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Ultimate Guide to Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Are you a curvy bride searching for your dream wedding dress? Look no further because we’ve got the ultimate guide to finding the best plus size wedding dresses

Gone are the days when brides had limited size options and felt stuck with certain styles. With our EveryBody/EveryBride program, there are a plethora of stylish, beautiful and sophisticated choices for curvy brides, up to size 36! 

Whether you seek a timeless traditional look or an on-trend modern style – we have it all! We will show you how to find a flattering shape that accentuates your curves and makes you feel stunning. Read on — it’s time to make those visions of yourself in your dream wedding dress come true! 

How to Shop for Your Plus Size Wedding Dress 

When it comes to finding your dream dress, there’s a lot to consider. Fortunately, we have five very useful plus size bridal tips: 

  1. Create a Budget. 

Before deciding to purchase a dress, it is essential to establish a rough cost range beforehand. At your appointments, your bridal stylist will want to know your budget before pulling any gowns for you. 

  1. Know your Body Type. 

Each body type requires different cuts and tailoring to create a flawless fit. Think about which features you want to flatter and accentuate – waist, bust, hips? Consider an A-line cut or a sheath dress for a slimming silhouette that doesn’t cling too tightly. 

  1. Research Wedding Dresses. 

From contemporary to romantic, most bridal salons carry a broad selection of plus size dresses. Spend time researching different designers and styles in advance. Determine what fabrics, elements and silhouettes you are looking for in your dream gown.   

Having some style features in mind will help your bridal stylist pull styles you will love during your appointment. Think about if you feel inclined to a specific silhouette like an A-line or mermaid, or like details such as lace, sleeves or a dramatic train. 

  1. Keep an Open Mind. 

Don’t limit yourself to a single style. Try different wedding dress silhouettes and designs to explore more options. Don’t feel like you need to commit to any style or designer prior to your bridal appointment. Your preferences will evolve as you try on different dresses, so keep an open mind!   

  1. Play with Fabrics and Textures. 

When it comes to wedding dresses, fabric is key! Look for materials that will drape and flatter your figure. Soft fabrics such as lace and chiffon can give you a beautiful hourglass silhouette while still allowing freedom of movement.  

Plus Size Wedding Dresses 

Plus Size Boho Wedding Dresses 

Plus size boho wedding dresses are great for the bride who wants to feel whimsical and beautiful. Flowy and free-spirited, they provide a pretty bridal look without being weighed down by a heavy, traditional gown.  

If you’re on the hunt for a dress that balances comfort and a boho-chic flair, Stella York Style 7573 defines romantic bridal style for the free-spirited bride. This whimsical plus size dress features statement-making off-the-shoulder tulle sleeves for a dramatic look. A corset bodice with romantic floral elements and modern exposed boning hugs the curves in all the right places. 

Plus Size Beach Wedding Dresses 

plus size casual wedding dress - D3529+ by Essense of Australia
Essense of Australia Style D3529+ 

Ah, a beach wedding. The sound of the ocean, the sand between your toes and your hair whipping around with the salty breeze. What’s not to love? 

If you’re a curvy bride, don’t let the thought of finding your dream beachy style stress you out. There are plenty of stunning plus size beach wedding dresses for every body type. From flowy skirts to spaghetti straps and lace accents, you can feel confident and beautiful while saying “I do” next to the waves.   

Essense of Australia Style D3529 is a beach wedding dress that combines effortless bohemian styling with refined glamor. This off-the-shoulder sleeve gown will surely wow your guests with gorgeous natural vine leaf appliques and embroidered beaded detail. Grab your sunscreen and your future spouse and get ready to walk down the aisle in this dreamy dress. 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses for the Autumn 

plus size lace a-line wedding dress with detachable sleeves - 7521+ by Stella York
Stella York Style 7521+ 

Autumn is a popular time to get married and it is easy to see why! There are so many gorgeous plus size wedding dresses for the fall, it is hard to choose one. With the cooler weather, you can opt for long-sleeved gowns and leafy detailing inspired by the season. 

If you dream of an autumn wedding and want a stunning wedding dress to match, consider Stella York Style 7521. This flattering A-line silhouette features pretty botanical leafy lace details. For a versatile fall wedding look, the sheer statement off-the-shoulder sleeves detach at the bodice. 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses with Sleeves 

On your wedding day, you deserve to feel like the queen you are. For some queens, a little bit of sleeve can go a long way in achieving that regal look. Plus size wedding dresses with sleeves are ideal for brides who want extra coverage while still flaunting their curves. 

Essense of Australia Style D3700 is a simple plus size A-line silhouette transformed into a sparkling romantic vision. Its sheer lace long sleeves are über romantic and feature brilliant sparkling lace, plus impeccable tailoring for an ultra-flattering style. Let your dreams come alive and say “I do” in style with this unforgettable plus size wedding gown! 

We hope this wedding dress guide helps you say goodbye to the stress of finding a plus size bridal gown and hello to the wedding gown of your dreams. With the right choice, you can have both comfort and glamour on your special day. Embrace your curves and find the plus size style that makes you feel like a queen on your special day. 
To see our selection of stunning dresses, shop for your dream dress here. Ready to book your appointment? You can find a store location closest to you. Happy shopping!