Shafonne Myers, owner and CEO of Pretty Pear Bride, the world's only magazine for plus-size brides, knows a thing or two about fashion and weddings. As a certified wedding and event planner and a gal with a serious love of all-things weddings (and a former bride herself), Shafonne understands the unique challenges of shopping for a plus-size wedding dress. Luckily, the latest wedding dress collections shown at Bridal Fashion Week were brimming with styles perfect for full-figured brides-to-be. Here, Shafonne shares the top five trends from the runway that are perfect for curvy girls.
First, gowns with sleeves are the perfect option for the bride-to-be who prefers to keep her arms and shoulders covered, or just favors a more modest style — but don't confuse coverage for frumpy! From 3/4-length sleeves to delicate cap sleeves, there's no shortage of stylish takes on this trend. Prefer something more versatile? Consider a wedding dress with a matching cape, since it allows you more versatility with your look on your big day.
Another look perfect for the fuller-figured bride? Tea-length dresses! Not only do they look *incredible on a girl with curves, they're also super flattering for a bride who wants to add some height to her wedding-day look. (Plus, it gives you an excellent excuse to *splurge on a pair of killer shoes!)
Corsets were another big hit on the bridal runway, and it's easy to understand why this style translates well for any size bride. They create that coveted hourglass shape and define your curves! Another easy way to flaunt your favorite assets is to select a dress with incredible embroidery and detail. They'll draw attention where you want it, meaning you can highlight (and hide) what you want!
Ready to check out some great trends for plus-size brides to consider? Click through to see Shafonne's favorite styles!