Plus Size Wedding Dresses: Find the Ideal Fit for your Body

You said yes to the love of your life, and the wedding planning has begun. Finding your dream plus size wedding dress is a major milestone on every bride’s to-do list. With so many incredible gowns to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to know which styles will fit your gorgeous figure the best. Never fear! Our Essense of Australia and Stella York collections have so many dreamy and figure-flattering dresses to celebrate your curves, and we have all the tips you need to find the best fitting dress to walk down the aisle in bridal style. Keep reading for our top 10 plus size gowns and some major bridal fashion inspiration! 

How to Find the Perfect Fit for Plus Size Wedding Dresses 

How should you begin searching for the perfect wedding dress when there is a sea of bridal gowns to choose from? The first step is determining what features you want to accentuate. This factor will help you decide on a silhouette. 

A form-fitting mermaid silhouette shows off curves for the bride with an hourglass shape. A bride with a more pear-shaped body type may like a ballgown silhouette, which flatters the waist. For the bride with a larger bust, try a gown with straps and a more voluminous skirt. However, across all body shapes, the A-line silhouette is flattering on every bride. 

Remember, regardless of the silhouette, the structure is always key. It helps the bridal gown hug your curves and provides support where needed. Look for details like straps, boning or a corset for a fabulous fit. 

Now that you know what details and silhouettes to look for when shopping, it’s time to get into our top 10 plus size gowns and what makes each so special. Whether you prefer a flowy, full ballgown silhouette or a sexy, curve-hugging fit-and-flare bridal gown, there is a plus size wedding dress for you! 

Top Plus Size Wedding Dresses 

Off-the-Shoulder Plus Size Wedding Gown with Lace Appliques 

This beautifully classic ballgown is made for the romantic yet glamorous bride. The nature-inspired lace delicately adorns the bodice of this plus size wedding gown, while a plunging V-neckline and subtly sheer bodice add a touch of sexiness. This gown provides the comfort and support brides need on their big day. The illusion tulle at the neckline and stunning elasticated off-the-shoulder straps will allow you to dance the night away without feeling restricted. The ballgown skirt begins at the natural waist, which draws the eye in, and is ultra-flattering.  

Simple Plus Size Ballgown Wedding Dress with Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves  

Essense of Australia Style D2716 | Influencer @ sarafaithstewart | Photography: Debbie Gentry Photography 

Style D2716 is timeless, chic and regal! The banded off-the-shoulder neckline is oh-so-elegant, while the box pleated skirt accentuates the natural waist and adds a touch of formality. Covered buttons are a classic element and the pearl Mikado fabric makes this gown a must-have fall wedding dress. 

Romantic Lace Plus Size Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves 

This romantic A-line wedding dress is stunning in every shape and size! The floral lace combined with tulle and Regency Organza makes for a dreamy and light gown for an outdoor or warm-weather wedding. Optional illusion long sleeves show off the arms while also offering extra coverage if desired, while visible boning in the bodice adds both structure and a touch of sexiness to this classic gown. A beautiful lace-embellished train and low back bring the drama and make for an incredible entrance and exit!

Boho Plus Size Wedding Dress with Sheer Details 

This figure-flatting A-line is beautifully boho and romantic with delicate, vine-like floral lace. The structured bodice has the support brides crave, while the sheer organza fabrication and plunging neckline make for a sweet yet sexy plus size wedding dress. The lace appliqués lay over a soft glitter tulle, bringing a magical touch to your wedding look and will have you glimmering and shimmering from day to night. For the bride looking for a beach wedding dress, Stella York Style 7177 may just be the one! 

 Plus Size Lace A-Line Wedding Dress 

This classic bridal beauty is the perfect wedding dress for the bride who loves a traditional yet modern look. The A-line silhouette is universally flattering, while the floral lace adds a beautiful dimension throughout the gown. An illusion neckline with a floating V-shape is ideal for a larger bust and draws the eye vertically, elongating your body and further accentuating the waist. You can add sheer long sleeves to this style or add an optional glitter tulle layer for that extra pop of glamour!

 Sparkling Plus Size Wedding Dress with Off-the-Shoulder Strap 

For the bride who loves to sparkle and shine, Stella York Style 7336 catches the eye with every step! This A-line gown is effortless and modern with embossed glitter tulle. It features a linear design and silver and ivory sparkling details on the bold, swirling pattern for one dazzling look. Bonus: The bodice is also masterfully designed and provides the ultimate support for the plus size bride. In this stunning wedding gown, you’ll catch the light with every step, whether down the aisle or on the dance floor. 

 Elegant Lace Plus Size A-Line Wedding Dress with Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves 

This elegant gown has a soft A-line silhouette and subtle scoop neckline for a modern fairytale vibe. The delicate beaded spaghetti straps provide support, while the addition of detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves adds that princess-inspired touch to this plus size bridal gown. The gorgeous sequin lace appliqués are a must for the sparkle-loving bride, and the frothy tulle skirt is perfect for twirling and dancing the night away! 

Romantic Plus Size A-Line Bridal Gown with Sweetheart Neckline 

Flowy and light, Essense of Australia Style D3529 is one of our stunning options for outdoor and beach wedding dresses. The detachable sheer off-the-shoulder sleeves with vine leaf appliqués and beaded embroidery complement the flattering sweetheart neckline, which elongates the body. A soft A-line silhouette enhances the natural waist, while delicate organza florets on the bodice and skirt add stunning detail and dimension. Style D3529 is an enchanting, free-spirited gown made for the glamorous boho bride-to-be! 

Sexy Plus Size Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neckline 

This sexy plus size dress is a stunning choice for the curvy brides who want to show off their gorgeous shape. Style 7479 sparkles with shimmer sequins and brilliant beading for a red-carpet look that flatters the bride with an hourglass figure. This lace fit-and-flare dress also features a plunging neckline and low back for extra drama! The final finishing touch is the flowy and frothy tulle skirt that sparkles, catching the light with every movement. 

 Modern Plus Size Lace Bridal Gown with Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves 

Modern, romantic and fashion-forward! Style D3374 has it all. This form-fitting and figure-flattering bridal gown features a plunging sweetheart neckline that can be worn strapless or with the addition of romantic off-the-shoulder sleeves. A sheer back panel embellished with floral lace and buttons makes for a sexy yet timeless gown, while a combination of beads and sequins makes for one show-stopping and sparkling plus size bridal gown. 

For even more stunning plus size wedding dresses, make sure to check out our plus size collection! There are so many to choose from, no matter what your bridal style may be. Are you ready to find your dream dress? Find Essense of Australia and Stella York retailers near you.