Picking bridesmaid dresses can be so difficult. You have to figure out which color and styles you like as well as which one would look best on every single girl in your wedding party!
This can be very trying, especially if you have a plus size bridesmaid in the mix. The last thing you want is for them to look bad next to everyone else. So the best idea is to pick the dress that will fit them the best. This is much easier than it sounds.
First step: Determine her shape. Is she an apple shape? Big on top and small on the bottom? Or is she a pear shape, large on the bottom? You should probably ask her directly since she would know her own body better than anyone else would. She shouldn’t be offended about the fact you are trying to help her look amazing.
Apple shapes require empire waist dresses, while pears look good in both empire and a-line dresses. Find the style that would look best on them, and decide from there.
After you figure out the best cut of the dress, look at the length. Is she a short girl? Make your dresses tea-length. If she is tall, feel free to go a bit longer. Take her shopping with you and try on the dresses you have in mind to see how they look. There are so many stores with great options for plus sizes. Call ahead and see if they have her size in stock.
Another thing to keep in mind is the sleeves. Avoid strapless dresses. The truth is most people, even the thin ones, do not look good in strapless dresses.
From there, it is easy to find a dress! If you pick a style such as A-line or Empire waist, you should not have a problem making your other bridesmaids look good.
This is usually a good style on everyone. Have them try them on just in case, of course! If all else fails, you can always pick a color and general style, then have them pick their dresses from there.
The plus size bridesmaid is easy to dress if you know what to look for. Good luck and have fun, after all every woman wants to feel beautiful on that special day.