Best plus size wedding dresses that will flatter your figure

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 (Best plus size wedding dresses)
(Best plus size wedding dresses)

Weddings are back with a bang in 2022, but the pandemic has left its mark in surprising ways.

While some dreamed of a bells-and-whistles wedding day B.C (that’s Before Coronavirus), many couples have shifted their priorities, preferring to downsize their ‘dos so they can splurge the savings on an epic honeymoon or towards a deposit for their first home.

If you’ve got your heart set on a dreamy frock the good news is that you can find one that won’t empty your wedding fund.

The high street has sharpened up its act when it comes to bridalwear with many designs mimicking bespoke creations for a fraction of the cost. While off-the-rack probably won’t offer the glove-like fit of something that’s been made especially for your dimensions, a talented tailor should be able to nip and tuck it to perfection afterwards.

Just like brides who wear them, wedding dresses come in all shapes, styles and sizes. We’ve put together an edit of the best plus size options for brides with curves - think of it as your very own virtual bridal boutique.

From full, princess-style skirts to sleek bardot gowns, find our favourite plus size wedding dresses below.

Reformation Gatsby Dress Es

Sizes: 18 - 28

A plunge neckline and high leg split keeps glamour high in this bridal-ready dress from Reformation. The full sleeve offers balance so you don’t feel overexposed. Talk about nailing marriage material.

Buy now £505.00, Reformation

Joanna Hope Bethany Sequin Bridal Dress

Sizes: 10- 32

Shine bright on your big day in a maxi finished with thousands of tiny sparkling sequins. Angel sleeves and a fishtail skirt adds to the drama of the look. With this much detail, all you’ll need is a bouquet of fresh flowers to be ready for the walk down the aisle.

Buy now £250.00, Simply Be

Coast Plus Size Maxi Dress With Trail

Sizes: 20 - 26

With a flattering square neck, long sleeves and a train, Coast’s wedding dress is a lovely look for the woman who wants to keep things classic. The upper back is cut out though and stops things from feeling too demur. Sweep hair up to show it off to its best.

Buy now £113.00, Coast

ASOS LUXE Curve Wedding satin oversized bow back mini dress in white

Sizes:  16 - 30

Think you can’t have a party dress to change into after the nuptials? Think again. ASOS makes things super affordable with this statement bridal mini featuring a Carrie-approved oversized bow on the reverse. Own the reception dance floor or bag it for your hen party before the big day.

Buy now £75.00, ASOS

Reformation Nikita Dress

Sizes: 18 - 28

A clean base lends itself well for the bride for whom accessories are everything. The versatility of this dress makes it an investment piece far beyond the wedding day, extending your cost-per-wear over the years. Team with bridal sandals and a flower crown if you’re having a festival-style day in the countryside, wear barefoot for a summer beach wedding or add a faux fur stole, beaded clutch and Mary Janes for city-centre dos.

Buy now £285.00, Reformation

Monsoon Miranda bardot bridal midi dress ivory

Sizes: 6 - 22

If ‘midcentury princess’ is the main theme of your bridal mood board, Monsoon’s Miranda design may work perfectly. The 50s-inspired silhouette and Bardot neckline gives it a classic quality, while the skirt has enough flounce for wedding snaps and the dancefloor. Add a little pillbox hat with a veil for Jackie-O vibes.

Buy now £309.00, Monsoon

Monsoon Nicky beaded lace bridal dress ivory

Sizes: 6 - 22

A vintage silhouette covered in delicate ivory floral lace, Monsoon’s Nicky gown is ideal for brides who have their hearts set on a train. The puff-sleeves add a princess effect, without leaving you looking like a meringue.

Buy now £359.00, Monsoon

Chesca Godet Tulle Wedding Dress, Ivory

Sizes: 12 - 24

Available exclusively online, brides looking for a traditional gown will find The One in Chesca’s wedding dress, finished with yards of lace and tulle. Exquisitely detailed, the floor length design offers a timeless appeal that will look stunning in precious wedding snaps.

Buy now £375.00, John Lewis

Anaya With Love Plus tulle one shoulder maxi dress in white

Sizes: 18 - 26

Channel Grecian goddess vibes on your happy day with this one-shoulder floor length gown with a flattering empire line. Save the necklace for your reception look; the neckline of this design looks best kept bare.

Buy now £72.00, ASOS

Gold Bombshell ‘Edge of the Shoulder’ Midi Dress

Gold Bombshell ‘Edge of the Shoulder’ Midi Dress

Sizes: 8 - 20

This glamorous gown with retro stylings is ideal for the bride who wants to embrace something traditional - with a touch of red carpet glitz. With a wide neckline, the gold and cream brocade dress nips you in at your smallest place - the waist - before flaring out for a little drama.

Buy now £389.00, Bombshell HQ

Chi Chi London Plus Size Bridal Sequin Bodice Wedding Dress in White

Sizes: 18 - 22

Walk down the aisle looking your bridal best in Chi Chi’s head-turning bridal dress. The mesh shoulder straps keep the piece looking delicate while adding support to the corset top. A flowy chiffon skirt finishes the romantic effect.

Buy now £200.00, Chi Chi London

Joanna Hope Bridal Midi Dress

Sizes: 24, 28

This elegant ivory midi is given a boho twist with a sequin mesh overlay and scallop edge sleeves. Perfect for spring and summer weddings, it vows to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the ceremony. Just add diamond earrings and a pair of classic pumps.

Buy now £160.00, Simply Be