PHOTO SHOOT FOR PLUS SIZE BRIDAL GOWNS

plus size bridal gowns

Spencer getting all dolled up!

 

Many people ask, “What goes into a photo shoot for plus size bridal gowns?” We’re here to tell the good and bad! Being a start-up, having 30 custom made full figured wedding dresses, a 10hr shoot, with a full crew, is no small task. This was very apparent for our premiere Spring 2013 photo shoot. Hopefully you can learn from our mistakes!

 

plus size bridal gowns

Ironing a wedding dress

 

 

REAL SIZE BRIDE is one of the leading plus size wedding dress designers. In such, all the designs are exclusive, we are not reselling other designers items. So the first step to creating REAL SIZE BRIDES Spring 2013 Collection of plus size bridal gowns was to design the gowns. 

 

plus size bridal gowns

Steaming plus size bridal gowns

 

REAL SIZE BRIDES goal is to revolutionize the way wedding dresses for curvy women are designed, so we focused on offering sexy short wedding dresses, not typically available by other plus size wedding dress designers. We launched with 2 collections: the City of Lights Collection features edgier, sexier, more avant-garde dresses, while the Jardin de Vie Collection offers more traditional, regal styles such as plus size ball gowns, and the traditional A Line wedding dress.

 

plus size bridal gowns

Racks of plus size bridal gowns

 

2 collections meant 2 models. REAL SIZE BRIDE loves diversity, so wanted 2 completely different looking models. We found our models, hair stylist, and makeup artist though Model Mayhem. Word of advice: a pretty face does not indicate a good model. Make sure you get detailed information regarding the model’s ability to shoot. Ask questions like, “How will you pose in this dress?” “How well do you take direction?” “What is the longest shoot you’ve done?” Sounds simple, but we often overlook basic questions because we overestimate people’s abilities’ based upon their enthusiasm.

 

plus size bridal gowns

Marva getting ready!!!

 

Day of the shoot! Photographer does not have keys to the studio! We are locked out for an hour and 45mins! Hair and makeup are delayed. There are 30 dresses to shoot. Clock is ticking. Thankfully we had amazing assistants to iron the plus size bridal gowns, create set designs, act as modeling coaches, and a diligent hair/makeup artist always on set. Everyone was frustrated, stressed and annoyed. Coordinating schedules for so many people is challenging. If all REAL SIZE BRIDES full figured wedding dresses did not get shot that day, who knew when we could all meet up again?

 

plus size bridal gowns

Reviewing images of the photo shoot

 

Originally, we shot the plus size bridal gowns to be displayed as the product catalog images on our website. We were supposed to have an outdoor shoot, for the homepage pictures, never happened. REAL SIZE BRIDE hired another model in San Francisco to do it.


plus size bridal gowns

More plus size bridal gowns

 

What did REAL SIZE BRIDE learn? Hire the right people! This cannot be emphasized enough! Just because someone is “nice” doesn’t mean they can produce results, work under stress, or take accountability for their actions. Deadlines can cause you to not think as clearly and as patiently as you should.

 

plus size bridal gowns

PLUS SIZE WEDDING DRESSES ON SALE

 

Wedding dresses on sale

Wedding Dress Sale

 

WEDDING DRESSES ON SALE

REAL SIZE BRIDE has an amazing opportunity we would like to share with our beautiful plus size brides: we are offering 50% off ALL sample wedding dresses. We only have one sample dress per style, and sizes are limited, so take advantage of this opportunity. We only offer these wedding dresses on sale once a season, so make sure you check out our fabulous plus size wedding dresses at 50% off retail before another brides snatches up your dream dress!

 

Wedding dresses on sale

Wedding Dress SALE

 

 

REAL SIZE BRIDE is offering our plus size brides the chance to own one of our superior sample wedding dresses that were only worn once for a photo shoot. Not a bad deal, 50% off for something basically brand new! The majority of the gowns are in pristine condition, as each dress was only photographed for about 15 min. Some gowns have been worn more than once for other photo shoots or a runway show. So please contact us before purchasing any wedding dresses on sale, as it is a final sale.

 

Wedding dresses on sale

Wedding Dress Sale

 

Each gown was measured and designed to fit our model’s exact measurements. Hence, the sizes are slightly different than our standard sizes. Below you will find the sizes of our wedding dresses on sale, so grab a tape measurer to be sure if it’s a good fit!

