Wedding Dresses for Short, Chubby Brides
The trend for bodies these days is to… well, grow wide. Thus, there are more chubby brides these days than ever before. But never fear, it shouldn’t ruin your right to being a beautiful bride. All you need is make the best of what you have, and even for chubby brides, it is possible to look as great as any of the slimmer brides out there. Mind you, even slim brides have disasters with the wrong choice of dress. To help you, here are a few pointers for short and chubby brides.
A rule of thumb is to see what styles tend to hide your chubbiness and make you look slim. Styles with very wide skirts or that tend to be wide will make you look wider.
A strapless tube dress is best avoided. The girth of anything above the tube is emphasized. The strapless dress also tends to ride down, so you might spend your wedding day pulling up your dress.
A trumpet style, column dress or one with an empire waistline will create the illusion of height. The mermaid-style dress also tends to give that “sexy” effect.
Sheer sleeves could also work for big arms. They can help your arms look slimmer.
A-line wedding dresses are also flattering on petite and chubby women. This style lengthens the body.
Petite brides should also avoid long sleeved gowns, long sleeved bolero jackets, opera gloves and high necked gowns.
Avoid high waists, as these will tend to emphasize your tummy.
As always, make sure to consult with wedding gown fitters and tailors. Those especially with experience making clothes for many different bodies will be able to know what fits your kind of body.