One thing we’ve seen in wedding fashion is a huge shift in fashion for ladies with curves. While the stock wedding dress used to come in one style and a fairly wide array of sizes, the traditional size was always easy to find. AND the style was not fitted to girls who wanted to accent their curves and style in a proper and classic way. Say no more. A unique plus size wedding dress that everyone can love and dream about is here.
If you’re anything like us, you’d like proof. We’ve compiled a top list of what you ladies look for most often in a plus size bridal gown, with a saucy little vintage twist. Enjoy!
1. A Slimming yet COMFORTABLE Waistline
Happiness is a bride who walks down the aisle with a slimming waistline. Even more sought after in wedding fashion today is the comfortable waist. We’ve said it before and we will certainly say it again – the corseted wedding dress is beeeautiful… but who wants to waltz around all night in a boned corset?
This vintage Nataya plus size wedding dress is a prime example of a slimming and formed cut and style with enough room for a lady to move gracefully throughout her evening.
2. Beautiful Sleeves
I’ll be the first to say it. Not every bride wants the strapless, sleeveless wedding dress. The bolero and soft jackets atop a wedding dress are a great way to smooth the upper body and keep the dress a little more iconic than the strappy beachbabe styles. An ultimate alternative would then be a dress that has the right kind of sleeve built in.
One of our favorite styles includes a sheer embroidered sleeve, such as these lovely bohemian gowns, which allows for soft touches of skin to shine through while creating an appropriate and intimate coverage.
3. Fast-Footed Style
Another wedding trend we’re loving? The tea-length raised hem. It allows for movement and still keeps a traditional formal length and style. A plus size wedding dress with ample skirt but allowance for quick movement is high on our list. Pairing this style with a little dropped shoulder sleeve and layered soft skirts lets the bride’s spontaneous nature shine through.
4. Laid-Back Elegance
Elegance is supreme for any wedding dress. Finding a plus size wedding dress with an easygoing and comfortable air was also high on our bucket list. Elegance should still be sought after with this style, and no bride should skimp on the formality of the dress. But for the bride with an easy air, take a walk through the woods in a dress like this Inga Nataya original and you may just find (another!) true love.
5. A Colorful Plus Size Wedding Dress
The hue of a wedding dress shouldn’t be just ivory or white. Adding color to the bride’s palette is both refreshing and unique. Although prime for second weddings, we see this trend across traditional wedding settings as brides become more creative in their wedding endeavors. Both of these examples have a color to match that vibrant and unique personality and will fit the bill for a plus size wedding dress.
There you have it. Proof that this day and age is made for the unique bride and the plus size wedding dress isn’t so far beyond reach. For the love of all things vintage, and with our greatest hopes for you in your wedding endeavors, we sign off for now and wish you happy hunting!