20 Best Wedding Dresses For Curvy Brides — At All Price Points

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20 Best Wedding Dresses For Plus Size Brides
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It's important to embrace your curves and love your beautiful body just the way it is. When it comes to your big day, you want to feel confident, elegant, and (dare we say it?) a little sexy in your wedding dress. 

Having the dress of your dreams should always be an option, no matter your size measurements. Below, we've shared 20 of our favorite plus-size wedding dresses and gowns that embrace size 16 and above. Read on to see if you fall in love with any wedding dresses on our list.

1. Moonstone Embellished Plus-Size Lace Wedding Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on Jul 3, 2019 at 12:44pm PDT

If you're interested in having a mermaid-style bridal gown, this Moonstone Embellished Lace Wedding Dress is for you. Giving it a node to luxury, the lace is beautifully complimented by an illusion skirt and chapel train. Detailed with moonstones and crystals, you'll be the absolute Belle of the ball as you glisten on and off the dance floor. 

Important dress takeaways: 

  • Collection: Galina Signature, exclusively at David's Bridal
  • Material: Polyester
  • Train: Chapel train
  • Functionality: Back zipper; fully lined to knee
  • Price: $1,358
  • Where to buy: David's Bridal

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2. Amaya's Dress Style

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Watters (@watters) on May 22, 2019 at 2:29pm PDT

Immediately noticing the illusion neckline, this Amaya dress from Watters is beyond stunning for any bride. The lace sleeves, mixed with the ball gown silhoutte and detailed back, feel as though you're playing a princess in a Disney movie. 

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: The Sun Was Shining On The Sea
  • Material: Amaryllis lace, tulle, softnet, stretch poly charmeuse
  • Price: Starting at $2,400
  • Where to buy: Nordstrom

3. Allure Bridal's Style: 9673

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Allure Bridals (@allurebridals) on Jul 1, 2019 at 11:01am PDT

Accompanied by a stunning display of intricate beading, this strapless gown is certainly one that will turn heads on your special day. Coming in colors white and ivory, the bride has her choice in deciding whether to go the traditional route, or change things up.

Important dress takeaways:

  • Fabric: Beaded applique, soft Mikado
  • Fits: Up to size 30
  • Price: Varies by location
  • Where to buy: Allure Bridals


4. Plunging Illusion Bodice Plus-Size Wedding Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on Jul 1, 2019 at 5:11pm PDT

What we love most about this dress, aside fron the plunging tank bodice, is its ability to display beautiful texture in many forms. This bridal gown is fully lined in beige illusion mesh, creating a "barely there backdrop."

This style not only adds a little pizzaz and sexyness to the dress, but really lets the beaded lace be the show stopper. Speaking to the texture of the dress, along with the beaded lace, the scalloped back features illusion mesh as well.

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: Galina Signature, exclusively at David's Bridal
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • Train: Sweep train
  • Functionality: Side zipper; Ivory/Champagne features a sheer tulle-lined bodice, Solid Ivory features an opaque-lined bodice, fully lined skirt
  • Price: $1,358
  • Where to buy: David's Bridal

5. Pleated Ball Gown With Beaded Waistband

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Justin Alexander (@justinalexander) on Jun 18, 2019 at 3:01am PDT

If you were to ever imagine what Cinderella looked like at her fairy tale ball, this dress is sure to help set the stage for you. This pleated ball gown is a unique style as it's crafted with a deep, plunging neckline and accompanied by a  hand beaded waistband.

The pleats are styled in a couture knife pattern and accented by the mikado natural waist. Best of all, this dress comes baring pockets — a true benefit if you ask us.

Important dress takeaways:

  • Colors: Ivory, Silver, and Nude
  • Neckline: V-Neck
  • Fabric: Mikado
  • Train: Cathedral
  • Price: Varies by location
  • Where to buy: Justin Alexander

6. Luxe Lace Plus-Size Short Wedding Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on May 23, 2019 at 5:29pm PDT

Perfect for a summertime wedding, or just simply a bride wanting to show of their legs. The lace sheath fabric of the dress stretches, making it extremely comfortable to wear. The stretch in the dress in no way compromises its elegance and poise. 

Accompanied by a scalloped neckline, sheer sleeves, and a high waistline, it's a perfect combination guarenteed to make for excellent wedding images and still be glamorous on the dancefloor. 

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: By Kiyonna
  • Fabric Nylon, rayon, spandex, polyester
  • Pullover styling; fully lined
  • Price: $218
  • Where to buy: Macy's

7. Grimaldi Style 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Watters (@watters) on Mar 15, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT

This Grimaldi style by Watters is an incredibly well designed bridal dress. Our favorite detail about this dress is the delicate all-over lace.

