Opus Couture is an Award Winning Independent Bridal Retailer in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

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