I’m in the process planning my wedding at the moment. I’m right at that point where my mind is full of colour schemes, inspiration boards and DIY. As we’ve had a couple of wedding related posts here on She Might Be lately I thought this would be a great time to pull together some bridal looks using the vintage inspired accessories from our lovely sponsors GatsbyLady London as inspiration. I love a good challenge, and I know how tough it can be to find nice plus size wedding clothing, so below are 5 plus size bridal looks that hopefully cover quite a few style bases. Enjoy!
This outfit is one that I came very close to using for my own wedding, I love the look of separates instead of a more traditional wedding dress. The embellished top and tulle skirt are both from the relatively new Coast plus size range that was quietly launched on Simply Be. The more laid back vibe of this bridal outfit makes it perfect for one of the beautifully beaded GatsbyLady headbands. This silvery white number would look beautiful worn further back on the head, slightly off-centre, with a curled up-do.
I’m a sucker for a red wedding dress, and I had a much more autumnal vibe in mind when I pulled this look together. I built this up around the gold GatsbyLady heels. I’m an avid follower of lots of wedding blogs and I love seeing brides wearing leather (or faux leather) jackets over their wedding dresses, this one from New Look is the perfect biker style for that. There are lots of artists on Etsy that will customise a leather jacket for you by painting any words or motifs you like across the back – I think that’s such an cute idea and a really fun way to add some personality into your look for the big day.
While browsing through David’s Bridal online store (which is US based but ships overseas) I was pleasantly surprised to find that the White by Vera Wang collection runs up to a size UK30. The whole collection is so sleek and understated. I love the simplicity of this halter neck gown, which would go perfectly with the embellished cape by GatsbyLady. The wide fit shoes from ASOS are a godsend if, like me, you’re not keen on wearing heels all day. With greenery being the Pantone Colour of the Year, a bouquet of foliage rather than flowers would be absolutely stunning with this look, and on-trend too!
I’m so here for peach with blue at the moment, I think these two unexpectedly complimentary colours are criminally underused and are spot on for a spring or summer wedding. This look would be great for bridesmaids as much as it would be beautiful as an alternative bridal look. The Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon’s are an alt-brides dream, and I love how matchy matchy the headband and petticoat are.
Oh how I desperately wanted to find a contemporary white, plus size suit from a UK based brand! I searched for the best part of two days but ended up going with these separates instead. I think they look great together though, and the wide leg trousers are ideal to wear over the rose gold tie ribbon sandals. This is another laid back look for those that just aren’t into wearing a wedding dress, the embellished top is another GatsbyLady piece with a beautifully scalloped hem and beading which gives it that little something extra.
I loved putting together these bridal style edits, but I’ll admit that I struggled to find what I was looking for from UK based brands. The options we have here are nothing compared to other countries and that’s such a shame. Therefore some of the pieces in this post are from further afield, such as the US or China, but the retailers have been vouched for by people I know who have personally purchased from them. When ordering from overseas sometimes customs charges will be applied, and the amount you’ll be charged can be really unpredictable, so please remember to budget for that if you go a similar way and get your wedding look from an international seller.