How to Perfectly Style Your Off-Shoulder Plus-Size Wedding Dress

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Courtney L.
September 21, 2022

Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are fun, flirty, and a nice way to give a peek of the collarbone. If you've chosen an off-the-shoulder plus-size gown for your big day, here are some style inspo tips to help you look and feel your best.

Choose the Right Undergarments

To ensure a seamless and comfortable fit, select undergarments that complement the style of your dress. 

One of the biggest worries is that the top might slip down. After all, no bride wants to be tugging on their dress all night! Strapless bras or adhesive cups can provide the necessary support while remaining discreet.

Add Sparkle with the Perfect Necklace

When it comes to jewelry, consider a delicate necklace that accentuates your décolletage without overpowering your dress. A contemporary choker, simple pendant, or a string of pearls can add a touch of elegance to a minimalistic dress.

Earrings that Frame Your Face 

Off-the-shoulder dresses draw attention to your shoulders and collarbone. Enhance this effect with statement earrings that frame your face beautifully. Consider chandelier earrings or studs with a hint of sparkle.

Hairstyles: Updo or Tousled Waves

Off-the-shoulder gowns and hairstyles are a dynamic duo. An elegant updo, such as a bun or chignon, can highlight your shoulders and neckline. Alternatively, soft, tousled waves can create a relaxed and more boho look.

Add Dramatic Flair with a Veil or Cape

If you’re really looking to make a statement, you can’t go wrong with a fingertip-length veil or a delicate lace cape. These pair beautifully with an off-the-shoulder silhouette. They can also provide coverage if you're concerned about exposing too much skin.

How to Wear Statement Sleeves

Statement sleeves or “illusion sleeves” are pretty and functional, allowing the bride to create a striking sleeve ensemble for the ceremony, then de-tach the sleeves for the dance floor.

If your off-the-shoulder dress features statement sleeves, such as bell or floaty styles, it’s best to keep the accessories minimal. A simple bracelet or a pair of stud earrings may be all you need.

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