 

wedding dresss on sale

 

All JARDIN DE VIE COLLECTION wedding dresses on sale measure:

Bust: 43in           Waist: 37in           Hip:54in

 Approximately, a REAL SIZE BRIDE size 24

 

Here is the main caveat to remember when shopping these wedding dresses on sale: SIZE UP!!! Our model is NOT a SIZE 24 in regular street clothes, she’s actually an 18! However, when the largest portion of your body measures 54in for example, that means you must order a size 24. Even if the rest of your body falls into a size 18. You need to order up, because a seamstress can take a dress in, but cannot take a dress out typically more than 1 inch.

 

wedding dresses on sale

 

All CITY LIGHTS COLLECTION wedding dresses on sale measure:

Bust: 37.5in           Waist: 29.5in              Hip: 41in

 Approximately, a REAL SIZE BRIDE size 12

 

Wedding dresses on sale

City Lights | Sample Wedding Dresses

 

Remember the wedding dress on sale are on a first come first serve basis. We only have ONE (1) gown and in ONE (1) size each. Most designers who have sample wedding dresses only carry items from previous seasons. You’re in luck as ALL of our samples are in our latest, Spring 2013 Collection, so you’re only getting the latest, hottest trends!

 

wedding dresses on sale

 

Enjoy high low wedding dresses, plus size mermaid wedding dresses and plus size ball gowns. Hurry get your gown while supplies last. And remember, if the dress does not fit your body perfectly, that is what seamstresses are for! As long as the measurements aren’t too far off, you’ll be fine, while saving a pretty penny!

 

Wedding dresses on sale

Wedding Dress Sale

 

PLUS SIZE WEDDING DRESSES EXCLUSIVE FOR MADISON PLUS

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

 

EXCLUSIVELY ON MADISON PLUS SELECT

NEW PLUS SIZE WEDDING DRESSES

REAL SIZE BRIDE is so excited to announce our new, exclusive partnership with the fabulously, fashionable plus size clothing website Madison Plus Select. Madison Plus Select was recently launched, after much success from the parent website Madison Plus. REAL SIZE BRIDE introduced an exclusive line of plus size wedding dresses that can only be purchased on their site!

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

 

Both companies are enthusiastically promoting the proliferation of plus size clothing to mainstream America, and after brief correspondence we mutually agreed it was a match made in plus size wedding dress heaven! What we like about Madison Plus, besides it being a tremendous e-commerce hub, is that it is very dedicated in growing as a business and expanding product lines to serve the greater plus size market. MP Select specifically targets companies that offer sizes 10+, just like REAL SIZE BRIDE!

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

 

It is exciting to form a new partnership that will allow REAL SIZE BRIDE to dress more brides to be and help more plus size brides find the highest quality, lowest priced, sexiest wedding gowns on the market! Both parties are equally optimistic and eager to spread the word that REAL SIZE BRIDE will exclusively offer a line of plus size wedding dresses on the incredible Madison Plus Select website.

 

Plus Size Bridal Dresses

Plus Size Bridal Dresses

 

When we had our initial call, CEO of Madison Plus, Aimee Cheshire, was really interested in offering a diversified product range of plus size wedding dresses on the site. She wanted a mix of silhouettes, cuts and price ranges to accommodate the many tastes of her clients. REAL SIZE BRIDE certainly agreed, and we believe we put together an amazing collection of sexy wedding dresses, plus size ball gowns and equally diverse prices as well.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

 

One of the most exciting parts was the photo shoot! Madison Plus hired two gorgeous models, and the pics came out amazing!!! The gowns fit the models like a glove and we are very happy with the outcome. We are so excited about this promising new line, and excited to reach more plus size brides and dress them in the most important gowns of their lives! We are equally as excited and optimistic to expand the market and make our plus size wedding dresses available to many more brides now!

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus size brides wedding dress survival guide

plus size bride

Plus size model: Adrienne Glenn in REAL SIZE BRIDE

PLUS SIZE BRIDES SURVIVAL GUIDE

 

Plus size brides are well known from their assets. These brides to be represent the BBW: bust, booty and waist! In such, finding the right wedding dress can be a challenge: ensuring your girls stay in place and the dress is cut well to fit your voluptuous curves. On top of the battle of finding plus size wedding dresses, once you get the gown of your dreams, making sure it stays put is a whole other obstacle!

 

REAL SIZE BRIDE is giving our busty, buxom, voluptuous plus size brides a survival guide to making sure no Janet Jackson Superbowl moments occur on your fabulous wedding day.

