Plus-Sized Bridal FUN!

As a plus sized girl, I’ve always found it difficult to get the cute clothes that fit me well! I’m a tall size 22 and that seems to be the size of the season in plus sized stores. So, whenever I shop, I have to pay full price (no sales on this size). So, to justify the price, I often find myself just wearing what I buy until it gets holes in it.

Yes, I was hopeful in the beginning to not be plus size when it came time for the wedding, but now that I’m a little under 5 months away from the big day, it’s time to face the music!

I remember reading on The Knot about all the cute bridal accessories available in stores and online. The problem?

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See that in the red circle? Highest size is a 10!! :( Do I dare DIY? Well, when it comes to clothes, I’d rather leave it to the professionals. So, no DIY rhinestone shirt.

Then, Mom Ballet Flat showed me a beautiful dress (possible rehearsal dress) on a plus sized designer’s site called Kiyonna, and within the site, I found the bridal shop! A PLUS SIZED bridal shop! :)

Let’s just say I’m gonna go a little purchase happy whenever it gets closer to the wedding! This apparel goes up to 3x and even some styles go up to 5X on this site.

Check out a sampling of what they have!!

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Do any of you plus sized brides out there have any other bridal apparel websites to share?

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Mrs. Ballet Flat

Location:
New Orleans
Wedding Date:
May 2014

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    liane4tino, Guest @ 8:02 pm

    Have you ever tried advantage bridal? I believe they sell plus sizes there too. They have really cute stuff too. You’ll be on there for hours! :^) Good Luck!

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    seabreeze 972 posts, Busy bee @ 10:20 pm

    You are so talented, I have faith you could DIY an awesome tank or undies… or hey, better yet, have a DIY PAR-TAY with your best girl buds (then maybe while you’re pouring wine, they’ll make them for you! hee hee). Though I admit, I do like the iron-on transfer idea above.

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    neffbot, Guest @ 12:05 am

    Wow, this post SO resonated with me! But don’t fear, through the miraculous power of the internets you too can have an awesome trousseau!

    For the dreaded wedding dress shopping – I actually called ahead to stores to ask if they had plus sized sample dresses. Be aware that even if they don’t, lots of manufacturers sell up to a size 24 or 28. Maggie Sottero & Casablanca were my favorites, and I ended up with a Maggie Sottero dress that was gorgeous and about a size above my street size for a dress (I wear an 18 usually, and ordered a 20 based on their size chart, and it fits like a glove). I know you’ll hear and re-hear this, but try on stuff that you think will look terrible, because I had my heart set on a dress with sleeves and a surplice front and it ended up making me look terrible. Then the strapless sheath dress looked awesome even though it was super tight. So, there you go.

    For cute lingerie:
    - avenue.com, which was mentioned before
    - torrid.com, also mentioned before
    - alectra.com, which is kiyonna’s lingerie store
    - fredericks of hollywood actually sells plus sizes too for TONS of their stuff – fredericks.com. I got lots of my lingerie that for really cheap, including a bridal corset
    - herroom.com is a great source for lingerie with a great customer-review filled site and wonderful customer service
    - hipsandcurves.com has lots of flirty and also downright naughty lingerie all for plus sizes, including some cute rhinestone bridal negligees, also great customer service

    For non lingerie needs, like awesome rehearsal dinner dresses or other fun stuff to wear:
    - You’re right about Kiyonna, I freaking LOVE them!
    - igigi.com has some great dresses and separates to look classy – no lingerie and I think they are way overpriced, but I’ve had good experiences with them
    - curvygirlclothing.com has an extremely ghetto looking site but has some cute stuff
    - if you are looking for tights, welovecolors.com sells up to a 5x
    - alight.com has lots of great dresses and separates

    Sorry for the super long post, but this is a passion of mine, to empower lovely women to feel lovely!

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    K, Guest @ 3:46 am

    I am also dreading wedding shopping. I wear a size 16/18 and have a size 12 shoe. Shopping is not fun. Thanks for the info on dress places.

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    amester26 256 posts, Helper bee @ 1:35 pm

    It was nice to stumble across this post…. I’ve bookmarked almost all of the sites mentioned!

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    Ms.Jillian, Guest @ 12:59 pm

    I LOVE the shorter dress in Kiyonna’s bridal section. Was that the dress you were thinking of for your rehearsal dinner? It is beyond gorgeous and I am considering it as a wedding dress.

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    balletflat 852 posts, Busy bee @ 8:08 am

    @Ms.Jillian: No, that’s not the dress. I’m looking at quite a few bright colored dresses in their dress section, but I haven’t really narrowed it down. :\

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    shay_shay_817 29 posts, Newbee @ 11:42 pm

    I know Im a lil late to this post but thank you sooooo much for posting this website!!!

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    Susie, Guest @ 10:37 am

    If you’re a size 14 or bigger, try http://www.curvety.com

    Their dresses are absolutely lovely, not too hard on the purse strings, made to measure and I felt like a princess.

    I’m a bit late to this post too but hopefully anyone else who finds it might find it helpful :)

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    Mike - Hunting Gear, Guest @ 10:21 am

    I’m not exactly an expert on plus sized bridal stuff, but I buy my (plus-sized) wife clothes at Lane Bryant all the time and she loves them. Maybe you could find some cute “under garments” there.

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    Laura, Guest @ 7:51 pm

    David’s Bridal has some awesome plus sized wedding gowns. Also for honeymoon lingerie, go to http://www.hipsandcurves.com. Also, I got my rehearsal dinner dress over at Dress Barn, which has a lot of cute stuff this season.

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    FashionEZ, Guest @ 3:05 pm

    Check out this beautiful dress in size 18, hand made Montage by Mon Cheri. It comes with a free custom made shawl designed to complement the dress.
    http://fashionez.blog.com/

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