Here's the truth: Not every bride-to-be can be—or even aspires to be—a size 0 on her wedding day. But for those of us who celebrate (and flaunt!) our gorgeous real-girl curves, buying a designer wedding dress can be a little complicated. To the rescue: Our roundup of the best plus-size wedding dresses for full-figured brides-to-be.
From beloved mass market retailers such as David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo to plus-size specialists IGIGI, we've found absolutely gorgeous plus-size wedding dresses that will not only fit your body, but flatter it as well. Waist-cinching crystal-encrusted belts, glamorously slimming ruched bodices, and curve-skimming mermaid silhouettes all enhance your best assets. Meanwhile, illusion necklines with appliqués, Hollywood-inspired sheaths, and romantic lace keep these wedding dresses current and totally on-trend.
Plus, unlike most bridal designers, who offer custom gown sizing at a hiked-up price, the sizes in this selection don't determine the price tag. (Best of all: A few of our picks even fall in the less-than-$1,000 range!).
No matter your style or your shape, here are a handful of pretty plus-size wedding dresses you'll love to try.
At left: Style 8CMK513, ivory cap-sleeve wedding dress with an illusion neckline, $800, Oleg Cassini Collection available exclusively at David's Bridal
Photo: Courtesy of David's Bridal