06 Feb We Love Allure Women Plus-Size Wedding Gowns
Allure Bridals, Women Collection, style w460: This wedding dress makes all of your sparkling wishes come true. Glitter Tulle and Sequined Lace create a glowing wedding gown full of details that capture the light. Elegant shoulder straps and the V-neck neckline make the top of this dress a glamorous sight to behold. Layers of glitter tulle deliver a voluminous skirt with flair. Available colors: Desert/Champagne/Ivory and Ivory. Available sizes: 14W-32W.
New York Bride & Groom believes brides should have plenty of wedding dresses to choose from, regardless of their size. We carry a wide range of sample sizes to ensure that your bridal shopping experience is a positive and uplifting one. We’re crazy about the latest plus-size wedding dresses from Allure Bridal’s Women Collection and can’t wait to show them to you.
Wedding dress shopping can be a unique experience for plus-size women. We really appreciate these insights from full-figured brides who’ve already found their perfect gowns:
Alysse, Size 20
Plus size bridal boutiques will have lots of options, so try on a style that you wouldn’t normally wear — you may be surprised how much you love it. Focus on how you feel in the dress and not on the number on the tag. And most importantly remember that it’s your day and you’ll be a beautiful bride at any size.”
Chelsea, Size 22
“While I’ve been on the hunt for my perfect wedding outfit, I’ve been diving into bridal separates. I find that when focusing on the fit and style of two different pieces, I’m able to end up with a final product that is more in line with my personal style and fits better with less tailoring than a traditional gown. I’ve even been looking towards pieces that aren’t necessarily ‘bridal,’ but still fit the vibe of what I’m looking for in my wedding outfit, and this has been helpful in keeping costs lower as well.” Read more, compliments of Bustle
Allure Bridals, Women Collection, style w442: The gorgeous Mikado satin in this A-line skirt harmonizes perfectly with the detailed halter bodice. Fitted and flattering, this wedding dress has the sweetheart neckline and fine touches you desire. Available colors: Almond/Ivory/Nude, Diamond/White/Ivory. Available sizes: 14w to 32w.
Love Your Body Today, Tomorrow and Forever
With thousands of square feet of hand-selected wedding dresses, there are many options, silhouettes, fabrics and styles to choose from. Bring us your favorite wedding dress features so we can help you navigate our racks.
Check out these great plus-size-specific wedding dress shopping tips:
Alison recommends brides avoid buying a dress to slim into. “We get brides who come in and say I like this dress but I’m going to lose 10 stone before I get married,” she explains.
“In an ideal world, we’d all love to take a pill and that would happen but you’re setting yourself up for a little bit of failure. Some brides do lose the weight, but nine times out of 10 these ladies don’t lose and you’re putting that extra pressure on yourself. Choose the dress you like at the size you are on the day you buy it.”
“When looking at collections online, don’t look at Pinterest boards of models that are a size 6 and 8! Look at plus-size models in plus-size dresses. That’s really important,” says Alison. Learn more, compliments of Hitched
Allure Bridals, Women Collection, style w411: Sheer illusion netting along the back and over the dramatic neckline adds sexiness to this exquisite wedding dress. English Net, Lace and Beaded Embroidery create a lovely floral-inspired pattern throughout. Available colors: Champagne/Ivory/Nude. Available sizes: 14w-32w.
Be Open-Minded For the Best Experience
Your ideal wedding dress details may be pages long or short and sweet. Either way, it’s great to try on a variety of silhouettes to see how your favorite options look in person. We have exceptional accessories on-hand to help you finish your wedding day look. Here are some general tips to help you maximize your wedding dress shopping experience:
Wear the right undies.
You should try on wedding dresses with undergarments that make you feel great-and are super supportive. For me, that’s a pair of high-waisted Spanx. I feel like I can conquer anything when I am wearing them. For you, it might be a lacy thong or comfy boyshort. Whatever you envision yourself wearing on your wedding day, be sure to wear those to your initial dress appointments. You may still need something different for the gown you end up choosing, but it’s so important to start off the shopping experience in something that makes you feel good.
Stay true to yourself.
Remember how I said it’s important to be open to trying new styles? That’s true, but only to a certain degree. If you are the type to never wear a strapless dress in everyday life, your wedding day might not be the most ideal time to start. If you are more conservative and don’t like to show much skin, you might not feel comfortable in a plunging neckline or see-through style. You want to look like the best version of yourself on your wedding day, so remain true to who you are. Martha Stewart Weddings has more great wedding dress shopping tips.
Browse Our Allure Bridals Women Collection
Shopping for the most important dress of your life is risky when you’re relying on a catalog or the internet to make your choice. Come to New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh to see our unmatched wedding selection firsthand. We don’t require appointments and we don’t pressure you. Browsing at our premier bridal salon is an enjoyable, stress-free experience. Stop by soon and let our bridal consultants help you find the plus-size wedding dress of your dreams.