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30 Best Wedding Dresses For Plus-Size Brides

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Best Wedding Dresses for Plus-Size Brides

The best plus-size wedding dresses celebrate curves, rather than try to hide them. And when looking at wedding dresses for your big day, it's important to celebrate your beautiful body and feel sexy, appreciating every inch of yourself.

Plus-size brides should never have to sacrifice style, and these looks include everything from straight-from-the-runway trends to sexy silhouettes, classic styles, and everything ranging from sultry to modest. 

Under $1,000

1. Plunge Chiffon Cross Waist Maxi Dress

This sheer chiffon gown is ideal for a gorgeous destination wedding on the beach, since it’s effortless, flowy and light. The plunge neckline and empire waist is designed to flatter and enhance the brides natural beauty. Brides can order this dress to customized sizes for the perfect, tailored fit.

(eShakti, $114.95)

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2. Asymmetric Hem Cotton Knit Dress

The Asymmetric Hem Cotton Knit Dress is perfect for the fashion forward bride who wants to make a statement or is having a casual ceremony. The flirty hem and nipped waist makes this gown both bridal and bold. This dress can be ordered in the exact measurements and has the option to include pockets.

(eShakti, $62.95)

3. Cotton Knit And Dupioni Maxi Dress

Fit for a princess, this gown brings all of the glamour and poise that the modest bride is looking for. With a jewel neckline and three quarter length sleeves, the only thing that makes this gown better is that it can be ordered to the bride’s exact measurements for a custom fit.

(eShakti, $99.95)

4. Ava James Berlin Sleeveless Backless Dress in Ivory

Featuring a gorgeous V back, the dress is made of a premium, structured fabric that has a beautiful sheen. It's perfect for the post-ceremony dancing and drinks, or for the bride that is looking for a low-key option.

(Ava James NYC, $250)

5. Chi Chi London Gilded Grace Lace Dress

Chi Chi London's Gilded Grace lace dress is an adorable semi-formal option for a vintage loving bride.

“This short little number is fun and flirty with a higher coverage neckline and lace sleeves. The waist line is perfectly nipped in and the flouncy skirt balances the look effortlessly. A bridal belt would be a great personalized addition to this lovely look,” says bridal stylist Lacy Pool of UnfussyHussy.

(Modcloth, $179)

6. Azazie Glory BG

This mermaid shaped silhouette is crafted in two layers of fine tulle embroidered with an Art Deco inspired design and hand beaded. The low-cut sweetheart neckline is finished with thin delicately beaded shoulder straps. The nude lining makes the graphic pattern eye-catching and alluring.

(Azazie, $399)

7. Azazie Toni BG

Toni features a plunging V-neckline with romantic illusion details, while the statement V-back completes this modern bridal look. The bodice also features beading and rhinestone accents that will add a hint of sparkle to this dramatic design. The skirt is crafted from tulle with a soft organza overlay with horsehair along the hem.

(Azazie, $349)

8. Azazie Priscilla BG

With a beautiful sleek mermaid silhouette, Priscilla accentuates the feminine figure while the exquisite beading detail on the V-neckline adds a glamorous touch. The hand appliquéd lace placement will be slimming for any bride to be. Scalloped lace details finish off her semi-cathedral train. 

(Azazie, $649)

9. Azazie Jolene BG

The romantic Jolene has hand-pieced lace appliques throughout her bodice which features a plunging V-neckline. The graceful A-line tulle skirt created from layers of tulle and exquisite lace is complete with a sweeping train for a dreamy look. Jolene reinterprets classic fairy tale styles for a contemporary bride.

(Azazie, $349)

10. Azazie Adalia BG

Adalia is crafted from a crepe fabric with a drop waist, creating an elegant and feminine dress. The mermaid skirt with a marvelous sweetheart neckline accentuates the bust and enhances the beauty of the neck and bare shoulders. She comes with a detachable bow at the back train, along with detachable straps.

(Azazie, $249)

Over $1,000

11. Maggie Sottero A-Line Cold-Shoulder Sleeves with Tulle

Chic lace motifs adorn the bodice of this tulle wedding dress, drifting into the A-line skirt. Beaded spaghetti straps drift from sweetheart neckline to scoop back. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure. 

(Kleinfeld Bridal, $1,539-$2,039)

12. BLUSH by Hayley Paige

This is an ivory Marrakesh beaded ball gown that includes a scalloped sweetheart neckline, and a cascading tulle skirt with thin horsehair trim.

(Kleinfeld Bridal, $3,125)

13. Danielle Caprese Beaded Scoop Neck with Tulle Skirt

This beautiful dress is a sleeveless scoop neck a-line, and has beaded and embroidered bodice and tulle skirt.

(Kleinfeld Bridal, $2,900)

14. Henry Roth Cap Sleeve Beaded A-Line Illusion Neckline

Light ivory embroidered and beaded Aline bridal gown, this dress features an illusion bateau neckline with cap sleeve.

