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The Reality of Bridal Sizing: Why You Shouldn't Care About the Number


four plus size women posing together inside a bridal boutique wearing wedding gowns

In the world of bridal fashion, the topic of sizing can often be a source of stress and anxiety for many brides-to-be. However, it's important to remember that bridal sizing is just a number, and it shouldn't define your worth or beauty. We’re here to tell you about the reality of bridal sizing and why you shouldn't let it overshadow the joy of finding your dream dress, especially in the realm of plus-size bridal fashion.


Bridal Sizing vs. Everyday Sizing

Bridal sizing often differs from regular clothing sizes, leading to confusion and frustration among brides. While it's natural to want to fit into a certain size, it's essential to recognize that bridal sizing is not standardized and can even vary greatly between designers and styles. It really is just a number and doesn't define your beauty. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and beautiful on your wedding day! (No one is looking inside your dress to see the tag anyway!)


The Importance of Fit Over Size

Instead of focusing on the number on the tag, prioritize finding a dress that fits and flatters your body shape. Every bride is unique, and what matters most is how the dress makes you feel, not the size it comes in. Your stylists will take your measurements and make sure that your dress is ordered in the best size for your beautiful body based on the dress designer’s specific sizing guide.


Alterations and Customization

Keep in mind that alterations and customization can transform a dress to fit your body perfectly. Our skilled seamstresses and bridal stylists at Ivory & Main can tailor the dress to your unique measurements and preferences, ensuring a flawless fit and silhouette.


Ease Your Dress Shopping Anxiety by Shopping at Ivory & Main

Shopping at a size-inclusive bridal shop like Ivory & Main in Sayville, NY will help ease your anxiety when it comes to dress shopping. We are here to help you embrace body positivity and self-love throughout your bridal journey. Remember that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and your worth is not determined by a dress size. Choose a gown that makes you feel confident, comfortable, and beautiful on your special day.


At Ivory & Main, we celebrate size inclusivity and prioritize providing a supportive and empowering bridal shopping experience for every bride, regardless of size. Let's redefine bridal beauty together and focus on what truly matters – finding the dress that makes you feel like the beautiful bride you are.


Book an appointment with our stylists at Ivory & Main right here on our website or give us a call at 631-760-7082. We can't wait to meet you and cheer you on throughout your wedding planning journey.


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