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The Wedding Dress For The Plus-Sized

May 19, 2008
If you're trying to lose some unwanted pounds before your wedding day, these tips will help in case you can't slide into a size 10 wedding dress before the big event.

When You're Not a Size 4

All brides want to look spectacular on their wedding day. They'll flex those muscles and stretch those abs to fit into a size 10 wedding dress; so they must, by hook or by crook beat the battle of the bulge. If you are in this predicament, you can still look good on your wedding day, even if you cannot slide into a size 10 gown.

The best thing to do is face up to the fact that you are a plus size and will not literally get inside a size 10 wedding gown. There are several tricks to look slim: choose the right color and cut for your wedding dress, and you'll look perfect.

Months before your wedding, shop for the wedding dress and try them all. You will be surprised that a dress that looks so-so becomes a stunning outfit when you put it on. That is why you should not beg off from trying the dresses for size, look, and fit. Be adventurous; try on those deep V neck dresses, not only those off-the-shoulder dresses. You'll be happily surprised with the results.

What to Avoid

Before you make a choice, try on the dress and look at it from all angles in the mirror. Steer clear from dresses that flaunt your body flaws - a derriere too wide, small or too big breasts, a thick waist, and flabby arms. Here are more tips to look slim in a size 10 wedding dress:

* Choose a style that flatters your figure, never mind if it's not one of those trendy outfits.
* Try those A-line dresses, instead of the hugging outlines of the sheath dress.
* If you're top-heavy, go for the full skirt dresses. They take away the attention from the breasts.
* If your waistline isn't something to be proud of, go for the empire cut dress or A-line cut.
* Avoid bows and bustles on the behind if you have a large derriere.
* Go for soft multi-layered cloths for a slimming effect.

Avoid those sleeveless and strapless creations if you have flabby arms or if you are overly broad-shouldered. You'll look like an NFL linebacker instead of a princess bride.

While trying on the dresses, don't try to fool yourself to believe that you'll fit into a size 10 on your wedding day. Chances are you will be strapped for time looking for a dress that will fit you nicely, or you'll have to spend more than you expected for alterations or getting a new wedding dress!

Contributing to the Total Look

While trying on the bridal gowns, wear the shoes with the actual height you plan to wear with the dress. If you're on the heavy side, avoid those stilettos. Try wedges - these offer support and comfort for the entire wedding festivities.

As for your hairstyle, determine the shape of your face - pear, heart, round, square, and oval. But if you're tall, you'll look best with your hair in an updo, while shorter women will have to go for shorter hairstyles.

When choosing a wedding dress for a plus-sized, it's not only the dress that matters. It's the total look and the attitude.
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