20 Gorgeous Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

From slip dresses to ball gowns.

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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

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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.

Best for a City Hall Wedding: By Watters Swiss Dot Dress

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What could be sweeter than this playful By Watters frock? Flocked with swiss dots and finished with wide grosgrain straps, this tea-length number is perfect for a courthouse wedding.

Best Off-the-Shoulder: Torrid Lace Dress

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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.

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

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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 dress featuring a low open back.

Best Allover Lace: Chi Chi London Curve Floral Embroidery Dress

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This allover lace dress boasts a supremely flattering combo of a V-neckline and a V-back. The fitted waistband will highlight your waist without being too constricting.

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

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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.

Most Modest: TavifaBridal 3/4 Sleeve Wedding Dress

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A blouson-effect dress is comfortable and effortless. This light and airy style also features a plunging-V back offering you the chance to show off your back.

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

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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 the Boho Bride: BlushFashion Bat Sleeves Lace Maxi Dress

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Complete with gauzy 3/4 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.

Best Sheer Sleeves: Kiyonna A-Line Pleated Gown

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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.

For the Sexy Bride: Galina Signature Flora Illusion Bodysuit Dress

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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.

For a Beach Wedding: Show Me Your Mumu Ruffle Cold-Shoulder Maxi Dress

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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!

Most Vintage-Inspired: BlushFashion Lace Long Sleeves Tulle Dress

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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.

Most Flattering Neckline: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Tierney Gown

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A plunging V-neckline will always be flattering and elongating. This corded-lace and body-skimming gown hugs you in all the right places and flares out into a gentle a train for added romance.

Best Mermaid Silhouette: Torrid Mermaid Wedding Dress

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Not only is this body-hugging mermaid wedding dress insanely flattering but it also features a back bow train that's removable for two looks in one—win, win!

For a Garden Wedding: ASOS EDITION Curve Lace Crop Top Wedding Dress

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We can't help but envision this lacey two-piece set floating down the aisle at a garden wedding. Just add a fresh flower bouquet and a berry lip to complete your ethereal wedding day look.

Best with Long Sleeves: Tadashi Shoji Long Sleeve Gown

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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.

For the Bold Bride: Ahluwalia Sparkle Gown

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For the bride unabashed by colors and patterns, this Ahluwalia is a fitting choice for bold aesthetics. We love this sparkly style with drop earrings and metallic sandals.

Best Separates: Catherine Deane Bodice with Skirt

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Minimalist 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.

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

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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.

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.

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. 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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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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