 

BUSTY BRIDES TO BE

plus size brides

Strapless Bra

plus size brides

Plus size bustier

 

Most plus size brides are not dealing with D’s…usually we’re talking DD, DDD, F and G. There is serious cleavage going on and, even though your hubby-to-be can handle them, many plus size wedding dresses can’t.

 

Strapless wedding dresses are by far the most popular type of cut on the market. They are aesthetically pleasing and sexy. However, most plus size wedding dresses do not come with thick boning in the bodice to support large busts. Typically they are flimsy, and not designed to be a support mechanism. This is where backless strapless, bustier and torsolette bras come in handy. Even if wearing a bra is not ideal, WEAR ONE, this is the only way to prevent “peek-a-boo” moments. We’re sure grandma would not approve otherwise!

 

plus size brides

Strapless Bra

plus size brides

Torsolette

 

Also if having a strapless wedding gown is a necessity, purchase the most supportive one. Avoid plunging sweethearts or sweetheart wedding dresses as they reveal the most cleavage, and most accidents likely to occur. Sticking with a straight strapless wedding dress, ensures the most support as it is closest to your skin and not allowing extra cleavage to sneak by.

 

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Strapless Sweetheart Wedding Dress

 

The type of wedding dress fabric is also pertinent in making your decision. Chiffon, tulle and organza wedding dresses are the lightest, most translucent fabrics so getting any type of boning in the bust or wires in the cups are nearly impossible. Plus size brides should try sticking to satin, taffeta, or lace wedding dresses which give the most supportive, structured feel. Since these materials are thicker and less stretchy than the former, they can easily have cups or boning added to the bust.

 

plus size bride

Straight Strapless Organza Wedding Dress

 

Double sided tape is also a plus size brides best friend on her wedding day. If you cannot pass up that plunging sweetheart neckline dress, and you are a buxom beauty PLEASE use double-sided tape! A few strips on each breast will last a night full of dancing, kissing and hugging. The tape is so strong it normally will hold even when you perspire. This actually helps make the removal process less painful as its strength decreases throughout the night.

 

plus size bride

Plunging Sweetheart Neckline

WEDDING DRESSES FOR PLUS SIZE WOMEN

 

CURVY GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO!

Wedding dresses for plus size women

Rosalyn | Real Size Bride

 

At REAL SIZE BRIDE, our claim to fame is that we ONLY sell wedding dresses for plus women size 10-30. This doesn’t mean we don’t love everyone else; we just feel this market segmentation in general is sadly under represented. We are the type to cheer for the underdog and not jump on the bandwagon and do something just because everyone else does.

 

Wedding dresses for plus size women

Real Size Bride, featuring Model Michele Hilton, photography by Nikki Gomez

 

 

We have been advised by many people that isolating ourselves from the “mainstream” market and selling only wedding dresses for plus size women is not wise; we should be more inclusive and not turn people away. If we wanted to operate like David’s Bridal and be your one stop bridal shop, then we would. But that’s not what we want, nor do we get the impression many brides like that cookie cutter, anyone can get it, type of establishment anyway!

 

Wedding dresses for plus size women

REAL SIZE BRIDE, featuring photography by Nikki Gomez and Model Michele Hilton

 

 

What works for some people doesn’t work for all. If you want to be a leader, you have to step out of the pack and venture out on your own! If you stay behind you are a follower. Offering what everyone else has, is not appealing to REAL SIZE BRIDE, catering to the amazing plus size bridal market is!

 

WEDDING DRESSES FOR PLUS SIZE WOMEN

 

Wedding dresses for plus size women

Wedding dresses for plus size women

 

As we delve deeper in to our business and understand our plus size brides, Facebook fans, and Pinterest followers, we really get a sense for how fun, empowering and lively this group is! REAL SIZE BRIDE has an amazing time engaging with our brides and learning what they like and don’t. We are continuously impressed and amazed at what social media has done for our company and the type of reach we get. What started off as selling wedding dresses for plus size women, rapidly developed into a really fun social media experience, branching into so many other outlets.

 

 

Wedding dresses for plus size women

Wedding Dresses For Plus Size Women

 

 

We find that plus size brides are positive, outspoken and encouraging. They are role models who offer reasons to LOVE YOUR BODY and embrace it. It’s very rewarding for us to be apart of the plus size bridal market and get a feel for what curvy women stand for. They realize its better to ACCEPT what you have, find the humor in it, and work on healthy change but don’t live your life miserable to please others.

