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20 Show Stopping Plus Size Wedding Dresses

For some brides-to-be what should be one of the most exciting aspects of wedding planning can feel like the most intimidating and nerve-racking part of it all. It’s not hard to see why when it comes to wedding dress shopping, curvy brides can be completely scared off – from stories of bridal samples only coming in a size six to the insistence of bridal designers featuring super slim models in their lookbooks, it’s difficult to find inspiration for real brides with real curves. We were delighted to hear that many brides have been lucky enough to come across some of our blog posts on plus size wedding dress stockists and collections, and make their way to the incredible ladies at Ruben Bridal in Calverstown, Kildare and Belladonna Bridal in Galway for a completely successful and enjoyable experience wedding dress shopping, so for those just starting out with their search, we’re happy to let you know that the plus size bridal industry has continued to evolve over the last few years, and when you see the stunning gowns below, we know you’ll be impressed!

Before, many plus size wedding dresses were designed to hide curves, ‘cover up’ and generally looked frumpy and uncomfortable (not all designs, mind!) however now designers are realising they need to get realistic, and are dedicating themselves to designing ‘plus size’ gowns to not only fit beautifully and show off the curvy feminine figure to its fullest, but to be serious showstoppers and fashion forward in style too.

Noted collections such as Mori Lee’s Julietta, Watters’ WTOO Curve and Allure Bridal’s ‘Women’ really stand out, as does several online stores such as Kiyonna and IGIGI.com who offer uber cool gowns for the boho bride. Designers dedicated to curvy brides – such as the incredible Callista – are paving the way for more fashion forward future bridal designers to be the trend-setters for real brides with real curves. Of course most wedding dresses are actually available in a range of sizes, so if you have fallen for a gown make sure you root it out and try it on too! For now, prepare to be floored by theses stunning plus size wedding dresses styles…

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Watters WTOO Curve Collection – Phoenix Style #11712

Watters WTOO stockists include The White Room, Westmeath and Eden Manor Bridal, Wexford*

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Rome by Callista

Callista is stocked in O’Briens Bridal Couture in Wicklow, Belladonna Bridal in Galway, Diamond Bridal in Cork and Abelle Bridal Boutique, Meath*

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Rosalie by IGIGI.com, available online

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Mori Lee Julietta Collection – Style #3156

Mori Lee is stocked in McElhinneys Bridal Rooms in Donegal, Graceful Occasions in Sligo and The Moderne in Cork*

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Style #111 Beautiful Brides Plus at Special Day Ireland

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WTOO by Watters

Watters WTOO stockists include The White Room, Westmeath and Eden Manor Bridal, Wexford*

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Callista’s Mykonos

Callista is stocked in O’Briens Bridal Couture in Wicklow, Belladonna Bridal in Galway, Diamond Bridal in Cork and Abelle Bridal Boutique, Meath*

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Amore Lace from Kiyonna, available online

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Allure Bridal Style #w315

Allure Bridal is stocked in The Bridal Corner, Dublin*

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Style #3176 from Mori Lee Jullietta Collection

Mori Lee is stocked in McElhinneys Bridal Rooms in Donegal, Graceful Occasions in Sligo and The Moderne in Cork*

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Style #3174 from Mori Lee Jullietta Collection

Mori Lee is stocked in McElhinneys Bridal Rooms in Donegal, Graceful Occasions in Sligo and The Moderne in Cork*

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Circle of Love by Sydney’s Closet, available online

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Allegra Style #12603 from WTOO at Watters

Watters WTOO stockists include The White Room, Westmeath and Eden Manor Bridal, Wexford*

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 Oleg Cassini at David’s Bridal – Style #8CMK513

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Marnie from Watters WTOO Curve Collection

Watters WTOO stockists include The White Room, Westmeath and Eden Manor Bridal, Wexford*

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Emerald dress, jacket and belt from Roz La Kelin Glamourplus Collection

For Roz La Kelin stockists, click here

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Style #15117 from Beautiful Brides Plus Ireland

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Opal from Roz La Kelin Glamourplus Collection

For Roz La Kelin stockists, click here

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Eugenia from IGIGI.com, available online

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Cologne by Callista

Callista is stocked in O’Briens Bridal Couture in Wicklow, Belladonna Bridal in Galway, Diamond Bridal in Cork and  Abelle Bridal Boutique, Meath*

*Please contact bridal stores directly to enquire about specific collections and dresses.

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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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