The Unlikely…

It wasn’t till I started searching for a white dress to wear to an all white wedding that I found a few of my favorite online stores actually made wedding dresses too. (Shout out to Solange and her bossed up wedding photo that had me going to many an all white wedding in 2016) Below is the list:

1. ModCloth:

This designer is known for their retro chic clothing and I usually love their plus size dresses and swimsuits. These two are fantastic for a simple bride who may want to get a second dress for the reception, or just want a simple understated yet outstanding gown for their big day. Sizes go as high as 4x on some dresses. Here’s the kicker, they have bridesmaids dresses and wedding guest dresses all available in plus sizes. Click here for more.

2. ASOS Curve Bridal

ASOS Curve is already popping for their high end fashion looks and finds. One of my favorite places for online plus size shopping, they also have a beautiful Bridal line of dresses that are also affordable and perfect for the plush bride.

3. Department Stores

I mean, lets face it. We love Macy’s one day sales that seem to happen every other day. So why not check them out and stores like them for more than cute outfits or wedding guest attire for the low? (No lie, that Last Act section had me looking hella fly at many a wedding for a solid $10.)

The majority of the Bridal sections only size up to 16 while some stores have select dresses available in 18 (the one shoulder pictured above is one of them)

4. Kiyonna

This designer has popped up in many a google search for plus size wedding dresses. (Which will always send you to David’s Bridal, almost like they already know the struggle) Kiyonna has a limited offering of what they usually offer, but still a great selection of sizes up to 5x.

*please note this isn’t a sponsored post and all opinions are my own*

Picture Perfect

Found this on the holy grail of wedding planning, Pinterest. As a believer and frequent user of the pinky swear in my home, this is a fantastic photo idea! I love the premise and the different pose options you can choose. Great idea for any couple!

 

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That one time at Bride Camp…

I am at the magical age of having friends who get married back to back, between the months of March and September. Since I’m such an amazing friend and obviously humble, I spend a lot of my time at stores like David’s Bridal helping them with the painstaking decision of choosing their dress.

As it turns out the majority of them had a hard time finding dresses…even at David’s, which has one of the largest selections of plus size gowns next to (RIP) Alfred Angelo. This one time, I had one friend who ended up wearing my dress to her wedding two years after me. In my opinion, it’s because David’s Bridal has the same policy that I live by: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I see you David ūüėČ.

Something I’ve noticed with my many trips to David’s Bridal: If you are above size 16, they will more than likely pull the same 8 dresses for you, regardless of body type. To me, that’s not very effective. A drop waist ball gown is not exactly the move for me, nor is a trumpet. Also, you could be a street size 8 and walk in there having to wear a 12, that’s not all on David, it’s also the designers and their ridiculous guidelines that make every dress a body tourniquet.

If you’ve ever been inside of David’s Bridal, you will see their stock inventory on the floor and be filled with excitement and hope and probably be told to sit down and stop touching their stuff…or maybe that was just me? Once you finish your assessment with your consultant, you go with your consultant and at first they look at the styles you’ve asked for, but almost always have to ‘check the size’ and put it right back. By the end of the search, you end up with a plethora of styles and sizes that don’t necessarily meet your expectations¬† but do meet your budget.

I wonder if budgets make a difference with experience. I highly doubt that, as my budget and other friends budgets were different, and we all tried on the same dresses. David and his Brides must get it all the way together because I’m not sure that many more brides will want to see their friends walk down the aisle in their dress.

Plus Size Sexy

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Welcome beauties to Plush-Bridal.com! First let me start out by thanking you for visiting my page I guarantee a good time while surfing and searching. ¬†It’s been a dream of mine for some time (I have secret dreams of joining the rap game, street cred pending) to start a plus size blog. My name is Nefertiti and I too, am a plus size woman. Like the majority of America, I shop in the tucked away section assigned to big women. I knew I had a passion to make change in the industry, but what I really wanted was to make changes to the¬†bridal industry.

I got married 4 years ago and at that time, I was in search for a wedding dress for my busty, curvy, size 20, self. I visited several shops and struggled to find dresses that I found online or in catalogs.¬† I was anxious to try them on, however very few were available. As a plus size sexy woman, I require my shopping experience to include trying on clothing; ESPECIALLY wedding dresses. I’ve watched way too many bridal shows to not want the experience of bringing my over opinionated mother, judgmental friend, or awkward cousin, while I mull over the decision of whether or not I should go with tulle or chiffon. Continue reading “Plus Size Sexy”