Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Plus-Size Brides

Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Plus-Size Brides

Every bride deserves to feel beautiful, confident, and celebrated on her wedding day, regardless of her size. For plus-size brides, finding the perfect wedding dress can be an exciting and empowering journey with the right guidance. In this blog post, we'll share essential tips and advice to help plus-size brides navigate wedding dress shopping, ensuring a memorable and confidence-boosting experience.

At Honey Fawn Boutique, we don't believe that certain body types should or shouldn't wear particular styles or silhouettes. We have samples in all sizes in all styles so everyone can make a decision on what style they like best. We will never make recommendations on what would "suit" as it all comes down to whatever makes you feel beautiful. Therefore the following tips are not going to be focused around style recommendations, rather how to ensure you have a magical bridal experience.  

  1. Embrace Body Positivity

Begin your wedding dress shopping journey with a positive mindset. Bridal gowns are designed to make you feel beautiful, no matter how you feel about your body - they truly are this magical! Focus on finding a dress that makes you feel confident rather than adhering to societal expectations. Remember, your happiness and comfort are the ultimate goals.

  1. Research and Find Body-Positive Bridal Boutiques

Start by researching bridal boutiques that cater to plus-size brides. Look for boutiques that offer a diverse range of sample sizes and have consultants experienced in working with plus-size brides. These boutiques understand the unique challenges and needs of curvier brides and can provide a supportive and body-positive environment for your dress shopping experience.

At Honey Fawn Boutique, our sample sizes range from bridal 12 to 26, with a large range of gowns available for order up to 36. We also focus on providing you with a welcoming space and empowering experience - just read some of the reviews from our previous customers to hear from them. 

  1. What do you want to feel on the day?

Something we like to focus on at Honey Fawn is how you want to feel on the day. This will help you focus on how the gowns feel, rather than what they look like, which is the most important part.

Some examples of what our brides have previously said include:

  • sexy
  • joy
  • beautiful
  • comfortable
  • me

4. Showcase what you love

Instead of focusing on what you want to hide, think about what areas of your body you want to showcase. This could be your waist, booty or maybe you want your girls out. During your appointment we will focus on finding gowns that put a spotlight on these areas, so no ones focus will ever be near things you may not like.

5. Bring a Supportive Entourage

Invite trusted friends or family members who will uplift and support you during the dress shopping experience. Surround yourself with loved ones who will provide honest feedback while maintaining a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Their support will help you navigate the process with confidence and make it a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Wedding dress shopping is an exciting and empowering journey for every bride, regardless of size. Plus-size brides should approach the experience with confidence and celebrate their unique beauty. By embracing body positivity, seeking body-positive boutiques, focusing on what you want to feel and what you love, and bringing a supportive entourage, plus-size brides can find the perfect wedding dress that makes them feel radiant, confident, and beautiful on their special day.