Personally, my favorite silhouettes for plus size brides are anything fitted, such as a mermaid or sheath gown, and ball gowns. I think the tighter fitting gowns are great for thicker brides who would like to show off their curves. Hey, if you've got it flaunt it! To take your curve flaunting to the next level, choose a mermaid gown with ruching. It follows along the lines of your curves making you look wrapped in fabulousness. Ball gowns are great for plus size brides because they create a cinched waist. A corset can do wonderful things for a woman's silhouette, and a ball gown is loose on the bottom allowing the bride the freedom to move around and dance the night away.

It's true that fashion still has a long way to go when it comes to inclusivity, but the bridal world has already made great strides toward making gown shopping for women of all shapes and sizes stress-free, fun, and full of options. This rings especially true at Kleinfeld Bridal, which houses the best plus size selection (and of course the Pnina Tornai boutique)! Have fun shopping ladies and never settle for anything less than your dream wedding gown.

Written by: Jazmine Keels
Photography by: Alexander Lipkin (LOVE by Pnina Tornai images) & Jamie Levine Photography (Couture images for Kleinfeld Bridal)