Sunday, May 1, 2011

Plus Size Bridal

David's Bridal Dresses

I am
s  l  o  w  l  y
accepting my (plus-size) body.  Some days I wake up, look in the mirror and think to myself 'You're okay'. After all, I am. My muscles move, my brain thinks, my organs work, my bones hold me up. What more could a girl want?  Other days I wake up, look in the mirror and think 'You're not okay.    You are too young, too smart and too short to be at this weight'.  Whichever scenario greets me these days, I know one thing for sure.  I'm 139 days away from my walk down the aisle and I'm a size 18.  That means I'm a plus size bride.  Which means I'm in the market for a plus sized bridal gown.

Up until last Friday I thought my only hope for finding a dress was David's Bridal.  They have one of the largest and most affordable selection of dresses for a girl with extra junk in her trunk. However, I've been specifically looking for a vintage inspired tea-length dress, and they have only a few.  Nevertheless I made my appointment last week and began slowly coming to terms with the fact that I was going to be a big girl in a mass-produced dress... not that there's anything wrong with that.

So, you can imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Dolly Couture, an online bridal salon with two store fronts (one in LA and one in NY) that specializes in vintage inspired tea-length bridal gowns.  And imagine how doubly surprised I was to find out that they carry sample sizes from 2 through18!  Now imagine me rolling around my couch clutching my laptop with glee once I learned that the dresses ranged in price from $395 to $995!  Is there a gown god?  Yes. And her name is Dolly.
Dolly and a few of her dresses.
I cancelled my appointment at David's and scheduled one for the same day at Dolly Couture.  By this time next week I'll be able to give you a first hand review of the shop, the dresses, and whether or not I've found "the one".  Wish me luck!

~ the green/green bride

p.s., Long time readers will remember that I bought a wedding dress at the end of last year.  It was a simple, v-neck, a-line, silk tricotine number from JCrew that I found on eBay for $75.  It was also a size 6.  Though I may be a size 6 one day, I won't be one on September 17th, 2011, which is why I began the search for a new dress.

Anyone need a petite 6, simple, v-neck, a-line, silk tricotine, ivory wedding dress from JCrew?

1 comment:

  1. i love a tea-length dress and think you'll be absolutely stunning in that dress design!