The lining comes in a variety of colors (7) to help match your skin tone (nude, off-white, oyster, cashmire, sunkiss, blush, and ivory). This strapless (straight across) ballgown is a beautiful classic that can be dressed up with a variety of bridal jewelry and makeup. 

Important dress takeaways:

  • Fabric: Muscovy lace, dotted netting, tulle, stretch poly charmeuse
  • Functionality: Boning, bra-friendly
  • Collection: Reign
  • Price: Starting at $3,000
  • Where to buy: Watters

8. Deep V Plus-Size Wedding Gown with Floral Applique

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on Jun 29, 2019 at 7:21am PDT

Known as a trumpet style wedding gown, this bridal dress is complemented by clean lines, a very tastefull plunging v-neck, and a deep v on the back. If these dress details weren't enough to hook you, the floral lace appliques and subtly sparkling sequins layered over tulle sure should.

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: By Melissa Sweet, exclusively at David's Bridal
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • Train: Sweep train
  • Functionality: Back zipper; fully lined
  • Price: $1,008
  • Where to buy: David's Bridal

9. Allure Bridals Style: F104-Willow

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Allure Bridals (@allurebridals) on Jun 26, 2019 at 1:01pm PDT

The word dreamy comes to mind when we think of the Willow bridal gown, as it's delicately strewn with embroidered vines over the vintage inspired off-shoulder silhouette. Coming in a variety of colors like champagne and ivory, it truly is a fairy tale perfect wedding dress. 

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: Madison James
  • Fabric: English net and lace
  • Price: $1,189
  • Where to buy: Allure Bridals

10. Morilee 'Laurie' Wedding Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Morilee by Madeline Gardner (@morileeofficial) on Jun 25, 2019 at 6:30am PDT

There's something so sweet and iconic bridal about the Laurie dress from Morilee. Being a sleeveless dress, this selection is a perfect fit if you want to show off some arm! 

The Laurie also features appliquès, lace, and intricate beading on a satin base. If you're looking to switch up the color scheme, the Laurie is available in white and ivory.

Important dress takeaways:

  • Designer: Madeline Gardner
  • Neckline: V-neck
  • Fabric: Satin
  • Embellishments: Appliqués, beading, lace
  • Functionality: Buttons, open back
  • Price: Varies by location
  • Where to buy: Morilee

11. Silk Dupion Sweetheart Bodice Ball Gown

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Justin Alexander (@justinalexander) on Jun 6, 2019 at 6:45am PDT

We agree that the sleeves on the Silk Dupion Sweetheart make this dress look regal and classic (think every single Disney princess).

A Dupion bridal dress, this piped necklack and defined waist are complimented by a full gathered skirt and sweetheart neckline to create the most beautiful ball gown. Did we also mention that this dress has pockets?

Important dress takeaways:

  • Fabric: Silk
  • Colors: Comes in Natural and Pearl Pink
  • Train: Cathedral train
  • Price: Varies by location
  • Where to buy: Justin Alexander

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12. Fame and Partners Plus-Size Madelyn Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on Jun 25, 2019 at 5:44pm PDT

Such a unique and bold statement bridal gown. We see this being worn in a variety of ways, from a traditional wedding, to one with a boho vibe (flower crowns and all).

The iconic bubble sleeves pair nicely with the plunging v-neckline on this gown. With the addition of a skirt slit, it's easy to pair with your favorite pair of heels, shoes, or even themed boots to really play off any wedding themes.

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: By Fame and Partners x David's Bridal
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • Functionality: Back zipper; fully lined
  • Price: $329
  • Where to buy: David's Bridal

13. Sheridan Ball Gown

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Watters (@watters) on Feb 22, 2019 at 6:30am PST

We love weddings and bridal gowns, because how often can you wear stunning tulle and feel like a ballerinia? This Sheridan ball gown is complete with a strapless sweatheart neckline, and a skirt of Soft Netting and Tulle with a delicately-beaded bodice, giving the appreance of a perfect silhouette.

Important dress takeaways:

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  • Color: Ivory
  • Lining: almond and ivory
  • Fabric: Ballerina lace, soft netting, tulle, acetate lining
  • Train: Sweep train
  • Price: $2,315
  • Where to buy: Nordstrom

14. Lace Sweetheart Plus-Size Ball Gown Wedding Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on Jun 15, 2019 at 7:18am PDT

This ball gown just screams sweatheart. And why not? The neckline is a perfect, strapless, sweetheart shape. Giving off an extremely romantic aesthetic, this dress is sure to flatter any figure. The dress is then topped off and completed with a beautiful lace, a pleated bodice, and side pockets. 

