No matter your size or shape, your wedding dress should make you feel beautiful and confident. But shopping for plus-size wedding dresses can be overwhelming—especially when it comes to finding the right silhouette and complete bridal look. You'll want to find a style that flatters your figure while spotlighting your favorite assets.
Key details to look out for when searching for your dream wedding dress include the dress's silhouette, neckline, length, and fabric. Universally flattering silhouettes like A-line, mermaid, and sheath dresses are always a great choice but don't be afraid to experiment with your unique style and preferences. You'll also want to take your wedding's venue, theme, season, and overall aesthetic into account. Hosting a seaside ceremony? Simple slip dresses or boho designs will suit your style. If you're throwing a formal black-tie affair, stand-out ballgowns and eye-catching embellishments will perfectly complement your wedding vibe.
To help you find the best dress for you, we researched various dresses from the very best size-inclusive bridal designers with these helpful features in mind. From elegant gowns for a completely chic walk down the aisle to romantic all-over lace numbers, there's something for every bridal style, season, and budget.
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. 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.
Read on to discover the best plus-size wedding dresses available.
Lulus Love In Your Eyes Ivory Knotted Mermaid Maxi Dress
Runs: True to size | Size Range: XS to 3X | Length: Maxi | Materials: 95% polyester, 5% spandex for shell; 100% polyester lining
At under $100, you can get this figure-loving Lulus dress to flaunt on your big day. It's a fitted, mermaid-hem gown that offers the right amount of stretch for you to wear comfortable all day long. For brides who prefer a more modest fit, the frock also has a scoop, high-neck at the front and a twisted cut-out on the back for a sexy yet chic look.
Price at time of publish: $89
Best Sheer Sleeves
Kiyonna Meant To Be Chic Wedding Dress
Runs: True to size | Size Range: 0X to 5X | Length: Midi | Materials: Chiffon
Expertly placed pleating and unique details make this midi 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. We also love the flattering A-line silhouette and the scoop neckline that has a surplice overlay for some extra drama. Made from nylon and spandex, you will have a breathable and stretchy fit for your big day.
Price at time of publish: $218
Best for the Boho Bride
BlushFashion Curvy Ivory Bat Sleeves Wedding Dress #1044
Runs: True to size | Size Range: XXS to 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. It's designed with a flattering v-neckline and floor-length silhouette to elongate your body. We also love how the front slit and waist sash add some drama to the overall look. Style this stunning dress with nature-inspired accessories and a bouquet made from wildflowers for a boho look.
Price at time of publish: $421+
Galina Signature Floral Illusion Plus Size Bodysuit Wedding Dress
Runs: True to size | Size Range: 16W to 30W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace, illusion, and tulle
Dare to bare in this exquisite and sexy illusion gown. This stunning dress hugs your silhouette like a glove and comes with the option of pairing it with a floor-length tulle overskirt for added drama. We also love the lace detailing and flattering V-neckline for some added elegance. Made of breathable polyester and stretchy spandex, the dress is constructed with a mesh power bodysuit for a secure and comfortable fit.
Price at time of publish: $1,050
BlushFashion Bestseller Champagne Tulle and Lace Dress #1125
Runs: True to size | Size Range: XXS to 4XL (custom sizes available) | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace, tulle, and slip lining
In a gorgeous champagne tone, this handmade all-over lace dress is a vintage bride's dream. It has a wrap-top with a universally-flattering V-neckline and floor-length tulle skirt. The entire dress aside from the sleeves is lined with the brand's signature stretchy fabric for all-day comfort. Add a simple grosgrain ribbon to add a personalized touch to your wedding-day look.
Price at time of publish: $422+
David's Bridal Collection Off Shoulder Satin Gown Plus Size Wedding Dress
Runs: Small | Size Range: 16W to 30W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Satin
The slightly off-the-shoulder neckline and floor length make this stunning gown a no-brainer for black-tie weddings. Made from breathable polyester, it features a tapered and waist-cinching bodice that flows seamlessly into a structured and regal full skirt. It has a chapel train that will make it seem as if you're floating down the aisle. And if that isn't enough to make you love this dress, it also has trendy side pockets—a huge plus in our book.
Price at time of publish: $699
Bridal by ELOQUII Sequin Wide Leg Jumpsuit
Runs: True to size | Size Range: 14 to 28 | Length: Jumpsuit | Materials: 92% polyamide, 8% spandex
Who said jumpsuits weren't in? If you're searching for something different to wear on your wedding day, an all-white jumpsuit with subtle (or not so subtle) details is a must. We love this Eloquii jumpsuit in particular because it perfectly enhances your silhouette, beginning with the fitted v-neck bodice to the lengthy wide leg bottoms. Perfect for stepping out onto the dance floor, or even to just emulate the disco and charm of Saturday Night Fever.