 

Wedding dresses for curvy women

Wedding Dresses for Curvy Women

 

It’s unfortunate how women with curves or women with double-digit dress sizes are stigmatized by society, and sadly, placed into different categories as the rest of the world. Its plain unfair, but curvy girls worldwide are banning together and starting a revolution! By designing and selling only wedding dresses for plus size women, we are helping the world see more voluptuous forms of beauty! But its ok, you can’t always “do” or “be” what society tells you. YOU have to be YOU, and that’s why WE keep it REAL!


 

Wedding dresses for plus size women

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

 

Spotting FAKE PLUS SIZE WEDDING DRESSES online!

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

REAL SIZE BRIDE images STOLEN by DhGate.com

FAKE, COUNTERFEIT, BOOTLEGGED!!!

PLUS SIZE WEDDING DRESSES

 

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life…your wedding dress is THE most important gown you will EVER wear. In today’s world of online shopping, there are a few facts you need to know before ordering plus size wedding dresses online in order to avoid scams and fake designer products.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

REAL SIZE BRIDES images STOLEN by DhGate.com

 

PLUS SIZE WEDDING DRESSES ONLINE

 

The only MAJOR plus size wedding dress designer that sells online is David’s Bridal, no exceptions. All of the big designers: Vera Wang, Justin Alexander, Alfred Angelo, ect EXCLUSIVELY sell in retailer stores. Retailers will lose their licensing agreement IF they advertise prices online. Major wedding dress designers all want to maintain price integrity and avoid market cannibalization, so NO wedding designer will advertise their gowns online for purchase. Instead they will advise of the location of the retail stores that carry their line. Typically, retailers cannot give prices over the phone! It’s their way of getting you to the store. Do the research and see for yourself!

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

 

 

There are MANY knockoff sites out there BEWARE! If you see plus size wedding dresses online at 80% off, use your head, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. You can find MANY plus size wedding dresses for $200 online, but the quality will be very poor. Remember, the key is no MAJOR wedding gown designer advertises prices online, except exclusive e-commerce sites like www.realsizebride.com or similar independent designers. This will change in the coming years as everything is streamlined online and more businesses understand the advantages of having an e-commerce presence.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses


AFFORDABLE PRICING

 

Back to the $200 “designer” plus size wedding dresses…if its advertised as cheap, that’s because it is! Nothing wrong with being a bride on a budget, just be aware the wedding dress you are purchasing will not look as nice as the picture. In fact, the pictures on many knockoff sites are the exact same ones pulled off the designer’s site! Don’t for a second believe the $2,000 “designer” plus size wedding dresses advertised for $200 are the real deal. In actuality, you are getting a low quality, imitation product.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

 

WEDDING DRESS FABRICS

 

Before purchasing plus size wedding dresses online, familiarize yourself with different fabrics. Lace sounds fancy…but have you FELT the difference between Chantilly lace, and cheap lace? Go try gowns on at a store, or at least touch them and ask questions. When you see a wedding dress you LOVE, find out what material it’s made of. Plus size wedding dresses that cost $10,000 aren’t just expensive because of the designer label, rather there is a significant quality grade used verses a $3000 dress or even a $1000 dress.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

 

BUDGET BRIDE

It’s smart to have a budget, especially since the dress will only be worn once. Don’t break the bank buying plus size wedding dresses, rather just use caution when purchasing online. Remember the average cost of a wedding gown is roughly $1500. Use this as a benchmark. Its okay to go higher or lower, just know too low may get you something disappointing, can potentially waste time, and not be refundable. 

 

Challenges facing PLUS SIZE BRIDES

Plus Size Bridal Dresses

Plus Size Bridal Dresses

WHAT’S A PLUS SIZE BRIDES BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

 

REAL SIZE BRIDE would like to first congratulate all the brides to be who are expected to wed this year, or who were lucky enough to get engaged. If you are planning a 2013 wedding, chances are you have already begun shopping for plus size wedding dresses. Fortunately, for all brides to be, 2013 truly has more options available than any other year, in terms of both styles and sizes. However, REAL SIZE BRIDE continues to receive letters from plus size brides expressing angst about shopping for plus size wedding dresses.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dress by REAL SIZE BRIDE

 

The overwhelming criticism from plus size brides is that retail stores have limited sample sizes that fit their curves. It is very frustrating to see the wedding dress of your dreams on a size 2 mannequin, only to discover the largest sample available to try on is a 12. Sure you can order that fabulous gown in up to a size 30, but that would mean buying it without trying it on, and not being able to return it.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dress by REAL SIZE BRIDE

 

