The Best Plus Size Wedding Dress Styles for Curvy Babes

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Are you a recently-engaged curvy babe? First things first: Congratulations! Here at Lovely Bride we celebrate all body types. Our main goal is for every one of our brides to look and feel great on the big wedding day, whether you are looking for a plus size wedding dress or not.

Finding a wedding dress is at or near the top of the list for every bride. Once you’ve nailed down your venue and the season you’re planning to have your wedding, picking the dress begins to get easier. When picking your wedding dress(es) you’ll want to think about the type of  ceremony and overall wedding theme.  Traditional ceremony? Romantic bohemian outdoor wedding? Destination wedding? Maybe it’s all of the above!  Regardless, at Lovely Bride we have the perfect dress for you.

In each of our 17 bridal shops, we carry plus size wedding dress samples up to size 24.  Many of our designers will even create wedding gowns for brides up to size 30.  Whether you’re imagining yourself in a wedding dress with sleeves, a sexy lace boho dress style, or a classic a-line dress- our stylists will help you find a figure-flattering gown (and veil or accessories!) that you’re going to love.

Scroll down to see some of our stylists’ favorite plus size wedding dress options for curvy brides and then click to book an appointment at a Lovely Bride bridal boutique near you. Lovely Pro Tip: before you come in for your appointment, log in and create a Wishlist of your favorite dresses.  Your wishlist helps our stylists pick up on your wedding dress vibe and pull the gowns you like plus similar styles that may not be listed on the Lovely Bride website.

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Studio Levana Sean plus size wedding dresses with sleeves
Studio Levana Sean lace plus size wedding dress with sleeves, back view

Studio Levana ‘Sean’ wedding dress is a perfect example of a boho lace wedding dress with short sleeves.  We love the sexy deep v-neckline,  lace flutter sleeves and the off-the-shoulder construction. Studio Levana is available at Lovely Bride Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Rochester.

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alexandra grecco colette square neck crepe wedding dress

(right) Alexandra Grecco ‘Felix’ has romantic sleeves, a deep-v neck line, sheer back and embroidered tulle throughout. Layers of tulle create a floaty, feminine skirt. Lovely Bride NYC is the flagship location and carries all of her styles! Most of our Lovely Bride locations carry Alexandra Grecco with the exception of Lovely Bride Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, and Seattle.

(left) The ‘Colette’ dress is one of the all-time favorites from designer, Alexandra Grecco. With a structured, wide scoop neckline that is reminiscent of old-world Victorian style, Colette is both sexy and streamlined. With a fit that stuns on women of every shape and size, this gown is sure to wow for years to come.


Willowby Galatea plus size a line wedding dress
Watters Azriel plus size wedding dress

(Left) There are so many reasons to adore the Galatea by Willowby dress! First, the color – we love the gray palette! We’re also here for the tulle, floral motifs, and velvet bows. Make sure to take a peek at the back of the dress because the bow that ties in the back looks so romantic and feminine. Willowby is available at Lovely Bride Charleston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Rochester.

(Right) Watters Azriel plus size wedding dress. For the bride who loves the marriage of the past and present, we’ve got the perfect vintage wedding dress. On top, vintage-inspired Tangee lace with a softly sloping, sweetheart neckline and illusion tulle straps. Below the waist, a soft netting skirt with a poly lining and very modern spirit. The combination is effortless, especially when you finish the gown by tying it all together with a double-faced satin ribbon. The contrast of lace and the netting sweep train keep it among the favorites of our bridal collection. Watters is available at Lovely Bride Chicago, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

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A gorgeous dress for a vintage or classic bride, we love the Goldie by Dear Heart! Hands-down our favorite detail on this gown is the incredible gold florals. The pop of metallic makes the dress feel a touch more modern, and it will look incredible under the lights of your dance floor. Dear Heart is available at Lovely Bride Charleston, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Denver, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Rochester, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

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The Nanette CC gown by Louvienne has a gorgeous silhouette, and the addition of lace on the back is equally as beautiful. If you’re looking for a sexier gown with classic detailing (the scallops are our favorite!), this dress would be a beautiful choice. Louvienne is exclusive to Lovely Bride and available at all of our Lovely Bride bridal shops. Click here to find a Lovely Bride near you.

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The Stevie gown by Made with Love is one of the most versatile pieces. We can already picture it being worn by bride-babes at garden and vineyard weddings as much as we can see it at modern or beach soirees. The combination of the lace and sheer bodice is fabulous! Made with Love is available at Lovely Bride Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, New York City, Philadelphia, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

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Vintage brides, rejoice! The Esme dress by Studio Levana will feel as though it was made for you. Not every Lovely bride wants to wear a gown with thin straps or strapless, and we completely understand and support that choice. The Esme is available with cap-sleeves (a favorite) or with long-sleeves (perfect for winter!).

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If you’re a modern or minimalist bride, take note of the Daria dress by Theia. This gown is so effortlessly chic, and it would look incredible for celebrations in art galleries or museums, in industrial spaces, or even at a New Year’s Eve fete! The cowl neck on the back is such a fantastic added detail. Theia Curve is available at Lovely Bride Atlanta, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and Rochester.

alexandra grecco ines long sleeve crepe wedding dress
alexandra grecco elodie v neck wedding dress with deep v back

(right) Thoroughly modern but undeniably sexy, the Alexandra Grecco ‘Ines’ gown features long sleeves, a sexy square, notched neckline and a fit-and-flare skirt.

(left) The Alexandra Grecco ‘Elodie’ gown is playful yet sexy. Crafted from embroidered floral applique fabric with a deep v-neckline and deep v back, accented by ruffles at the arms and down the back.

These are just a handful of the curve samples we have in our shops so make an appointment today.  Before your visit, be sure to create a wishlist in the “Dresses” section to get a sense of which gowns are available in your area.