Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping Guide (And Some Of Our Favorites!)

Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping Guide (And Some Of Our Favorites!)

Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping Guide (And Some Of Our Favorites!). Mobile Image

Jun 14, 2017

Congratulations on your engagement! It’s an exciting time to find that perfect gown for your wedding day. Just as there is no “one style fits all” wedding dress, there is no “one size fits all” either. We hope you will come in and shop our collection of plus size wedding dresses from a variety of sought after wedding dress designers.


Advice for Wedding Dress Shopping

Before you get to the store…

  • Schedule an appointment to ensure you have a dressing room and consultant available while you shop.
  • Avoid shopping when you have PMS to ensure you feel your best when trying on gowns
  • Focus on the parts of your body you’re excited to show off — great cleavage, sexy hips, or the color of your eyes — and share them with your consultant before you arrive or right off the bat.
  • Drink tons of water, and lay off alcohol and salty snacks the night before so you’re feeling your best
  • Wear underwear that makes you feel GREAT
  • Bring some kind of strapless bra, if you have one
  • If you have your wedding shoes already, bring those with you. We also have a selection of wedding shoes available for you to try on with your dress.

See Related: What To Expect At Your First Wedding Dress Appointment



Things to consider while wedding dress shopping

Size is just a number.

Once you’ve chosen a gown, your consultant will pull out her tape measure and order the size that matches your largest measurement. Brides of all sizes have to do this too. Bridal lines tend to use high-fashion sizes (no vanity sizing here) and this could be the “biggest” sized dress you’ve ever bought.


An expert seamstress can make all the difference.


Wedding dress size doesn’t matter, but the fit sure does! Getting alterations done by an experienced professional is going to make the difference in getting that perfectly flattering fit.


***Work with a seamstress that can add boning, straps, or bra cups that can make you look, feel, and move even better.




See Related: 5 Tips for Wedding Dress Alterations


Keep an open mind.

We see brides coming in all the time with their heart set on a certain style. But after a few iterations in the fitting room, they fall in love something they had not considered before. Trust your consultant when they bring in different options for you.


Some of our Favorite Wedding Gowns for Curvy Brides

Shop Morilee by Madeline Gardner Julietta® Collection

This years collection of Morilee by Madeline Gardner Julietta is for the contemporary curvy woman with exquisite taste. A collections of breath-taking, on-trend gowns with crystal beaded embroidered lace, flounced Organza, Chantilly lace with scalloped edging on a tiered tulle skirt, sparkling lace appliqués on soft net, and so many other head-turning details. Every dress is designed to compliment each and every curve.


Morilee by Madeline Gardner Julietta® Collection

Morilee by Madeline Gardner Julietta® Collection

Morilee by Madeline Gardner Julietta® Collection



Shop Stella York Plus Sized Wedding Gowns

Shop Stella York Plus Sized Wedding Gowns

The Stella York collection has trend-setting styles including glamorous beaded gowns, sexy backs with illusion lace, relaxed boho silhouettes, picture-perfect ballgowns, and vintage-inspired fit and flare styles.


*Sizes 18-46 Available from Stella York



Shop Maggie Sottero Plus Size Gowns

Maggie Sottero has one of the largest collections of plus size wedding dresses. No matter your body shape or type, your dream wedding dress awaits. Varying necklines, fabrics, silhouettes, and colors in this collection.


*Most gowns available up to size 28.




We invite you to shop at Camille’s of Wilmington for your perfect wedding gown. Be sure to call ahead or schedule a bridal appointment online so a dressing room and consultant are available for you.


*Please note we may not have all sample gowns in the plus sizes but we can order them on your behalf.