Plus size brides find the wedding gowns they want to try on, are seldom accessible to them. Retail stores must establish equilibrium between having a low inventory and adequate sizes and styles to accommodate a vast variety of brides to be. From a business perspective, it does not make sense to double inventory on dresses so there are more sizes to try on. For example, that amazing gown on the mannequin came in a 12. Stores can’t stock it in a 12 and 26 just in hopes to have more brides try it on, but with zero guarantee of purchasing.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dress by REAL SIZE BRIDE

 

 Retail stores want to sell as much as possible, but often times space and budgets limit their ability to expand product lines. Sadly, for plus size brides this can be a conundrum as not many stores have the resources to adequately stock plus size wedding dresses. So what options are available for the modern plus size bride if they are not comfortable purchasing a wedding dress without trying it on?

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dress by REAL SIZE BRIDE

 

 

The number one spot for brides to be to purchase full figured wedding dresses is David’s Bridal. David’s is a bridal megastore. It has its advantages and disadvantages. Plus size brides can always find something in their size, the selection is endless, and most times the gowns are in stock or have a quick turn around time. On the other hand, brides to be do not get customized service or many times not even assigned a specific bridal consultant to assist and offer expertise.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dress by REAL SIZE BRIDE

 

 

REAL SIZE BRIDE commonly hears plus size brides expressing feelings of discomfort getting undressed in front of bridal consultants they don’t know. Getting naked in front of a doctor is violating to many women, but the feeling is amplified by 1,000 when it’s in a small place with a stranger putting you in a wedding gown. Most women have body image issues, this can be exacerbated if you are curvy and not totally comfortable with your weight at the moment.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dress by Real Size Bride

 

That’s another reason why REAL SIZE BRIDE offers free shipping and free return shipping on up to the 3 dresses, allowing our brides to be the comfort of trying on plus size wedding dresses in your OWN home and returning what you don’t love…FREE.

 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dresses by REAL SIZE BRIDE

 

SAMPLE WEDDING DRESSES ON SALE!

 

Wedding dresses on sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white…well unless she doesn’t like white, or even worse: what if she hasn’t found her wedding dress yet?! It’s already June and summertime is the most popular time of year for couples to tie the knot. This can be REALLY scary if you are a procrastinator, are super picky or just haven’t found the dress you are looking for at the price you can afford. Check out REAL SIZE BRIDES sample wedding dresses on sale, and make your decision before it is too late!

 

Wedding dresses on sale

 

 

One of the main reasons brides to be seek wedding dresses on sale, is because wedding gowns are so expensive to begin with! We understand it’s a HUGE decision, one not to be made lightly. You need to be totally comfortable with your wedding dress selection as you are with your hubby-to-be! Does the price fit your budget? Does the dress fit your style and your venue? Can you find that dress cheaper elsewhere?

 

wedding dresses on sale

 

Brides to be who wait until the last min to buy full figured wedding dresses, face advantages and disadvantages:

 

Wedding dresses on sale

 

 

PRO’S: WEDDING DRESSES ON SALE!

 

Now is the time when many retailers are getting ready for new fall collections and eager to sell older collections or sample gowns. You can usually get a good deal as sales tend to slow down, and shops are eager to earn your business. Hint hint, so are we! Drop us a line and we’d be happy to work with you!

 

Wedding dresses on sale

 

 

Be aware that many sample gowns in stores tend not to be in the best condition as they have been tried on many times. Look out for make up stains, dirt marks at the bottom, and loose strings/scratches. Fortunately, REAL SIZE BRIDES entire collection of sample wedding dresses on sale are basically in brand new condition, since they were only worn once for a photo shoot. Make sure you always ask the condition, and get specific details about any wedding dresses on sale, because the majority of the time, the sale is final.

 

Wedding dresses on sale

 

 

CONS: WAITING TO LONG FOR YOUR DREAM DRESS

 

If a bride to be waits too long to secure the wedding dress of her dreams, she may unfortunately be out of luck. Wedding dresses on sale don’t last forever. As much as retailers want you in their gowns, supplies are limited. If you truly see something you want, don’t wait too long before making a commitment or you will have to settle for something less than perfect. 

 

Wedding dresses on sale

 

 

Like we said, businesses are eager to earn YOUR business! But be realistic in what you’re asking. Your chances of getting your dream dress at your dream price has a lot to do with WHERE you shop, and HOW you approach the salesperson/business owner. Smaller and new companies have lots more flexibility than chain retail stores, such as David’s Bridal. Mom and pop shops are more likely to try harder to earn your business than any large corporation any day since you are directly speaking to the decision maker and not layers of bureaucracy.

