In honor of the launch of Manolo for the Big Girl, here’s a handful of plus sized bridal gowns that are anything but dowdy, boxy, or matronly. In fact, they are sexy, feminine, and guaranteed to look great in photographs. As I’ve said in the past, there is no reason to let something as meaningless as a number stop you from getting the dress you want. Unless, of course, a designer or manufacturer doesn’t create gowns in your size… in which case, it’s time to say, “Screw you,” and move on because they obviously don’t want your money. Their loss!
An embroidered floral pattern embellished with beadwork paired with a satin bow will ensure that all eyes are on you.
Sequinned lace over satin hugs your curves in all the right places, and straps that can be worn two ways let you customize your wedding day look.
All right, this matte satin gown with an English overlay, corded lace, seed pearls, bugle beads, and sequins does conceal a little, but some ladies (me included) don’t feel comfortable showing off every last inch of arm.
This dress does more than catch the eye… it encourages eyes to bulge out cartoon style. Sure, the model isn’t particularly plus sized — at least not in my book — but it does go to show that you don’t have to be a size six to be sexy on your wedding day.