6 Fall 2023 Bridal Trends for Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

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Courtney L.
September 21, 2022

Every bride deserves to feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable on her wedding day, regardless of her body shape or size. If you're a plus-size bride planning a fall wedding, you're in luck—there are plenty of stylish and on-trend options to choose from. Here are some of our favorite fall wedding dress trends tailored specifically for plus-size brides in 2023.

Versatile A-Line Silhouettes

A-line dresses are universally flattering, and they're particularly suitable for plus-size brides. They cinch at the waist and flare out, creating an elegant and elongated silhouette. You can also customize it with embellishments and accessories to embrace the season. Look for A-line gowns with lace or tulle overlays for a romantic fall touch.

Off-the-Shoulder Necklines: Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are a timeless choice that suits every season. They highlight your collarbone and shoulders while providing support for your arms, making you feel both elegant and comfortable.

Long Sleeves on Wedding Dresses

Fall temperatures can be a bit cooler, so long sleeves are a practical and trendy choice. Lace sleeves, in particular, offer a sexy, sheer look that complements the season's aesthetic.

Detachable sleeves are fun and practical for the bride who wants to change up her look from the ceremony to the reception but doesn’t want multiple dresses to mess with.

Beautiful Embellishments and Beading

Make a statement with embellishments and beading, which can be incredibly flattering when drawing attention to your curves. 

Focus on the bodice, waist, or sleeves for beads, crystals, or pearls. For floral appliques and lace, high-neck styles and illusion dresses are good options for contemporary and sensual styling.

Velvet is a luxurious and cozy fabric choice for fall. Incorporate it as a belt, sash, or even a full skirt overlay for a touch of opulence.

Wrap it Up

Wrap-style dresses are incredibly comfortable and offer an adjustable fit, making them a great option for plus-size brides. They provide a flattering V-neck and a defined waist, enhancing your natural curves.

Warm & Cozy Fall Colors

Consider wedding dresses in autumnal shades like warm ivory, champagne, or blush. These colors complement the season's warm palette and give you choices if you want something unique and non-traditional.

Star Accessory: Capes & Shawls

Capes and shawls are practical and stylish for fall weddings. They provide warmth, and they can be removed for the reception. Look for designs with lace or embroidery for boho or romantic styling. Faux fur is great for vintage or outdoor wedding themes.

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