Walking down the aisle on your big day is one of life’s most special moments, and it’s only fitting that your wedding dress should reflect that as you exchange vows with your significant other. With that, your wedding day should give you the license to wear whatever you please, and what rings true to your personal style and wedding theme.
Plus-size brides don’t need to fret because there’s a wide range of beautiful options that will look and make you feel your very best, no matter what your size and shape. Like other body types, finding the perfect gown takes a certain process. Your theme is one thing to consider: Is it a garden or a church wedding? Is your nuptials a formal, elaborate affair or an intimate backyard celebration?
Next, you ought to consider your personal taste. Are you more of a romantic, girly bride or are you into modern lines and clean cuts? Finally, figure out which features you want to highlight—do you want to show off your legs or decolletage? Go for it! Flaunt your curves and say yes to any of these gorgeous wedding dresses.
1. Trumpet or Mermaid Dress
A graceful fit-and-flare silhouette is every curvy girl’s best friend. This type of dress stuns with all the right elements and in all the right places—a sensual and romantic piece for the glamorous and detail-oriented bride. The silhouette usually features a body-hugging bodice that gently dips into refined ruching over the torso, before the skirt flares into frothy ruffles. Don’t miss the lace appliqué too!
2. Ball Gown
Now here’s a wedding gown fit for royalty! Who says plus-size brides can’t wear anything too ornate? Every detail, from the deep sweetheart neckline and the magnificent pleated ball skirt are created for the bride looking to make a statement while working with her proportions.
Channel your Cinderella dreams in a stunning ball gown that could easily belong to any modern-day princess. Try going for a deep neckline that flares into a magnificent pleated ball skirt with a sash detail.
3. Princess Cut
There is much to fall in love with a princess cut dress. It is a timeless and sophisticated piece for the bride who loves romance. At a glance, you will be floored with its tailored silhouette that gives the gown its flawless form. When you add more subtle details like the scalloped bateau neckline or a bow at the back, we're certain you won't ever want to take off your wedding dress!
If you're going for this style, a clean bodice and long sleeve detail will enhance its shape and will create a flattering figure for brides of all sizes.
4. A-Line Dress
Thinking of a vintage theme? Consider an A-line dress as it lends some old-world charm with dainty, romantic details. A classic off shoulder, sweetheart neckline, and lace bodice will make the bride feel like she’s stepped back in time while its layered skirt and scalloped lace hem add a current flair.
Versatile for practically all body types, the A-line dress is a fail-safe choice for its ability to create a flattering shape. This version with the layered ruffles adds some textural interest to the dress, while cleverly skimming through areas you would like to reduce.
5. Sheath with Thigh-High Slit
If you’re pushing through with a more intimate ceremony like a civil wedding, there’s no reason you shouldn’t wear a beautiful dress to mark a special milestone. For a simpler dress that does not compromise on style, choose an elegant piece that mixes crepe fabric and chantilly lace for a romantic, bohemian vibe.
Although loose and billowy, this dress is tailored strategically to create a flattering shape, such as the empire waist, as well as the draped fabric with tie closure. And let’s not forget the thigh-high slit—a simple detail that adds confidence to your outfit while letting you flaunt your gorgeous legs!