When it comes to shopping for your dream wedding dress, there are few things more exasperating than falling in love with a style you see online, tracking it down, trying it on, and realizing it does absolutely nothing for your natural figure. (Bizarre puckering at the waistline, anyone?) Lucky for you, we’re obsessed with fit at Maggie Sottero Designs, and we’ve got a few favorites that are guaranteed to look and feel like magic in the fitting room. Consider these 15 flattering wedding dresses for a plus size bride from our newest collection, and tips for perfecting your overall wedding day look.
Before we get started, for the gorgeous curvy bride ready to find her dream wedding gown, here are a few words of inspiration from Liris Crosse, one of our iconic curvy models: “Plus-size modeling has changed how I look at other people and how I look at myself. It’s helped me accept who I am, and it’s helped other people to accept who they are. We are all unique; every bride is unique. Maggie Sottero will definitely have a dress for my love story when I am ready to make it happen.” Now, keep scrolling!
Cold Shoulder Sleeve Bridal Gown Bracken Lynette for the Curvy Bride
Love a boho bridal look? This cold-shoulder sleeve plus-size bridal gown is serving up all kinds of fabulousness in crepe, lace, and a figure-hugging silhouette. Find Bracken Lynette by Sottero and Midgley at a boutique near you!
Prep Tip! Before you head to a boutique, get in an open mindset. There are so many options when it comes to flattering silhouettes and fabrications—the one for you just might be a fabulous surprise.
Plus Size Off-the-Shoulder Princess Wedding Gown Zariah
For the fairytale bride with a whimsical flair, we present Zariah by Maggie Sottero. This off-the-shoulder princess wedding gown covers your lacy-tiered-floaty-girly-dreamy checklist in full.
Fit Tip! Accentuate that waistline. It’s one of the easiest ways for a plus size bride of any shape to feel sexy, confident, and comfortable on her big day.
Affordable Beach Wedding Dress Lorraine for a Plus Size Bride
Your destination elopement wouldn’t be complete without an affordable beach sheath wedding dress in chic lace and lightweight chiffon. Opt for Lorraine by Rebecca Ingram for all this (and more!) in a curve-ready A-line silhouette.
Floral Lace Plus Size Mermaid Wedding Gown Giana Lynette
There’s all kinds of fit and all kinds of flare in this floral lace plus-size mermaid wedding gown. Talk to your boutique about trying on Giana Lynette by Maggie Sottero today!
Fit Tip! If you love the look, don’t shy away from sexy. We have plenty of sleeved and modest gowns, but don’t treat these as your only option. Our latest lineup of “Curve” styles (several of which are featured in this post) are optimized for curvy brides without sacrificing the “ooh la la” factor of illusion details and plunging necklines.
Boho Lace A-line Wedding Dress Lancaster for a Plus Size Bride
Bridal fashionistas love this boho lace A-line bridal dress for its soft silhouette and effortless romance. If you’re planning a chic, breezy, and elegant celebration, you’ll be smitten with how Lancaster by Sottero and Midgley shows off your favorite features without sacrificing comfort or wearability.
Prep Tip! Start shopping early, and plan on alterations. When it comes to finding the perfect fit, no alterations = sabotage. Read more on this in a post from our plus size bride and fashionista here.
Lace Cap-Sleeve Plus Size Wedding Dress Keenan Lynette
For a truly unique statement in embellishment, consider Keenan Lynette by Maggie Sottero. This lace cap-sleeve plus-size sheath wedding dress stands out in fabric, design, texture, and overall “wow” factor.
Fit Tip! The right neckline is key to enhancing your proportions. A sweetheart neckline is universally flattering; illusion and embellishments play up a smaller chest; and straps and cap sleeves offer support for bustier brides.
Strapless Plus Size Wedding Dress with Extended Train Erin Lynette Marie
For a fabulous hourglass effect, consider Erin Lynette Marie by Maggie Sottero. This strapless plus-size wedding dress with an illusion lace extended train is designed for a spotlight-worthy entrance!
Fit Tip! Study up on undergarments for an impeccable bridal look. We’ve compiled our bras-to-shapewear rundown here.
Romantic A-line Tulle Wedding Gown Mila for the Curvy Bride
Searching for a flattering wedding gown that doesn’t break the bank? Mila by Rebecca Ingram is a romantic A-line tulle wedding dress at the perfect price point.
Floral Lace Plus Size A-line Wedding Dress Zareen Lynette
Zareen Lynette by Maggie Sottero is all about shimmer and beading! This floral lace plus-size A-line wedding dress would be right at home in a fairy garden or princess palace—it’s just a matter of finding that perfect venue.
Prep Tip! Before you head to a boutique, treat yourself to a manicure and smoothie. You’ll be in a far better mindset to say “Yes!” if you’re feeling pretty and comfy. More shopping tips in the link.
Cold Shoulder Floral Lace A-line Bridal Gown Houston for a Plus Size Bride
For brides of the romantic and boho persuasion, consider a cold-shoulder sleeve floral lace A-line bridal gown in soft illusion and sheer organza. You’ll feel like a dream in Houston by Sottero and Midgley.
Satin Plus Size Princess Wedding Gown Sonnet
Timeless elegance is foolproof with a satin plus-size princess wedding gown. Head to a boutique near you to try on Sonnet by Maggie Sottero today!
Plus Size Mermaid Mikado Wedding Dress Boden
Love this season’s bow trend, á la Boden by Sottero and Midgley? This plus-size mermaid Mikado wedding dress is a charming upgrade to your feminine style.
Sparkly Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress Tennyson for the Curvy Bride
Nothing beats a sparkly tulle ball gown wedding for magic and romance! Tennyson by Maggie Sottero offers the perfect fit in a fairytale-ready silhouette.
Plus Size Black Lace A-line Wedding Dress Santiago
Looking for something a little untraditional? This black lace plus-size A-line bridal dress is the perfect balance of classic romance and nouveau glamour. (But for the non-negotiable, Santiago by Sottero and Midgley also comes in ivory and gold.)
Embroidered Plus Size Satin Ball Gown Wedding Dress Tamika
Tamika by Maggie Sottero is a triple-threat for the curvy bride: sexy, classy, and ultra-flattering! Find this embroidered plus-size satin ball gown wedding dress at a retailer near you.
We hope you’re inspired by these 15 flattering wedding dresses for a plus size bride! These gorgeous bridal gowns from our Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, and Rebecca Ingram collections can be found at a boutique near you, so click on our Store Locator link to get started. And after the big day, be sure to send us your head-to-toe bridal looks to be featured on our website and social media. Cheers!