Beyond Boring–Try an A-line with Ruching

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Curvy girls and plus size brides often look great in a line wedding dresses with ruching (pronounced rooooshing; it looks like wrinkles or scrunches) at the midsection because it can really help give you a more defined waist. But after awhile, the dresses all start to look the same, with a little beading on the bodice somewhere. Bor-ring!

So I wanted to show you some not-so-typical wedding gowns that we showed at the Phoenix Pride fashion show.


This is Kathy in Allure W255. It's a stunning strapless wedding gown with sweetheart neckline and corset back. There are two details worth pointing out (and that are difficult to see here):

1. While it's called ivory, it actually has a bit of a blush tone to it. Super flattering on almost all skin tones.

2. The detail looks almost like paisleys. It's the second dress in this close up shot from Studio Moirae:


 Right?! Isn't that awesome? It's one of my favorite dresses right now because it's just so versatile.

If you're looking for something a bit more elegant, I suggest Anjolique 1020. Here's ChrisShaundra wearing Anjolique:

Look at her waist in this dress–I love the curves it gives her. The reason I think this wedding dress is a bit dressier is that long line of beading down the left side (photo left–your right in the gown) of the bodice. It's awesome. The back features a zipper with real buttons over it.

Finally, for those of you who really don't like much ornamentation on your wedding gown, here's Stephanie in Sincerity 4506:

It's hard to see, but this wedding dress has a little shrug that comes with it. It covers just the upper arms. Here's another view:

We love the criss cross ruching on the bodice. There's just a tiny bit of bling on her hip. Lightweight taffeta with a small train. This is shown in white but is also available in ivory.

All three styles are still available at the store, so call and schedule a time to visit us. And stay tuned–we just ordered in six new wedding dress styles that we should get here in the boutique in the next week or so, so we'll try to get those photos up ASAP!

Photos by Bill Christ.

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