In this guide, we will give you 8 bridal fashion tips for the curvy brides.
Your curvy shape is no reason to feel stressed out about your bridal shopping. You might think that Plus size Indian wedding dress is an ardent task when the reality is it’s a breeze. All you have to do is take a deep breath, calm down and check out our foolproof guide that will make your voluptuous curves look gorgeous effortlessly.
There is no truth in one size fits all. And with the plethora of trending wedding dresses available, you will find one for every kind of bride. You being the plus-size bride won’t have any difficulty in finding the right bridal wear that suits your personality and adds to your charm. All you have to do is follow a tried-and-tested guide while buying a plus-size wedding dress. Because it’s not your body shape that expresses your beauty but your confidence and the way you carry yourself is what matters.
1. Know your body type
It is always best to buy your bridal lehenga as per your body type so that you will feel comfortable in your skin. Plus size women come with four main body types – top-heavy or apple-shaped, bottom-heavy or pear-shaped, midriff-heavy and an overall round body.
The apple-shaped (or top-heavy) can be well-adjusted by choosing a heavier, voluminous lehenga that gives you a leaner and longer appeal. Choosing a stunning neckline and accentuating the bustline with a flared lehenga navigates attention from the midriff. If you want to make the pear-shaped body look sleek and slim, go for A-line silhouettes i.e. minimal flared lehenga. A saree is also an excellent choice for such body type. Make sure to emphasize more on the choli or blouse that will balance the bottom-heavy look.
Lastly, an overall round body usually weights from the arms, top, midriff to the bottom. Highlight bust and bottom that works like magic at such body types.
NOTE: If you have heavier arms, go for long sleeves as it diverts the attention from the arms.
2. Choose Vertical designs instead of horizontal
Vertical (lengthwise) outfit patterns give an impression of a leaner and elongated body thus giving a mesmerizing bridal look.
3. Choosing the shade for Plus Size wedding dresses
Generally, many plus-size brides choose dark shades such as deep red, blue, green, maroon as their wedding dress colors. However, picking a monochrome shade will make you look slim and tall.
4. Blouse hacks for plus-size wedding dresses
Go with long blouse design – Covering the stomach always works for brides who are dealing with a heavy midriff. Hence, we advise going for long blouse designs such as peplum blouses or jacket-style choli.
Don’t go for padded blouse – If you have a heavier bust, avoid blouses with pads completely as they further add to the look than reduce its effect.
Neutral / Gold blouse – Look slimmer by donning a gold or neutral-colored blouse with a bright lehenga beneath.
5. How to drape your bridal lehenga dupatta smartly
Draping your bridal lehenga dupatta cleverly can either work in your favor or destroy the look, especially if you are a plus-size bride. Go for Double Dupatta draping which works wonders on curvy brides. Drape your bridal dupatta smartly that hides the problem areas such as the tummy giving you a slimmer figure.
6. Choosing the right fabric
Go for light and flowy fabrics such as georgette and chiffon that perfectly drapes around your body giving the illusion of a slimmer look. Materials such as silk or velvet give a heavier look and must be avoided at all costs if you are a curvy bride.
7. Customizing your outfit
The right fit is absolutely important for a plus-size bride. Many custom-made designers create fabulous bridal wear. Make sure to check them out before the wedding and do the alterations, if necessary. Always go for well=fitted outfits. Avoid loose-fitting outfits thinking they will conceal your flaws as it makes you look you worse than before.
8. Bold enough to experiment
Don’t be afraid to experiment and try out new styles. Who said that curvy brides cannot wear Indo-western attires or stick to traditional wear only? Go beyond the conventional wedding outfits and be a sensation by going all bold and trending.
Every bride looks gorgeous and divine on her wedding day regardless of her body type. However, wearing the right kind of outfit at the wedding flaunts the right curves when paired with confidence and smile which is sure to make a stunning impression on your groom and the guests.