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25 Wedding Dresses That Are Perfect for Curvy Brides

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.

 

Plus, check your local listings for TLC to tune into their new TV series Curvy Brides, where they help women find the wedding dress of their dreams.

By: Stefania Sainato

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  • Curvaceous Couture

    Curvaceous Couture

    The number-one piece of advice that Yukia and Yuneisia give to all of their clients is to plan (and budget) for alterations. "A lot of brides don't realize that wedding gowns don't fit like off-the-rack clothes do. Wedding gowns are built according to a size chart that doesn't match up to a bride's measurements perfectly. Alterations are required to nip and smooth them out to create a flawless, tailored look."

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  • Allure Bridals, Style W353

    Allure Bridals, Style W353

    "This Allure Bridals gown has a wonderfully structured bodice and a fun, dramatic skirt. It's perfect for a bride who wants to show off her hourglass figure, and the figure-flattering ruching throughout camouflages any perceived imperfections."

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  • Allure Bridals, Style W353

    Allure Bridals, Style W353

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  • Roz La Kelin, Style "Blossom"

    Roz La Kelin, Style "Blossom"

    "This stunner by Roz La Kelin is ideal for busty brides. The flattering A-line silhouette lengthens the torso, and the straps and structure will provide plenty of support, not to mention all that dazzling sparkle!"

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  • Callista, Style "London"

    Callista, Style "London"

    "For brides who carry most of their weight on the front of their torsos, a ball gown that nips in at the natural waist is a great option, such as this Callista style. It narrows the smallest part of the body while simultaneously disguising anything beneath the waist."

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  • Mori Lee, Style 3187

    Mori Lee, Style 3187

    "Accentuate an hourglass shape with a dramatic fit-and-flare gown. This gorgeous dress by Mori Lee has beadwork and ruching in all the right places to flatter any figure!"

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  • Mori Lee, Style 3187

    Mori Lee, Style 3187

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  • Roz La Kelin, Style "Violet"

    Roz La Kelin, Style "Violet"

    "This Roz La Kelin gown is flattering for brides with longer torsos, as it will showcase that length and make them appear taller. The higher neckline and high back can also help support a full bust."

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  • Roz La Kelin, Style "Violet"

    Roz La Kelin, Style "Violet"

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  • Allure Bridals, Style 9270

    Allure Bridals, Style 9270

    "This princess-worthy ball gown by Allure Bridals is ideal for any bride who wants to define her waist; it works well for an hourglass, pear, or even column shape."

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  • Allure Bridals, Style 9270

    Allure Bridals, Style 9270

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  • Maggie Sottero, Style "Elka"

    Maggie Sottero, Style "Elka"

    "For brides who are more column-shaped, a soft A-line silhouette can help create the illusion of a narrow waistline, like this Maggie Sottero style. But big busts beware! Dresses with low backs do best with C-cups or below."

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  • Maggie Sottero, Style "Elka"

    Maggie Sottero, Style "Elka"

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  • Bonny Bridal, Style 1514

    Bonny Bridal, Style 1514

    "This Bonny Bridal dress is perfect for bustier brides who aren’t looking for straps. The dropped waist has great support and creates the perfect bust-waist-hip ratio while the large ball gown skirt narrows the waist even further and evokes drama."

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  • Bonny Bridal, Style 1514

    Bonny Bridal, Style 1514

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  • Wtoo Curve, Style 14426

    Wtoo Curve, Style 14426

    "Architectural taffeta provides stellar support in this fit-and-flare from Wtoo’s Curve line. The floral texture on the train adds a feminine touch — great for brides who feel boxy or broad in the shoulders."

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  • Wtoo Curve, Style 14426

    Wtoo Curve, Style 14426

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  • Callista, Style "Barcelona"

    Callista, Style "Barcelona"

    "This Callista dress has it all: ruching, an A-line silhouette, and gorgeous beading. I would be hard-pressed to find a bride this dress didn’t flatter!"

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  • Mori Lee, Style 3183

    Mori Lee, Style 3183

    "If you're petite or pear-shaped, consider this lacy sheath by Mori Lee. The allover lace and slim silhouette help to create the illusion of height, and the wide straps will balance out a heavier bottom."

