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No matter your size or shape, your wedding dress should make you feel beautiful and confident. But shopping for your dream dress can be overwhelming–especially when it comes to finding the right silhouette that not only celebrates your curves but your unique sense of style, too. Luckily, we've done the work for you, and found the best plus-size wedding dresses on the market.
When it comes to wedding dress shopping, you'll want to find a style that flatters your figure while spotlighting your favorite assets. Silhouettes like A-line, mermaid, and sheath are flattering on many different body types while certain necklines such as halter, off-the-shoulder, and plunging are great for highlighting your shoulders, décolletage, and back. And don't forget: not all wedding dress fabrics are created equal. Some fabrics like satin are more supportive while others such as chiffon and organza will have a more fluid fit.
Read on for the best plus-size dresses for every style and budget.
Most Romantic: Willowby by Watters Jura Gown
Whisps of soft tulle and delicate flutter sleeves make this ballgown an utterly romantic choice for a fairytale wedding. Sweep hair into a loose updo and accessorize with a floral crown or tiara.
For a Black-Tie Wedding: David's Bridal Collection Off-the-Shoulder Dress
If the royals have taught us anything, it's that a slightly off-the-shoulder neckline is incredibly classic and elegant. This style from David's Bridal features a tapered and waist-cinching bodice that flows seamlessly into a structured and regal full skirt.
For a Summer Wedding: Show Me Your Mumu Ruffle Wrap Dress
If you're saying "I do" on the beach or in your backyard, a short and sweet dress is the way to go. This romantic style from Show Me Your Mumu features a flattering wrap silhouette and a flirty ruffle trim.
For a Beach Wedding: Show Me Your Mumu Ruffle Cold-Shoulder Maxi Dress
If you want to show some skin but don't want to go for a strapless look, opt for a cold-shoulder dress. This easy-breezy maxi dress is perfect for a beach wedding and is bra-friendly, to boot!
What to look for in a plus size wedding dress
No matter your size or shape, it's important to find a wedding dress that celebrates your figure and fits you perfectly. Before you start your search, it's helpful to identify what dress silhouettes work best for your shape and what features you're looking to highlight. If you're not sure where to begin, look to universally flattering silhouettes like A-line, mermaid, and sheath dresses. Certain details like high-necklines and high-low hems are also great for elongating the figure and spotlighting your shoulders and legs. And lastly, don't forget to take fabrics into account. Supportive fabrics such as satin are perfect for a structured fit whereas lightweight chiffon and organza fabrics are best for a more relaxed fit.
What are the most flattering wedding dress silhouettes for plus-size brides?
Some of the most flattering wedding dress silhouettes for plus size brides are A-line, mermaid, ball gown, and sheath. That said, brides should always feel empowered to experiment with all different types of silhouettes.
Where can I find a plus size wedding dress?
Online retailers like BHLDN, David's Bridal, and Torrid (to only name a few!) offer beautiful plus size wedding dresses at every price point. If you're planning to shop at a bridal salon, make sure to call the salon to make sure they have your size lined up before your appointment.
What should I wear under my gown?
No matter your size or shape, we suggest brides wear undergarments like seamless underwear or shapewear.
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