As you may have read in our previous blog, there are some simple things to bear in mind when looking for your dream wedding dress, namely your personality, your skin tone and hair colour, where you are getting married, and – most significantly for many brides-to-be – your figure.

In today’s image-conscious society, the majority of women have body hang-ups. For curvy brides-to-be, clothes shopping can be an uncomfortable experience at the best of times because clothing designers and high street stores have traditionally favoured slim figures, but being confronted with an array of beautiful wedding dresses in nothing bigger than a size 16 can be pretty upsetting.  So our top tips for finding your dream plus size wedding dress focus on choosing the right wedding boutique as the starting point for your search.

Find a wedding dress shop with a good range of plus size wedding dresses – many wedding boutiques say that they stock plus size bridal gowns but in reality they may only have a small number of dresses in a limited number of sizes

Contact wedding boutiques before your visit – ask them how many plus size dresses they stock, what sizes are available, and check that they’re within your budget, before you arrange to visit

The staff in bridal stores with a good range of plus size wedding gowns will be experienced in advising brides-to-be on how to choose the most flattering styles for their individual shape.

Lastly, don’t forget about your wedding underwear! Most wedding dresses are designed with structure in the bodice in particular, but there is no substitute for properly-fitted underwear. Again, the staff in wedding dress stores with a decent selection of plus size dresses will be able to advise you on what kind of underwear would be best for different styles of gowns. Don’t be afraid to ask!

The Perfect Wedding Outlet in Shotton Colliery has one of the best selections of plus size dresses in the North East at massively discounted prices, up to size 30.

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