Thursday, 16 February 2012

Who'd want to be a plus size bride? Me ... (Part 2)

Sorry this has taken me so long to get back to. Not a very good start to my foray into the world of blogging but I’ve not been too well.
Ok, so the last part of this story was left just after the awful boutique experience and in search of other alternative plus size bridal options.
I was at the end of my tether. Frustrated and annoyed by how limited I was because of my dress size. I was angry with myself for not having put more effort into losing weight because I knew this process would be easier if I were smaller. And feeling that way just made me feel worse! I don’t want to dislike my figure, I know I can look good in the right clothes and more places should offer interesting, sexy, alternative options for curvier girls. They should do this for all kinds of occasions, not just day-to-day work/social attire. I was even looking at just buying the type of clothes I wear now, but better made and more exclusive versions so that at least I would like nice and feel ‘a bit special’. But damn it, I don’t want to feel ‘a bit special’ I want to feel ‘ON TOP OF THE BLOODY WORLD’.
Nice outfits that I considered to be wedding outfit potential:

It was at about this point of complete and utter panic that I turned to Twitter/Google and searched for people who were curvy but love it! And who dress well and know far more about what is available out there. I tweeted the very lovely Emma of or @boombands on Twitter. Emma put a shout out on Twitter about plus size bridal wear and created an amazing blog entry with all of feedback – check it out:
I think if I was looking for a classic wedding gown then I’d of found the answer in that blog post. So many options and some really lovely dresses – not tooooo pricey either. But I’m not. I’m far more in that 1950’s vein, and not white. I never, ever wear white so why would I on my wedding day?! I was actually leaning more towards black! Not pining for my teenage gothier years but more because black does look good on me and I throw in colour in other ways. I prefer an amazing, well cut simple black contemporary dress that I can work with crazy bright accessories.
I panic bought two dresses from Ebay
This is how they looked online (I know – it’s a joke using an image of a teeny weeny lady in a dress that I’m buying in a size 24!):

To be continued ….


  1. I can't tell you how much it means to me to read that you are enjoying your search a little more. I am sure when Darcy finally asks, I will err towards colour and vibrance... I like that you're thinking outside the box!

  2. WHEN he finally pops the question you will make a stunning bride, no matter what you choose to wear ... x