There's a fair share of articles floating around the web that promote losing weight for your wedding, but here at Livingly, we're not fans of that line of thinking. Who said you have to lose weight for your wedding, anyway? Your partner loves you. They got engaged to you for who you are, and you should celebrate that — no diets, fads, or crazy makeovers needed! Rule number one on your wedding day: Be the healthiest, happiest version of yourself, because that bridal glow is what it’s all about. That said, finding a dress to suit your body type, style, and venue is not an easy venture. At the end of the day, the bride is the one wearing the gown, so you have to make sure you are the one who loves it.
As recently as a few years ago, it was difficult to find gorgeous plus size dresses, but today, it's much easier. More and more designers are realizing the importance of expanding size ranges so every bride can find the dress of her dreams. Now, plus size options are practically endless. Whether you're a traditional bride who's getting married in a church or one who's marching to the beat of her own drum, we rounded up the best plus size wedding dresses that every bride will love. If you can’t choose just one, we're all for buying a long white dress for your wedding and a shorter dress for your reception. Easier to dance in, right?
Happy shopping, and congrats, bride-to-be!
Whether you're getting married at city hall or looking for a short dress to wear for your reception, this Chi Chi London lace dress in a soft shade of champagne is perfect. It's a fab silhouette with a round neckline, three-quarter length sleeves, and a nipped waist — plus, it has a timeless retro feel. In this effortless dress, you won't have to worry about slipping or wrinkled fabric. You can focus on having fun all night long.
We love how this pale beige tone v-neck gown is subtly elevated with an ethereal tulle overlay and shimmery metallic star details. It's just the thing for brides who are looking for a timeless, minimal option, but also want to inject a bit of fun into it. This dress is one of a kind.
If you love all things 1920s (and wish you could be Marion Cotillard’s character in Midnight in Paris — we covet so many of the dresses she wore in that film), you'll love this slinky, art deco-inspired number. It has a deep v-neck in the front and back and is hand-embroidered with hundreds of glass beads and sequins. It screams of '20s glamour. Pair it with teardrop earrings, old Hollywood finger waves, and classic red lipstick, and you will truly look the part.
Today, there's a new classic wedding dress every bride is coveting, and it's for good reason: It looks good on everyone! That style is a strapless sweetheart neckline paired with a soft skirt. Watters' option boasts beautiful baroque detailing. Also good to know: If you have a larger bust, sweetheart necklines like this one are so nice. Instead of creating a harsh line like a traditional straight strapless neckline can, a soft sweetheart neckline softens and supports.
We know some brides want to look simple and glam (with just a touch of sparkle) on their wedding day. If this sounds like you, turn to the Eva Lace Mermaid Gown, which features a lace bodice and delicate mesh sleeves.
For an upscale city wedding (we're thinking a museum, hotel, or industrial loft, perhaps), Hayley Paige's stunning striped organza number will fit right in. It's modern with just the right amount of romance thanks to its tiered skirt.
Ruching is one of the best fashion inventions. It enhances the curves you already have (and in all the right places). It also adds interest to this otherwise simple wedding dress, save for its pretty metallic belt at the waist.
We hope you find the wedding dress of your dreams on our list! Just so you know, Livingly may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.