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, 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 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!
Sparkly Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress: Zartasha by Sottero and Midgley
Nothing beats a sparkly tulle ball gown wedding dress when it comes to magic and romance! Zartasha by Sottero and Midgley offers the perfect fit in a fairytale-ready silhouette.
The strapless sweetheart neckline flatters your décolletage, while the detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves frame your arms and shoulders. This princess-inspired wedding gown is sure to be the perfect complement to your happily-ever-after.
Sexy Crepe Plus-Size Wedding Dress: Adrianna by Maggie Sottero
Love this season’s crepe trend, á la Adrianna by Maggie Sottero? This plus-size sexy crepe wedding dress is a charming upgrade to your feminine style.
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.
Affordable Beach Wedding Dress for a Plus Size Bride: Lorraine by Rebecca Ingram
Your destination elopement wouldn’t be complete without an affordable beach 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.
To browse more affordable wedding gowns, visit our Rebecca Ingram collections here.
Nature-Inspired Mermaid Wedding Gown for Curvy Brides: Giana Lynette by Maggie Sottero
There’s all kinds of fit and all kinds of flare in this floral lace plus-size mermaid wedding gown. Featuring nature-inspired lace, this flattering bridal gown works perfectly for beachside venues, garden parties, and boho festivals. 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 wedding 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.
Elegant Lace Fit-and-Flare Bridal Dress: Dublin Lynette by Sottero and Midgley
Bridal fashionistas love this elegant lace fit-and-flare 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 Dublin Lynette by Sottero and Midgley shows off your favorite features without sacrificing comfort or wearability.
To find this gown at a boutique near you, visit our store locator page!
Affordable Fit-and-Flare Bridal Gown for Plus-Size Brides: Faustine by Rebecca Ingram
For a truly unique statement in embellishment, consider Faustine by Rebecca Ingram. This lace plus-size wedding dress stands out in fabric, design, texture, and overall “wow” factor.
We especially love how the illusion plunging neckline and lace tank straps create visual interest in the bodice, while the fit-and-flare silhouette flatters your wait, hips, and booty.
Plus-Size Hourglass Wedding Dress: Erin Lynette Marie by Maggie Sottero
For a fabulous hourglass effect, consider Erin Lynette Marie by Maggie Sottero. This strapless plus-size wedding dress comes with an illusion lace extended train 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.
Ruched Tulle Mermaid Bridal Dress for a Curvy Bride: Georgia by Rebecca Ingram
Searching for an ultra-flattering wedding gown that doesn’t break the bank? Georgia by Rebecca Ingram is a romantic tulle mermaid wedding dress at the perfect price point. Plus, the corset back provides extra support while accentuating your curves in all the right ways.
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.
Floral Lace A-line Bridal Gown for Curvy Brides: Zareen Lynette by Maggie Sottero
Zareen Lynette by Maggie Sottero is all about shimmer and beading. This floral lace 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. See more shopping tips in the link.
Cold Shoulder Floral Bridal Gown for a Plus Size Bride: Houston by Sottero and Midgley
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.
The silhouette flatters both hourglass and pear-shaped body types, and feels light and comfy. We promise you’ll look like a dream in Houston by Sottero and Midgley.
Princess-Inspired Satin Wedding Gown: Sonnet by Maggie Sottero
Timeless elegance is foolproof with a satin princess wedding gown for curvy brides. Featuring a sparkly lace bodice and a luxe Mikado skirt, this fairytale-ready ball gown wedding dress is sure to make you feel like a princess on your special day.
Head to a boutique near you to try on Sonnet by Maggie Sottero today!
Plus-Size Cold Shoulder Sleeve Bridal Gown: Bracken Lynette by Sottero and Midgley
Love a boho bridal look? This cold-shoulder sleeve plus-size wedding dress 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.
Unique Plus-Size Trumpet Wedding Gown: Lunaria by Maggie Sottero
“Effortless” and “glamorous” are contradictory? Not so. Those not convinced are invited to try on this sensual and unique trumpet wedding dress featuring a ruffled organza skirt and ultra-low back.
For the flirty bride with a whimsical flair, we present Lunaria by Maggie Sottero. This beaded trumpet wedding gown with cap-sleeves covers your lacy-tiered-floaty-girly-dreamy checklist in full.
Black Lace A-line Wedding Dress: Santiago by Sottero and Midgley
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.)
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.
Satin Ball Gown Wedding Dress for Curvy Brides: Pearl by Rebecca Ingram
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.
Fore more helpful body type tips and wedding dress ideas, check out our blogs below. Cheers!