Shopping for a wedding gown should be as enjoyable as possible but determining which styles will flatter your body type in person and not just look fabulous in Pinterest photos is easier said than done. So we've teamed up with Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris, the owners of Curvaceous Couture, a first-of-its-kind bridal salon that specializes in gowns that fit women of ALL shapes and sizes. Here, the style pros (and sisters!) share their favorite dress picks for full-figured brides.
Dream about getting married on a tropical island or in a nautical celebration by the sea? These light and airy gowns won't weigh you down — look for breathable fabrics, skirts with movement and slits for comfort. Beach-ready details such as halter necklines, crisscross backs, and shimmering beadwork will make you feel like a goddess. And don't forget wedges instead of heels!
Whether your style is non-traditional, you're a same-sex bride or you're having a civil ceremony, it's OK to say "no" to the dress! Even classic bridal designers such as Mon Cheri and Carolina Herrera included cutting-edge pantsuits, tuxedos, and more wedding-worthy separates in their latest collections.
Or take a cue from chic stars like Solange Knowles and Amal Clooney by wearing a jumpsuit or romper at your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding sendoff.
The latest gown styles that debuted at Bridal Fashion Week cater to our wildest big-day fantasies: think princess-worthy trains, embellishments galore and down-to-there backs. Even the happily-betrothed may find themselves wistfully daydreaming about walking down the aisle again after scrolling through this lineup!
The double halo creates the brilliant illusion of a larger single stone — an easy, elegant and budget-friendly way to get more bling for your buck!
Complement this chic shade with sunny yellow and floral details.