Unique Plus Size Wedding Dress Ideas For Curvy Brides
Feb 7, 2024
Real Bride Stories
Brides of every shape and size should be able to find their dream wedding dress. Until recent years, the bridal market has been lacking in both size inclusivity and style variety for our plus size brides. Here at Morilee, we strive to make gowns for all brides, regardless of shape and size, height, or style. Our Julietta Collection is designed exclusively for curvy brides with styles ranging from traditional to boho, and even sexy plus size wedding dresses. Whether you’re looking for wedding dresses for short plus size brides or a gown fit for a princess, we’re sharing some of our favorite unique plus size wedding dress ideas for curvy brides!
What Style Wedding Dresses Look Good on Plus Size Brides?
All brides should feel beautiful and confident on their wedding day. To help with this, think about what your dream dress looks like before you go shopping. What feature do you want to highlight or conceal? Do you want to look sexy or dress more conservatively? Do you feel comfortable with a strapless style or are straps required? Knowing the answer to these questions will help you find wedding dresses that look amazing on your plus size figure! Something to keep in mind is that bridal sizing is different from traditional, ready-to-wear clothing. Wedding dresses run a size or two smaller than the clothes in your closet. A plus size bride can start at size 14, though our Julietta collection begins at size 16. When looking for wedding dresses that look good on plus size brides, A-lines are often considered one of the most flattering silhouettes of all body types. The fitted bodice nips in at the waist, cinching you in and accentuating the smallest part of your waist, where the skirt then flares out in an “A” shape. A gown like this can help hide the tummy, if this is a problem area for you, giving you an ideal silhouette. For the brides who want to show off their curves, a mermaid or fit and flare is the style for you. These figure-hugging silhouettes are closely fitted to the body with either a natural waistline or drop waist that will give the illusion of elongated proportions. Another thing to consider is fabric. If you’re looking for a flowing fabric that will elegantly drape off the body, something like tulle or chiffon would be ideal. These airy fabrics are lightweight with a floaty quality that will ensure they don’t cling to the body. If fitted is what you prefer, something like satin, crepe, or mikado may be preferable and they are stiffer and have more structure. This means that they will work almost the way shapewear does, smoothing out your silhouette for a streamlined look.
Unique Plus Size Wedding Dress Ideas
Our curvy brides want a wedding dress that fits their unique personality. Whether they’re all about the boho vibe or want to feel ultra-sexy we have flattering plus-size wedding dresses that are as unique as you!
Plus Size Beach Wedding Dresses
If you’re a beachy bride who loves the sand and the surf or are just looking to have a seaside soiree, you need the perfect gown with these plus size beach wedding dress ideas. With lightweight fabrics and airy silhouettes, a beach wedding dress should have an effortless feel to them, making them ideal to withstand summer heat and easy to move around in. One of our top choices for a plus size beach wedding dress is our Lianne Wedding Dress. The understated A-line features lovely crystal beaded, embroidered appliqués on a Chantilly lace bodice with a v-neckline and supportive, sheer straps. The chiffon skirt is ideal for the warm climate with a front skirt slit for added movement and to show some extra skin. Our Naveena Wedding Dress is also a stunning plus size beach wedding gown option! The effortless A-line features delicately beaded, embroidered lace appliqués, that have a boho flair, cascading down the sweetheart bodice. The tulle skirt has an airy quality and will beautifully billow around you from that sea breeze. The beautiful appliqués leading down to the chapel-length train really make this beach wedding dress feel romantic.
Plus Size Boho Wedding Dresses
Boho wedding dresses are popular amongst today’s brides. Their effortless style and free-spirited feeling are a great way to show off your personality. Boho wedding dresses are often embodied by soft fabrics, botanical laces, and organic beading. A gown like our Lynette Wedding Dress is the perfect gown for our bohemian brides. The effortlessly boho A-line features botanical-inspired crystal beaded embroidery accented by three-dimensional petals. Draped tulle floats off the body with a sculptural v-neckline and crystal beaded waistband to highlight your figure. There’s also our Nadette Wedding Dress, a breezy and boho gown that has a free-spirited feel. The Chantilly lace bodice has a v-neckline with a subtle plunge featuring stunning crystal beaded, three-dimensional embroidery. The A-line chiffon skirt has an airy and effortless look with a front skirt slit for added movement.
Plus Size Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses
For plus size brides who are more conservative, or are looking for more coverage, a long sleeve wedding dress is for you! Long sleeves are a classic wedding dress look, with a timeless and traditional feel that many brides find appealing. If you feel self-conscious about your arms or want to conceal them for your wedding day, then a long-sleeved wedding dress is ideal. Perfect for winter weddings, but can be worn year-round, here are our picks for plus size long sleeve wedding dresses. Our Nimue Wedding Dress is a traditional beauty featuring romantic allover Chantilly lace over shimmering sparkle organza that makes the delicate floral motif pop. The illusion neckline allows for a sultry plunge and highlights the lace on the long sleeves. The sheer back is absolutely breathtaking, especially when paired with the classic touch of buttons. Our Lenora Wedding Dress gets the royal treatment with gorgeous frosted, embroidered lace on a sparkle tulle gown. The double-banded waist cinches in your figure and enhances the flare of the flattering A-line skirt. The wide v-neckline is supported by sheer straps with detachable illusion long sleeves to give you two looks in one!
