Plus-size brides can flaunt their curves in this season's latest bridal gowns. From layers of lace to crisp silks and luxurious satins, these strategic tricks will make any style of wedding gown look made to order on your awesome form.
To minimize an ample bust opt for a strapless bodice. The interior boning provides good support to the large-chested bride. Also, details like beading and ruching on a dropped-waist bodice give the illusion of taking inches off the mid-section.
Don't cover up a large chest. The fabric that covers the entire area will actually make the chest look larger. Instead, opt for a scoop neck. Opening the neck and chest area will minimize the bust and elongate your overall look.
Hip, hip hooray!
When your lower body is large, it's best to choose a wedding gown designed with tulle or silk-crepe that floats away from the hips.
Choose a mermaid look to show off an hourglass shape. Go with a soft, circular skirt or an Empire-cut gown that skirts over any problem areas.
Finally, opt for a gown with a plunging V-neck. The dramatic look forces the eye up to your face, taking any attention away from trouble spots you'd rather hide.
If your arms are not your favorite feature, choose a gown with short cap sleeves. That extra bit of fabric offers strategic upper-arm camouflage. The elegant touch also gives a feminine look that plays up a bride's beautiful face and neckline.