At Dia & Co, we know that finding the perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming. In this article, we’ll share tips and tricks to help you find the best plus-size wedding dress for your body type; with dress suggestions, you can shop at right now! Whether you’re an apple, pear, rectangle, hourglass, or inverted triangle shape, this article will help you find the wedding dress of your dreams. 

When choosing the best wedding dress for your body type, finding one that accentuates your best features and makes you feel confident and comfortable is key to loving your look on the big day. Dresses that provide support and structure are a must.

Pro Tip: If you’re skipping the bridal salon experience and shopping online, have a fabric measuring tape on hand. Knowing your measurements is the best way to ensure you buy the correct size. Check out our step-by-step guide on taking your own measurements.

Plus Size Wedding Dresses for Apple Shape

An “apple shape” is typically defined as having a waist measurement proportionally larger than the bust and hip measurements. If you have an apple-shaped body type, shop dresses that cinch at the smallest part of your waistline and flow outwards. A-line dresses, ball gowns, and empire waist dresses are all great options for apple shapes. The Anne Marie Wedding Dress by Sydney’s Closet features a lace bodice with banding to accentuate the waist and an a-line construction.

Plus Size Wedding Dresses for Pear Shape

“Pear-shaped” figures are characterized as having a proportionally larger hip measurement than waist and bust measurements.  As a pear-shaped plus-size bride, you may want to focus on dresses that balance your silhouette or create more dimension on the top half of the body. Consider dresses with embellishments at the shoulders to draw attention upwards. Showing off cleavage with deep V-necklines is another great way to achieve this visual balance. Bridal separates are also functional and stylish options for brides who wear a smaller size on top than the bottom.
Pro Tip: When buying a plus-size fit and flare wedding dress like the Primrose Wedding Dress by Sydney’s Closet, opt for a smaller size to fit your bust.

Plus Size Wedding Dresses for Hourglass Shape

“Hourglass” figures are characterized as having a bust measurement that matches the span of their hips with a proportionally smaller waist. Accentuating these curves is the hallmark of dressing an hourglass figure. Dresses that hug your curves, such as trumpet or mermaid styles, look great on curvy brides. You can also consider dresses with a sweetheart neckline or a v-neckline to show off your décolletage. The Celeste Wedding Dress by Sydney’s Closet checks all the boxes for the hourglass bride. 

Plus Size Wedding Dresses for Inverted Triangle Shape

Plus-size brides with an “inverted triangle” shape typically have a broad shoulder span with proportionally smaller waist and hip measurements. Adding more dimension to the bottom half of your figure will create a more balanced silhouette. Dresses with a v-neckline or a scoop neckline that draw attention downwards, a-line dresses, and ball gowns are great options for this shape. Consider the Joy Wedding Dress by Sydney’s Closet; it features an a-line silhouette with a deep v-neckline that will work perfectly for your figure.

Plus Size Wedding Dress for Large Busts

Support and coverage are must-haves when shopping for a plus-size wedding dress if you have a large bust. Opt for dresses with a built-in corset or a supportive bodice. Styles with wide shoulder straps also provide extra support. The Macie Wedding Dress by Sydney’s Closet is a great option for curvy brides with larger busts. The wide shoulder straps and corset construction will provide support, while the sheer fabric at the bosom gives a peek-a-boo moment with coverage and security.

At Dia & Co, we cater to every body type. Whether you’re looking for a classic ball gown, a sleek mermaid dress, or a bohemian-inspired gown, we’ve got it. Shop our collection today and find the right style for you!

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