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Regardless of your size or shape, finding your dream wedding dress takes a bit of trial and error. To help steer you towards the direction of "the one," we narrowed down the list to some top designers who are particularly skilled at designing for plus-size brides — and the signature styles they're synonymous with.
Strapless & Corset: Pnina Tornai
"Pnina Tornai is one of our top designers among plus-size brides," says Terry Hall, Fashion Director of Kleinfeld Bridal. "Her designs are known for their built-in corsets, which give a lot of support, emphasize the waist, and carve out a gorgeous figure for full-figured brides."
Mermaid: Lazaro and Dennis Basso
"Lazaro's mermaid silhouettes are fabulous for full-figured brides," says Hall. "They are sexy and romantic at the same time and are designed to offer extra support throughout the bodice." Lazaro is a particularly good choice for brides who like beading and lace embellishments throughout.
Another designer that specializes in mermaid shapes for fuller figures is Dennis Basso. In addition to designing a great mermaid shape, Dennis Basso is also known for his ruching and use of dreamy organza fabric, which are both very flattering on plus-size brides.
Lace: Bliss Monique Lhuillier
Love the romantic lace dresses and soft feel that Monique Lhuillier is known for? Plus-size brides can find that silhouette, complete with the designer's signature keyhole back, cut specifically for fuller figures in the Bliss Monique Lhuillier line.
Ball Gown: Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal
If a full ball gown is what you're going after, then Oleg Cassini is your designer. "The line is known for their opulent, glamorous princess ball gowns (think Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress) and has many dresses specially cut to flatter fuller figures," says Lori Conley, Senior Merchant for David's Bridal.
Trumpet: Truly Zac Posen at David's Bridal
Plus-size brides who favor Zac Posen's curve-hugging trumpet cut gowns will find their ideal look at the designers Truly Zac Posen bridal line. What makes this line work for fuller figure brides is the specific attention that is paid to waist and hip proportions, explains Conley. "This ensures that the dresses are not only flattering, but also comfortable."