Shopping for a Plus Size Wedding Dress

Wedding dress shopping should be a wonderful experience of trying on the dress (or dresses) of your dreams, modeling in front of your mom and maid of honor and ordering the perfect size and color.  Unfortunately, for the plus-bride (and even the average sized bride), the experience can be a little startling at first. Many couture dress salons carry a sample size 8 or 10 in the dresses available, which translates to a real world size 6.  While it may work to try on and not zip up for someone a size 10, it is an entirely different matter if you are a size 18.  We decided to hunt down some salons that have plus size wedding dresses for brides to try on.  Here’s what we found:

Circle Park Bridal – located in Addison, we’ve always been a fan of their customer service.  Circle Park Bridal currently has 18 total dresses to try on in the size range of 18-28.

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – While Lewisville might be a drive, they have a large supply of plus size dresses.  Their selections can accommodate sizes 6-28.

Stardust & Lulu’s (same ownership) – Stardust is for the couture gown and Lulu’s is for the middle budget range.  They carry sizes up to 22 to try on.

Remember, they do not need to carry your exact size in the dress you want to try on, just something that you can get on.  That’s what all those heavy duty clips they have are for, to tighten and make it look like it fits so you can decide if they gown is for you.  Happy dress shopping!

photo by Phase 3 Photography

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