sparkly fitted wedding dress with fit n flare textured skirt for plus sized brides

Flattering Plus Size Wedding Style Guide for Curvy Brides

Accessories and Dresses for Plus Sized Brides

It is hard enough to feel beautiful as a curvy woman, but it can be even more challenging as a bride. Imagine the frustration of going into a bridal salon only to be politely told that their largest sample dresses only go up to a size 14. This does a number on any bride’s self-esteem. 

Well ladies, I have some good news. Curves have always been in style, and my plus-sized brides show off how to do it to perfection. Whether you are a size 2 or a size 24, you deserve to feel like a queen on your wedding day. The real brides below inspired my fellow body-conscious women to fully embrace the beauty God gave them!

plus size bride in lace spanish gown and lace mantilla with headband

Star-Studded Celestial Goddess with Moon Starburst Tulle Bridal Cape 

From the top of her star adorned head to the tips of her Mary-Jane clad feet, this regal primadonna exudes magical mystery. The scattered metallic stars and moons throughout her V-neck dress and matching tulle cape add drama while wondrously floating as she walks.

draped star and moon bridal cape veil for celestial plus size wedding dress

Traditional Off-the-Shoulder Lace Elegance with Voluminous Puffy Bridal Veil

Take classic styling to another level with a traditional lace applique dress with layers of lightweight chiffon and tulle. The romantic off the shoulder sleeves frame her face with elegance while the additional height of a two tier veil balances out the fullness of her grand skirt and train.

extra full two layer raw edge long cathedral wedding veil with ballgown for plus sized bride wearing a tiara

Sleeping Beauty Bride in Blush Pink and Silk Tulle Drop Veil 

This princess-inspired beauty is effortlessly romantic and soft. Sumptuous silk detailing in her knee length veil glides against her skin like a dream while the creamy shades of ivory and soft pink in her dress and accessories enhance her peach-perfect complexion.

 drop silk two layer wedding veil in soft silk with bride wearing plus sized blush pink bridal dress

Glimmering Gilded Dress with a Pop of Wedding Veil Color

Every move this bride makes is accentuated with twinkles and sparkles. She is an enchanting breath of fresh air in her fully beaded gown. She gives a nod to her Harry Potter wedding theme with a splash of black at the bottom of her cathedral length bridal cape veil. 

Harry Potter themed bride and groom with bride in sparkly off shoulder dress and ombre cape veil with black edge

Grecian Refinement with a Rustic Winery Wedding Twist

Combining the beauty of Grecian style draping with the natural rustic feel of the vineyard venue, this elegant bride combines both styles with refinement. From her A line dress that floats and skims to perfection, to her two layer drop cathedral veil that adds just a hint of covering, she is a glorious enchanter in her timeless bridal day look.

vineyard wedding with bride and groom embracing and drop cathedral length bridal veil

Boho Fringe Fantasy Dress with Soft Draped Chapel Length Wedding Veil

The movement of the playful fringe detailing on the shoulders and back of this boho chic masterpiece echoes the organic fluidity of a draped cape veil. It adds the perfect amount of arm coverage while letting just enough peak through for a sultry finish.

boho plus sized curvy bride in fringe off the shoulder wedding gown with draped cape veil in braided hair

Rhinestone Vintage Glam Gown with Retro Sparkle Juliet Cap Bridal Veil

The allover beaded fitted bodice of this dress flows artfully into a surprisingly playful skirt with layers and layers of soft tulle for movement. The nod of sophisticated sparkle is continued in the epitome of vintage glamour: a vintage Juliet cap beaded veil that frames the bride’s face like a dream with glitzy beaded rhinestones. 

glamourous bride with rhinestone Juliet cap wedding veil and beaded dress with fluffy texture skirt for plus sized women 

Hawaii Garden Stunner with Flower Lace Dress and Waist-Defining Elbow Length Veil

The organic florals of the Hawaiian garden are echoed with a floral allover lace dress and a lace edged veil that are natural enough for this tropical beach celebration. The short waist length veil elongates and defines this bride’s hourglass waist to perfection.  

My brides have graciously given permission to feature them in order to encourage other plus-sized beauties to feel gorgeous on their wedding day. You are a masterpiece and beautifully made!

Contact me if you’d like a personalized styling recommendation or guidance on choosing the best style for your dress and figure.

off the shoulder lace A line gown with blusher wedding veil on bride walking down church aisle

DISCLAIMER: the brides above are not considered "plus-sized". Their photos are used for illustrative purposes only.

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