Important plus size brides wedding dress shopping tips

Shopping for your dream bridal gown is not easy, no matter what size you are. Especially for many plus-size brides, it might be more difficult for them to find “the one” during their bridal shopping time.

After meeting many plus size brides in recent years, we summarised 5 tips for plus-size wedding dress shopping in UK.

1. Find bridal shops who offer a good range of plus sizes dresses!

To find the bridal shop or dress maker who understand what a plus-size bride’s needs, that is the key to start a smooth and less stressful wedding planning journey. Sometimes the shop doesn’t need to have a wide range of Plus size dresses, but if they are experienced at selling/making dress sizes over UK18 or bigger, the bridal consultant should be able to share her knowledge with the bride-to-be and guide her to find the best look for this bride.

2. Open mind!

Quite often what the bride finally chosen was not her initially imagined to have. So, keep an open mind! You will be surprised about what you can get or create for your big day look, whatever your size is. Don’t be stress too much on the silhouettes, actually you can wear more styles that you think. In recent 2 years, we have seen more plus size brides wearing mermaid dresses, comparing to years ago Aline dress was the mainstream choices.

3. Dress size is not a problem!

Understand your body shape. Brides’ sizes can be any, it is a gift to have a curve body shape and this is your natural and unique body figure. The most flattering shape with your favorite detailing that sit well on you will be “the one”. Of course, usually plus size dresses need some alteration touches to achieve the perfect look.

4. Alteration matters!

How much the alteration costs? This question has been asked by many customers at our boutique. The money cost for alteration matters, average this year our bride spent £100-£200 and mermaid dress alteration cost was higher, but also the time cost and the effect of alteration can be also important matters at the final shopping stage, when it comes to a plus-size dress alteration. Plus-size brides specially need the bridal shop who is specialized in plus size range, also are experienced at doing curve-shape brides’ alteration.

5. Be relax and start your shopping earlier.

Due to the modern and Intelligent Manufacturing development, wedding dress making becomes much quicker than even before. Many brides does not have to start shopping 12-18 months in advance, but plus-size girls plan their bridal journey at least one year earlier, will give them enough time to search for the right dress and get all the dress details sorted out smoothly at the right time step by step. If you have any concern before you order your plus-size gown, please speak to the bridal advisor, who should be happy to answer and help.

We also list a few wedding dresses styles from our JPBC collection, to recommend to all plus-size brides-to-be.

Check out more real bride’s looks in Gallery

Elliana JPS174

Blissfully beautiful on a summer day this dreamy lace wedding dress will captivate its audience. Featuring corded beaded lace it has a semi transparent corset bodice with a softly layered tulle skirt. The lace is appliquéd generously over the bodice, skirt and train.

Christina AL116

The delicate beaded spaghetti straps, paired with elegant soft tulle off-shoulder straps, beautifully complement the subtle and alluring illusion corset bodice, adding an extra touch of romance. The breathtaking multi-layered full skirt, adorned with intricate lace detailing, creates a mesmerizing effect that is sure to impress. Experience the wow factor as the bride gracefully moves in this captivating gown. Make a statement on your special day with our stunning ball gown.

Sunflower AL111

This romantic soft chiffon wedding dress with an illusion high neck and long sleeves, is highlighted by its delicate and graceful botanical lace pattern.

Francesca JPS166 Black

This gorgeous strapless fishtail is beautifully adorned with architectural lace and sparkling sequins. This figure-hugging silhouette is perfect for a bride looking for something unique with high-end craftwork details. Francesca is structured with a fine corsetry bodice with a sheer plunging neckline and stunning visible oyster lining covered boning. It also features a soft tulle V-shaped back with buttons and zipper.

Eliza AL108

Creating a demure and modest look with a round neckline and elegant long sleeves, this unforgettable floral lace dress design elongates the body naturally and it falls gracefully to the ground.
The exquisite lace at the hem pools into a sheer lace train behind, giving an opulent look to this gorgeous fit-flare gown.

Aretha JPA862

A modern fairytale design that radiates sparkle at every turn. Featuring an off shoulder neckline with long fitted sleeves, a full Aline skirt enhanced by modern floral lace applique with delicate crystal and hand beading pearl with sheer illusion back fastened with pearl buttons.

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Harriet JPA873

Enter like royalty in this Duchesse satin ballgown. You will feel amazing as you glide down the aisle showing off your waistline in the fitted boned bodice and full pleated skirt. Giving the design a contemporary look is the one shoulder strap and asymmetrical beaded lace applique trailing down from the bodice to the skirt.

Harriet JPA873

Sweet, romantic and sophisticated, having a royal charming. This delicate sheer round neckline highlighted with her lace cap sleeves, slides down to a plunging V shape and the half see-through bodice is crafted with specially structured corsetry nipping in the waist effortlessly. The airy and voluminous layered tulle skirt flatters a classic ball gown silhouette with a chapel train, which brings a modern-day fairytale romance from head to toe. Long-sleeved version Available!

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