Ricki Lake says competing on 'Dancing With The Star' has made wedding dress shopping easier.

The talk show host - who announced her engagement to Christian Evans in August - believes losing 15 lbs on the celebrity dance show has made her feel better when searching for her dream dress.

She explained to Life & Style magazine: "I'm looking for wedding dresses, and I just want to feel good about it and what I put on.

"Christian said, 'Honey, it doesn't matter what you are. I love you. It's about you being happy.'"

This will be Ricki's second wedding following her divorce from artist Rob Sussman after 10 years of marriage in 2003.

Ricki - who has sons, Milo, 14, and Owen, 10, from her previous marriage - recently joked Christian was "a nobody" but continued to be special to her.

She said: "He's a nobody, but he's somebody to me. He's everything to me. I'm totally in love. I'm happier than I've ever been."