7 Plus Size Indie Bridal Designers You Should Know
Are you a plus size bride-to-be looking for your dream wedding gown?
Gone are the days when being plus size made dress shopping a major challenge. There’s now dedicated boutiques and salons for plus size women and designers who are passionate about creating the dress you dream of IN YOUR SIZE.
Here’s 7 indie plus size bridal designers you should definitely check out in your wedding dress journey:
Jibri is a well-known plus size indie designer with her pieces coveted by many curvy fashionistas. Jasmine Elder, the designer behind Jibri, is all about creating dramatic, bold, stylish pieces that are truly statements. When she launched her bridal collection last year, it included a jumpsuit. If you’re not going the traditional wedding dress route, this is the brand you must check out. For custom, be sure to contact Elder via her website. And while you’re there, you can scoop up your honeymoon dress, some swimwear and more. Click here to check out Jibri’s bridal collection.
Meaghankelly Designs believes that every bride deserves a dress she loves. They offer a variety of designs and styles, suited for every kind of bride. Their mission is to bring your bridal gown dreams to life. The designer behind the brand, Meaghan McGee De Armas, became a designer specificially to create wedding gowns and it shows! She pushes the boundaries of design to create unique, one of a kind looks. ANDDDD, every gown is handmade with love and care in the US. Fabrics are hand-selected by high-end quality and thoughtfully chosen when it comes to style, comfort, ease of movement and wear ability. Click here to check out her offerings but feel free to contact her via Instagram here for a custom inquiry.
Christian Omeshun is a brand that is all about sophistication, chicness and making a statement. Atlanta based designer A’Shontay Hubbard was inspired to create custom styles for plus size women when she saw a lack of stylish options especially for tall women like herself. She not only designs ready-to-wear but also prom and bridal. Hubbard is passionate about ensuring the fit is impeccable while using luxe fabrics. Her ability to drape fabrics so beautifully and create gorgeous silhouettes makes her a sought-after designer who has a high number of return customers and loyal fans. Click here to visit her website.
Designer Hannah Nodskov of Hannah Caroline Couture is a young designer who has become well-known for specializing in bespoke design. She offers custom bridal dresses, veils and accessories as well as customizable design styles on her website. With custom dresses, she will work with you to create a gown based on your style preferences, size, budget, and timeline. She’s passionate about designing for women of ALL sizes and it shows in her incredible work. She even has black wedding dresses! Based in Omaha, Nebraska, all garments are imagined, designed, sketched, sewn, and tailored by Nodskov. Click here to see more.
Darius Cordell offers custom wedding dresses as well as evening gowns and Mother of the Bride styles. This designer has been creating custom bridal gowns since 1996, with prices starting at $1000. They even encourage you to share any images you have as inspiration for your dream dress. You can also choose a dress on their website and request changes such as sleeve length, dress length and etc. Click here to find out more.
Dolly Couture Bridal is for that bride seeking a cocktail-length wedding dress that’s vintage-inspired. In 2006, designer Dolly Thicke was looking for just that for her own wedding and after a challenging search, she decided to make her own. That dress led her to create Dolly Couture where she creates vintage inspired dresses to unique brides around the world. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can make an appointment to visit their studio. Or you can choose a dress online and customize it to your measurements and desired details. Click here to check out their website.
Founder and designer Jenine Nerecina states on her website that she created Nerecina Couture “to fill a void that’s missing in plus size fashion today— bridal and formalwear that’s luxurious, couture, customizable, and made ethically“. Nerecina comes from a tailoring background and after working within the celebrity world, she decided to branch out into her own bridal business. A plus size woman herself, she created Nerecina to cater to women of all sizes because she believes that any woman, regardless of her size, should have access to luxury and couture. Amen to that! She offers dresses on the rack in sizes 10 to 24 as well as customized styles. Click here to find out more.
Good luck and happy shopping!
To see our plus size bridal section on the blog, click here. Stay tuned for more bridal features this month on the blog.