Sunday, 28 April 2013

Plus Size Wedding Dresses - East Gippsland Wedding Expo

Welcome to my Plus Size Wedding dress blog for the East Gippsland Wedding Expo on Sunday July 14th 2013 in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland.  I know how hard it is to find nice formal dresses that fit and look amazing let alone a wedding dress for the most special day of your life.  I have searched Melbourne to bring you a fantastic range and options to find your perfect wedding dress.

Image from Plus Size Perfection

Plus Size Perfection Bridal 

They stock up to size 32 in some gowns with a large range featuring their own invention called "The Magic Corset" which incorporates a comfortable flexible boning with other corsetry techniques to hold you in and give you a slimmer look.

Located in Hallam at Leah S Designs by appointment only, you can speak to Lyn about your bridal needs.  Strapless gowns also have different straps, sleeves or jackets that you can choose as well.  They have a private room where they can help you one on one to find your dream dress.  They do all adjustments 4 weeks prior to your big day to achieve the perfect fit.

"Plus Size Perfection Bridal has Melbourne’s biggest range of Plus Size Wedding Dresses in stock. Plus Size Perfection Bridal have a flattering and stylish collection of wedding dresses for size 16+.  Most of our wedding gowns have “The Magic Corset”, our own invention for shaping the wedding gown to give you the shape you’ve dreamed of while creating the illusion of loosing at least 2 dress sizes, and camouflaging flaws and accentuating assets. Our talented staff can help you choose the perfect wedding gown for your special day."

Glamour Plus by Roz la Kelin 

Wow what amazing range of wedding dresses, I wish I was getting married! Glamour Plus starts at size 16 to 38 with additional sizing available at a pattern making fee.

Glamour Plus is available at Drapery Bridal Bairnsdale and Thera's Bridal & Fashion Traralgon. 

"Designer Roz la Kelin has seriously reshaped the bridal industry with a dazzling range of plus size gowns - Glamour Plus to add to her already popular signature collection ‘Roz la Kelin bridal’ and ‘93 bridal’ ready to wear ranges.

Glamour plus was purposely created to provide fashionable styling for modern real women; designed for the fuller figure, offering unparalleled fit and support."

Images courtesy of Roz la Kelin

Big Beautiful Brides by Peter Trends Bridal 

A stunning collection of dresses for the plus size bride.  These lovely gowns are stocked at a number of Victorian retailers, the closest to East Gippsland is in Frankston,  Click here to see a list of stockists.

"The Big Beautiful Brides collection is designed to serve the needs of every bride with a more curvaceous figure and to give her a chance to try a spectacular range of exquisite plus size wedding dresses.  Each gown has a couture fit bodice to give great shape and support."

Image from Peter Trends Bridal

Plus Size Bride

Plus Size Bride is an online Plus Size wedding gown boutique, so for those of you who like to shop from the comfort of home this is the place for you.  They have a massive range of wedding gowns in sizes 14 to 28.   You can order made to measure off the standard size chart you can also shop by a feature or concern so for instance your worried about your upper arms you can click on that category and it will bring up dresses with sleeves, very handy feature.  They offer a 12 week service but if you need your dress within 6 weeks you can pay a little extra, shipping is FREE also.  You can view their range here.

I like the idea of being able to shop for dresses online but you are paying a lot of money for that one day and should it not be as you expected then you might end up deflated and back to square one.  Unlike shopping on ASOS or other sole online retailers you don't really have the option of returning these beauties.

Lisa's Lacies

Lisa's Lacies have all your plus size lingerie needs in the one place, Bridal and Honeymoon attire are all there.  They have two stores in Melbourne as well as an online store where you can purchase anytime of the day.

I hope I have made your search for a wedding dress a bit easier, I was married nearly 3 years ago at a Registry Office in London, I got my dress from John Lewis for 80GBP, it was the most special day of my life and wish I had the chance to try on and choose one of these amazing gowns, but at the same time I also wouldn't change a thing!

Me on my wedding day 15 May 2010

I will be doing a blog shortly about Maternity Wedding dresses as I renewed my vows back in Australia while 30 weeks pregnant.

Is 3 weddings too much?

x A


  1. Hi A+, its Cherie Draper from Drapery Bridal Bairnsdale & Thera's Bridal in Traralgon here. Thanks for the plug in your blog.
    We love working with plus brides, so often they come in convinced there wont be anything for them to try on, or that they'll end up in a satin sack.
    When we see them actually loving not only a dress, but loving their body in their wedding dress, thats a truly special moment. So few plus brides believe they can look truly beautiful on their wedding day - I know, I was one of them!
    A little exclusive info for your followers, Drapery Bridal Bairnsdale and Thera's Bridal Traralgon will soon be Gippslands exclusive stockist of both Peter Trends and Wendy Makin designs, add to that our Glamour Plus, four other bridal plus labels, and our fashion range, its a smorgasboard!

    1. Hi Cherie, thanks for popping over and having a look at my post. Roz la Kelin has amazing plus size dresses and I wish I was getting married again! It's great that a small town like Bairnsdale gives plus size brides the opportunity to see these gowns so they too can look amazing, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I grew up in Bairnsdale so I love that things are progressing fashion wise there. Have fun at the expo :)

  2. I must also take this moment to say that I DID like all of the dresses tried on, but this particular purchase involved more than sensibility and logic. It involved YEARS of girlie imagining, fashion perusing and the heart of "Uptown Red Head!"

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