Jan. 15, 2013

Ask Justin Alexander: Figure Flattering Dress for Plus Size Bride

A plus size bride asked Justin Alexander whether or not her wedding dress choice was the right pick for her figure

Q: I'm getting married in 3 months and have ordered style 8610 dress and love it. I am a size 16 bride and since I ordered the dress my friends have made comments about this style not being flattering on my figure. Could you please give me your opinion on whether this dress is suited for a full figured bride?

A: Please don't change your mind, style 8610 is a great pick for you! I actually love how this gown looks on full figured brides.

Because style 8610 has asymmetrical draping, it is extremely flattering and forgiving. The draping and obi bow cinches your waist and distracts the eye from that area while the flowing ball gown skirt helps camouflage the lower midsection. The ruching is draped perfectly to slim your waistline by two inches! And the sweetheart neckline opens and elongates the body, which again creates a slimming illusion.

While your friends thought they were helping you offering their honest opinion, you should always consult with an experienced professional when it comes to making decisions regarding your wedding dress. An experienced professional will know exactly what silhouette will work best with your body type. You did an amazing job picking a wedding dress even without knowing all of the slimming details on this wedding dress. You actually chose the most flattering dress of the collection! This gown even won the Bridal Buyer 2012 Dress of the Year in the UK.

Do you have any more questions about your wedding? Send them to and Justin Alexander will answer them for you!

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