The Five Winter Wedding Dress Trends for Plus Size Brides

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There’s just something so magical about a winter wedding! Whether you live in a cold climate or plan to have a destination wedding plan to have a destination wedding in a more chilly destination, there are so many things to love. From snow to cozy candlelight to holiday joy in the air, it’s no wonder why couples choose to tie the knot in this season. When it comes to winter wedding dresses, some of the top winter wedding dress trends for 2023 include long sleeves of all styles, lace gowns and simple and elegant wedding dresses.  

Thick fabrics and voluminous silhouettes are key factors to pay attention to when buying wedding dresses for colder weather. Key wedding dress fabrics to look for are satin, Mikado, silk and lace, especially beaded varieties! If you’ve always dreamed of wearing a ballgown, a winter wedding is an excellent opportunity to do so!  

If you plan on having an outdoor winter wedding or want to wear a sleeveless style, try accessorizing your look with a faux fur wrap, bridal jacket or detachable sleeves for extra warmth and two looks in one! For more winter wedding inspiration, keep reading to see our top five winter wedding dress trends for plus size brides in 2023. 

Top Five Winter Wedding Dress Styles for 2023 

Simple Plus Size Winter Wedding Dress 

Just because a gown is simple doesn’t mean it isn’t showstopping, and simple wedding gowns are all the rage for 2023! Stella York Style 7601 is one of our top plus size winter wedding dress styles and is glamorous yet simple for the minimalist bride who wants to make a statement.  

The luminous ivory Matte Mikado is a stunning choice for winter, while the sleek A-line silhouette with a strapless sweetheart neckline is ultra-flattering. A chic detachable bow at the waist adds a touch of sophistication, while buttons adorn the length of the dress to the edge of its full train. 

Long Sleeve Plus Size Winter Wedding Dress 

Nothing says winter weddings like long sleeve wedding dresses! Not only do they provide extra warmth, but they also look incredibly chic and are on-trend for 2023. Essense of Australia Style D3636 is a romantic A-line plus size wedding dress draped in soft layers of delicate chiffon. The notched plunging neckline accentuates the soft pleating of the bodice and adds a modern touch.  

Detachable off-the-shoulder blouson sleeves add a luxe detail to this versatile wedding look, which can also be worn strapless. The clean and simple aesthetic is made complete with a soft A-line skirt that floats and sways with every movement, with a side slit detail and head-turning train. This gown is light enough that you can easily dance the night away but still achieve a dreamy winter look. 

Casual Plus Size Winter Wedding Dress 

While images of opulent gowns may fill your head when you think of winter wedding dresses, winter wedding styles can also be casual for full figure brides who want a laidback wedding. Stella York Style 7573 is a whimsical boho wedding dress that defines romantic bridal style for the free-spirited bride. The corset-style boning of the allover lace bodice brings an Old- World charm, while the sexy plunging neckline adds an element of modern elegance, highlighting the décolletage with its large organic floral lace.  

Sheer detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves seamlessly join the straight-across neckline. An ethereal tulle skirt dances with every movement and provides a dreamy finish. This wedding dress is one of our favorite outdoor wedding styles because it is light but provides coverage for cooler temperatures. 

Plus Size Lace Winter Wedding Dress 

Of course, we can’t forget to include a plus size winter bridal gown in lace! Heavier lace patterns are ideal for winter wedding dresses. Combined with sleeves, you have a regal wedding day look that is stunning for the season! Stella York Style 7169 is a winter wedding dress for the classic romantic at heart.  

Floral laces adorn this subtly voluminous silhouette of tulle and Regency Organza, making a distinctly striking statement over the optional illusion long sleeves. Visible boning in the bodice adds a corsetry-inspired effect for a sexy yet utterly classic design, while the open V-back adds a fresh, modern feel together with the floating laces over the back and shoulders.  

Elegant Plus Size Winter Wedding Dress 

There’s something about winter that makes it the ideal season for glamorous, chic wedding dresses, and Martina Liana Style 1486 delivers. This simple yet showstopping gown is on-trend for 2023 and would be beautiful for a New Year’s Eve wedding or in a chic city loft ceremony. A fashion-forward sweetheart neckline gives a modern touch to this classic and romantic style.  

This chic fit-and-flare silhouette is elevated by the detachable off-the-shoulder straps, while the soft pleating and asymmetrical bodice infuse effortless allure. This impeccably tailored bridal look is accentuated by sleek contour seaming, and it offers a sophisticated choice of luxurious fabrics like Matte Mikado Silk or Silk Zibeline — both stunning for the season. This contemporary and glamorous wedding dress of couture construction is a fashion-forward look for the modern bride and the ideal canvas for accessories! 

How Should you Style your Winter Wedding Dress? 

Speaking of bridal accessories, how should you style your winter wedding dress? While it truly depends on the silhouette, style and fabric, we love the idea of sparkling jewelry, a crystal headpiece or a crystal-embellished veil to bring more of a winter vibe to your look. Faux fur wraps and bridal jackets adorned with beading also add a wintry touch! 

Winter brides have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to embrace fashion with a flair of creativity. Overskirts are an unforgettable winter wedding accessory. They add refinement and warmth to any wedding gown! Not only do they provide an extra layer of comfort for those chilly winter days, but overskirts also allow you to add dimension and further detailing to your look, like lace patterns and beading. Whether you want something modern, romantic or classic in style, there are endless options of overskirts that will complement your winter wedding dress.  

Did we inspire you to say “I do” in the winter? Reserve your appointment and talk to our True Crew about all the amazing choices we have for you at a True Society store near you. Availability varies per store.  

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