19 Gorgeous Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

From slip dresses to ball gowns

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Bride smiling in white wedding dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

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 and complete bridal look. You'll want to find an unforgettable gown that celebrates your unique sense of style and fits you perfectly–no pressure! Luckily, we've done the work for you and found the best plus-size wedding dresses on the market.

Keep in mind that bridal sizing runs differently than regular streetwear. The general rule of thumb is to go up two (sometimes three) full sizes to determine your wedding dress size. So, if you generally wear a size 16, you will most likely wear a 20 or 22 in bridal. But, don't sweat it! Leave it up to the professionals to help you determine the correct bridal size to order.

When it comes to wedding dress shopping, you'll want to find a style that flatters your figure while spotlighting your favorite assets. This starts with recognizing some of the very best size-inclusive bridal designers. Not only do they provide an incredibly wide selection of plus-size wedding gowns to choose from, but they are experts at catering to all plus-size shapes and each body's individual needs. From additional structure, incredible fits, contouring details, and customization options, these intentional details are bound to make your bridal dreams come true. Some of our favorite size-inclusive bridal brands include Anne Barge, Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Schoneveld, BHLDN, Essense of Australia, David's Bridal, and Augusta Jones—just to name a few!

Read on for the best plus-size dresses for every style and budget.

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Most Daring: Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown

Most Daring: Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 00-26W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Stretch crepe

If you're a bride-to-be who loves a sleek silhouette with a touch of drama, opt for this dress by Tadashi Shoji. Modern, sexy, and curve-defining–you'll never want to take this gown off.

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For the Classic Bride: Stella York Style 7045

For the Classic Bride: Stella York Style 7045

Courtesy of Stella York

Runs: Small | Size Range: 2-34 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Dove satin

Dramatically float down the aisle in this incredibly elegant and timeless dove satin ballgown by Stella York. It features a strapless neckline, fabric-covered infinity buttons, and pockets.

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Most Vintage-Inspired: BlushFashion Champagne Tulle and Lace Dress

Most Vintage-Inspired: BlushFashion Best Seller Champagne Tulle and Lace Dress

Courtesy of Etsy

Runs: True to size | Size Range: XXS-4XL (custom sizes available) | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace, tulle, and slip lining

In a gorgeous champagne tone, this handmade allover lace dress is a boho bride's dream. Add a simple grosgrain ribbon to add a personalized touch to your wedding-day look.

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For the Boho Bride: BlushFashion Bat Sleeves Lace Wedding Dress

For the Boho Bride: BlushFashion Bat Sleeves Lace Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Etsy

Runs: True to size | Size Range: XXS-4XL (Custom sizes available) | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace and slip lining

Complete with gauzy three-quarter-length sleeves and a simple slip, this divine lace dress was made for a garden or country wedding. We love it with nature-inspired accessories and a bouquet made from wildflowers.

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Best Off-the-Shoulder Long Sleeve: Torrid Ivory Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Best Off-the-Shoulder Long Sleeve: Torrid Ivory Off-the-Shoulder Lace and Sequin Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Torrid

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 10-30 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace, beading, and sequins

The oh-so-trendy off-the-shoulder style is here to stay and with good reason! Wear yours with shoulder-grazing earrings to spotlight the alluring neckline.

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: David's Bridal Collection Off-the-Shoulder Dress

For a Black-Tie Wedding: David's Bridal Collection Off-the-Shoulder Satin Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Runs: Small | Size Range: 16W-30W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Satin

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.

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Best Separates: Catherine Deane Darla Bodice and Liz Skirt

Best Separates: Catherine Deane Darla Bodice and Liz Skirt

Courtesy of BHLDN

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 0-26W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Satin

Classic brides will love the simplicity of this beautiful bodice and skirt combo. The versatile sweetheart bodice can be worn with or without the delicate straps.

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For the Sexy Bride: Galina Signature Floral Illusion Plus-Size Body Suit Wedding Dress

For the Sexy Bride: Galina Signature Floral Illusion Plus Size Body Suit Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 16W-30W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace, illusion, and tulle

Dare to bare in this exquisite illusion gown. This bodysuit-style dress hugs you like a glove and comes with the option of pairing it with a tulle overskirt for added drama.

