Having Trouble Finding a Plus-Size Wedding Dress? Try These Unique Tips

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Courtney L.
September 21, 2022

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for curvy girls to find a wedding dress they love in their size, which is why Curve was born! But still, you might feel nervous about beginning your search, or perhaps you’ve already visited another boutique and didn’t have much luck.

There are plenty of ways to prepare beforehand to help streamline your hunt for plus-size wedding dresses in Jacksonville, but if you’ve been there and done that, then you might be wondering if there are any insider tips to give you a fresh take on trying on gowns.

In this post, we share our tried-and-true methods to see your dream dress through a fresh lens.

Get extra with your hair and makeup

One way to change up the perspective is to do your hair and makeup before going to your bridal appointment. We’re not saying you have to know what type of hairstyle you want for your wedding or to go splurge at the salon, but it could help to try wearing your hair up or down with various gowns to give you an idea of the overall look.

Wear your shapewear

Are you planning on wearing shapewear under your wedding dress? If so, bring it to your appointment! The objective of shapewear is to smooth out different areas of the body for the bride’s desired fit, meaning it can change the way dresses look on you as opposed to trying them on without shapewear. 

For example, you might not like how a tight-fitting mermaid gown looks without shapewear, but with all of it tied together, you might just change your mind!

Take your Pinterest boards to the next level

Pinterest is an essential online tool that many brides use to glean inspiration and organize their style faves. It’s also extremely helpful if you are having trouble finding your dream gown. 

Before your appointment learn about the different plus-size wedding dress designers the boutique carries, then browse their styles to pin down the ones you like most. Add them to a Pinterest board and you already have a solid starting point for trying on dresses. This is helpful for your stylist to learn about your taste as well.

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