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  • Mori Lee, Style 3183

    Mori Lee, Style 3183

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  • Roz La Kelin, Style "Ruby"

    Roz La Kelin, Style "Ruby"

    "Peplums like this Roz La Kelin style add definition at the waist and balance out the hips, making it a fabulous choice for hourglass figures or apple-shaped brides."

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  • Allure Bridals, Style W361

    Allure Bridals, Style W361

    "This Allure Bridals dress is built for the bride who knows she’s got curves and wants to flaunt them! In addition to its figure-hugging silhouette, you'll love how comfortable and lightweight it is."

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  • Allure Bridals, Style W361

    Allure Bridals, Style W361

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  • Maggie Sottero, Style "Ravenna"

    Maggie Sottero, Style "Ravenna"

    "Pear-shaped brides, try this Maggie Sottero dress on for size. The straps add balance to narrow shoulders, and the full swing of the A-line skirt disguises wide hips."

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  • Bonny Bridal, Style 1518

    Bonny Bridal, Style 1518

    "For top-heavy or apple-shaped brides, this Bonny Bridal gown provides balance with its flared A-line skirt and also supports a full bust thanks to its wider straps."

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  • Bonny, Style 1518

    Bonny, Style 1518

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  • Wtoo, Style 14432

    Wtoo, Style 14432

    "Some pear-shaped brides can benefit from a ball gown, as it emphasizes a small waist and hides everything underneath its dreamy, full skirt. You’ll float down the aisle in this romantic style from Wtoo."

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  • Wtoo, Style 14432

    Wtoo, Style 14432

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  • Callista, Style "Cologne"

    Callista, Style "Cologne"

    "A soft chiffon blouson sheath, such as this style by Callista, is perfect for the statuesque bride who is on-trend. This statement gown certainly won’t be forgotten!"

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  • Mori Lee, Style 318

    Mori Lee, Style 318

    "When your waist is your smallest point, defining it can be very flattering. That’s what makes this Mori Lee ball gown so timeless — it narrows the waist like a 1950’s evening gown."

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  • Roz La Kelin, Style "Petal"

    Roz La Kelin, Style "Petal"

    "When you’re petite, you generally want to find clothing that has as few 'break-ups' as possible, as they can shorten you even further. Try this glimmering Roz La Kelin sheath if you're 5’3" or under."

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  • Allure Bridals, Style 9204

    Allure Bridals, Style 9204

    "This Allure Bridals dress exudes timeless elegance. Ruching is always flattering, and the full skirt adds to the illusion of a narrow waist. Add the luxurious beaded cap sleeves and the fun pockets, and this dress is a winner regardless of your shape."

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  • Maggie Sottero, Style "Ellarae"

    Maggie Sottero, Style "Ellarae"

    "When the word you’re looking for is 'sweet,' consider this A-line gown from Maggie Sottero. The lace is super soft, and the silhouette is as feminine as can be. Bonus: It comes in blush!"

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  • Bonny Bridal, Style 1521

    Bonny Bridal, Style 1521

    "If you’re looking for more of a red-carpet look rather than a princess feel, consider a ruched chiffon sheath like this style from Bonny Bridal. The ruching is universally flattering and the straps offer coverage and support."

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  • Wtoo, Style 14715

    Wtoo, Style 14715

    "Column-shaped brides can pull off this dreamy gown from Wtoo featuring a plunging neckline with a nipped-in waist, which creates definition. I would recommend it for brides who have a C-cup or lower since there isn't enough material to support a large bust."

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  • Wtoo, Style 14715

    Wtoo, Style 14715

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  • Callista, Style "Vienna"

    Callista, Style "Vienna"

    "The corset back and ruched dropped waist bodice on this Callista gown creates the illusion of the perfect hourglass shape. Combined with the A-line skirt, the effect is nothing less than breathtaking."

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  • Callista, Style "Vienna"

    Callista, Style "Vienna"

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  • Mori Lee, Style 3188

    Mori Lee, Style 3188

    "This vintage-inspired Mori Lee gown is a beautiful choice for a pear-shaped bride. The high neck and cap sleeves will balance out fuller hips."

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25 Wedding Dresses That Are Perfect for Curvy Brides

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