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Finding your dream wedding dress takes a bit of trial and error for brides of all sizes. Need help finding "the one?" Here's a list of go-to silhouettes to help you find the best wedding dress style for plus size brides, with tips from bridal fashion experts.

1. A-Line Wedding Dresses Look Great on Every Body

"Anything A-line, especially if it has an empire waist, can be very flattering, especially if you want more coverage," Because the waist starts right under the bust line and immediately goes out into an A-line, it's an ideal silhouette for brides who want to be more discreet."

2. Wedding Gowns with a Dropped Waist Hug Your Curves in All the Right Places

"For a plus-size bride who wants to accentuate her shape, a dropped waist corseted gown can be very sexy because it helps to create curves," says Hall. "A bride might think that she doesn't have a waist, but a bodice top can carve one out." A drop waist dress also lets you have some fullness at the bottom of the gown. This style can also accentuate the hips in a flattering way.

3. Ball Gowns Work Magic for Pear-Shaped Brides

Choose a timeless ball gown nips you in right at the most slender area of your torso — your waist! Ball gowns are an excellent choice for pear-shaped brides — they show off your smaller upper half and the plentiful fabric on the bottom leave everything else to the imagination. And, no matter your body type, a ball gown will make anyone feel like a princess.

4. Mermaid Wedding Gowns Give You Legs for Days

Work with a tailor to make sure the flair out begins just above the knees to give the illusion of longer legs. " The dresses are fitted and accentuate the waist.".

5. Try Trumpet Wedding Gowns that Fit, Flare and Flatter

A trumpet wedding gown is very similar to a mermaid dress — both feature a curve-hugging silhouette that flares out toward the bottom of the dress. On trumpet dresses, however, the flare begins at mid-thigh.

6. Corset Wedding Gowns Cinch You In and Boost Your Bust

When a gown comes with a built-in corset, it automatically shapes your body and gives you the appearance of a smaller waist and a bigger bust.

7. Sheath Gowns Lengthen and Lean You Out

Create the illusion of height and length with a sheath gown. The uninterrupted line of the dress never fails to flatter, and, as a bonus, it's a breeze to hem. Sheath gowns feature ample structure and support, as well.

8. Wedding Dresses with a High-Low Hem Show Off Your Legs

Like a sheath gown, a wedding dress silhouette featuring a high-low hem tends to elongate the leg and stretch out the body overall. Plus, it's a rather unexpected wedding silhouette and perfect for the avant garde bride. It adds a touch of drama, and gives you modest coverage in the back while showing off your legs in the front.

 
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EVE OF MILADY (PASADENA LOCATION)

SIZE:18-20
STYLE 1630

Fit and Flare, sheer bodice with thin straps, all over hand beaded lace, low back with roses adorning the low back, chapel train with horsehair. 
Sizes are 2-24

 
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ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA (PASADENA LOCATION)

MODEST WEDDING DRESS WITH SLEEVES

SIZE: 18-20

STYLE D2690

A modern, yet traditional, style, this modest wedding dress with sleeves is sheer romance. Asymmetrical lace is placed on the high neckline and extends down the length of the arms, creating a breathtaking illusion-tulle design. Matte lace in large patterns is placed throughout the bodice of this gown, extending down through the tulle, A-line skirt beautifully. The asymmetrical lace pattern of this gown continues through the back of the bodice and down through the frothy skirt and train. The back of this modest wedding dress with sleeves zips up beneath fabric-covered buttons

 
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ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA (PASADENA LOCATION)

PLUS SIZE LACE STRAPLESS WEDDING DRESS

SIZE: 18-20

STYLE D2556+

Classic plus-size brides, this Essense of Australia strapless wedding dress with scalloped lace is for you! A slight sweetheart neckline, complete with scalloped edge, frames the face effortlessly, while the lace continues down the fitted bodice and flared skirt. Subtle sparkle throughout the gown creates an undeniable shimmer and gives this gown a hint of glamour. Patterned lacework is placed throughout the skirt and train, and the hem is finished with elegant scalloped lace. The back of this strapless wedding dress has the option to lace up or zip up beneath lace-covered buttons.

 
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SOTTERO MIDGLEY (PASADENA LOCATION)

SIZE: 20-22

WARNER        

This exquisite mermaid wedding gown features a bodice accented in beaded lace motifs, crosshatch detail and Swarovski crystals, accenting the sweetheart neckline. Sparkling tulle fit-and-flare skirt trimmed in horsehair and lace motifs along the hemline. Lined with shapewear for a figure-flattering fit. Finished with crystal buttons over zipper closure. Detachable beaded spaghetti straps sold separately.


 
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MAGGIE SOTTERO (PASADENA LOCATION)

CAMDEN    

SIZE: 20-22

COLOR: IVORY/ IVORY     

This lovely mermaid wedding dress is comprised of shimmering ruched tulle, completing the strapless sweetheart neckline and fit-and-flare skirt edged with narrow horsehair. Finished with crystal buttons over zipper and inner corset closure. Velvet ribbon belt is included with this style.

Ivory with Mauve Velvet Ribbon Belt, Blush with Black Velvet Ribbon Belt (pictured)


 
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REBECCA INGRAM (PASADENA LOCATION)

MAYLA        

Geometric lace motifs and Swarovski crystals adorn the bodice of this vintage-inspired wedding dress, cascading into a tulle A-line skirt. Shimmering beads adorn the spaghetti straps, sweetheart neckline, and back. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure.

SIZE: 18/20


 
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SOTTERO MIDGLEY (PASADENA LOCATION)

ABBIE LYNETTE        

This elegant fit-and-flare wedding dress offers additional coverage to our Abbie style, featuring embroidered lace motifs and crosshatching dance over tulle. Chic lace straps glide from the illusion plunging sweetheart neckline to the scoop back, all accented in beaded lace motifs. Lined with shapewear for a figure-flattering fit. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure.

SIZE: 20/22

 
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ALLURE COUTURE (PASADENA LOCATION)

Style: C534

Floral motifs and dimensional leaves cover this sheath gown. 
SIZE: 20/22

COLORS:Nude/Champagne/Ivory, Sand/IvorySIZES:0 - 30FABRIC:Stretch Lining, English Net, LacePRICE:See Pricing GuidePICTURED IN:Nude/Champagne/Ivory

 
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SEXY SWEETHEART NECKLINE WEDDING DRESS (PASADENA LOCATION)

STYLE D1875

SIZE: 18/20

Sexy and sophisticated, this strapless Pearl Mikado bridal gown from Essense of Australia features a detachable Diamante belt and a sexy sweetheart neckline. The skirt flows free with minimal pleating into a traditional train. Choose from a zipper or corset closure. Essense of Australia A-line wedding dresses are fit-tested on a variety of body types to flatter all shapes and sizes.

 

ESTEE COUTURE (PASADENA LOCATION)

  • CELINE

    Laser cut beaded bodice, ball gown, horse hair ruffled skirt, cathedrial train.

     

    Available in Ivory and Latte

    Option: Detachable panel at front see-thru midriff

  • SIZE: 18/20

     

     

 
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ESTEE COUTURE (PASADENA LOCATION)

  • EC751

    Plunging V neckline with draped straps, floral embroidered appliques with tonal beading accents, cathedral train.

     

    Available in Ivory and Lt. nude

    Option: Beading/No beading.

                Detachable straps.

  • SIZE:18/20