The busiest engagement season of the year is just around the corner! If Santa is bringing you a ring this year, it’s time to start thinking about wedding dresses. This is not something to leave to the last minute so when you find the dress of your dreams, snap it up! Fortunately, there are plenty of plus size wedding dresses out there but the best dresses go quick. Sizing for formal wear can run small, so read the comments and if you’re uncertain, buy 2 sizes if you can only purchase on-line (if you can return one). Even then, remember a seamstress can tailor a larger dress down just for you so don’t worry about the perfect fit.
If you’re like me, some of the wedding dress limits on Say Yes to the Dress are equal to your wedding budget. You can look stunning for less than 4 figures! To stay on the tightest of budgets, we found the best plus size wedding dresses under $500. More money to spend on accessories! Especially if it’s jewelry or shoes that you’ll wear many more times.
And now on to the dresses! If these aren’t for you, these stores have the best selection of wedding dresses for all sizes.
1. Sydney’s Closet Circle of Love
This sophisticated one-shoulder bridal gown in chiffon channels the vintage chic that is so popular right now with modern and flattering lines. Delicate ruching adds visual interest to the bodice and flows directly into the skirt from the belt. Three rhinestone circles are a focla point with a touch of sparkle. The generous A-line skirt has a brush train that lightly sweeps at the back. $389.00
2. Sydney’s Closet Bra Friendly Wedding Gown
If you’re not comfortable with a strapless bra, this is the wedding dress for you. Wide shoulder straps with a deep V-neckline is flattering without being revealing. Delicate sequin and bead detail on the straps, bodice, waist and back add lightness to the dress. The natural waist becomes a full A-line skirt in soft chiffon over satin. At the back, a beaded mesh keyhole provides a surprise with sheer detail. This is one of the top sellers for Sydney’s closet, likely because it works for both apple and pear figures. $418.00
3. IGIGI Charming Romance Plus Size Wedding Gown
This gorgeous off-the-shoulder plus size wedding dress has a trendy silhouette that will never look dated. The white lace bodice draws all attention to the face and your beautiful bridal glow. The silver embroidered Venice lace accents the waist and falls into a flowing chiffon skirt.
Make this simple but striking gown your own with breathtaking jewelry, fabulous hair accessories, and a stunning bridal hairstyle! You can also personalize the dress by chancing up the sash, even adding a touch of color. The dress comes in under budget at $365. Even better, it’s made close to home in San Francisco.
For the vintage-loving girl, this lovely tea-length dress evokes the height of 1960s chic. With elbow-length sleeves and a knee-length hemline, this dress perfectly hugs those curves.
The lace overlay adds plenty of detail to the otherwise simple dress. Play up the scoop neckline with sparkly jewelry and a bracelet is a must with dress. Add a pop of color with the floral arrangement, flowers in the hair, or with some party shoes! It’s rare to find a plus size wedding dress under $100 but here it is, ringing in at $99.90.
5. Kiyonna Amour Lace Wedding Gown
Lace is such a romantic choice for wedding dresses. This pearl colored dress with sheer lace sleeves has a vintage feel with a modern silhouette. The empire waist, a bodice with a high waistline, is flattering for most body types and comfortable for all!
The waist cinches just below the bustline and then falls straight down into the skirt. The dress’ lace overlay is emphasized in the sheer sleeves, floor skimming hemline, and sweep train at the back.
A birdcage veil and luxurious vintage curls worn to one side are a stunning hairstyle choice. $324.00
6. Galina Dot Tulle Empire Waist Soft Wedding Gown
Another gorgeous option for David’s Bridal, this empire waisted gown is so soft and flowing. The bodice is ruched and then the defined waistline flows into a tulle covered skirt. At the back, the generously cut skirt flows into a sweep train. Just add a veil and you’re a gorgeous bride. $449.00
7. David’s Bridal Crinkle Chiffon Gown with Asymmetrical Draping
For modern tastes, this is the quintessential wedding silhouette. The strapless fit and flare dress is tight up top and flares into an A-line shape with asymmetrical ruching. The waist is defined by a sparkling silver waistband. Even better, this is a pullover dress so you can enjoy your big day in comfort. $449.00
8. A-line Taffeta Gown with One Shoulder Detail
This one shoulder dress with fabulous flutter detail is perfect for the bride who likes to make a fashion statement. Ruching and the side drape accentuate and slim the waist. The dress is a wide A-line for that classic bridal silhouette. A sweep train is perfect with any length veil. On sale for $299.99