Searching for a wedding dress is just another part of the whole bridal experience, but like a brides dress every experience is unique. I for one have designed and made my own dress. It's a little ambitious but when my Nan who raised me to be the shiny person you see on this blog got sick, we didn't want to take any chances and planned our wedding in under 2 months. With such a short time frame, knowing exactly what I was after plus the bonus of being an ex fashion student meant I could easily (yeah right) whip up my dress in no time.
Being plus size (or to be honest being any size) means you have to shop for the style and fit that you're comfortable in and most importantly how you want to feel on your wedding day. For me, I wanted to have a dress that mixed old and new, to compliment my look while also combining lace elements and my late mothers veil. For me, it was important that my dress wasn't too long. I could dance and my arms were covered as Ballarat is notorious for sporadically snowing. Now, with the dress almost complete, I just need to keep praying for sunshine and that my sewing wont let me down!
I wanted to create a series of individual bridal looks for plus size women. Every bride has a unique style that's inspired my collection of curve wedding dress illustrations. I was going for a summer royal look with this illustration, imaging a light silk chiffon flowing dress and gold headpiece to tie it all together. Over the next few blog posts you'll see each look, inspired by the many beautiful brides out there. You can shop the look below and I'd love to hear about any wedding brands you love or I should check out.
PS. If you're interested more about my own wedding dress will be revealed when I become a Mrs.