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Shafonne Myers, owner and CEO of Pretty Pear Bride, the world's only magazine for plus-size brides, knows a thing or two about fashion and weddings. As a certified wedding and event planner and a gal with a serious love of all-things weddings (and a former bride herself), Shafonne understands the unique challenges of shopping for a plus-size wedding dress.
After your significant other pops the question, it's time start thinking about your engagement party — and what you're going to wear to the celebration. Remember that this is a time to celebrate and enjoy the excitement and wonderment of being engaged, so these helpful plus-size style tips will ensure that you look stunning.
1. Show Your Personality
This party is all about you and your special person, so show it in your style. If you love anything and everything vintage, then wear a super cute vintage dress. Or if you love being in the spotlight, consider adding a pop of color or some sparkle. Make sure that when people see you at the party, they recognize that it's you and not some made up version of you.
2. Don't Overpower the Rock
Since this is all about being engaged, you want to make sure that you don't overpower the main guest — your ring! Go simple with your dress and jewels so your latest (and greatest) new accessory is center stage.
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3. Comfort Is Key
This is the party where you will most definitely have to mingle and socialize with guests who will be congratulating and celebrating with you. So make sure that you have on an outfit that you feel just as comfortable in as you feel fabulous.