Best Wedding Dress Styles for Plus Size Brides

Best styles to suit plus size models

Your curves are your most redeeming feature. And what better time to take the opportunity to flatter and flaunt those curves than your wedding day?

Looking for expert guidance on how to choose the best wedding gown to accentuate your best assets?

Read on for all the top advice you need on choosing the right plus size wedding dress that works perfectly for your unique figure.

Bride and Bridesmaid in front of a rainbow beach hut

Intro note - be open to ideas

The key to finding your dream plus size wedding dress is to be open to trying a variety of shapes, styles and fabrics. Having an open mind will give you the best possible chance of finding just what suits you best, and most of all, what makes you feel totally amazing. Because that’s precisely how you should feel on your wedding day!

There is such a huge range of wedding dress styles and silhouettes to choose from that work so well for the more voluptuous figure, so be sure to explore all the options before you set your mind on anything, because you never know, you may find your ultimate dream wedding gown amongst styles that you may never have considered.

Bride swooshing her wedding dress

How to accentuate your best assets

Hone in on what it is you want to show off. Everyone has their best bits; whether it’s your legs, your shoulders, your back or your neckline, there will always be a style to accentuate your finest assets.

Strapless wedding dresses for example are perfect for highlighting stunning shoulders; a knee-length number will show off gorgeous pins; a deep-v neckline will underline a lovely décolletage, whilst a backless design is perfect for emphasising a beautiful back.

Hone in on what you want to show off. There will always be a style to accentuate your fines assets.

Beautiful bride with a fantastic lace veil in a farm setting

Flattering wedding dress styles

Once you’ve worked out what you want to draw most attention to, it’s time to choose the perfect curve-flattering silhouette that brings it all together and lands you with the wedding dress that makes you feel nothing less than a million dollars.

A-line wedding dresses

A-line dresses are well known for their flattering qualities, especially when they are designed with an empire waistline.

With a waist starting just below the bust and flaring out to whatever length suits you, this is the perfect style for brides who prefer a more discreet, fuller coverage style.

Drop waist wedding gowns

Flatter your hips and emphasise your gorgeous shape with a drop-waist wedding gown that offers the double benefit of carving out a waistline and creating a gorgeous hour glass shape.

The fullness at the tail end of the gown creates a touch of luxuriousness, finishing off the dress and the whole look perfectly.

Ball gown bridal dresses

Timeless elegance is always achievable when a bride opts for a ball gown style wedding dress.

The ball gown design does a fabulous job of putting a smaller upper half in the spotlight courtesy of a flattering bodice whilst creating the ultimate in princess appeal with lashings of fabric showering down the lower half.

Ruched wedding dresses

Ruching creates a focal point and adds structure to a wedding gown.

Asymmetrical ruching is particularly flattering; with the gathering on just one side of the dress, attention is drawn up towards the face.

Ruching also adds support to a wedding dress, nipping in a waist or bust line, shaping the body in a flattering way.

Mermaid wedding gowns

The mermaid silhouette is especially flattering for plus size brides. Providing the flare starts just above the knee, legs will appear longer and the waistline is beautifully accentuated.

Trumpet wedding dresses

The trumpet design is similar to the mermaid, however the flare begins mid-thigh rather than above the knee. Again this is a curve-hugging design that is a firm favourite amongst fuller-figured brides who like to combine comfort with glamour.

Blouson wedding gowns

Another wedding dress design preferred by brides who rate comfort as important as style is the blouson effect gown. This is an airily light style dress, perfect for boho and beach brides.

Backless blouson gowns are wonderful for showing off a beautiful back and in doing so create eye-catching individuality.

High-low hem wedding dresses

A hem line that starts off short at the front then gradually descends at the back is perfect for creating the illusion of longer legs and a shapely torso.

High-low hemlines add a touch of unanticipated uniqueness to wedding gowns, making them perfect for the alternative bride who is looking to turn heads.

A high-low hemline dress is dramatic and luxurious, ideal for showing off lovely legs and accentuating those glorious curves.

Trouser and jumpsuits

It doesn’t have to be all about the dress. If you’re more inclined towards a trouser suit and that’s where your line of comfort is drawn, then don’t hesitate to go for it.

Bridal jumpsuits offer the best of both worlds, creating amazing all-in-one shape that sometimes just can’t be achieved with a dress.

Bride wearing a fantastic geometric lace wedding dress

Always be true to you

Whatever style of wedding dress you go for, make sure of one thing: always be true to you. By that we mean, make sure your personality always shines through in your bridal gown. Make it comfortable, make it gorgeous but most of all, make it YOU.

From sparkles and shimmers to feathers and bows; from lace and silk to embroidery and flow, one thing your wedding dress must always do is reflect who you are.

Make it comfortable, make it gorgeous, but most of all, make your wedding dress YOU.

Wedding dress styles to flatter all manner of brides care of Lucy Can’t Dance

Looking for the perfect wedding gown that suits your individual shape, style and personality down to the ground?

You’ll find all the inspiration and guidance you need at Lucy Can’t Dance, where every bride’s dream truly matters and all wedding dress designs are fully tailored. Book your appointment today!


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