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Our Top 11 Wedding Gowns for Plus-Sized Brides
Because every body deserves a beautiful gown.
Every bride deserves to feel like the belle of the ball on her wedding day. Unfortunately, many plus sized brides have difficulty enjoying their search for the perfect dress. After days of trying to envision what a sample size dress will look like once it’s made to the right size, or having to choose from a limited range of styles that don’t match the vision they had for their dress, it’s not hard to realize why these brides begin to wonder if they’ll ever find their dress.
It shouldn’t be this way. That’s why we carry a full line of plus sized wedding gowns by designer Stella York. Our favorite thing about this collection is that it confidently ignores every rule about what plus sized brides should wear, and instead offers the full range of silhouettes. So whether you want a mermaid or a sheath, layers of lace and tulle or chic satin, you can find a dress that makes you feel like the belle of the ball.
1. Petunia: an A-line daydream in lace and organza.
If you want a graceful, flowing dress that flatters your figure while leaving you with enough breathing room to dance the night away, Petunia checks all the boxes. Its A-line silhouette is more relaxed than a full-on ball gown, while the layers of tulle and extra long train give it the volume and drama you want for your wedding day.
2. Val: beaded, strappy, and glamorous.
If you’ve ever dreamed of a mermaid gown to show off your curves, Val is not one to miss. It has all the right details: sequined embroidery for just the right amount of sparkle, a plunging sweetheart neckline, strings of beaded, off-the-shoulder straps, and a long train with exactly the amount of dramatic flair you’d expect from this style.
3. Marlowe: tiered tulle in tones of blush.
Looking for a dress with all of the volume but none of the weight? Marlowe is the dress for you. Layers of rosy tulle are finished with a horsehair hem that ads just the right amount of couture structure to the dress without dragging anything down. Diamante beading throughout lends subtle flashes of sparkle to a gown already bold enough to demand attention.
4. Arwyn: simple grace and elegance.
Not every bride wants a dramatic gown. If you want an understated gown that won’t steal the spotlight from your own natural beauty, Arwyn is worth a closer look. Made from lightweight chiffon, it’s a subtle and delicate choice for brides who believe less is more. But that’s not to say this gown is plain: the full length lace sleeves are the perfect detail to remind you that this dress is more than meets the eye.
5. Iris: cap sleeves and a cameo back.
Lacy and lightweight, Iris is a all about the romance. It features a deep sweetheart neckline that transitions into lacy cap sleeves and a gorgeous illusion back with fabric buttons. Finish off the look with a crystal belt that ties at the back. With a flattering A-line silhouette, this dress is the perfect summer dress for a garden wedding.
6. Kira: a chic ball gown with the perfect off-the-shoulder straps.
For those who dream of a fairytale ball gown, Kira offers a clean and classic silhouette that hits all the right notes. From its sweetheart neckline to the graceful off-the-shoulder straps, Kira doesn’t need a lot of embellishments to shine. And with a cinched in waist, it’s designed to set off your figure to advantage.
7. Gigi: for the ultimate fairytale ball gown.
It would be hard to find a more princess-perfect dress than this. With a gorgeous corset back, a deep sweetheart neckline, and sparkling beads glittering throughout, Gigi checks every box on your fairytale gown wish list—and that’s before we get to the cathedral-length train!
8. Cherie: scalloped lace combined with a beaded, boho style.
This dress has so many details to love: from the unique, scalloped design of the lace to the plunging illusion neckline and the cloth buttons down the back, Cherie has a lot to offer. And don’t miss the subtle beadwork that adds just a glint of glamour to modernize the traditional lace.
9. Vika: lace upon lace with a flaring silhouette.
This dress has layers. Look closely, and you’ll see that the lace in this dress has been layered for a subtly dynamic, multidimensional look. But possibly our favorite feature is the sheer back panel that adds an alluring touch to an already stunning gown. Vika’s flaring, trumpet silhouette is flattering and graceful and great for brides who want a hint of mermaid but with still enough room to dance.
10. Kenzie: classic, floral lace A-line.
For Kenzie, the lace steals the show. This dress features a classic, A-line silhouette with clean lines and a long train, but the floral detailing on the lace is enough to elevate this look to another level. And if you want to add even more romance, consider a lace up back instead of cloth buttons.
11. Marsha: the sequined ball gown that pulls out all the stops.
If you’re set on sparkle, Marsha is the dress with enough sequins to make your heart soar. And it doesn’t stop there: lace, tulle, and organza combine to create the full ball gown silhouette of your dreams, and even the back features dazzling intertwined straps that add an edge of glamour to a showstopper of a dress.
Your perfect match is out there. Let us help you find it.
The world of plus sized gowns is growing ever more varied as brides continue to demand a wider range of styles. We’re excited to offer dresses that flatter brides of every shape and size without compromising style. Because when it comes to finding a beautiful gown that gives you confidence on your big day, you shouldn’t be short on options.