(Kleinfeld Bridal, $3,200)

15. Emmer by One Day Bridal

Statement rose gold gown with Kimono style sleeve and wrap around skirt, this gown has been specially designed with curvy brides in mind. The added bust support, structured bodice and stretch base mean this gown is perfect for all shapes.

Says Pool, "Emmer celebrates a woman's curves with a deep v neckline, sheer wrap overlay skirt and cinched waist line. Illusion, shimmer bell sleeves offer a hint of coverage without overwhelming the arms.”

(One Day Bridal, $7,495)

16. Pippen by Watters Wtoo Plus Size Collection

A modern approach to a vintage look, this slim fit and flare is accented with a geometric lace pattern. It features a modified sweetheart neckline, beaded detail, and covered buttons with a chapel train.

“Pippin by Watters, Wtoo is one of my go-to gowns for voluptuous brides,” Pool advises. “The sweetheart neckline is boned with the utmost quality for a tug-free bustline, and the strategically placed geometric lace highlights a small waist and perky bum. Another favorite attribute of this little number is the joinline of the skirt. The separation of the hip hitting bodice to the skirt is perfectly placed to allow movement and ease.”

(Watters, $1,615.75–$2,375.90)

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17. Aella by Watters

Brides who desire just a little more coverage can slip into the Aella of Cerca Lace. It's guaranteed to look incredible in those wedding photos.

(Watters, starts at $2,760)

18. Tris by Watters

This fit-and-flare dress features a strapless sweetheart neckline, custom embroidery on English netting, and stretch charmeuse lining. It’s detailed with large-scale lace motifs for a refined look.

(Watters, starts at $2,869)

19. Ludmila by Watters

This handcrafted, Anjo lace, A-line dress features soft netting, an illusion V-neck, stretch charmeuse lining, and is finished with lace covered buttons for a distinctively stunning look.

(Watters, starts at $2,869)

20. Amaya by Watters

A classic-by-design organza and tulle gown is totally contemporary in structure. All the better to start a new bridal tradition with!

(Watters, starts at $2,760)

21. Shiloh Lace & Silk Organza A-Line Gown

Scalloped eyelash lace lends timeless romance to a plunging A-line gown finished with a frothy silk-organza skirt that accentuates your every step with mesmerizing swish and sway.

(Nordstrom, $3,495)

22. Remmington Embellished English Tulle Gown

Embroidered with shimmering sequins and delicate seed beads, the sheer long-sleeved bodice catches the light for a scintillating look. A layered tulle skirt adds waist-minimizing volume and gorgeous movement as it sweeps across the floor with a chapel-length train.

(Nordstrom, $4,250)

23. Extrem Sweetheart Off The Shoulder Mermaid Gown

Beaded floral lace gives way to layers of gauzy tulle on the mermaid skirt of this romantic sweetheart gown. The detachable sleeves add a custom option for creating a more streamlined effect.

(Nordstrom, $2,700)

24. Remy Mikado A-Line Wedding Dress

Crisp pleats stream from the fitted waist of a luminous mikado gown that's minimally styled for an elegant modern look.

(Nordstrom, $4,495)

25. Christina Wu Long Sleeve Plus Size Wedding Gown

This slim-flare plus-size wedding dress is fashioned in lace, with an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline and illusion long sleeves. The scalloped hem extends in a chapel train, trailing beneath the button-trimmed back.

(Madame Bridal, $1,372.50)

26. Mori Lee Kenley Cap Sleeve A-line Wedding Dress

This Mori Lee Julietta gown features lacy cap sleeves edging the sweetheart neckline and the button-trimmed illusion back. Diamante beading accentuates the waist, and Alencon lace appliques overlay the bodice and border the skirt.

(Madame Bridal, $1,468)

27. Adrianna Papell Kinsley Spaghetti Strap Wedding Gown

Delicate beading adorns the V-neckline, spaghetti straps and deep V-back of this Adrianna Papell sleeveless tulle wedding dress with a beaded belt. Beaded lace appliques embellish the bodice and are scattered over the layered skirt of this A-line gown.

(Madame Bridal, $1,539)

28. Mori Lee Julietta Wedding Dress

Styled in tulle adorned with embroidered lace appliques, this Mori Lee Julietta dress has a sleeveless bodice with a V-neckline. A removable beaded satin belt cinches the waistline and illusion shoulder straps lead into the illusion back, accented with covered buttons.

(Madame Bridal, $1,437)

29. Christina Wu Love Jewel Neckline Bridal Dress

Styled in ivory lace embellished with delicately beaded lace appliques, this Christina Wu Love sleeveless wedding dress creates an A-line silhouette. An illusion keyhole accents the bodice of this plus size gown with a jewel neckline. Beaded spaghetti straps lead into the lace-up back.

(Madame Bridal, $1,315)

30. Christina Wu Spaghetti Strap Plus Size Wedding Gown

This Christina Wu Love A-line bridal gown is styled in sparkle lace, with beaded spaghetti straps edging the V-neckline and the buttoned back. A beaded belt gives way to the ballgown skirt and chapel train.

(Madame Bridal, $1,897.50)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at

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