Finally, your big day has been scheduled! Following weeks, months, years, perhaps even a lifetime of planning – you now know when your special wedding day will take place. Time to start shopping for a dress! However, if you’re not looking forward to trawling the rails or traipsing in and out of bridal shops only to be disappointed by their meagre collections - look no further, we have the solution!
At Chesca, we specialise in designing plus size wedding gowns, dresses, blouses, skirts, jackets, shoes and shawls. In fact, pretty much anything else you can think of, we sell! Whether your wedding is a huge, formal celebration, or a smaller occasion which requires an informal plus size wedding dress, you can be sure that we have the perfect dress for you.
Covering sizes 12 – 24, we have a variety of ivory lace, embroidered panel and cornelli variations of plus size wedding dresses, designed by curvy women, for curvy women. Chesca is a brand synonymous with quality and elegance, which is why we are proud to stock a range of plus size bridal outfits which are immersed in style, luxury and effect. Regardless of what size figure you have, Chesca believe that every woman should be entitled to walk down the aisle proudly and confidently; instantly grabbing the attention of the whole room. This might be helped by our plus size wedding dresses with sleeves, or one of our stylish accessories that draw attention away from certain parts of the body. We know how stressful a wedding can be, but we don’t believe that that your figure should contribute to this.
When choosing a wedding dress for the fuller figure, we encourage our customers to consider a few things prior to shopping. Firstly, we believe it is important for the right type of fabric to be chosen. You will notice from our range of plus size bridal outfits, that lace is one of our favourites. The fabric that you wear should be comfortable (you’ll be wearing your dress for a long time) whilst looking sensational.
Plus size brides should use their figure as much as they can! Enjoy showing yourself off on your special day; work the hourglass shape that you have been blessed with! Do not be scared of buying a plus size wedding outfit that hugs and truly accentuates your curves. There should be no holding back on your big day!
Of course, as a plus size bride, it is natural to spend time thinking about some of the parts of your body that you do not like people to see. However, by buying clever accessories which are strategically placed (see our range for further details), you can divert people’s attentions towards other areas.
Another way of covering areas of the body, is by wearing a jacket or a shrug. Chesca’s collection of lace shrugs and jackets help you to pair plus size bridal dresses with matching garments, retaining the stylish and beautiful appearance that you are hoping to achieve. The ivory chiffon shawl, for example, takes attention away from the shoulders and onto other areas. Needless to say, it’ll look spectacular and exceptionally classy too!
Colour of dress
One of the main talking points at a wedding, concerns the bride’s choice of dress colour. The traditional choice of colour is white, but Chesca also stock elegant mink and heather coloured plus size wedding dresses. We love the pale mink stretch lace Cinderella bead trim dress, and wholeheartedly recommend it to brides to be! But what does the colour say about the bride?
As many people are aware, white represents virginity. However, it also represents other characteristics such as goodness, purity and innocence. The Chesca range of white dresses help you to demonstrate your personality in a stylish and sophisticated way as you stun your guests.
A red wedding dress symbolises love, strong emotions, excitement and energy. It is the colour of passion and is guaranteed to make you stand out! Similarly, pink also represents love, but also freshness, purity and good health.
Whilst there is no set explanation of mink or heather, we believe that they demonstrate love, compassion and individuality as it could be considered an alternative colour choice. Regardless of the colour’s meaning, the mink or heather dresses stocked by Chesca are sure to wow wedding guests everywhere!
Choosing a dress
A plus size bride might easily panic when choosing a dress. With some guidance from Chesca, however, we can help you think about the right silhouette to suit your figure. After all, we’re here to let your inner beauty shines on the most important day of your life!
The A-line silhouette pans out gradually from the waist, and is at its widest around the hem area. The A-line is best for many plus size brides, as it minimises the appearance of your stomach and hips, as it does not have a waistline. If you are a taller plus size bride, we strongly suggest you choose an A-line silhouette.
The ballgown or duchess silhouette emphasises both the waist and bust, but draws attention away from the hips. This silhouette is suited to shorter plus size brides who have an hourglass figure.
The ‘empire’ makes smaller busts fuller, whilst concealing a larger stomach. The empire dress is most suited to plus size brides who have a squarer shaped figure, but suits any height.
When it comes to the neckline, Chesca stock a range of dresses to suit. The one you choose will depend on the width of your shoulders, the length of your neck and the choice of hairstyle. A lace neckline is elegant and – when lace is used around the bust area, it becomes seductive. If you choose to use lace around the said region, it gives a more classical look whilst lace at the back of the dress is guaranteed to grab the attention of your guests!
Being a plus size bride does not make your wedding dress shopping any less enjoyable, and the range of dresses from Chesca is sure to wow everyone celebrating with you. Whether you are after a high scoop or a plunging neckline, an ankle length or a long flowing wedding dress, we will help you walk down the aisle in style and elegance.