Plus Size Wedding
May 25, 2011
Planning a wedding this summer? IGIGI just released the Ever After Wedding Gown
perfect for your fairy tale wedding! It has a cross-over V-neck, shorter front hem, French lace throughout, sequin, bead, and pearl scalloped edged lace belt that ties with an oversized charmeuse, and scalloped edge trim at the neck and bottom hem. Great for a fashion forward bride! Looks great with the Taffeta Bolero in White
May 1, 2010
This is an amazing plus size wedding gown from Igigi.com Can you believe you can get something this gorgeous, designed and made in the USA for $250.00??? Sizes 12-30. Don't wait until they're gone!
July 2, 2009
Separates are a great alternative to dresses, and this Beaded Silk Flutter Sleeve Top
is absolutely stunning. Pair with a ball skirt for formal events or slim fitting pants for a night out on the town. As always with this designer, eShakti, the sizes go up to 3X and you can also order custom to your measurements for just $10.00 extra. $129.00 USD. Also available in tunic length.
February 26, 2009
This gorgeous Eveline Pleated Wedding Gown by Igigi is made of stretch satin, with princess seams, surplice neckline and floor length pleated skirt. Fully lined; available in sizes 12 -30/32; $320.00 USD.
January 18, 2009
I have to tell you that since I started buying David Tate shoes, I have stopped dreading getting dressed up. They make so many styles of quality made, comfortable shoes. Check out this new 'Necklace' shoe
, available up to size 13 in wide and double wide. In addition to black satin, they also come in silver satin. Silver is a great way to go formal and pairs well with almost any color.
October 21, 2008
Hurry to get in on this incredible discount on all orders at Igigi, the place to buy plus size party dresses, dressy dresses, suits and separates online. Enter code 'FANDF08' at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase. While you're there, be sure to look at this sexy Donatella dress for upcoming events and parties. I like the simple, minimalist design and long flowing skirt for a look that's sophisticated and chic.
September 20, 2008
For this final installment in this plus size wedding series, I decided to highlight this White Diamonds
wedding dress from Igigi. If you're looking for something less formal, this dress is devine. The sparkling accents and flowing skirt give this dress a dream-like quality. Available in sizes 12 - 30/32, and priced at $275 USD.
September 18, 2008
I've seen lots and lots of plus size bridesmaids dresses and gowns that are sleeveless, but many plus size women tell me that they're not really comfortable going sleeveless. Luckily, bolero jackets are popular and coordinate well with a wide variety of dress styles. This taffeta A-line gown
comes with one, and many designers offer one as an optional accessory. This is a great way to add modesty to a gown that might otherwise make the wearer feel too exposed.
September 17, 2008
Now for the bridal party... Finding a style that flatters all body types can be an extreme challenge, especially if you've got to choose a dress to accomodate straight sizes, plus sizes, and junior bridesmaids. I suggest something like this satin and crepe portrait collar gown
. It's very chic, but not too bare. Available in sizes 2 - 28W and Junior bridemaid sizes 8-14.
September 16, 2008
Once you find the plus size wedding gown of your dreams, don't blow it by skimping on alterations and foundation garments. Even if the dress 'fits' (which it should - without dieting!), it will need some adjustments to make sure that it's perfectly matched to your body. Small lifts, nips and tucks in the gown will take your dress from 'fine' to 'fabulous!'
Purchase your foundation garments prior to your first fitting with a seamstress to ensure a superior fit. I recommend going to a specialty bra shop. The sales associates will be able to help you choose the right size and style and get you into these tricky underthings. Don't get talked into something that's seriously uncomfortable, but do realize that shaping, especially in the bust, in crucial to your gown fitting correctly. Gowns tend to be heavy so don't be surprised if they suggest a cup that's more armorific than what you'd wear on a daily basis.
September 15, 2008
Even if you think you know what style of wedding dress you want to wear, try on plenty of gowns, and choose a few that are outside of your comfort zone. For instance, if you think you want to wear long sleeves, try on some sleeveless or short sleeved
gowns to make sure. Try slender vs. puffy, simple vs. glitzy and A-line vs. empire or princess. You may find that your original ideas change once you see which styles look ravishing on you and which are 'just okay'. Tomorrow, we'll talk about fit and foundation garments.
September 14, 2008
Betcha didn't know you could get a plus size wedding dress in ruby red if you wanted to. Okay, I'm not sure I'd recommend this for a church wedding, but if you're going with a castle or something like that, then by all means! As with any wedding dress, it needs to be in synch with your wedding location and the level of formality of your event. Let's look at some more color...
Now here we have a rich ivory color that is very obviously off-white. If you prefer to wear white or a shade of white, choose one that complements your skin tone. Personally, I look washed out in pure white, but a barely off-white ivory breathes new life into my pale skin. And off-white can look pure white when there is no basis for comparison.
These two dresses are both available in sizes 14-32 and come in more colors.
September 13, 2008
This week, I'll be doing a 'plus size' wedding series. First up is this nouveaux taffeta
gown with beaded bodice, cap sleeves and billowing pickup skirt. This is a good example of how you can use the neckline and sleeves to balance wider hips and create a defined waistline. The sleeves provide some arm coverage, without looking like you're hiding or wearing a bathrobe. Sizes 18-28. Special order.
August 21, 2008
This plus size designer gown from Tadashi
is a vision in navy silk chiffon. The beaded bust and cap sleeve are breathtakingly graceful and glamorous. If you have an A-list function to attend, this
is your dress! Available at Bloomingdales.com in sizes 14-22.