Plus Size Mermaid Wedding Dress
If you’re all about body, then look no further than a plus size mermaid wedding dress. The fitted style hugs your figure, showing off your curves in all their glory. This silhouette contours the body from neck to knee, where it then flares out into the skirt. Perfect for accentuating your waist, hips, and but, mermaid gowns feel sexy and serve drama. Our Nicosia Wedding Dress is a soft mermaid featuring romantic crystal beaded embroidered lace appliqués on a Chantilly lace bodice for a luxe layered look. The drop waistline helps to elongate your frame, accentuated by the subtle plunge in the v-neckline. The v-back compliments the shape of the neckline and leads to the shimmering sparkle tulle skirt. For something a bit more dramatic, there’s our Leia Wedding Dress. Serve glamour in the sultry fitted gown featuring a plunging sweetheart neckline and gorgeous frosted lace with crystal beaded, three-dimensional floral appliqués. The dropped waistline lengthens the body leading to the dramatic tiered tulle skirt, with horsehair edging to define each layer. Detachable pearl and crystal beaded straps help to provide extra support for our brides and add a pop of sparkle.
Plus Size Casual Wedding Dress
Not all brides want glitz and glam when it comes to their wedding dress. Some prefer the simplicity and comfort of a casual wedding dress. Perfect for a backyard wedding or a small affair at the courthouse, a plus size casual wedding dress is cool and effortless. Our Nancy Wedding Dress is sophisticated simplicity. The simple soft satin gown stuns with its elegant A-line silhouette and draped cowl neckline. Detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves create a cool cold-shoulder effect, while the banded waist help to create a flattering silhouette with a front skirt slit for a pop of leg. Free flowing chiffon creates beautiful movement on our Nadia Wedding Dress. The strapless bodice has a chic angular neckline with asymmetric draping for added texture on the simple gown. A front skirt slit offers a sultry pop of leg and the detachable bishop sleeves are a whimsical touch.
Black Plus Size Wedding Dress
If you’re looking to make a stylish statement at your wedding, you might be interested in plus size black wedding dresses. Black gowns have been trending in the bridal industry, with their avant-garde design and mysteriously romantic vibe. While we don’t have any black wedding dresses in our exclusively curvy Julietta Collection, all our other bridal collections go up to size 28, making them inclusive for many of our brides to wear. Plus size wedding dresses with color don’t have to be in such a dark and dreamy shade, but if you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side, we definitely think you should consider these plus size gothic wedding dresses. If you want to serve drama at your wedding, nothing compares to Kristabelle Wedding Dress in black. The gorgeous ball gown has a sculptured, off-the-shoulder neckline with delicate illusion long sleeves, all with beautiful beaded accents and textured embroidery. The feathered skirt and cathedral-length train take this look over the edge of glamour, and in mesmerizing black, we can’t think of anything more stunning!
A-line Plus Size Wedding Dress
As we’ve stated before, A-line wedding dresses are considered to be the most universally flattering. Their fitted bodice and softly flared skirt gives us a fairytale feel that we know our brides love. This easily wearable silhouette makes for the most curvy flattering plus size wedding dresses. And in all different styles, from traditional to boho we’re confident you can find an A-line wedding dress for your big day. If you want that fairytale look, our Natalia Wedding Dress is the one for you! The fairytale inspired A-line is full of dreamy details. The illusion bodice allows for a plunging sweetheart neckline designed with frosted, three-dimensional floral embroidery that cascades down the dress. We love the open back with sheer detailing and the sequined tulle gives the gown a celestial sparkle. Our Nicole Wedding Dress serves romance and drama featuring crystal beaded, embroidered lace appliqués that cascade down the glamorous ruffle skirt. The sheer boned bodice has ruching for added texture with a v-neckline that shows off your bust. The detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves are a dreamy touch to this fun gown.
Plus Size Champagne Wedding Dress
If black isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other colored plus size wedding dresses that will make a splash at your wedding. One of our favorites is champagne. The subtle hue helps to bring a warm glow to your wedding look that will have your guests wondering what makes your dress so special. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then these curvy champagne wedding dresses are for you. Our Nahla Wedding Dress is a feminine and romantic mermaid with a soft silhouette that glides over the body. The boned bodice has a classic sweetheart neckline and a sheer back to show off the couture corsetry that will keep you cinched, Delicately beaded, three-dimensional frosted embroidery has an ethereal look over sparkle tulle and the golden glow the champagne underlay gives is something that makes this dress hard to forget. If you want to sparkle, check out our Luna Wedding Dress. The dazzling ball gown has a structured, boned bodice, that offers tons of support, encrusted with glimmering pearl and crystal beading that delicately floats down the A-line skirt. Detachable draped off-the-shoulder sleeves also feature beautiful beading enhancing the ethereal look the champagne shade adds to the dress.
Plus Size Vintage Wedding Dress
A lot of what makes a wedding dress feel vintage are the decadent laces and classic silhouettes. Our vintage-inspired wedding dresses take the modest elements of a vintage gown and add a modern twist that makes them perfect for the 21st-century bride. If you’re looking for a plus size vintage wedding dress, here is our top pick! Our Nellie Wedding Dress is a modest A-line with a vintage flair. The sleek crepe bodice is paired with dreamy sheer bishop sleeves featuring lace-trimmed cuffs for that retro look. The open v-shape back is a stunning contrast to the demure bateau neckline and the scalloped lace trim gives it a rustic charm. The chiffon skirt floats off the body for an airy and elegant plus size vintage wedding dress.
Find the Perfect Plus Size Wedding Dress for You
Now that we’ve given you these tools, tips, and suggestions, it’s time for you to visit one of our amazing retailers to find your perfect plus size wedding dress!