Here comes the glamourous curvy bride all dressed in black. Black plus size wedding dresses make an oh-so trendy color choice if you're a bold bride tying the knot in 2025.
Undeniably, you need to be comfortable and confident making a decidedly unique fashion statement on your big day. Afterall, you'll be the bride who breaks with the centuries-old tradition of going down the aisle in ivory or white.
Despite the popular trend of an inky hue, finding the perfect plus-size black dress for your wedding can challenge even the most fashion-savvy brides. So keep calm and be the bride who skips the needless stress when wedding dress shopping.
Get expert help finding your dream black bridal gown from Phyllis Brasch Librach. As the wildly popular designer of divine wedding gowns in curvy plus sizes 14-40, Phyllis embraces black big time in beautiful, edgy styles.
Now she's handpicked the best plus size wedding dresses in black from Sydney's Closet and Michelle Bridal, two eye-catching collections she creates each year that curvy brides covet - and you will too!
Delight in dramatic black wedding dresses size 14 to 40 in elegant designs that flatter full-figure brides of all body shapes from regal ballgowns to curve-hugging Mermaid silhouettes. Discover a fabulous variety of rich, luxurious fabrics including romantic lace, fairy tale tulle, sleek satin and over-the-top organza.
Black Lace Plus Size Wedding Dress Size 14-40
Curvy brides love the Hazel gown making this style a bestseller in the Sydney's Closet Bridal Collection. Maybe it's the flattering design of the classic A-line silhouette with the wide cummerbund that slims and shapes all body types. Or perhaps brides adore the exquisite rose floral lace appliques splashed on the bodice and skirt to create an irresistibly romantic look. The glitter tulle on the second layer of the skirt adds just the right touch of sparkle to create a dreamy look.
Best of all, Sydney's Closet style SC5255 comes in an extended range starting with a black wedding dress size 14 and going up to an extended range for curvy plus size 40. (And if can't bring yourself to wear Black, you'll be thrilled to learn that the V-neck) Hazel gown also comes in Ivory)
Plus Size Long Sleeve Black Wedding Dresses
It's easy to see why long sleeves, in all styles and fabrics continue to win over the hearts of brides who want to make a powerful fashion statement. Long sleeve plus size black wedding dresses look instantly elegant on every silhouette from a classic A-line ball gown to a body-con fit and flare dress. For a vintage-esque look, consider adding lace appliques to a long tulle sleeve. For a modern look, shop for a minimalist satin dress with puff sleeves that stop at bracelet length or your wrist.
Design touches, like a cuff with covered buttons in fabric to match your dress, add charming and unexpected detail to any long sleeve. Going for the romantic look? Long lace sleeves make a bridal gown look oh-so feminine. The delicate floral fabric gives a design nod the vintage enchantment of lace as a bridal fabric from the past.Ignore traditionalist on your wedding day when you go down the aisle in Shirley, the dramatic long sleeve black wedding dress from Sydney's Closet.
Ignore traditionalist on your wedding day when you go down the aisle in Shirley, the dramatic long sleeve black wedding dress from Sydney's Closet. Style SC5267 designed for curvy brides in plus sizes 14 to 40.
Sleeves that reach from your shoulder to your wrist offer the modesty you may want for your ceremony. Look for long sleeves that can be detached to convert your gown to a sleeveless style for your reception.
Fit Tip:You'll be doing a lot of hugging and dancing on your big day. So check the fit of your upper sleeve. You want to be sure there's enough room at the bicep to reach your arms out without stretching - or worse - tearing the fabric. No bride ever wants a wardrobe malfunction on her big day!
Wedding Dress Plus Size
Planning a small intimate wedding with a handful of close family and friends, a casual destination wedding, garden party or eloping? Then opt for a short black plus size wedding dress in tea-length.The charming design delivers that vintage vibe if you want to be the bride in black with a retro look.
Not sure you're ready to be the bold bride who says "Yes" to black for your ceremony dress? You don't have to give up that hue for you big day. Just plan to go down the aisle in a white or ivory gown.
Then, after you say, "I Do", change into a short black plus size wedding dress for your reception. There's nothing as classic and chic as a Little Black Dress to signal it's time for your family and friends to party.
Best of all, a short party dress in that dark hue is guaranteed to be a favorite you get to enjoy wearing to special occasions long after you've written your wedding thank you notes. (And it will always bring back memories of your wedding day!)
Not ready to go to take the fashion risk of wearing black at the altar? Then consider a white or ivory gown for the nuptials and changing into black to kick off the party.
Can a Plus Size Girl Wear a Black Dress?
You can say "Yes" to a black wedding dress. There are no rules for what color to wear going down the aisle. Remember, this is your special day. Make it happen and come alive your way. Select the dream dress that makes you the most happy and puts the biggest smile on your face for your partner, guests and photos.
Maybe you love black because the hue project elegance, sophistication and demands attention. Or do you favor the hue because you wear it almost everyday. So why deviate from your fashion taste on your wedding day? Or maybe, it turns out, that you tie the knot in a gorgeous long formal dress that just happens to come in black.
But before you say "Yes," take a deep breath and pause for a moment - or two. pause. Ask yourself if you're prepared to look at your wedding photos half a century later and still fall in love with the color of your wedding dress.
Sleek and simple in a rich bridal satin, the Veronica black plus size wedding gown from Sydney's Closet features a classic off-the-shoulder pleated bodice paired with box pleated A-line skirt. Style SC5257 for curvy brides sizes 14 to 36.
Equally chic and slightly more playful, is Sydney's Closet Style CE2301, a tea-length black wedding dress with a distinctly retro vibe. Perfect for informal curvy brides planning an informal wedding.
Afterall, maybe black isn't your thing. You don't have to revert to ivory or white for your wedding gown. Claim another color. Maybe red, the color of passion, romance and love, could be the perfect choice for you dream bridal gown especially if your planning a Christmas or Valentine's Day wedding.