I received an e-mail from Sarah, a bride-to-be. Well Sarah is really stressed about finding a wedding gown! She’s a beautiful plus size woman and simply dreading it!
First, I know that planning a wedding as it is, is stressful. However, this bride-to-be should not lose sight that she is getting married.
This is going to be one of thee important moments in her life and finding a gown; can be done…even if she is a plus size!
Let’s set the record straight, the definition of plus size, is any size after a size 10!
The Fashion Industry always reminds us that their sample designs are from size 0 to 3! From size 4 to 12, sometimes including 14, is the market that most fashion designers will create a collection for distribution to buyers for major stores and boutiques, it’s all about the cost of the textiles and fabrics which drives most of the size determinations.
This is why in some instances, size 16 and up will cost a bit more. To accommodate, for fuller figure the designs were made a bit wider, this is why the ‘W’ is found next to the size; like 14W. More and more fashion designers are making the effort to make their designs available for the plus-size woman! My favorite is Tadashi!!!!!
As for wedding gowns, if Kleinfields in NYC has wedding gowns for the plus size woman up to a size 30. Then you have to believe, there are other stores which are meeting the demand and affordable too!
So, don’t be ridiculous, you can have a beautiful wedding gown!!! <I’m talking to Sarah!> And…. don’t forget on-line shopping is a wonderful option. YOU will find a wedding gown! Your fiancée fell in love with your curves, so take the time to accentuate them with a wedding gown you love! There are men who love curves, you know!
Now during Fashion Week, most designers will feature a wedding gown in their collection or if they feature their bridal collection in runway show. The Spring 2011 collections for most designers has already been featured and the designs are available in most bridal boutiques today.
Let’s talk about cost! Yes, you may be thinking “designer”, this out of my range, budget, pocket…don’t have that kind of money. Well many of the designers are teaming up with bridal retailers to offer their designs, making it more affordable.
Top designer, Vera Wang announced she would be doing just that with David’s Bridal, she is teaming up with the retailer starting this spring. A collection of twenty wedding gowns will be available, ranging from $600 to $1,500. Not bad, for her bridal designer line start at $4,000 to $35,000!!!!! And….plus sizes will be included! I hope you are smiling!
Here’s a few sites: Kleinfields, David’s Bridal and Light In The Box. Bara Luxe has beautiful wedding gowns too, featured in video! I believe Sarah just needed some reassurance, now she can start looking! And…for those who are being apprehensive about your curves too, start looking too! So there!!!
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