Curve's Tips for Nailing the Short Wedding Dress Look

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Courtney L.
September 21, 2022

The short wedding dress is a daring and modern bridal look that strays from tradition, but more and more brides are jumping on the bandwagon. 

While it’s true that there are no rules to how you want to look in your wedding dress, there are a few things to be aware of. In this post, we discuss style tips for finding short plus-size wedding dresses and how to ensure you don’t run into any obstacles when walking down the aisle on your big day.

Check with Your Venue

So you’ve already found the stunning plus-size wedding gown of your dreams and it’s time to say “Yes” to the dress, but before you do, don’t forget this one important tip:

Note that some wedding venues, particularly houses of worship, may have restrictions you need to ask about.

It’s always a good idea for everyone to be on the same page regarding what is and is not allowed, so confirm with your venue before confirming the dress.

Best of Both Worlds

You might be on the fence. Perhaps you want to don a longer gown for your ceremony, but a short gown sounds appealing for the reception. But two plus-size dresses can be costly, right?

Don’t fret, there are bridal tricks of the trade to make your double-dress desires come true. Look Enter the creative and convenient world of detachable skirts

This is an accessory that can be worn over a short dress when it’s time to walk down the aisle, but easily taken off when it’s time to boogie.

Short Plus-Size Wedding Dress Styling Tips

You might be a girl who wants to show off a little leg on your big day but feel like there aren’t many options for curvy girls.

Think again! There are some beautiful short plus-size wedding gowns that hug the curves in the best way for a flattering fit.

For example, a wrap-style midi dress is a great way to cinch the waist naturally for an hour-glass shape, and the midi length gives you the opportunity to don those sexy high heels you love.

Don’t forget the details! Play up the sleeves with an off-the shoulder style that draws attention to the collarbones, or delicate floral lace appliques on a tea-length dress that makes your look formal yet flirty.

A short wedding dress pairs well with heels, and that’s typically the popular option for bridal footwear, but also know that you don’t have to go for the etra height if comfort is what you seek. 

Embellished flats are chic and easy, or if you’re havinig a beach wedding you can totally go barefoot!

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