Price at time of publish: $179
Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown
Runs: True to size | Size Range: 16W to 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. It has a plunging neckline and front slit for a bold, daring look, and the twist detail adds a modern touch. While it's designed to hug your curves effortlessly, the floor length still allows it to elongate your body. It's made from polyester and spandex for a comfortable fit and pairs well with an ivory veil.
Price at time of publish: $995
Best for a Beach Wedding
Show Me Your Mumu Caitlin Ruffle Maxi Dress
Runs: True to size | Size Range: XXS to 3X | 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 like this one from Show Me Your Mumu. This easy-breezy maxi dress is ideal for a beach wedding and is bra-friendly, to boot! It's made of polyester chiffon and has adjustable straps for a custom fit. You can also opt for a more simple and straightforward silhouette with this pick by wearing the ruffle underneath your arms. The scoop neckline will help elongate your neck as well. Style it with pearl drop earrings and block heels for a completed look.
Price at time of publish: $98
Best for the Classic Bride
Stella York 7045+
Runs: Small | Size Range: 2 to 34 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Dove satin
Dramatically float down the aisle in this incredibly classic dove satin gown by Stella York. It features a strapless straight neckline, fabric-covered infinity buttons, and pockets. The straight neckline and infinity buttons, in particular, add a touch of elegance. Meanwhile, the lace-beaded trim throws in some extra sparkle. Even better, the ballgown silhouette flatters any body type, so you'll feel confident and beautiful on your big day.
Price at time of publish: Available upon request
Catherine Deane Darla Bodice & Liz Skirt
Runs: True to size | Size Range: 16W to 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, meanwhile, the skirt has a wide waistband to compliment the draped, floor-length silhouette. Made of polyester with a full lining, this dress will feel comfortable enough to wear all day long.
Price at time of publish: $200
Best for a Summer Wedding
Show Me Your Mumu Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress
Runs: Large | Size Range: XXS to 3X | Length: Midi | Materials: Luxe satin
If you're saying "I do" on the beach or in your backyard in the summer, a short and sweet dress like this one is the way to go. This romantic style from Show Me Your Mumu features a flattering wrap silhouette, V-neckline, and flirty ruffle trim that lines a sexy side slit. Made from luxe satin polyester, the back is high enough to be strapless bra-friendly, and it has a secure elastic waist. Pair this with hoops and block ankle-strap heels for a complete look.
Price at time of publish: $188
Best 2-in-1 Look
Maggie Sottero Albany
Runs: Small | Size Range: 0 to 28 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Sequin-embellished lace motifs and beading
This look includes a trumpet 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. We also love the elegant fabric-covered buttons that accompany the plunging V-neck back. However, what really makes this dress stands out is the amount of customization the designer offers—you can get two looks in one by opting to add a detachable tulle train.
Price at time of publish: Available upon request
Essense of Australia D3340+
Runs: Small | Size Range: 2 to 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 mermaid silhouette paired with its ruched bodice and sharp sweetheart neckline makes it impossible not to love. We also love the dreamy button detailing on the back that extends all the way to the end of the full train. Made of Matte Mikado polyester, it has a thicker and luxurious feel that's suitable for fall and spring weddings when the weather is cooler.
Price at time of publish: Available upon request
Best Mini Length
Bridal by ELOQUII Mini Dress With Puff Sleeve Cape
Runs: True to size | Size Range: 14 to 28 | Length: Mini | Materials: Polyester
We are all about flaunting your best assets so if you love your legs and don't want to stick with a traditional floor-length gown, consider showing them off in a short dress. This gorgeous number from Eloquii's bridal line is perfect for a laidback wedding or for ultra-chic courthouse nuptials, thanks to its detachable puff sleeves and organza cape and fitted bodice that surely scream "I do."
Price at time of publish: $159
David's Bridal Allover Lace Strapless Sheath Wedding Dress
Runs: True to size | Size Range: 16W to 30W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace sheath
With a strapless neckline and straight silhouette, this gown is sleek, structured, and modern. Constructed from polyester and spandex, this dress will hug your curves in all the right places. We also love how the elegant and chic fabric makes for a romantic and timeless look, while the high slit adds a bit of sexy flair.
Price at time of publish: $170
Best Low Back
Melissa Sweet Puff Sleeve Plus Size Wedding Dress with Low Back
Runs: True to size | Size Range: 16W to 30W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Tulle
You'll be sure to stun at every angle in every photo in this jaw-dropping puff sleeve dress featuring a low scoop back and neckline. The embroidered floral overlay adds a touch of boho whimsy while the empire waiste silhouette flatters your curves. Made from polyester, this dress has a structured and soft fit.
Price at time of publish: $1,099
What to Look for in a Plus-Size Wedding Dress
Fit and silhouette
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.
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. What matters is that you feel like your best, most confident self as you walk down the aisle and celebrate your special day.
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. You'll need to take your wedding dress silhouette, neckline, and materials into consideration when looking for bridal undergarments, as you'll want to ensure it's hidden beneath your dress.
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