Mountain Destination Wedding Style Guide: Flattering and Functional Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

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Courtney L.
September 21, 2022

Planning a mountain destination wedding is a memorable adventure filled with natural beauty and breathtaking views. As a plus-size bride, finding the perfect wedding dress that is both flattering and functional for your mountain setting is essential. 

In this post, we share some of our favorite style tips for choosing the ideal plus-size wedding gown for your mountain celebration.

A Mountain of Comfort and Confidence

When it comes to plus-size wedding dresses for a mountain destination wedding, it might seem daunting to find that one silhouette that hugs your curves just right, without sacrificing the comfort that is so important for a wilderness setting. 

One key tip is to focus on the fabrics. Consider materials that are lightweight and breathable for movement, such as chiffon, organza, or lightweight lace. These fabrics not only keep you cool but also enhance your comfort as you navigate through mountainous terrain.

Flattering Silhouettes

Honestly, this always comes down to personal choice and what YOU feel your best in! If you need some inspo, we recommend wedding dress silhouettes that are versatile, such as A-line, empire waist, and ball gown styles. 

These silhouettes flow effortlessly and create a stunning silhouette against the backdrop of majestic mountains. Plus, you can customize with embellishments, or unique sleeves, necklines, and accessories.

Strategic Details that Pop

Incorporate strategic details and embellishments that enhance your wedding dress without overwhelming your figure. Consider dresses with flattering necklines like V-neck or sweetheart, which elongate the neckline and draw attention to your face. Subtle embellishments like lace appliques, beading, or embroidery can add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your bridal ensemble.

Functional Design Elements

Opt for wedding dresses with functional design elements that are practical for a mountain destination wedding. Dresses with detachable sleeves or straps offer versatility, allowing you to adjust your look throughout the day. Additionally, consider dresses with built-in support or corsetry for added comfort and confidence as you celebrate amidst nature's beauty.

Accessorize Thoughtfully

Complete your mountain destination wedding look with thoughtful accessories that complement your dress and setting. Consider a delicate veil, floral hair accessories, or a statement belt to add a personal touch to your bridal ensemble. Choose footwear that is comfortable and suitable for walking on uneven terrain, such as wedges or stylish flats.

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