The Best Plus Size Wedding Dress Styles for Curvy Babes

Unique Plus Size Wedding Dress Ideas For Curvy Brides

Unique plus size wedding dress ideas for curvy brides

Brides of every shape and size should be able to find their dream wedding dress. Until recent years, the bridal market has been lacking in both size inclusivity and style variety for our plus size brides. Here at Bridley, we strive to make gowns for all brides, regardless of shape and size, height, or style. Our unique Bridley Collection is designed exclusively for curvy brides with styles ranging from traditional to boho, and even sexy plus size wedding dresses. Whether you’re looking for wedding dresses for short plus size brides or a gown fit for a princess, we’re sharing some of our favorite unique plus size wedding dress ideas for curvy brides!


All brides should feel beautiful and confident on their wedding day. To help with this, think about what your dream dress looks like before you go shopping. What feature do you want to highlight or conceal? Do you want to look sexy or dress more conservatively? Do you feel comfortable with a strapless style or are straps required? Knowing the answer to these questions will help you find wedding dresses that look amazing on your plus size figure! Something to keep in mind is that bridal sizing is different from traditional, ready-to-wear clothing. Wedding dresses run a size or two smaller than the clothes in your closet. A plus size bride can start at size 14, though our Bridley collection begins at size 16. When looking for wedding dresses that look good on plus size brides, A-lines are often considered one of the most flattering silhouettes of all body types. The fitted bodice nips in at the waist, cinching you in and accentuating the smallest part of your waist, where the skirt then flares out in an “A” shape. A gown like this can help hide the tummy, if this is a problem area for you, giving you an ideal silhouette. For the brides who want to show off their curves, a mermaid or fit and flare is the style for you. These figure-hugging silhouettes are closely fitted to the body with either a natural waistline or drop waist that will give the illusion of elongated proportions. Another thing to consider is fabric. If you’re looking for a flowing fabric that will elegantly drape off the body, something like tulle or chiffon would be ideal. These airy fabrics are lightweight with a floaty quality that will ensure they don’t cling to the body. If fitted is what you prefer, something like satin, crepe, or mikado may be preferable and they are stiffer and have more structure. This means that they will work almost the way shapewear does, smoothing out your silhouette for a streamlined look. 


Our curvy brides want a wedding dress that fits their unique personality. Whether they’re all about the boho vibe or want to feel ultra-sexy we have flattering plus-size wedding dresses that are as unique as you! 


If you’re a beachy bride who loves the sand and the surf or are just looking to have a seaside soiree, you need the perfect gown with these plus size beach wedding dress ideas. With lightweight fabrics and airy silhouettes, a beach wedding dress should have an effortless feel to them, making them ideal to withstand summer heat and easy to move around in. Our pick for a plus size beach wedding dress is Elsa, style 3352. The fresh, feminine, and floral plus size wedding dress has a relaxed A-line silhouette with stunning allover frosted floral embroidery. A flattering v-neckline and appliquéd straps give you both an opportunity to show off your decollatagé and the support busty brides may need. The dress has an unconventional pop of skin with a slit in the underskirt offering a dreamy dose of leg.  


Boho wedding dresses are popular amongst today’s brides. Their effortless style and free-spirited feeling are a great way to show off your personality. Boho wedding dresses are often embodied by soft fabrics, botanical laces, and organic beadingA gown like Erica makes the perfect plus size boho wedding dress. Erica, style 3349 is an ethereal A-line with a classic v-neckline and sheer appliqués straps. Whimsical frosted, embroidered floral lace decorates the ultra-flattering silhouette with crystal beading to add some subtle bridal sparkle. A breathtaking open back is a total wow moment that leads to an effortless chapel-length train. 


For plus size brides who are more conservative, or are looking for more coverage, a long sleeve wedding dress is for you! Long sleeves are a classic wedding dress look, with a timeless and traditional feel that many brides find appealing. If you feel self-conscious about your arms or want to conceal them for your wedding day, then a long-sleeved wedding dress is ideal. Perfect for winter weddings, but can be worn year-round, here are our picks for plus size long sleeve wedding dresses. Emerberly, style 3354 is a regal and elegant gown with a decadent amount of shimmer from the sparkle tulle to the crystal beading. Stunning frosted, embroidered appliqués cascade down from the flattering v-neckline to the full A-line skirt, but the best part is the detachable long sleeves giving you two looks in one! If you’re looking to show off your curves, but maintain the modesty of long sleeves, Sasha, style 3285 is the dress for you. The curve-hugging mermaid is adorned with vintage-inspired frosted embroidered appliqués, with a breathtaking sheer, off-the-shoulder neckline that leads to lovely long sleeves and illusion back. 


