Although some women want the head to toe, sparkly, glittery, full-on princess look for the wedding day (and yes, we definitely have the dresses for that!), some of my brides prefer less ornamentation. Here's one option for a bride that doesn't want "all that stuff":
This is a satin wedding gown from Eden Bridals. Technically this is a fitted a line dress, though because it hugs Stephanie's hips and flares around the knee, some of you may call it more of a mermaid. Regardless, this is a great dress for plus size brides for a few reasons:
1. Beautiful hand beading on the wedding gown's cap sleeves and at the bust line give you additional coverage (some of my brides have lined the straps and worn their own bra). Here's a close up:
2. Fitted through the natural waist–the "band" at her midsection shows off the smallest part of her midsection and actually makes her look longer and leaner (because the waist is so high).
3. This dress gives you a smaller silhouette because there isn't a lot of tulle under it.
It has a chapel length train with button. Here's a view of the back (see how the deep V neck and the band at the waist make her look smaller?!):
This makes a great informal wedding dress but can also be quite elegant with a veil and tiara comb.
We have this wedding dress in white and ivory.
Photos by Bill Christ. Phoenix Pride fashion show.