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Elegant Curves: Finding the Perfect Plus Size Wedding Dress

Your wedding day is one of the most special moments in your life, and every bride deserves to feel confident and beautiful in her wedding dress. If you're a plus-size bride, finding the perfect wedding dress might seem like a daunting task; in fact, brides often tell us how they’ve struggled to find a dress for them.

Backless, boho wedding dresses and deep, belly-button-flashing plunges are all over Pinterest, but they don't do much for brides who need to take into consideration things like extra bust support.

The average dress size in the UK is 16 and yet many bridal studios are woefully lacking in dress sizes for the average women. But don’t panic – at Lily’s Boutique we have a wide range of dresses for all shapes and sizes. Plus, we have years of experience in the industry and we’re completely non-judgey, so not only will we ensure you’re comfortable when you try on our dresses, but we can also offer you our inside tips and tricks!

In this blog post, we will explore the world of plus-size wedding dresses to help you find the dress of your dreams.

Flattering for bigger busts

Plus-size brides often have larger boobs, which means finding a dress that provides the right amount of support is essential. Whilst you shouldn’t feel limited by necklines and ultimately should choose whichever style you prefer, if you’re stuck for ideas there are some necklines which are particularly flattering for brides with curves! These include:

Sweetheart neckline

The sweetheart neckline is a classic choice for plus-size brides. It accentuates the décolletage while providing support and enhancing the bust. This style adds a touch of romance to your look and complements your curves beautifully.


The V-neckline is another great option for plus-size brides. It elongates the neck, creates and draws attention to the upper body, enhancing your curves. If you’re feeling daring, opt for a dress with a deep V-neckline for a glamorous look.

A-line silhouette

The A-line silhouette is a timeless and versatile choice that looks flattering on almost all body types, including plus-size figures. This style cinches at the waist and then gently flares out, creating an elegant and balanced silhouette. It skims over the hips and accentuates the waist, helping to enhance your gorgeous shape.

We would tend to avoid high neck or collared dresses as this style of dress creates a large expanse of fabric and rarely includes any support built into the dress. But again, this is just a guide so if you find a dress with a different neckline that makes you feel incredible, go for that one!

You can still go high-end

Gone are the days when plus-size brides had limited options when it came to high-end fashion. Dando London are a premium designer with a fabulous range of plus size bridal gowns. At Lily’s Boutique, we’re proud to be stockists for Dando London.

With gorgeous lace, crystals and elegant embroidery, we love the range of necklines and shapes that flow through the collection. Elegant with a dash of spice, they’re true showstoppers that are ideal for the modern bride who wants a unique wedding dress.

Find the right bridal studio

Finding the right bridal studio can massively aid your plus-size dress shopping journey, helping to make it an enjoyable rather than a stressful experience. At Lily’s Boutique we create an intimate experience in a comfortable environment where you can talk one-on-one with us.

We aren’t all talk with no walk, we really do carry an extensive range of wedding dresses and gowns, ranging from size 14 to 32, with made to measure options too. With well-structured gowns to support and sculpt, in a variety of fabulous shapes and amazing fabrics, including chiffon and tulle, satin and lace, we even offer totally unique custom orders.

You want a black wedding dress? That’s what you’ll get! You want to show your shoulders but would like to hide your arms? We can do that too! If you fall in love with a particular design but the straps aren't quite right, we may be able to add different straps or add sleeves to make your dream dress more practical. We’re all about tailoring and tweaking a dress until it exceeds all of your expectations.

Some of our plus size dresses are also on the rail, so you don’t have to wait weeks for them to be ordered in. We have walk-ins available too, so you can try them on that day. For those that aren’t on the rail, it’s important to remember that order times can be up to 6 months long, so make sure you plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to order a dress you love.

Struggling to find the perfect plus sized wedding dress for your day? Talk to us, we’d love to help you!

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