Full Figured

You’re a full figured woman and loving every minute of it. Find the best wedding dress for you with these handy guidelines.

I am full-figured and loving it! what’s the best wedding dress for me?

You know your body best. If you have a full figure, here are a few suggestions for finding the perfect wedding dress for you.

  • The key to finding your ideal wedding gown will be one that highlights your best features. This of course, applies to all brides!
  • Depending on your frame and silhouette, different necklines may work for you. For some full figured women, strapless or off-the-shoulder wedding gowns may be very flattering as they help to create more of an hourglass silhouette. For other full figured brides, a V-neck or other open neckline may work wonders. Play around and see what works best for you.
  • Likewise, depending on your taste, you may want to opt for beading or other details around the neckline to draw attention upward.
  • A ball gown style wedding dress will help de-emphasize the lower torso. Combined with a fitted V-neck bodice and dropped V or basque waistline and you may have a winning combo as they help to create a slimming effect.
  • An A-line wedding gown, of course, will look equally fabulous!
  • Depending on the weather and your personal preference, long or ¾ sleeves may also be an option as they will help to slenderize arms.
  • Here is a short list of details to avoid:
      Fabric and wedding gown styles that hug the body (e.g. mermaid or sheath)
      Spaghetti straps or puffy sleeves may overemphasize your upper body.
      Ruffles or elaborately billowing skirts may overemphasize your lower body.
      Be wary of the empire silhouette as it may make you seem disproportioned.

Keep in mind: Love your body because we are all unique. Use these suggestions as guidelines since many wedding dress designers have full liberty to create, invent, and mix and match styles.