Dresses for the curvier bride have stormed catwalks for the last few seasons, as more designers are recognising the growing demand of bridal looks to suit the curvier shape.
We take a look at what shapes and styles are out there this season, so you don’t have to!
Guaranteed to make any bride feel like royalty, this style is the perfect choice for ladies who want to highlight their chest and cleavage while minimising attention on their lower half.
We love ballgowns that featuring layers of tulle, lace and embellished details. Be careful not to over-accessorise with this look, let the dress do the talking.
The ballgown is one of the most comfortable wedding dresses you can get married in. As long as the fit is correct, trust us, you won’t want to take this dress off.
A sexy, seductive and stylish way to show off your body on the big day. Not only do mermaid (or fishtail) gowns feature a fitted silhouette to smooth out any troublesome areas, the careful skirt placement emphasises an hourglass shape.
When it comes to the neckline think strapless, or for added support try cap sleeves. Closely fitted from the chest down, a mermaid dress shoots outwards at the knee for an eye-catching flare.
For plus-size brides, they are the ideal shape to create a natural curve in your body which mimics the gown.
Many curvier brides want to highlight their best asset on their big day – their cleavage.
Low cut wedding dresses are a sexy choice, women want to use their day as an opportunity to wear a dress they would normally not get to wear.
If going for a deep V on its own is too daring for you , combine this with a sleeve perhaps to guarantee everything stays in place as you walk down the aisle.
One thing we love about plus-size dresses is that many feature seductive sheer panels on the sleeves, necklines and waist of the gown.
This popular style is a great way to show off a hint of flesh without getting carried away.
We particularly love sheer fabric when used in place of straps. Almost any strapless can have these added, this can give some extra support if you need it.
Lace remains one of the wedding world’s most popular and celebrated fabrics when it comes to wedding dresses.
While many plus-size dresses abandon the favoured fabric for ruched satin or tulle, lace is still fantastic for brides wanting a more traditional day.
You can use it as a decorative feature as well by increasing its usage around the neckline.
Coloured gowns have become more and more popular in recent years, and blush is a popular choice in the WJ office.
This feminine colour is a romantic colour ideal for a winter or spring wedding with a pastel colour scheme.
It lends itself well well to ballgown silhouettes, combined with modern features like feathers, dramatic ruffles or intricate sparkles.
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