Brides, whatever your personal style and shape, if you’re in that super-exciting-yet-ultra-nerve-wracking phase of shopping for your dream wedding gown, you know fit and tailoring is a MAJOR priority to feeling like a star on the big day. But fret not, at Maggie Sottero Designs, we are honored to offer an array of classic, romantic, and ultra-stylish gown features for brides of all shapes and sizes, from premium corsetry and built-in shapewear to elongating silhouettes and flattering embellishments. If you’re in the market for gowns to show off your hourglass figure and enhance your favorite features, check out these 6 gorgeous real weddings and curvy brides’ stories of how they found their perfect gowns. Keep scrolling!
Curvy Strapless Wedding Dress for Romantic Autumn Celebration
Here’s the best of many worlds: an outdoor venue with a brisk fall atmosphere, a rustic yet elegant reception for a “boots and Wranglers” aesthetic, and a shimmery ballgown to appease your classiest princess instincts. Real bride Giana curated just such an occasion with her autumn-meets-holidays wedding, featuring sweet and personalized Christmas décor, thoughtful DIY touches, and curvy wedding dress Lavonne by Rebecca Ingram—a perfect choice for classic brides with a major romantic streak. Gorgeous!
Fit-and-Flare Gown for Tuscany Destination Wedding
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—a fit-and-flare wedding gown is the perfect complement to curves. Real bride Shawn chose couture style gown Hadley by Sottero and Midgley to show off her va-va-voom hourglass figure, featuring shimmery allover lace and a bust-flattering sweetheart neckline. If we do say so ourselves, this gown was the perfect choice for this glamorous destination celebration!
Size-Inclusive Wedding Gown for Romantic Elopement
Picture yourself getting married on a beach in Bali. What are you wearing? If we have a say in it, we vote a flirty, figure-flattering style that wears like a dream, á la Tuscany Lynette in all-out lace. This fit-and-flare gown accentuates your bust, waistline, and booty without losing comfort and movability. Best of all worlds!
Curvy Black Bridal Gown for Winchester Mystery House Wedding
For only the most mysterious and daring of brides, we present oh-so-divine Zander, a black bridal gown featuring illusion lace sleeves and nude contrast in the bodice and skirt (which add a little “come hither” to your look without losing coverage and support). Andrea chose this Sottero and Midgley style for her “Mystery House” wedding—a unique yet sophisticated choice for the nontraditional bride.
Curvy Mermaid Wedding Dress for Chateau Wedding
“I’ve never felt more comfortable, confident, or beautiful” is exactly the phrase we love to hear from brides describing what it feels like to wear a Maggie Sottero gown. Kelsey also said her gown, Patsy, was the perfect addition to her chateau wedding, complete with fairy lights, a sky full of stars, and a lush landscape to make her dream come true. Trust us, this curve- and budget-friendly style is a showstopper!
Flattering Lace A-line for Rustic Chic Barn Wedding
If you’re banking on perfect southern weather and all-night dancing under the stars, we have your dreamiest of A-lines to complete your rustic-chic fairytale. Curvy bride Jacqui chose our soft and classic style Sybil for her folksy-rocker Jewish wedding in Savannah, a gorgeous choice to flatter her figure with an effortless and comfortable fit. You’ll feel absolutely divine in this flirty and elegant design!
Totally inspired by these real curvy bride weddings? These gorgeous galleries are just the beginning! You’ve got a fabulous adventure ahead to find your perfect fit—from preliminary Pinterest planning to booking your boutique appointment and (finally!) matching with your dreamy, flattering, meant-to-be dress. Take a look at some of our top curvy bride blog posts to keep the inspiration rolling:
- Our gallery of Plus-Size Wedding Dresses from all three of our labels, featuring sexy fit-and-flares, princess ballgowns, sleeved and added-coverage styles, and red-carpet showstoppers. We have gowns to fit every size, shape, aesthetic, and budget.
- Our dazzling and ever-growing Pinterest goldmine of Plus-Size Wedding Dress images from real brides. runways, and editorial shoots to light up your wedding pinboards.
- And finally, one of our top features from our fabulous fashionista Maggie bride, Whitney Brown. Whitney wore Maggie Sottero style Divina (a sexy mermaid style in blush and bling) for her Gatsby-themed wedding in 2016, and has since compiled a super helpful and comprehensive gallery of her favorite Maggie Sottero wedding gowns and tips for curvy brides, which can be read here. We promise you’ll find something to love and something to learn in this gorgeous plus-size bride style breakdown.
Maggie Sottero Designs is honored to be part of the gown-shopping journey for so many real-size and curvy brides, and we continue to offer an array of size-inclusive options for brides to fit, style, and accessorize their dream gowns. Looking ahead, we can’t wait to see our up-and-coming brides’ newest galleries… so be sure to send us your photos after the big day! Cheers!