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: David's Bridal Collection
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • Train: Chapel train
  • Functionality: Back zipper; fully lined
  • Price: $649
  • Where to buy: David's Bridal

15. Allure Bridals Style 9658

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Allure Bridals (@allurebridals) on Jul 9, 2019 at 2:16pm PDT

While optional/detachable, we're all for this Mikado gown's beautiful sleeves. They bring a touch of romance and elegance to this piece, and elevate the sentiment.

If you're looking for a change up, this dress may be a fun option, as you can include the sleeves for the ceramony and remove for the reception. 

Important dress takeaways:

  • Fabric: Soft Mikado
  • Colors available: Platinum, Ivory
  • Price: Varies by location
  • Where to buy: Allure Bridals

16. Illusion Sleeve Plunging Plus-Size Wedding Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on Jun 26, 2019 at 7:40am PDT

It's hard to choose what we love most about this incredible gown. Is it the lacey long sleeves, the crystal-beaded waistband, or the illusion back (complete with jeweled buttons)?

The glistening sequin lace appliques in the skirt may take the cake. A subtle hint to sexy, the illusion sheer back is a great head turner and will make for incredible wedding photos during the ceremony (and reception too!).

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: Galina Signature, exclusively at David's Bridal
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • Train: Sweep train
  • Functonality: Back zipper; sheer tulle-lined bodice, fully lined skirt
  • Price: $1,358
  • Where to buy: David's Bridal

17. Shiloh Style Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Watters (@watters) on Jun 19, 2018 at 8:32pm PDT

We're getting instense Carrie Bradshaw vibes with this Shiloh's cotton sash. This bridal gown comes complete with a plunging Micah lace bodice and tulip sleeves, and this look is extremely flattering and adds a dainty look to the chest.

As the dress moves down, the Shiloh has a washed Silk Organza skirt running to the floor. Last but not least (and one of our favorite touches), the back comes with beautiful pearl buttons.  

Important dress takeaways:

  • Colors: Wheat and Ivory
  • Fabric: Micha lace, washed silk organza, stretch poly charmeuse, cotton satin ribbon, pearl buttons
  • Collection: Other Collections
  • Price: Starting at $3,495
  • Where to buy: Nordstrom

18. Lace Plus-Size Wedding Dress with Pleated Skirt

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on Apr 17, 2019 at 7:09am PDT

If you're looking to spark some tears while walking down the aisle, this is the dress to get. Regal, beautiful, and delicate, this bridal gown is made of yards of opulently beaded and appliqued tulle. It also includes softly folded pleats in the grand skirt as it falls to the ground.

Did we mention yards of beading? This gown is covered in 5,000 beads and sequins, and finally finished with scalloped lace trim around the hemline.

Important dress takeaways:

  • Collection: Oleg Cassini, exclusively at David's Bridal
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • Train: Chapel train
  • Functionality: Removable feature or side pockets (if applicable); back zipper; fully lined
  • Price: $1,958
  • Where to buy: David's Bridal

19. Silk Dupion A-Line with Deep V-Back and V-Neckline

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Justin Alexander (@justinalexander) on Mar 7, 2019 at 4:02pm PST

Whether getting married in a beautiful cottage or grand cathedral, there's something so stunning and versatile about this Silk Dupion from Justin Alexander. From the back, the deep-v is met with an adorable (and classy) bow to help tie the gown together.

Along with having a v-back, this dress comes with a deep v-neckline as well. The natural waist and spagetti strap make this an easy wear and an extremely flattering look for any bride. 

Important dress takeaways:

  • Colors: Natural/Nude
  • Silhouette: A-Line
  • Fabric: Silk
  • Train: Chapel train
  • Price: Varies by location
  • Where to buy: Justin Alexander

20. Layered Lace Swag Sleeve Plus-Size Wedding Dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by David's Bridal (@davidsbridal) on Jun 20, 2019 at 7:25am PDT

One of the only trumpet wedding dresses on our list, we love this bridal gown for its delicately crafted lace (featured all over the dress). Complete with a slightly curved neckline and off-the-shoulder swag sleeves, it gives this dress and elegant and carefree feel — perfect for a beachfront or backyard wedding.

To top it all off, the gown is finished with a godet skirt to make your time on the dance floor that much easier!  

  • Collection: Melissa Sweet, exclusively at David's Bridal
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • Train: Chapel train
  • Functionality: Back zipper; fully lined
  • Price: $1,058 
  • Where to buy: David's Bridal

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Elizabeth Blasi is a New Yorker. A lifestyle and travel writer, who is often seen with a suitcase in hand, jetsetting to her next location. But as a true Digital Nomad, her love of writing and romance novels means her laptop is always beside her.

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