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Plus Size Dress Shopping Tips

Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping Tips


We know shopping for your wedding dress is one of the biggest fashion buying decisions you will ever make! Finding the dress of your dreams can be hard whatever your size or shape. Callista Bridal gowns are designed with your curves in mind. Plus Size brides can now look bang on trend and feel fabulously supported all day long. All our gowns have been made with clever boning and support in all the right places, to give you the perfect shape, making you look and feel fantastic on your big day.

Plus Size Dress Shopping Tips

To help you along your journey to find ‘The One’ we have asked some of our experts to give you some guidance. We talk to some of our boutiques, the people who know exactly what you go through and know what challenges you will face. These brilliant tips are guaranteed to get you planning like a pro!

Mirage Couture

Try and avoid leaving your dress search till the last minute, shops that stock plus size gowns will have dresses that will fit you, also it will give you more choice as you won’t have to buy off the peg.

Ask the bridal consultant to tell you about the dress? Fit, Fabric, Accessories, lead times etc…

Find a reputable brand which that has its heart in designing fashionable comfortable well-structured beautiful gowns not just upsized regular dresses.

Sit down in the dress! This is something a lot of brides forget to do some until their wedding day.

Plus Size Dress Shopping Tips

Ever After Bridal

Research curvy designers, check their stockists and choose a boutique with good reviews that stocks curvy sizes. These will be proportioned better for your body and give you confidence as samples are real women sizes!

For your appointment wear underwear that you would like to wear on your wedding day and bring an open mind!


Follow and trust your heart! You will feel immediately if you just slipped into YOUR wedding gown. Your heart starts beating faster and you get that huge, exciting smile on your face. Don’t let yourself be distracted by other people’s opinion or expectation. It is your wedding and your gown. If you feel 100% yourself and comfortable you will be the most stunning and beautiful bride!

Prepare yourself before you start your wedding gown search. It is pretty easy: Imagine yourself at your wedding: What is the setting (classy town hall ceremony or free spirit backyard party) and how do you want to present yourself as the bride? Set a clear budget limit and decide carefully who shall be your support while searching for the perfect dress. You have an answer to those 3 questions? Then you are ready!

Edith & Winston

Research is important to any Bride-to-be. Find a boutique that carries a large selection of plus size gowns. Sometimes you may have to do a little travelling to get there

Plus Size Bridal wear is no-longer old fashioned! Our specialist designer, Callista have created a beautiful, modern collection. So our brides can have a beautiful ball gown or a fitted fishtail that is perfect for the plus size figure.

A bridal appointment is supposed to be a fun experience and not something to dread. If you are nervous, call up before hand and have a chat to the shop assistant and tell them why you are nervous.

Stay away from Chinese copy sites. Brides often end up trying to locate a replacement gown at the last minute from a boutique and it will end up costing you more

Plus Size Dress Shopping Tips

Thank you to all our fantastic boutiques. Each one is highly experienced and ready to help you make your shopping experience one to remember! To find a Callista store near you visit our store finder to book your appointment today.

We look forward to dressing your beautiful curves soon!

Please contact us if you have any questions or need any advice?