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Tips on Buying Plus Size Wedding Dresses Online By Sarrah Beaumont

  in Advice | Published 2009-07-27 16:01:34 | 514 Reads | Unrated


The Internet is a treasure trove of plus size wedding dresses This should not come as a surprise since most brides in all waistline sizes turn to online resources to assist in wedding planning

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The Internet is a treasure trove of plus size wedding dresses. This should not come as a surprise since most brides in all waistline sizes turn to online resources to assist in wedding planning. And if you are reading this, you just became one of them!

Anyways, when browsing through plus size bridal dresses online, you are limited to pictures and descriptions of the products. Still, such a limitation ought not to deter any determined bride from purchasing her dream dress online, especially not with these buying tips.

Buy from Familiar Designers

If y
ou already have a dress made by the designer from which you are planning to purchase one or two plus size wedding dresses, then your life just got easier. Since you already know the measurement sizes used, the way the dresses fit and the purchase policies, you ought to be able to secure the dresses that will suit you best from that online store.

Buy Larger

Often, what you see in off-the-rack and ready-to-wear lines for casual dresses are smaller than the formal gowns for daytime and evening wear. AS such, when considering the purchase of plus size wedding dresses, you might want to browse through larger sizes than what you normally will use for your casual dresses. This even if you are already familiar with the designer.

Measure Up

Since online stores for plus size wedding dresses often use various size specifications - what may be a size twelve in one store is a size fourteen in another, yes, it does happen - it is always better to take your measuring tape out. You can even ask your friendly neighborhood seamstress to help in getting the right measurements in the right places. This way, you can compare it with the measurements provided in the product description.

Alter Offline

Although some online sites will alter plus size bridal dresses according to your specifications, it is best to perform alterations with your favorite seamstress. This way, you can wear the dress to determine which parts need what alterations.

Use Sizing Charts

If the online store provides for a sizing chart, then better for your search for plus size wedding dresses. You must use these charts together with your body measurements to determine which dress will fit you best. Of course, you will need to use a little imagination as well as your knowledge of how each textile falls and feels on the body before making the purchase.

Differentiate between Misses and Women's Sizes

While it is true that plus size bridal dresses are designed for voluptuous women in the mold of Queen Latifah, there are subtle differences between the measurements for the "Misses" section from the "Women's" section. For one, the waist and hip ratios are different. As a more mature woman, you ought to start browsing in the "Women's" section first.

Admittedly, choosing from many plus size wedding dresses in online shops can be challenging. You cannot feel and fit said dresses, after all. But with these tips, you ought to be able to find the wedding dress of your dreams through online shopping.

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