5 Top Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping as a Plus-Size Bride

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This goes out to our plus-size-queens: Are you going wedding dress shopping and need tips and inspiration for your bridal look? We’ve got you covered. Our EveryBody/EveryBride program offers you an incredible selection of plus-size designer wedding dresses in a variety of sizes, styles and budgets.  

1. Size doesn’t matter 

Our EveryBody/EveryBride program offers the same gorgeous designer gowns from  Stella York and Essense of Australia in the plus sizes 18-36. That being said, don’t stress too much about sizes, they can vary across different designers and brands.  

The key is to find a dress that fits and flatters your body shape, regardless of the number on the label. Also, don’t feel pressured to change your body just for the sake of finding a dress. Remember, what matters most is feeling confident in what you wear, no matter the size. 

However, if you prefer shapewear, there are options available to enhance your silhouette. Look for shapewear that smooths and accentuates your curves while keeping you comfortable. Don’t forget to try it on with your gown to ensure a seamless fit. 

2. It’s all about the Look  

A-line gowns, mermaid silhouettes and empire-waist dresses hug your curves in all the right places, so you might want to check out these bridal styles if you’re a plus-size bride. However, don’t limit yourself to just one style!   

It’s time to get adventurous and try on different styles and silhouettes during your wedding dress shopping experience. You never know what dress might surprise you. 

3. Accessories are a Girl’s Best Friend   

Accessories take every bridal look to the next level! Whether it’s a dazzling belt, a stunning necklace, or any other accessory that catches your eye, go ahead and rock it with confidence. After all, this is your special day, and you deserve to shine brighter than your sparkly accessories!  

4. Bring your Loved Ones  

Whether it’s your teary-eyed parents or your cool aunt, it’s totally up to you who you’ll choose to be by your side during your bridal appointment.  

If you’ve already picked your bridesmaids, they could totally join in on the fun too. Our True Crew recommends you keep the group small, so you don’t get overwhelmed with too many voices.   

At the end of the day, it’s all about finding your dream dress. So go ahead and bring the crew that will support you and make the experience a fun and everlasting memory.  

5. Enjoy the Ride 

The most important thing is to embrace your journey and enjoy the process of finding your dream wedding gown. Stay confident, trust your instincts and choose a dress that makes you feel like the stunning bride you are.  

Plus Size Wedding Dresses 

Beauty and confidence come in all shapes and sizes. There are stunning plus-size dresses that are designed to enhance your curves and make you even more confident on your wedding day. Our True Crew has selected their favorite plus-size wedding gowns for you.  

Off-The-Shoulder Lace Plus Size Ballgown

plus size lace off the shoulder ballgown wedding dress - D3274+ by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3274+  

Check out this stunning number! Style D3274 has a flirty, floral vibe with a touch of ballgown glam. The sheer bodice is covered in gorgeous lace florals, giving off a cool tattoo-like effect on the long sleeves. The off-the-shoulder neckline adds a sophisticated yet sexy touch with sheer tulle.  

Let’s not forget the shimmer elements and 3D appliqués that cascade down this dress, giving it a fashion-forward and romantic feel on your big day! 

Plus Size Off-The-Shoulder A-Line Wedding Dress 

simple plus size sheath wedding dress - 7749+ by Stella York
simple sweetheart a-line wedding dress with slit - 7749+ by Stella York

Stella York Style 7749+  

Get ready to fall in love with Style 7749! This dress is the epitome of timeless elegance, with a laid-back vibe that’ll make you feel effortlessly stunning. Made from soft satin, it’s the ultimate dress for plus-size queens who want to channel Old Hollywood glam.  

The ruched bodice features a dreamy sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves that you can easily detach for a chic second look. The A-line silhouette beautifully hugs your curves, and the high leg slit adds a hint of sophisticated glam. Oh, and did we mention it has hidden pockets? Rock your wedding day in style! 

Lace A-Line Plus Size Wedding Dress 

plus size sleeveless lace ballgown - D3280+ by Essense of Australia
plus size lace ballgown with illusion neckline - D3280+ by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3280+  

Essense of Australia Style D3280 is a classic beauty with its breathtaking floral laces that create a mesmerizing dimension. The lace gracefully falls over the neckline, creating a stunning V-shape that continues all the way down the back. It even comes with or without sheer long sleeves, giving you the freedom to go from traditional to modern in a snap!  

The unfinished hemline exudes an effortless vibe, making your walk down the aisle feel like a dream. You can even add a sprinkle of magic with an optional glitter tulle layer. We’re all about drama and glamour! 

Plus Size Chiffon A-Line Wedding Dress 

plus size boho a-line wedding dress - D3636+ by Essense of Australia
plus size off-the-shoulder a-line wedding dress - D3636+ by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3636+  

This enchanting A-line plus-size wedding dress is a dream wrapped in layers of delicate chiffon. Essense of Australia Style D3636’s notched, plunging neckline adds an ethereal touch, complementing the soft pleating on the wrapped bodice. 

You can amp up the glamour with detachable off-the-shoulder blouson sleeves. The side slit in the graceful A-line adds a hint of intrigue, while the head-turning train will leave everyone in awe. This dress is made for a magical night under the moonlight! 

Off-The-Shoulder Plus Size Wedding Dress 

plus size lace mermaid wedding dress - 7272+ by Stella York
lace plus size fit and flare wedding dress - 7272+ by Stella York

Stella York Style 7272+ 

You can’t help but fall in love with this fit-and-flare number from Stella York. Style 7272 embodies timeless sexiness with its off-the-shoulder straps, sweetheart neckline and delicate mix of pearl beading throughout.  

The large floral details are a classic yet modern detail, thoughtfully placed over the silhouette to create dimension. The extension straps allow you to wear this off-shoulder design with comfort, so you can dance the night away while your dream look stays in place!  

Finding your dream wedding gown is an exciting yet sometimes challenging task for any bride-to-be. Remember, it’s all about finding the right style, shape and fit that make you feel like the confident, radiant bride you are. With a little patience, your dream gown will find you! 

Get ready to rock your ultimate plus-size gown! Book your appointment today and explore all the amazing choices we have for you at True Society. Availability varies per store.  

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