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Plus-Size Wedding Dress Trends
August 2, 2014

 

Although most formal dress shops still stock smaller sizes exclusively, the internet is making the latest styles and trends available in sizes larger than 12 for more curvaceous brides. Counter to conventional beliefs, plus-size brides are increasingly choosing all silhouettes, including both body conscious dresses and the more voluminous fairytale ball gown styles.

 

One of the biggest trends for 2014 in wedding dresses is pale tinted gowns in champagne, ice blue, grey, cream and blush pink. Much of this influence is coming from the glamorous red carpet award events televised from the entertainment world.  Top level designers, including bridal wear designer Vera Wang have been playing with color for several years.  Consequently, brides are increasingly choosing to wear colors other than white, even for large formal gala weddings.  This gives women even more latitude to express their personal style and tastes.

 

Vintage influences in recent years include Jazz Age and Art Deco styles, the curvy "New Look" silhouettes of the 1950's, and romantic Art Nouveau bohemian styles.  These can come in both short dress and long gown styles.  Dip hem and high low styles are beginning to trend in giving brides plenty of opportunities to show off gorgeous shoes.  Old Hollywood glamour continues to play a role in wedding trends with curvaceous mermaid silhouettes continuing to be popular.  1930's influences can be seen in dresses and gowns cut on the bias with low cut backs.  Strapless dresses continue to be a classic and popular style, but increasingly higher necklines and illusion sleeves are being chosen by brides of all ages. 

 

Some of this is the influence of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton which featured a beautiful lace gown by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen that was at once stunning and demure. Vintage lace dresses became instantly popular and the influence is continuing to be felt.

 

Popular fabrics include lightweight chiffon, tulle, and lace. Heavier satin and taffeta dresses are beginning to trend in for brides planning winter weddings. Pearls and crystals are trending embellishments in more elaborate gowns. Flower petal and rosette textures can add depth and dimension to the embellishments of some gowns, adding to the color referencing.

 

Older and second-time brides will often opt for either bolder and more vibrant colors such as scarlet red or even black, or for chic evening suits in champagne, pale tints, or white. Shorter lace and chiffon dresses in simple sheath and jacket dress styles are also very popular.

 

Where to Shop for Plus-Size Wedding Dresses On-Line

 

Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Wedding Dresses and Gowns

All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over.  Elegant Plus Sizing Report

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Strapless Champagne Tulle Gown, Size 0-24| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Strapless Silk Chiffon Gown, Size 0 - 24W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Plus-Size Wedding Dresses: High Low Lace Dress, Sizes 12-32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Beaded Flapper Dress, Size S-4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Strapless Beaded Bodice
Champagne Tulle Gown
Size 0 -  24

Strapless
Silk Chiffon Gown
Size 0 - 24W

High Low Lace Dress
Size 12 - 32W

Beaded Flapper Dress
Sizes S - 4X

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Cap Sleeve Wedding Gown, 14-32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick


Floral Accent Gown, Sizes 0-20 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Beaded Lace Short Dress, Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Embellished Satin Wedding Gown, Sizes 2-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cap Sleeve Wedding Gown
Size 14 - 32W

Tony Bowls
Floral Accent Gown
Size 0 - 20

Beaded Lace Short Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Off-the-Shoulder
Embellished Ball Gown
Size 2 - 26W

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Illusion Sleeve Chapel Train Gown, Sizes 2-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cap Sleeve Dress, Size 6 - 24| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Vintage Tea Length Wedding Dress, Sizes 2-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Illusion Back Mermaid Gown, Size 2-26W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Chapel Train
Illusion Sleeve Gown
Size 2 - 26W

Cap Sleeve Dress
Size 6 - 24

Vintage Tea Length Dress
Size 2 - 26W
Custom Sizes Available

Illusion Back
Mermaid Gown
Size 2 - 26W

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Wedding Suit, Size 8-22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Beaded Tulle Wedding Dress, Sizes 2-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Jacket Dress
Size 8 - 26W

Tadashi Shoji
Vintage Pink Gown
Size 14 - 22W

Wedding Evening Suit
Size 8 - 22W

Beaded Tulle
Wedding Dress
Size 2 - 26W
Custom Sizes Available

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Satin High Neck Wedding Dress with Chapel Train, Size 2-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Convertible Chiffon Column Dress, Sizes 2-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Retro Wedding Dress, Plus-Size 2X - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Strapless Flower Trim Gown, Sizes 2-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Satin High Neck Dress
with Chapel Train
Sizes 2 - 26W
Custom Sizes Available

Convertible Chiffon Dress
Sizes 2 - 26W
Custom Sizes Available

Retro Wedding Dress
Size 2X - 4X

Open Back Lace Dress
Size 2 - 26W
 

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