 

Wedding dresses on sale

 

We hope our advice on searching and purchasing wedding dresses on sale was beneficial for the bride to be who still has yet to make the final, “I do.”

 

Wedding dresses on sale

Beatrice: Plus size ball gown

TOP SELLING PLUS SIZE BALL GOWN

BEATRICE

Plus size ball gown

 

 

REAL SIZE BRIDE is extremely proud of our premiere 2013 Spring Collection of plus size bridal dresses. Each gown has been individually designed to meet both our and our client’s super high standards. We tried our best to accommodate as many plus size brides out there, by introducing an eclectic mix of both sexy wedding dresses and traditional wedding dresses. One of our TOP SELLERS is the amazing BEATRICE plus size ball gown. It has graced our homepage and has more page views out of any other dress!

 

Plus size ball gown

 

The Beatrice plus size ball gown was originally shot in a studio with the lovely model, Marva Brown. Marva looked absolutely radiant in it, and this was one of her favorite gowns to wear. It was also one of our favorite gowns to see her in! The gown fit her like a glove, and her glowing smile symbolizes how happy any bride to be will feel wearing this gorgeous plus size ball gown.

 

Plus size ball gown

 

Next, the Beatrice plus size ball gown was shipped to San Francisco where the talented Adrienne Glenn modeled it. Adrienne can be see throughout our website as well on the homepage in this stunning gown. Adrienne added edge and an avant-garde flair, really drawing people in to see more gowns like Beatrice!

 

Plus size ball gown

 

Beatrice is one of our top selling full figured wedding dresses because of its luxurious and elegant appeal. This plus size ball gown has a satin bodice fully gleaming with intricate beading that radiates and sparkles throughout the night, making you shine like a star! The top is zip back to provide an ever so snug fit, while the sexy sweetheart neckline draws attention to all the right places!

 

Plus size ball gown

 

A plus size ball gown cannot be complete without an eye catching bottom! Our brides to be love the organza bottom as a contrast to the satin top. The soft, wavelike curls provide a dramatic yet elegant bottom. It is unique and special just like the lucky bride who gets to walk down the aisle in it!

 

Plus size ball gown

 

For a very limited time, REAL SIZE BRIDE has the Beatrice plus size ball gown on sale at 50% off! You can be the owner of the exact same wedding dress worn by our lovely models, for a fraction of the price. Check out our wedding dress sale and snatch up your wedding gown today. Be the envy of your friends in one of the HOTTEST gowns REAL SIZE BRIDE has to offer, and make your fiancé love you even more with the low price tag!

PLUS SIZE BRIDE…FOR A DAY, MARVA’S WAY!

Plus Size Bride

Marvelous Marva in “Giavanna”

PLUS SIZE BRIDE, FOR A DAY

 

With large thighs, big bosoms, and a bottom to match, shopping for full figured wedding dresses typically doesn’t provide any plus size bride the mindset of a pleasant and enjoyable experience. In fact, the main concern is being dressed in a white curtain with glitter and beads on it. Or worse, holding your breath as a dress 2-3 sizes too small, is forced over your head and up your thighs. Fears creep in of breathing and something pops and you end up paying for a plus size bridal gown you don’t really want.

 

Plus Size Bride

Marvelous Marva in “Beatrice”

 

Without the “right” body, shopping for full figured wedding dresses could be intimidating, scary and disappointing. Mainly, because on you, it looks nothing like it did on the size 2 model in the most recent issue of Brides Magazine. It’s easy to get your hopes up and think “I will look like her,” but when the dress doesn’t zip up the smile turns to a frown. Sounds like fun…

 

Plus Size Bride

Marvelous Marva in “Penelope”

 

WEDDING DRESSES FOR CURVY WOMEN

 

Well that’s where REAL SIZE BRIDE came in! They have the intention of changing all of that. When I was first approached to become a model for REAL SIZE BRIDE I had feelings of excitement and trepidation (see above scenario). It is very rare to see formal wear, let alone wedding dresses, that are catered specifically to plus size brides, so you can imagine how excited I was to be a part of this movement!

 

Plus Size Bride

Marvelous Marva in “Savannah”

 

As a plus size model, I am approached to be a part of a lot of projects, working with REAL SIZE BRIDE has been one of my favorites just knowing the positive, life changing experience that will be afforded to every bride to be who wears one of their wedding dresses down the aisle. Its good to know there is a company that cares for us and wants us to look just as good—no BETTER—than everyone else on our wedding day!

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Marvelous Marva in “Natasha”