Thursday, September 25, 2014

Plus Size Bridesmaid's Dresses

Nowadays, the fashion world abounds with options for plus size women. No longer confined to shapeless frocks and frumpy prints, plus size women have a variety of options to choose from. Designers of bridal wear and bridesmaids's dresses are having the same revelation as other retailers. Not every woman is a size 6. Creating quality plus size clothing is finally a serious consideration for designers and no longer an afterthought. Bridal salons are now offering plus size bridesmaid's dresses in numerous flattering styles and colors.

Fashion-411 .com, a website dedicated to fashion, offers an entire section dedicated to plus size women. Fashion 411 offers a listing of resources for larger women, including where to buy quality wardrobe basics, where to find plus size lingerie and hosiery, and how to purchase a well-fitted evening gown. In addition, the site offers a number of resources for plus size brides and bridesmaids.

Whereas before, online bridal stores and bridal shops rarely carried above a size sixteen, retailers are now offering formal and bridal wear in sizes up to 32. For example, Plus Size Bridal is an online bridal store that specifically caters to plus size women. They offer a full range of bridal gowns, accessories and plus size bridesmaid's dresses. Their designs can be found in prominent bridal magazines and in bridal salons throughout the country. Dresses come in size 14W and up and arrive within 3-5 days from shipping. Plus Size Bridal also manufactures a series of undergarments and hosiery with extra support, specifically designed for women with larger frames.

As a bridesmaid, you really don't have much choice regarding the style and color of your dress. However, some brides will allow their bridesmaids to make certain alterations to their outfit and accessories to allow for a more flattering look to the individual woman. If you are a plus size bridesmaid, the following tips can help you to create a longer, cleaner line for your bridesmaid's dress:
-If possible, choose an open neckline such as a V-neck or cowl to elongate the neck.
-Choose longer necklaces as opposed to chokers to draw the eye downward.
-If you are wearing a shorter dress, choose a pointy shoe over a square or round toed shoe to avoid a choppy outline.
-Keep in mind that high heels tend to elongate the silhouette.
-If it's a choice between a print and a solid for your bridesmaid's outfit, choose the solid. A monochromatic dress will be more flattering than a busy print.
-Avoid fabric that bunches. A clean A line skirt is flattering to most every woman.
-If you are wearing a strapless or off the shoulder dress, be sure to purchase a bra with plenty of support.

With the revolution in plus size fashion, it shouldn't be difficult to find a plus size bridesmaid's dress. Every bride and bridesmaid, no matter what her size, has the right to look and feel attractive in clothes that are especially designed for her body type.
Fortunately, in the bridal industry, plus size collections are now the norm instead the exception.

Grazie, Andrea Pugno Di Ferro, for sharing this interesting thoughts with all of us! 

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