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Best Strapless: David's Bridal Collection Button-Front Strapless Dress

Best Strapless: David's Bridal Collection Button Front Strapless Plus-Size Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 16W-30W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Stretch crepe

Minimalist brides rejoice! This strapless and structured number has your name written all over it. A modern take on an updated classic, this gown features body-skimming fabric and super-chic fabric-covered buttons.

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For a Beach Wedding: Show Me Your Mumu Caitlin Ruffle Maxi Dress

For a Beach Wedding: Show Me Your Mumu Caitlin Ruffle Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

Runs: True to size | Size Range: XXS-3XL | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Chiffon

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!

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Best Low Back: Melissa Sweet Puff Sleeve Plus-Size Wedding Dress

Best Low Back: Melissa Sweet Puff Sleeve Plus-Size Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 16W-30W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace

The back of your dress is just as important as the front of your dress. You'll be sure to stun at every angle in every photo in this jaw-dropping puff sleeve dress featuring a strikingly low open back.

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Best Sheer Sleeves: Kiyonna Meant to Be Chic Gown

Best Sheer Sleeves: Kiyonna Meant to Be Chic Gown

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 1XL-4XL | Length: Midi | Materials: Chiffon

Expertly placed pleating and unique details make this gown flattering and unique. Waist-defining pleats are kind to the midsection while soft sheer tulle sleeves provide the perfect amount of coverage for cool evening breezes at a summer wedding.

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For a Summer Wedding: Show Me Your Mumu Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress

For a Summer Wedding: Show Me Your Mumu Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

Runs: Large | Size Range: XXS-3XL | Length: Midi | Materials: Luxe satin

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.

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Best Two-in-One Look: Maggie Sottero Albany Gown and Overskirt

Best Two-In-One Look: Maggie Sottero Albany Gown and Overskirt

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

Runs: Small | Size Range: 0-28 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Sequin-embellished lace motifs and beading

This look includes a fitted silhouette, a square-neckline, and a doubled-beaded band to accentuate the waist. A dramatic overskirt adorned with a matching embellished lace design completes the look for an incredible walk down the aisle. Plus, check out the many customization options this designer offers!

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For a Destination Wedding: Reformation Nikita Dress

For a Destination Wedding: Reformation Nikita Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 14 24 | Length: Midi | Materials: Lightweight Georgette fabric

This gauzy dress has us dreaming of warm-weather destinations. If you're jet-setting to a beach venue for your wedding, this carefree mini dress is perfect for taking you from the ceremony to the honeymoon.

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For the Minimalist Bride: Rebecca Schoneveld Kimberly Gown

For the Minimalist Bride: Rebecca Schoneveld Kimberly Gown

Courtesy of Rebecca Schoneveld

Runs: True to size | Size Range: 00-30 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Stretch and satin charmeuse

Slinky and sleek, this little number is what minimalist dreams are made of. Featuring a stretch crepe skirt and satin charmeuse bodice, the Kimberly gown is sexy and subtle. We picture this beauty with a cathedral airy and simple veil for a dramatic bridal touch.

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For the Chic Bride: Essense of Australia Style D3340

For the Chic Bride: Essence of Australia Style D3340

Courtesy of Essence of Australia

Runs: Small | Size Range: 2-28 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Matte Mikado

This Essense of Australia gown will accentuate your curves for an incredibly dramatic and chic bridal look. The fitted silhouette paired with its ruched bodice and sharp neckline makes it impossible not to love.

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Best Ballgown: Maggie Sottero Tamika Gown

Best Ballgown: Maggie Sottero Tamika Gown

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

Runs: Small | Size Range: 0-28 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Illusion and lace-embroidered satin

Featuring an incredibly intricate illusion neckline, the Tamika gown's details cascade down the bodice into a grand satin skirt. The back of this showstopper is equally as breathtaking with its fabric-covered infinity buttons and cathedral-length train.

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 enhances your figure and fits you perfectly. Before you start your search, it's helpful to identify what dress silhouettes work best for your body as well as 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 floor-length gowns and V-necklines are also great for elongating the figure and spotlighting your décolletage. Other necklines, such as halter and off-the-shoulder, are great for highlighting your shoulders and back.

Lastly, don't forget to take fabrics into account. Supportive fabrics, such as satin and mikado, are perfect for a structured fit whereas lightweight chiffon and organza fabrics are best for a more relaxed look and feel.

FAQ
  • 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 gown. 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 ahead of time to ensure that they have your size to try on (and order) during 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.

Why Trust Brides

Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, guests, wedding parties, and more.

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