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by Edaein OConnell
18th Feb 2020

Due to a lack of size diversity, shopping for plus-size wedding dresses can be tricky but each of these seven bridal stores provides a stunning range of wedding dresses which will have any bride feeling at their best

Finding the perfect wedding dress can be one of the most difficult aspects of a wedding.

Everything must come together; from the shape to the style to the price. This journey can be made all the more complicated due to the lack of inclusivity and diversity when it comes to sizing. It can be a struggle for many to find a plus-size dress which meets all of the requirements we have mentioned.

Thankfully, we have found seven stores both on and offline that caters for plus-size brides on their big day. It was especially gratifying to discover the amount of bridal boutiques in Ireland alone which sell stunning ranges of plus-size wedding dresses which have not forgotton about style.

These seven stores want every bride to feel their most beautiful and will do everything in their power to do so.

Dreamy Curves, Bray, Co Wicklow



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Dreamy Curves Bridal is located in Bray, Co Wicklow and within its walls lies an array of beautiful and award-winning dresses from designers such as Randy Fenoli and Romantica in sizes 16-34. Click here to browse the selection dresses or to make an appointment.

Belladonna Bridal, Galway City

Located in Galway City and stocking designers from the US, Canada and the UK in sizes 18-32, Belladonna has one of the best plus-size collections in the country.

ASOS Curve

ASOS Edition Curve sequin kimono sleeve wedding dress, €248.85

If you are a bride on a budget, ASOS Curve is a great choice. The dresses are on-trend with prices that won’t make you uncomfortable. The selection is small and could do with a few more additions, but always keep an eye out for new styles.

Virginia Bridal, Limerick

With a wide selection of plus-size wedding dresses from White Rose, Virginia Bridal in Limerick City will aid you in finding a dress which reflects both your personal style and personality in a relaxing and memorable environment.

Simply Be

Joanna hope beaded layer dress, €210

Simply Be has always been regarded as one of the best retailers to shop for plus-size clothing, so it comes as no surprise that they have ventured into the realm of wedding dresses. Offering something a little outside of the norm, these dresses are perfect for the bride who wants to do things her own way.

Belle Mariée, Athboy, Co. Meath

Situated in the heart of Athboy, Belle Mariée stocks some of the best bridal designers including the renowned Callista. Catering in-store for sizes 8-22, the store can also order dresses up to a size 30 with prices starting at €900.

Curvy Chic Bridal, Belfast

Curvy Chic in Belfast is Northern Ireland’s only bridal boutique which caters specifically to plus-size brides. Designers such as Roz La Kelin, Millie Grace and Studio Levana are stocked in the store with styles to suit every shape and prices to suit every budget. Click here to book an appointment.

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