Wedding dresses are designed to make the bride look and feel confident and beautiful—no matter what size she wears. More and more bridal gown designers are realizing that accentuating the features of a curvy woman is just as important as ensuring the petite bride has the perfect length dress.
Whether you want to highlight your favourite attributes and hide other areas or want to flaunt your entire silhouette, there is a plus-size wedding dress made special just for you!
Accentuate Your Shoulders with a High-Neck Bridal Gown
For those wanting to highlight their shoulders and collarbone areas, a high-neck design should be chosen. This style draws the attention away from the torso and up to the neck and head.
Look Bold and Sexy in a Deep-V Neckline Wedding Dress
A deep-V neckline or illusion neckline is a popular choice for an elongated figure. For the shy and timid bride, many gowns are styled with a mesh or lace overlay to prevent clothing malfunctions when going down the aisle or on the dance floor.
Try an A-Line Gown with Flare
The A-line wedding dress can be worn to complement any figure. Similar to the ball gown, this gown puts emphasis on all the right places. Sitting snug around the bodice and waist, the dress gradually flares outwards to balance the shoulders.
Opt for Floral Bell Sleeves and Boho Wedding Gowns
A bride who desires a simplistic and romantic wedding will be radiant in a Boho wedding gown with floral bell sleeves. The light, airy fabrics offer a softer touch, as the material beautifully drapes any silhouette.
Look Elegant in a Lace Wedding Dress
If a bride is seeking a traditional wedding dress for a curvy body, lace bridal gowns are a classic choice. Lace overlays at the chest area give a sexy but elegant vibe to a wedding dress. Some curvy brides are opting to add lace to their perfect dress as a wrap or shawl.
Choose a Ball Gown to Look Royal and Sensational
Ideally, the ballgown design emulates a princess dress. Eloquence, beauty, and royalty are the characteristics of the ballgown. Accentuating the waistline, the bodice creates a stunning silhouette.
Flaunt Your Curves with a Trumpet/Mermaid Dress
A bride who loves to use fashion to highlight her curvy figure will adore the silhouette of a trumpet or mermaid wedding dress. While the trumpet dress tapers at the middle of the hips, the mermaid provides a tighter fit down to the knee area.
Where to Get Affordable Plus-Size Wedding Dresses
For the largest selection of plus-size wedding dresses in Canada, visit one of the pop-up shops hosted by Opportunity Bridal.
In comparison to a curvy bride boutique shop, we offer designer figure-flattering and A-line gowns in sizes up to 28W. At Opportunity Bridal’s one-day wedding dress shop, the prices are 50% to 80% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price! Come see us FIRST at the local pop-up shop near you!
Ricarda is the National Sales Manager for Opportunity Bridal. Ricarda comes from a creative background but has been working in the Bridal industry for over 5 years and has done over 300 sales events, coast to coast. Her mission is to create welcoming and warm experiences for everyone she meets and loves the chance to learn and share her knowledge of the Bridal industry with others.