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Weddings can be an incredibly stressful time, and when you add being a plus size bride into the mix there are certain fears we all have. Will I be able to try dresses on in store? Will I find my dream dress in my size? Will I be a beautiful bride? The one question I can answer for sure is the last one, because you will absolutely 100% be a stunning bride on your wedding day. You’ll be everything you ever hoped to be. And to help you on your way, here are some suggestions for companies that sell plus size wedding dresses to help you find ‘the’ dress.
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One of my favourite things about Edith and Winston, apart from their stunning dresses, is that they use actual plus size models in their photos. Not size 12 models with padding and pins, but actual plus size models and bloggers you’ll know. Our very own Nancy of Sugar, Darling modelled for them recently! They sell from a size 16 to a 32, and they have a physical store in Knutsford that you can go to by appointment so you can be pampered and have that dress trying on experience many brides dream of. They even keep samples up to a size 28 in store to try to ensure as many people as possible can try on dresses.
Run by and for the plus size woman, you can be sure that the staff understand the concerns you might have about finding your dress. They have a physical store in Bath and stock a variety of ranges, including the popular Callista brand. They even have a ready to take home range of older seasons’ styles, so you might be able to grab yourself a real bargain!
Did you know that ASOS now have a wedding section? For a more high street price, they have some really gorgeous options for the more budget conscious bride. They also sell bridesmaid dresses up to a size 28, so if you have a mixture of straight size and plus size bridesmaids you can find something to fit everyone! If you want something a bit more modern and on trend, they are constantly bringing out new pieces around the £250 mark. Much more affordable for something you only wear once.
Bridal 88 are based in Surrey and sell sizes 16-30 as standard. You can book one on one appointments for trying on, and they keep sample sizes in every size for you to try on which is fantastic. They have all the traditional bridal options as well as bridesmaids’ dresses in sizes 6-36, and keep samples in a 16-30 in store for trying on. Perfect for the whole bridal party!
While we still may not be able to just pop along to any bridal shop, there are a lot more options than there used to be. The high street is offering more affordable options, and these fantastic bridal shops are ensuring everyone can have that wedding dress try on session they’ve dreamed of, with none of the awkwardness whilst you figure out if anything in the store will fit you. The industry has a lot of catching up to do, but these guys are leading the charge!