Many plus size brides tend to want wedding gowns that cover a lot of skin. Don't be afraid to show your arms and neckline, this style of wedding dress is very sexy and can often make you appear smaller.
Bare arms can be very sexy, so don't feel that you must cover up. For a plus size bride who feels self-conscious about her arms, long sleeves are the best choice, be sure to choose a style that has a sleek, fitted sleeve rather than puffy sleeves, which add bulk.
The best silhouette for a plus size bride is an A- Line. They lengthen the whole body without drawing attention to your waistline. Another good choice is a wedding dress with an empire waist which has a seam just below the bust and allows the fabric to drape over your waist and hips.
Open necklines such as scoop, keyhole, or V-necks are a perfect way to draw attention to your bust line and away from problem areas.
Choose lightweight fabrics like chiffon, lighter satins, and silk shantung, which will graze your figure beautifully, try to stay away from velvet, crepe and heavy satins which will cling to your body and emphasize any trouble spots. Matte fabrics are also a more slimming choice than those that are shiny.
Simple dress designs tend to make a bride looking lean, while a lot of embellishments tend to add pounds. Add accessories and jewelry to add sparkle and punch to your wedding gown.