As a plus-size bride, it can be hard to find a wedding dress that fits, looks nice, and is affordable. After all, you should be able to look in the mirror and feel your most beautiful without having to spend a fortune. So, I’ve made it easy for you by coming up with a list of 10 plus-size wedding dress designers that have gorgeous gowns at reasonable prices. Of course, “affordability” is in the eye of the beholder, but because I just love a bargain, most of these dresses are under $1,000, with many of them averaging at only $200.
1. JJ’s House
JJ’s House is one of a number places on the internet that makes custom gowns up to size 26. As well as more formal and traditional gowns, JJ’s House has this gorgeous knee length A-line dresses for under $150. In fact, JJ’s House has all the classic styles and is a great go-to for a classic affordable gown.
2. Alfred Angelo
Alfred Angelo is one of the more expensive designers on this list, but one of these dresses is worth every penny you’ll spend (and it is still “affordable” as far as wedding dresses go). One of the best things about Alfred Angelo is that there is no “upcharge” for plus sizes. While the upcharge from other designers isn’t usually that expensive, and while it does make sense to charge more for extra fabric (in theory), it is the principle of the matter.
3. Mod Cloth
Mod Cloth is great for more casual brides. In fact, you may already be familiar with Mod Cloth because they have a lot of gorgeous plus-size everyday clothes. If you want to be really casual, check out their regular dresses for cute prints and simple frocks.
4. Mori Lee (at House of Brides)
One of the best things about Mori Lee is that they make dresses up to a size 32 instead of ending at size 26 like many of the designers on this list. This lacy mermaid-style dress is so gorgeous, and the train adds a little drama to an otherwise sleep style.
5. Sydney’s Closet
Doesn’t everyone want to look like a Greek goddess on her wedding day? OK, maybe not everyone. But still! I love this dress from Sydney’s Closet. The sweetheart neckline and swoop train will look especially amazing on a plus-size bride. In fact, Sydney’s Closet is an all plus-size site, so you can trust that they know what they are doing with plus-size dresses.
6. Doris Wedding
This is probably a very polarizing dress; you likely either love it or hate it. I personally love a pink dress, but this one also comes in champagne, ivory, and white. Doris Wedding is another wedding dress website where you can order a custom fit up to a size 26, so even if this dress is not your style, you are likely to find a plus-size wedding dress that is.
Igigi is another plus-size retailer that makes a few casual wedding dresses as well as regular wedding dresses. Sizes go up to 32, but it can be hard to find a dress that is in stock. However, between the price tags and the cute designs, it is definitely worth checking out. Like Mod Cloth, Igigi is also a great place for everyday dresses as well. (So, keep it in mind for your pre-wedding events!)
8. Lan Ting (at Light in the Box)
OK, let’s be honest: I want to get married again just so that I can wear this dress. This dramatic sweetheart dress instantly transforms you into a beautiful princess. Like the other custom sites on this list, Lan Ting has a huge selection of plus-size wedding dresses, and the prices can’t be beat.
Like Mod Cloth and Igigi, Kiyonna is a plus size retailer that has a few wedding dresses. I love the lace on this dress and appreciate that Kiyonna goes up to a size 5x.
10. White by Vera Wang (at David’s Bridal)
Think you can’t afford Vera Wang? Think again. (Yes, this is technically “White” by Vera Wang, and it is from David’s Bridal, but have you seen this dress? It’s gorgeous!) David’s Bridal also has a lot of other plus-size wedding dresses from different designers in all price ranges.
Every bride should be able to have the wedding dress of her dreams, no matter what her size may be! With these 10 designers, you should have no problem finding (and affording) the perfect plus-size wedding dress.