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Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Why do Brides by Solo stock Plus Size Wedding Dresses?

The average size of the UK woman is now a size 16. Therefore we feel it’s imperative to hold a large range of dresses around this size (and larger) so every bride has the same amount of wedding dresses to try Many bridal shops will only stock sizes 10-14, if you are looking for a larger size then do check this with the shop before you visit. Brides may try a dress on in a much smaller size only to be told they can order it in a larger size if they wish, without being able to try it before they buy. Not only is this risky to see how you are going to look on your big day, but often smaller sized wedding dresses are constructed differently to a proper Plus Size Collection.

What differentiates a Plus Size Collection from a normal dress collection?

Our Plus Size wedding dresses are cherry-picked from five different Designers who specialise in making dresses for the fuller figure. The dresses have inbuilt corsets to support and flatter the figure so you do not require any additional undergarments/ corsets while wearing the dresses. Many smaller sized wedding dresses do not have the same corsetry.

Our dresses have the added option of straps and/ or boleros being added to each design. Our in-house seamstress can work uniquely with you to customise your dress and to obtain that perfect fit for your wedding day.

I am losing weight and don’t want to order a dress too early in case I lose weight / change shape?

While some brides want to celebrate their curves, others tell us they are losing weight and don’t want to order a dress too early. it takes 4-5 months for a new dress to be ordered in new and we then need approximately 7 weeks for alterations, therefore a minimum 6 month turn around is usually required (sometimes Designers can send us selected dresses quicker if already in stock). So if you find your dream dress a year in advance, we can delay the measuring for you until nearer your wedding date. Our team of bridal consultants measure brides every day and are expert in helping you decide on the best size. If you are losing weight we take this into consideration when consulting the size chart and will work with you on this.

I don’t wear dresses and feel I need guidance what shapes would best suit & flatter my figure, I’m a size 28?

Every customer is unique in their personality and style of wedding and we listen to you and take these things into account when advising you on styles to try on. Our trained Bridal Consultants are also expert in advising which dressses willl suit which figures best. We know this because we fit brides day in day out and know our stock of 200 dressses inside out. We won’t waste your time suggesting styles we know won’t work for you. As we have such a large collection of dresses in the shop we know we have enough dresses in every category to suit every bride. Our Plus Size Collection comprises dresses sized 18-30 and come in a range of fabrics including chiffon, satin, organza, and taffetta.

How do I obtain that perfect fit on my wedding dress?

As two of our Bridal Consultants are also fully trained bridal dressmakers, you’ll probably find the lady who assists you in finding your wedding dress will also be the lady who does the alterations for you nearer to your big day. This give you the confidence that the look you wanted from the start is carried out to the end detail. Fittings are carried out in the shop and our expert dressmakers will ensure your wedding dress fits you perfectly before it leaves the shop.

Book an appointment to find out why Brides by Solo have been selling wedding dresses for 30 years and why – we’ve been told – we have one of the largest collections of Plus Size Dresses cover Newmarket, Bury St. Edmunds & Cambridge.