Plus Size Wedding Dress Trends for 2023 Brides

Our new season plus size wedding dresses have arrived and we are so excited to share them with you! This season is our biggest collection of plus size dresses to date. All our plus size samples are available to try on in the boutique in sizes 18-24 and many of these can be ordered up to size 36. So if you’re a curvy bride-to-be, we think you are going to love our newest collection. Do you want a sneak peak of the latest trends for curvy brides?

1. Plus Size Dresses with Sleeves!

Lots of our curvy brides come into the boutique thinking they would like a sleeve, but some find when they try on full length sleeves don't like them as they expected. For brides getting married summer, a full length sleeve isn't always a practical option. However your pretty sure you don't want strapless and thin straps just aren't giving you the support. And in comes with the cap sleeve! We adore a cap sleeve and plus size brides absolutely love the extra bit of coverage at the top of the arm without the restriction of a full sleeve. 2023 is bringing a big return of some beautiful cap sleeves to our collection.

Here's one of our favourites- Della. Della is a gorgeous fit and flare bridal gown adorned with pretty lace appliqués, a plunge v-neckline and eye catching beaded Deco inspired tulle cap sleeves. It's available in lace up back option or buttons. 

2. Plus Size Dresses with Pockets

It has pockets! Do we need to say more?! Brides are absolutely loving the trend of pockets in their wedding dress. It's ultra cool and makes for some gorgeous laid back, relaxed photos. Brides have threatened to carry all sorts in them on the day and mums have threatened to sew them up but nothing beats the excitement when a bride loves a dress and then realises is has pockets! 

Lots of our plus size ball gowns feature pockets- here is one of our favourites from the new collections- Essense D2761. 

This classic satin ballgown, features a super flattering sweetheart neckline that seamlessly flows into banded off-the-shoulder straps, highlighting your neck and shoulders beautifully. It's simple silhouette and seaming highlights and flatters an hour glass shape. It's not a big ball gown, it floats out beneath the waist and is light weight and easy to wear. And it combines two of our favourite details- yes pockets and gorgeous buttons running the length of the train. 

3. Off the Shoulder Plus Size Dresses!

One of our favourite trends for 2023 brides is off the shoulder wedding dresses and we have some gorgeous gowns in our latest plus size collection featuring this look.  Off the shoulder has lots going for it, it's romantic and sultry and on the practical side, adds a little coverage to arms without brides feeling too covered up. This trend is going nowhere and we expect to see lots more of it in our new arrivals over the next few months! 

This plus-size vintage wedding gown from Essense of Australia features a gorgeous curve-hugging, fit-and-flare silhouette. It's a mixed V-neckline and sweetheart neckline with beautiful scalloped-lace, off-the-shoulder sleeves that add the perfect modern touch to this vintage-inspired dress. The bodice is lace layered over intricate latticework and beads. It has a stunning yet subtle sparkle throughout and it comes lace up or button back. It's one of the favourite fit and flare styles for plus sizes brides in the boutique at the minute and utterly fabulous in real life! Our store sample is size 26.

4. Simple Plus Size Wedding Dresses

The royal weddings of the last few years all featured simple, chic wedding dresses so it's no surprise this is one of the biggest trends for brides at the minute. Sometimes less is more and we've felt there is a need for more simple, modern options for plus size brides who don't want a traditional lace gown. Our latest collection features simple plus size wedding gowns in every silhouette and in a range of different fabrics so our plus size brides have more choice than ever before!

This simple of this off-the-shoulder gown from Essense of Australia is ultra glamorous and gorgeous, perfect for the classic bride. A plunging sweetheart neckline extends effortlessly into off-the-shoulder sleeves. This gown is gorgeous on a curvy bride creating a beautiful hourglass shape. The back features a slight v which isn't too low and we love the mikado buttons that run the length of the skirt and train. 

​You can see more of our plus size dresses below or want some more inspiration- check out the bridal trends as featured in The Knot