Curvy brides of all sizes and shapes can find shopping for wedding gowns stressful. But the hunt for a dream gown in super sizes presents an even greater challenge for ladies with larger figures.
Typically, wedding dresses stop at size 24. A sprinkling of designers offer styles in the size range of 26, 28, 30 and 32. Then the field of options drops drastically for brides who wear extended plus size dresses 34, 36, 38 and 40.
At Sydney’s Closet, we solve the problem of saying yes to a bridal dress in extended sizes. We are the rare bridal designer that caters exclusively to plus-size brides. Our fashion-forward collection offers formal and informal wedding dresses in sizes 14 through 40.
“There’s never been a bride we couldn’t fit,” says designer Phyllis Brasch Librach who has dressed thousands of brides for their big day. “We stock extended plus size wedding dresses up to size 40. That way we can help all curvy brides, even those in a hurry.”
Sizing Up Glamour
Fashion savvy brides shopping at Sydney’s Closet can delight in discovering:
- Long gowns perfect for traditional formal weddings.
- short styles suitable for informal or micro-weddings on the beach, backyard, city hall or garden.
- Jumpsuits perfect for modern brides ready to make a contemporary fashion statement
- A-line designs with sleeves in exquisite laces and curve-hugging Mermaid styles.
- Plunging necklines for the super confident bride who dares to bare a little skin.
- Romantic fabrics like exquisite Chantilly, Guipure, Venice and Alencon laces
"We don’t just make a smaller gown bigger," points out designer Librach. "If you try to design that way you end up with a dress that fails to fit and flatter a full figure with real curves."
Sydney's Closet Fashion Team believes no matter what the size tag says your gown should make you look gorgeous, feel confident and show off your assets.
Tips for Buying an Extended Size Wedding Gown:
Best to start by taking your measurements.
Get a relative, friend or better yet, a professional tailor or seamstress to measure your bust, waist and hips. Avoid the disappointment of falling in love with a style that is unavailable in your size range.
Color you beautiful.
Ivory tops the list of brides’ favorite color. But who says you can’t wear a champagne, blush, blue, blue or red bridal gown on you wedding day.
- Alterations are a must.
Plan on tailoring any size gown to make it match your measurements. There is no other way to get a perfect fit on your wedding day.
Budget for upcharges.
After Size 32 many designers add extra fees to the price of the gown.
- Have fun!
Add your own fashion touch on your gown. Customize it with a belt, jacket, sleeve change back to lace up or zipper. Add more lace or more bling.
Just because you’re a bride who wears a very large size, it doesn’t mean you need to settle for a dress that you don’t love as much as your partner.