The Best Curve Friendly Bridal Fashion Brands To Shop Now
When Katelyn Veldman-Landers got married in 2019, she had a checklist for what she wanted her wedding dress to be: comfortable, stylish, timeless, and to make her feel...
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- Jul 14, 2021
When Katelyn Veldman-Landers got married in 2019, she had a checklist for what she wanted her wedding dress to be: comfortable, stylish, timeless, and to make her feel like a star. “I wanted to be able to eat the amazing dinner I chose, dance all night and not feel self-conscious at all,” says Veldman-Landers.
Not being a standard dress size, Veldman-Landers knew she would have to do a serious deep dive with wedding dress shopping research to find a gown that complemented her curvaceous body. “I had so many designers on my love list I wanted to wear, but I quickly realized most didn’t make dresses in my size,” she explains. “I was incredibly disappointed in the quality, fabrics and designs I saw. I was feeling so uncomfortable about the whole thing and I didn’t want to have a negative in-store experience, so I opted to go custom. It was the best decision I made. My designer, Catherine Langlois, created my perfect dress and made me feel beautiful.”
Liza Litvinovich for Mango StudiosKatelyn Veldman-Landers opted to go the bespoke route when she couldn’t find a curve-size wedding gown she loved.
Going bespoke is a superb option, particularly if you have specific needs and wants for your dress. Bridal brands have been slow to offer inclusive sizing, but that is finally changing, as more top lines now offer a comprehensive range of styles to fit every body.
Amber McCulloch is a fashion influencer and plus-size model who is getting married next January. She has worked as a fit model with select bridal brands who are pushing the wedding style industry forward.
“Designing for plus sizes isn’t as simple as adding a few yards of fabric,” says McCulloch. “Things like lace placement, beading, bust cup sizes and the internal support structure of the gown are all key considerations.”
Here are nine curve-friendly wedding fashion brands that totally get it.
Melissa Sweet for David’s BridalMelissa Sweet For David’s Bridal dress, davidsbridal.com
This beloved brand offers sizes up to 30W, and includes a stellar selection of styles from designers such as Melissa Sweet, Vera Wang and Oleg Cassini.
Christian SirianoChristian Siriano dress, christiansiriano.com
The designer’s just-launched 2021 Bridal Collection is one of his strongest yet—and the best part? Every dress is available up to size 28.
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings By Allure BridalsDisney Fairy Tale Weddings By Allure Bridals dress at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, thebay,.com
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Collection By Allure Bridals
Happily ever after starts with this bridal brand that offers dresses—styled and named after Disney princesses, including Belle, Tiana and Sleeping Beauty—up to size 30.
Pnina Tornai dress at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com
The 2021 Love collection from the “Say Yes to the Dress” designer offers the brand’s most curve sizes to date. The brand also offers bespoke customization, so every dress can be tailored to any body shape and size.
This popular wedding dress brand offers a beautifully curated selection of styles—from sleak sheaths to swingy strapless ball gowns—in sizes 10 through 30.
Maggie SotteroMaggie Sottero dress, maggiesottero.com
Exquisite lace gowns in classic silhouettes are the hallmarks of this brand, which offers a range of dresses up to size 28.
House Of CBHouse of CB dress, houseofcb.com
House of CB
This British label launched bridal last year, serving up modern, cool and curve-hugging styles available up to size L+.
BHLDNBHLDN dress, bhldn.com
This wedding line from Anthropologie (pronounced “beholden”) offers a breezy vintage-meets-bohemian vibe and sizing up to 26W.
Julietta By MorileeJulietta By Morilee dress, morilee.com
Julietta By Morilee
Designed exclusively for curvy brides, this line always brings the best trends and silhouettes of the moment in sizes ranging from 16 to 32.
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