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What plus size brides are looking for in 2017

What are the latest trends in bridal fashion for the curvy bride?

See the four most sought-after bridal gown features that are in vogue right now.


Plus size bridal fashion for 2016

What are the latest trends in bridal fashion for the curvy bride?

See the four most sought-after bridal gown features that are in vogue right now.

As we enter a new season of bridal fashion, many of the features from previous seasons' styles that embellish and beautify larger size gowns will without doubt remain in demand while a few will fall out of favour.

As a specialist in gorgeous gowns for larger brides, Elderberry Brides Plus is well placed to observe the current bridal trends and the levels of interest shown in certain styles directly from the brides we meet and help on a daily basis.

Naturally, every bride has her own vision of what her gown should look like, and rightly so, but what exactly are many of our curvy brides looking for in 2017? Listed below are four of the most common requests.

1. Lace

Without doubt, lace continues to be a favourite fabric among our brides due to its elegant sophistication and timeless appeal. Whether it's used as an intricate overlay, a delicate trim or a subtle embellishment, a lace bridal gown is largely unrivalled in affording a bride a feeling of pure romance and feminine charm.

Dress style London by Callista Bride

Dress style London from the Callista collection by Callista Bride
Lace continues to be a favourite fabric among our brides

2. Sleeves

Sleeves on gowns are most definitely in and are available in various lengths and styles. Long sleeves, short sleeves, ¾ length sleeves and cap sleeves offer larger size brides lots of choice which is really important in maintaining the balance between the amount of coverage and the overall look.

Long gone are the days when sleeves were considered outdated. Far from it, they now evoke a real sense of glamour and stylish chic.

Dress style 1508 by Bonny Bridal

Dress style 1508 from the Unforgettable collection by Bonny Bridal
Sleeves on gowns are most definitely in

3. Sparkle

Bring the bling. The bride's wedding dress is undoubtedly going to be the centre of attention on her big day so who wouldn't want to add some sparkle for good measure? The only question that arises is just how much sparkle to add?

We're finding that many brides are opting for either an all-over sprinkling on the dress or skirt, an eye-catching display of ornate beading on the bodice or they're opting for a simple but elegant dress with a heavily encrusted belt with crystals or diamante.

Dress style W372 by Allure Bridals

Dress style W372 from the Women collection by Allure Bridals
Who wouldn't want to add some sparkle on their big day?

4. Softer silhouettes

A less structured look is a becoming a firm favourite this year with lots of requests for gowns that are less figure-hugging and instead provide a softer silhouette for the fuller figure bride.

Additionally, soft satin and net gowns in particular create a less fitted look to give a slightly more floaty feeling but without the bride losing any body shape or the curves she loves.

Dress style 3197 by Mori Lee

Dress style 3197 from the Julietta collection by Mori Lee
A less structured look is a becoming a firm favourite this year

A beautiful dress for every bride

Established for over 15 years, plus size bridal has a wealth of experience in serving the needs of plus size brides from our well-stocked store and we guarantee a fantastic choice, superb quality, great value and exceptional service. Finally, if you've got a question for us, we'd love to hear from you.

Find out more

For more information on our extensive range of gorgeous gowns especially for the curvy bride, either call us on 01256 474 004 or get in touch with us now.

Pam, Manager of Elderberry Brides Plus

About Pam

A curvy lady herself, Pam has owned and managed a successful bridal shop for over 16 years specialising in plus size wedding dresses throughout this time. When she's not working, Pam likes to spend time in her hobby room crafting an assortment of handmade items.

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