Bridal Fashion

6 Flattering Wedding Dresses for Plus Size Brides

Regardless of your body shape, your wedding dress should make you feel confident, empowered, and beautiful. It should enhance your best assets and most importantly, it should fit you perfectly. With so many options to choose from, wedding dress shopping may seem like a tedious task to do. But lucky for you, we’ve done the work for you by curating an array of gorgeous plus-size wedding dresses that features various silhouettes and styles to flatter and flaunt your figure.

When you go to your first wedding dress shopping, you’ll want to figure out what assets you want to accentuate. If you love your shoulders then opt for a strapless or off-the-shoulder number. If you love your decolletage, then take the plunge with a deep-v neckline. If you want to show off those legs, go for a mini dress or a gown with a daring high slit. Then, let waist-cinching fabrics, glamorously slimming ruched bodices, and curve-skimming silhouettes do the rest!

From ballgowns to flirty frocks, it’s time to celebrate your curves with the best plus size wedding dresses for every style and budget! It shows off a diamond back illusion highlights your shape, and layers of romantic tulle give the train a perfect soft and flowing feel.

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Plus Size Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Diamond Back by Essense of Australia

The back of a wedding dress is just as important as the front and this Plus Size Lace Wedding Dress from Essense of Australia has one of the prettiest backs we’ve ever seen! A delicate ribbon of crystals meets a chic black bow for a slip dress that is worthy of the red carpet and of a black-tie wedding.

Floral Princess Wedding Gown Zariah by Maggie Sottero

The oh-so-trendy off-the-shoulder style is here to stay and with good reason! Sweep your hair up to flaunt those shoulders!

To keep your look elegant and feminine, choose a classic silhouette such as a ball gown. Then let your delicate off-the-shoulder sleeves create a subtle yet alluring frame for your shoulders and décolletage.

Say Yes to the Prom Beaded Chiffon Gown

Craving a little sparkle on your wedding day? Then look no further than this gown with a fully beaded bodice accentuated with faux pearls. A flowy soft chiffon skirt is comfortable and effortless–perfect for hitting that dancefloor.

Show Me Your Mumu Ruffle Wrap Dress

If you’re tying the knot on the beach or in your backyard, a short and sweet dress is the way to go! Not only do you remove any worry of having your dress drag in sand or grass, but you also get the opportunity to showcase your legs and your gorgeous new pair of bridal shoes!

Royal-Inspired Simple Plus-Size Wedding Dress from Stella York

An empire-waist wedding dress strategically works to de-emphasize your midsection while accentuating your upper body. Choose one with delicate lace sleeves for a romantic look.

Off-The-Shoulder V-Neckline Beaded Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress with Ruffled Organza Skirt By Maggie Sotero

Have an apple-shaped body and want to accentuate your curves even more? Create an hourglass illusion by wearing a mermaid wedding dress similar to this glamorous and vintage-inspired mermaid wedding dress by Maggie Sotero!

The critical part of this is to make sure the waistline of the gown is higher than your natural waistline, which will not only distract attention away from your midsection, but also make your legs look longer.

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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