Plus-size spring wedding style guide
Plus-size wedding dresses: Beaded
Spring is prime time for weddings, and the new season’s nuptial style trends all point to blossoming beauty. Plus-size bridal gowns dazzle with details and flattering silhouettes; bridesmaid dresses showcase the prettiest colors; lingerie heats up and footwear frolics. – by Shannon McCarthy
Bing : Beaded
Spring brides look divine in the subtle gleam beading brings. Skip the sequins and choose gowns with intricate beadwork and embroidery detailing the bodice or cascading down the skirt. Artisan-style beadwork catches the eye and offers classic shine without bling overkill.
Plus-size wedding dresses: Halter
Bing : Halter
Strapless wedding dresses are fantastically popular (especially for spring and summer), but the halter neckline is seeing a huge resurgence among plus-size brides-to-be. Maybe it’s the touch of Old Hollywood glamour, the extra bust support a halter provides or the way the straps showcase shoulders beautifully.
Plus-size wedding dresses: Lace
Bing : Lace
Lace, one of the most charming and classic bridal gown fabrics, is trend-perfect this year. Not only is it a must-have for everyday fashion, it’s also an exquisite choice for wedding wear. Choose touches of lace for a diaphanous accent or a full lace overlay for a sweetly pretty showstopper.
Plus-size wedding dresses: Tulle
Bing : Tulle
Warm weather wedding gowns don’t have to be bare and spare: Layers of tulle (or a simple tulle overlay) transform a ballgown silhouette into something magical, both substantial and dreamlike at once.
Plus-size bridesmaid dresses: Green
Bing : Green
Wearing green isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day this spring. Leafy hues have been a major trend for a few seasons now, and since Pantone has picked emerald as its color of the year, green envy is at an all-time high. Kit out your bridesmaids in this kicky color.
Plus-size bridesmaid dresses: Chiffon
Bing : Chiffon
Floaty matte chiffon is way more flattering than the shiny charmeuse many bridesmaid dresses are made from. It’s also a cooler fabric to wear when the weather turns warmer, and colors look deep and saturated even under the sun. Look for crinkled chiffon if you really want to avoid worrying about wrinkles.
Plus-size bridesmaid dresses: Knee-length
Bing : Knee-length
It’s spring, and your gals will want to show off their gams. Outfit your bridesmaids in breezy style with tea-length or knee-length hems. Almost any plus-size dress silhouette is offered in abbreviated lengths; sleek sheaths, empire-waist frocks, strapless styles and elegant A-lines all get the short cut.
Plus-size bridesmaid dresses: One-shoulder
Bing : One-shoulder
Bridesmaids are single and ready to mingle. Single-strapped, that is. The trendiest bodice style of the season, one-shoulder dresses offer plus-size figures a bit more support than strapless necklines but in a more modern way than run-of-the-mill double-strap bodices.
Bridal lingerie & shapewear: Bridal lingerie
Bing : Bridal lingerie
Stock up on some sizzling underthings to wear after the wedding. Plus-size bridal lingerie comes in the expected bright white, but if you want a sexy take on tradition, opt for luscious red, sleek black and lovely pastel tints. Think pink and lavender.
Bridal lingerie & shapewear: Full-figure torsolettes
Bing : Full-figure torsolettes
Here’s a vintage-inspired foundation you can wear under your wedding gown and on your honeymoon. These body cinchers are typically adorned with delicate floral embroidery on mesh panels, or they radiate a glow in unembellished white satin. Torsolettes also happen to look supremely sexy on plus-size figures.