If you’re all about body, then look no further than a plus size mermaid wedding dress. The fitted style hugs your figure, showing off your curves in all their glory. This silhouette contours the body from neck to knee, where it then flares out into the skirt. Perfect for accentuating your waist, hips, and but, mermaid gowns feel sexy and serve drama. Catalina, style 3333 is mermaid magic! This gorgeous gown sparkles in sequin Chantilly lace, adorned with dreamy frosted, floral-inspired embroidered appliqués. Crystal beaded trim adds some extra shine to the exaggerated sweetheart neckline and detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves give you versatility with this glamorous mermaid. For something a bit more dramatic, there’s Giuliana, style 3363. The fitted tulle gown has romantic crystal beaded, embroidered lace appliqués decorating the drop waist bodice, which elongates the body. The sheer v-neckline leads to supportive straps and gorgeous keyhole back, with corset detail to keep you totally cinched. The flounced organza skirt is full of fabulous texture and movement, with horsehair edging to keep each ruffle defined.


Not all brides want glitz and glam when it comes to their wedding dress. Some prefer the simplicity and comfort of a casual wedding dress. Perfect for a backyard wedding or a small affair at the courthouse, a plus size casual wedding dress is cool and effortless. Caitlin, style 3331 is sophisticated simplicity. This casual wedding dress has an airy, A-line chiffon skirt that delicately billows off the body for the most flattering shape. The neckline has a subtle plunge to show off some cleavage with straps to offer plenty of support. Glistening pearl and crystal beaded embroidery radiated on the sheer, net bodice with a stunning scalloped cut-away train to match and breathtaking open back. If you prefer something more fitted, Evie, style 3343 has a similar style in a form-fitting sheath silhouette. The contemporary gown has a stunning sheer bodice designed with lovely floral embroidered lace, meeting up with a structured crepe skirt that beautifully glides over your curves for a chic and shapely look. Detachable cap sleeves give you two looks in one, allowing you to rock a strapless style, and the cut-away lace train is a romantic touch.


If you’re looking to make a stylish statement at your wedding, you might be interested in plus size black wedding dresses. Black gowns have been trending in the bridal industry, with their avant-garde design and mysteriously romantic vibe. While we don’t have any black wedding dresses in our exclusively curvy Julietta Collection, all our other bridal collections go up to size 28, making them inclusive for many of our brides to wear. Plus size wedding dresses with color don’t have to be in such a dark and dreamy shade, but if you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side, we definitely think you should consider these plus size gothic wedding dresses. If you want to serve drama at your wedding, nothing compares to Kristabelle, style 8226 in black. The gorgeous ball gown has a sculptured, off-the-shoulder neckline with delicate illusion long sleeves, all with beautiful beaded accents and textured embroidery. The feathered skirt and cathedral-length train take this look over the edge of glamour, and in mesmerizing black, we can’t think of anything more stunning! 


As we’ve stated before, A-line wedding dresses are considered to be the most universally flattering. Their fitted bodice and softly flared skirt gives us a fairytale feel that we know our brides love. This easily wearable silhouette makes for the most curvy flattering plus size wedding dresses. And in all different styles, from traditional to boho we’re confident you can find an A-line wedding dress for your big day. If you want to sparkle, look no further than Cosima, style 3332! This glittering gown sparkles with pearl and crystal beading dripping down from the plunging v-neckline to the softly flowing A-line skirt. A sweet satin bow cinches in the waist and helps to define your figure, while supportive straps will leave you feeling secure, especially with the beautiful open back. Another option is Geneva, style 3361. A traditional gown with a twist this billowing tulle A-line features a wide v-neck bodice with dazzling pearl and crystal trim and floral lace appliqués. The sheer back detailing has us swooning and the lace trimmed train is what bridal dreams are made of. 


If black isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other colored plus size wedding dresses that will make a splash at your wedding. One of our favorites is champagne. The subtle hue helps to bring a warm glow to your wedding look that will have your guests wondering what makes your dress so special. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then these curvy champagne wedding dresses are for you. Gwen, style 3364 was made for the true romantic! This elegant gown features a surplice bodice with a classic v-neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves. Stunning frosted floral lace shines with subtle crystal beading and cascades down the airy tulle gown. The golden glow the champagne underlay gives is something that makes this dress hard to forget. If you want a gown that feels a bit more modern, check out Elizabeth, style 3345. This blooming beauty has whimsical allover embroidered floral appliqués on a fit and flare silhouette that perfectly hugs the body. The sweetheart neckline and detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves are a dreamy touch and we love how the sheer petal train matches the botanical-inspired champagne wedding dress. 


A lot of what makes a wedding dress feel vintage are the decadent laces and classic silhouettes. Our vintage-inspired wedding dresses take the modest elements of a vintage gown and add a modern twist that makes them perfect for the 21st-century bride. If you’re looking for a plus size vintage wedding dress, here are our top picks! Patience, style 3258 is a timeless curvy wedding dress with vintage-inspired frosted, embroidered lace appliqués over romantic Chantilly lace. The soft ball gown silhouette is reminiscent of the classic 50s dress, made popular by Christian Dior, and with love the contemporary touch of the illusion sleeves. A classic look gets an upgrade with Gillian, style 3362. The stunning sheath glides down the body, giving you a streamlined silhouette with elegant frosted embroidered lace appliqués adorning the Chantilly lace dress. A breathtaking illusion neckline and long sleeves carry onto the subtle sheer back with a perfect petal train to finish off the look.


Now that we’ve given you these tools, tips, and suggestions, it’s time for you to visit our amazing online store to find your perfect plus size wedding dress! 

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