Here at Fross Wedding Collections we believe that discovering your dream dress is such an important part of your life and should always be a magical and enjoyable experience for all, no matter your shape, size or figure. Fortunately, it is now easier than ever for curvier brides to find beautiful dresses that will fit them perfectly as many more designers now produce gowns in a wider range of sizes. In this blog post we will outline some of the key styles to look out for when shopping for plus-size wedding dresses, offer some top wedding dress shopping tips for curvier brides and highlight a variety of fantastic plus size dresses on offer in our shop.
Styles that work well for curvy brides
A-line dresses fit to the waist then flow to floor and are flattering for all body types. They are perfect for the curvier bride as they are tight in all the right places and loose and flowing in others.
Due to their hourglass style, ballgown shape dresses are superb for showing off your best features. They are also extremely comfortable to wear all day long on your wedding day, when they are fitted correctly by a skilled seamstress.
Mermaid dresses are extremely popular with curvy brides as they offer a clear silhouette which irons out any unwanted lumps and bumps. Mermaid dresses get their name from the shape of the gown which moves outwards from the lower leg
Fit and Flare
Fit and flare dresses flare out at the skirt and are fitted on the top. They are great for most body shapes as they offer a narrow waist and beautifully formed hips.
Show off your shape – Use your wonderful hourglass shape to your advantage. Gowns that embrace your figure can look fantastic if fitted well.
Accessorise – Use accessories to dress up your look and lead the eye to your best assets.
Avoid purchasing online – Try to avoid purchasing online without trying dresses on first. A skilled seamstress can ensure that you achieve your desired look and feel beautiful on your special day.
Here at Fross Wedding Collections we want to offer the best range of plus-size dresses, so we have teamed up with the designers at Stella York to provide you with their superb range named Everybody Everybride. This collection is comprised of trend-setting styles that include sexy backs with illusion lace, glamorous beaded gowns, relaxed boho silhouettes, picture perfect ballgowns and vintage inspired fit and flare styles. Here are some of our favourites from the collections:
Have a total princess moment in this dress from Stella York! This designer ballgown is covered in embellished beading that gives this dress a unique sparkle. Lace and tulle create a classic silhouette that feels anything but ordinary. A plunging sweetheart neckline adds just a hint of sexiness with kissing scalloped lace keyholes that you won’t see on any other dress. The back of this ballgown is done in corset style with a sheer panel and exposed boning, which is adorned with lattice-style beading. Silver detailing throughout the bodice adds one final pop of sparkle. The soft and relaxed skirt finishes in a classic train without a hem for frothy feeling.
A modern take on a classic mermaid silhouette, this incredible wedding dress by designer Stella York is a blinged-out masterpiece! Lace and tulle over regency organza create a very sexy silhouette that hugs at the waist and flares in dramatic fashion just above the knees. Adorned with hundreds of bugle beads and sequins, this dress delivers on style. Beaded straps meet at a plunging sweetheart neckline, which is embellished with organically-finished lace and three unique off-the-shoulder straps that are detachable for a more custom look. Heavy lace placement on the bodice creates an interesting and dramatic pattern that lightens as it floats down the tulle skirt, adding movement. Gorgeously-beaded throughout, this wedding dress ends with a long train and fabric covered buttons in the back.
This traditional plus size ballgown wedding dress from Stella York features lace over tulle in a soft A-line silhouette, perfect for the classic bride! The voluminous skirt feels full and flowy while remaining light-as-air as layers of tulle are adorned with delicate lace details that give off a unique effect for the plus size bride. The illusion lace neckline, flatters the figure and highlights the blushing bride’s face, continues to the back of the ballgown where floral patterned lace creates a stunning back. Fabric covered buttons finish the back of this plus size ballgown for a polished look that also complements the Diamante beaded belt that perfectly cinches at the waist.
This modern mermaid plus size wedding dress by designer Stella York is both versatile and stylish. Lace and tulle over matte-side Lavish satin create a unique fit-and-flare silhouette that feels elevated and updated. The halter neckline is created from illusion lace over a sweetheart bodice. The lace continues through the bodice and down the hips, ending in a cascading pattern through the flared tulle skirt. There is a soft twinkle throughout the lace that adds to the richness of the gown. But perhaps the real showstopper in this gown is the low-cut illusion back. Framed by laser-cut lace, the illusion back plunges down from the shoulders to just above the small of the back and finishes in a dramatic tulle train. This modern fit-and-flare wedding dress closes under fabric buttons.
This romantic lace plus size wedding dress with cap sleeves and cameo back from Stella York is a sweet reminder of feminine style. Romantic, matte lace adorns the bodice of this sweet gown and creates a shadow effect throughout the tulle skirt, bringing dramatic volume and subtle interest to this A-line wedding dress. The flattering waist is drawn in by a crystal belt and deep sweetheart neckline that is finished by swirls of organic edge lace – for a truly unique dress! Highlighted with a unique, cameo lace design the back of this lace wedding dress is just as dreamy as the front! Fabric buttons over an easy-to-close zipper allow the butterfly lace motif to shine.
If you are a curvier bride, then finding your dream dress need not be stressful. There are superb gowns out there that, when fitted professionally, will make you feel a million dollars on your big day. When buying any dress, it’s so important to view the dresses in person and have them fitted by experienced seamstresses. At Fross Wedding Collections we stock a variety of plus size dresses from the Stella York ‘Everybody Everybride’ collection, so pop by to browse the gowns or for a chat or advice on purchasing your dream dress. Happy dress shopping!