Wedding dress shopping should be a joy. For too long, however, there simply wasn't enough choice for plus-size brides, which made the hunt for The One a chore rather than a pleasure.
There is still a lot more progress to be made, but the good news is, plus-size wedding dresses are more available - and more beautiful - than ever. Smart designers and high street brands have increased the size ranges of their collections, as well as introducing wedding dress ranges specifically aimed at making curvy brides feel their best.
This isn't always obvious. There are, in fact, a lot more designers than you'll find in our edit who have size-inclusive wedding dress ranges. The trouble is that they don't use plus-size models, which means it's impossible to tell how a dress will work on different bodies.
We're showcasing the designers and high street brands who are (rightly) proud to dress all brides, with stunning plus-size wedding dresses from modern minimalist to laidback boho glamour.
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1. Charlene Lynette - Maggie Sottero
Available in sizes 0-28, Charlene Lynette is a guaranteed showstopper. The Swarovski crystal-embellished bodice contrasts beautifully with the light-as-air tulle skirt, and those beaded spaghetti straps, low back and thigh-high split add subtle sexiness. It's the modern way to do 'princess'.
2. Ripley - Morilee
We do love an illusion-sleeve wedding dress at Hitched, and Morilee's Ripley is a particularly fine example. It's a vision of prettiness, combining lace, twinkling beading and intricate appliqués.
3. Satin Ballgown - Essense of Australia
Prefer clean lines to embellishment? This contemporary-cool ballgown could be the one for you. Created from fluid satin, the dress has modern details such as - joy! - pockets, and button back-detailing.
4. Armour Midi Dress - ASOS EDITION Curve
ASOS Curve is a real high-street hero collection for plus-size looks with a fashion edge. This sparkling midi is party-ready, and has a kick split to the back that means you can still dance in it despite the figure-skimming silhouette.
5. Style LWD 04 ES - Pronovias
6. White Oversized Blazer Dress - Pretty Little Thing Plus
Pretty Little Thing's Plus collection is a great source of fashion-led pieces at affordable prices. While not a traditional wedding dress, this blazer dress would be a sexy, sophisticated option for a sleek city wedding.
7. Allen Lynette - Sottero & Midgley
For a romantic look, we're team sparkles and tulle every time. We particularly like the sleeves on Sottero & Midgley's Allen Lynette - not every bride wants full length, after all.
8. Style W462 - Allure Bridals
In love with the idea of a fishtail wedding dress? This lace and tulle gown demonstrates why the silhouette is so popular, with a flatter-all sweetheart neckline.
9. Flore Dress - Chi Chi Curve
This floral dress is a chic pick if you want to put together a wedding look that's laidback and yet unmistakably bridal. The Chi Chi Curve collection runs from 18-26.
10. Style 66012PS - Lillian West
Usually, we think of boho wedding dresses as loose and flowing, but this Lillian West gown somehow manages to capture a carefree mood in a fit and flare silhouette. Add a jewelled headpiece or a flower crown to complete the look.
11. Beaded Layer Dress - Joanna Hope
Calling all vintage-loving brides! Art Deco is set to be a huge bridal influence next year, and this gorgeous beaded dress is a prime example. It has that Roaring Twenties glamour but without crossing the line into costume.
12. Ivory Chiffon Cape Dress - Torrid
A favourite with influencers, Torrid serves up high-end plus-size fashion at prices that won't blow up your bank account. They have a carefully curated wedding dress collection that's full of wins, like this ivory cape dress. Those sleeves will look incredible in your photos. They're based in the US but ship internationally, and you'll need to pay customs charges.
13. Asymmetric Dress - Navabi
Navabi is a stylish destination for plus-size looks, stocking a whole host of designers as well as their own collections, running to size 32. While they don't have a specific wedding collection, they do have some seriously covetable white dresses that are perfectly bridal-worthy, like this sleek asymmetric gown that would be perfect for an autumn or winter wedding.
14. Poppy - House of Mooshki Plus Size
We're calling this super-cute bridal look 'retro meets ballerina'. 'Retro' because that's what House of Mooshki does well - vintage-inspired silhouettes with a contemporary twist; 'ballerina' because that flared skirt is made for twirling.
15. Perla - Morilee
16. Ruched Ballgown - Stella York
This glorious ruched ballgown proves you don't need sparkle and embellishment to make a major impact. Simple, classic and oh-so elegant, it's a timelessly beautiful bridal style.
17. Julia - Halseene
Boutique wedding dress design house Halseene is all about body positivity and size inclusivity - and stunning bridal designs, of course. Their Julia dress brings together some of our favourite details in one amazing wedding gown - drop sleeves, sweetheart neckline, cool cutout... What's not to love? They're based in Canada but ship internationally, and yes, there may be some of those pesky extra customs charges.
18. Silver Sequin Cami Dress - River Island Plus
At Hitched, we're not afraid to go non-trad with our editorial bridal choices - like this amazing River Island cami dress. Wear as your main wedding dress for all-day sparkle, or change into it for the evening festivities.
19. Placid Gown - Tadashi Shoji at BHLDN
Anthropologie's bridal brand, BHLDN, has introduced a fabulous plus-size wedding dress collection. This ivory lace gown has a carefree, boho feel, with a sultry edge thanks to the plunging neckline and front split. US-based BHLDN does ship internationally.
20. Lace Cocktail Dress - Black by Annalisa at Navabi
This white cocktail dress is a picture of romantic refinement, and would look wonderful at any kind of wedding, from cool city party to rustic celebration.
21. Winslow Dress - Reformation
Reformation are known for designs that blend sexiness and sophistication, and their Winslow dress is no exception. The champagne hue is a softer alternative to white.
23. Ivory Lace Capelet Wedding Dress - Torrid
We can't help picturing this capelet dress at a rustic-chic barn wedding, but its boho vibes would be just as lovely at a beach celebration or a smart country house celebration.
24. Style D2186 - Essense of Australia
This ruffle-skirt wedding dress is a modern fairy tale, with trimmed tulle, pretty lace and sequins aplenty. The attention to detail is exquisite - even the buttons are crystal.
25. Nadine Blush Maxi Dress - Little Mistress Curvy
Blush is such a pretty alternative to white for a wedding dress. This Little Mistress maxi looks more expensive than the budget-friendly price point (£58.50), and features a delightful cowl back and sequin waistband.
26. Santiago - Sottero & Midgley
If you're looking for a stand-out style, make an appointment to try on the Santiago dress ASAP. Monochrome is unerringly chic, but the beaded lace keeps the overall look romantic rather than blocky.
27. Sophie Dress - Chi Chi Curve
Keep it simple in this Chi Chi Curve wedding dress. Its pared-back style means you can accessorise to your heart's content to create a unique bridal look - or just go for a minimalist effect.
28. Lydia - Halseene
While the overall look of Halseene's Lydia is gorgeous, it's the little touches we particularly appreciate here - such as spaghetti straps that are just that bit wider than usual, so they don't dig in. Genius.
29. White Plunge Wide Leg Jumpsuit - Pink Clove
Because not every bride wants to wear a dress. This sleek jumpsuit is easy to accessorise to suit your style, and comes in at a bargainous £20.
30. Kim - Studio Levana
There's something very Old Hollywood about this curve-celebrating wedding dress from Studio Levana, which features beautiful draping across the bodice.
31. Ada - Roz La Kelin
Roz La Kelin's Ada makes for such an elegant bridal look, with a fresh, contemporary finish. This collection goes up to a 48.
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