From dramatic ballgowns to sexy mermaid gowns, there are a variety of options to compliment all body types. Today we celebrate figures with curves by listing 11 of the most dazzling wedding dresses fit for those voluptuous silhouettes. These plus-size wedding dresses can be found in local boutiques or to purchase second-hand at a steal of a price.
Brides of all sizes, shapes, colors, and orientations want one thing for their wedding day, to feel like their best self. In weddings everywhere today we are seeing brides really make their mark on the world by wearing “exactly” what makes them feel pretty and confident. Gone are the days of curvy brides having to wear a certain type of dress, covering themselves when it wasn’t necessary. We are so thankful that wedding dress designers have gotten on board and are now designing wedding dresses in ALL sizes so that all brides have every option available.
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The Lenora gown by WToo – from Watters – is a breathtaking example of a sophisticated wedding dress. It features a delicate circle lace pattern creating a magical bridal look.
The soft high neckline provides the right amount of coverage while the sheer cutouts at the waist and open keyhole back provide a daring and dramatic effect. If you are not shy and ready to celebrate your curves allow WToo Lenora to grace and contour your body.
In fact, this is the type of silhouettes with just the right kind of features, that will complement the lines of your body. Cinching the waist, and adding to the slope of your hips, it’s a stunner.
Mori Lee, Romy
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If you are a bride that dances to her own drum and loves all things free-spirited and effortless, we have a treat for you! Mori Lee Bridal has designed several wedding dresses with a boho feel. And the Romy is a winner for those with curves.
The Romy wedding dress is one of our favorite gowns because it combines many traditional elements with a rustic vibe creating an organic, boho-chic wedding dress. A keyhole, lace back is a little daring while the long train with sheer lace is unexpected and mind-blowing.
Add your own boho accessories to finish this look. It’s a great choice for destination events or outdoor venues as well.
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If a little glitter typically finds its way into your everyday wardrobe, why should your wedding day be any different? For all our glamorous brides we have a stunner for you! ASOS has designed not only an affordable wedding dress (priced under $400) but a bridal gown that is full of high-fashion and sequined delight.
It’s an easy-to-wear maxi dress with spaghetti straps and decorated with exquisite sequin details. There’s a slit to show off a bit of leg and it will hug your curves in all the right ways because the silhouette of this design is absolute perfection for a womanly body.
It comes in an ivory shade and the texture is truly stunning for your evening event.
Maggie Sottero, Lonnie Lynette
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Don’t think that you need to hide under 20 layers of tulle and a big, full skirt on your wedding day. Mermaid wedding dresses were designed for women that have that mesmerizing hourglass shape.
The mermaid gown hugs all of your curves and needs to cinch in at the waist then flow gently out around your hips and thighs to create the ultra-modern silhouette.
Maggie Sottero, one of the top-rated wedding dress designers in the world, has mastered a technique of placing fabrics and lace together that really make each bride look slim. If you love a traditional, mermaid style with lots of detail you have to find Lonnie Lynette at a local boutique. Decorated with beaded lace over glittery textured tulle she is a bride’s dream come true.
Hayley Paige, Clover
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Many brides all over the world have a crush on wedding dress designer, Hayley Paige and rightfully so. Not only is she incredibly relatable and likable in real life, but her designs are artful, sensual, modern, and ultra-romantic.
She truly creates wedding dresses for any and all wedding styles. And she does so with so much attention to details and features that make a statement.
One of our favorites is Clover from the Blush by Hayley Paige collection. It is a stunning design made with guipure lace, fairytale tulle ball gown, a v-neckline and lace bodice with nude lining, side cutouts, and keyhole back. For a modern and whimsical effect, Hayley Paige added a layered tulle skirt with gorgeous scattered floral appliques.
Stone Fox Bridal, Lucinda
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Silk charmeuse has never looked so good. Imagine a lightweight, easy-to-wear silky fabric gracing your skin on your wedding day.
Stone Fox Bridal’s Lucinda wedding dress is simple and classy and looks absolutely amazing on full-figure brides. This brand had launched an entire plus-size collection of gowns with Eloquii and they’re all incredible.
If you’re looking for an elegant and relaxed look, something like this will do the trick! Dare to celebrate your curves in the Lucinda wedding dress by Stone Fox Bridal.
Anne Barge, Ryland
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If you are hosting a less traditional wedding and searching for something that is understated yet fun & flirty, this Anne Barge “Ryland” gown might be it.
It is simple, yet elegant and features a dupioni fabric that creates a beautiful wedding dress with a hi-lo hemline. Perfect to show off those legs, this sophisticated ensemble allows you to dress it up with sparkly jewelry or keep it understated by just adding some great shoes!
Ryland by Anne Barge is a great choice to use as your ceremony or reception gown. It’s definitely a good one to get out on the dance floor with too!
Essense of Australia, Style D2259
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Wedding dress styles and trends come and go each year but one style that will never disappear is the traditional ball gown. Today we are seeing some modern elements added to the traditional wedding dress such as whimsical ruffles or long sleeves but one thing remains true, the style and elegance that this dress brings.
The traditional ball gown is the perfect wedding dress for ANY and every bride, and at any type of wedding.
If you have a little bold streak you may opt to add dramatic elements such as a fun ruffled skirt like this beautiful gown by Essense of Australia, style D2259.
A simply divine wedding dress, it cinches at the waist, and makes a comfortable choice for your big day.
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We are swooning over the Willowby by Watters and had to include the Celestial gown on our top 11 Dazzling Wedding Dress List for Curvy Brides – for obvious reasons.
This unique wedding dress will truly leave your guests in awe. The bodice has a blouson design which is perfect for our full-figured brides, the soft A-line skirt is slimming, and the light-catching beading has a way of captivating everyone around you.
This is an incredible choice for your glam-filled wedding as this design is effortlessly glamorous and full of drama.
Calla Blanche, Paulette
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The Paulette gown by Calla Blanche is all about the back detail. If you want to give your guests something to swoon over while you are at the altar,the Calla Blanche “Paulette” is your gown!
Beaded opulence decorates the bodice of this traditional ball gown and she is figure flattering on all shapes and sizes, and works perfectly for brides hoping to add some drama to their ensemble.
We love this choice for more traditional venues and visions. It pairs nicely with a black tux and more conversation decor.
Stella York, Style 6718
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Rounding out our top 11 list of dazzling wedding dresses for curvy brides is a Stella York design, Style 6718. It is simple and pure sophistication and elegance.
Let your inner beauty shine as the belle of the ball with the romantic and flattering off-the-shoulder straps that gently drape down your arm, flowing full skirt, and sweetheart neckline which make this wedding dress a timeless choice.
This is a gown that can be styled to match so many different genres of decor and visions, which is why it deserved a spot on the list!