Since opening our Curve store in Islington in 2021, the Angelica Bridal team has assisted many dozens of brides seeking modern and feminine wedding gowns in sample sizes from 16 to 28+. We have spent many years listening to brides of different shapes and sizes, providing gowns matched to our customers’ needs and personal styles.

For the voluptuous bride, we often recommend A-Line, Empire Waist, and Mermaid-style dresses. Here are six stunning dresses in these categories.

A-Line Gowns

A-line dresses cinch at the waist and flare out, creating a balanced silhouette that accentuates the waistline, providing a flattering shape for voluptuous brides while offering comfort and elegance.

Here are two of our favourites.

Justin Alexander – Style C900018

Justin Alexander offers a diverse range of styles, silhouettes, and sizes, featuring an array of stunning plus size wedding gowns such as this A-line style dress.

Justin Alexander gown

View more dresses by Justin Alexander here.

Stella York – Style C610003

Stella York wedding dresses provide a perfect fit, exceptional quality, and comfort, all while aligning with your distinct style. We love this A-line dress by this label.


View more dresses by Stella York here.

Empire Waist Gowns

Empire waist gowns emphasise the bust with a high waistline just below it, drawing attention upwards while offering a flowing skirt that gracefully drapes over curves, accentuating the upper body and providing a flattering fit for brides of all sizes.

Here are two dresses in this style that we love.

Hera Couture – Style C710001

Each Hera Couture gown is exquisitely crafted to accentuate and flatter, empowering every woman to feel like her most radiant self, regardless of her size. This is very much the case with this stunning empire waist style dress.

Hera Couture gown

View more dresses by Hera Couture here.

Elbeth Gillis – Style C400103

Elbeth Gillis’ Curve Collection presents impeccably contoured gowns that celebrate a woman’s curves, enhancing the bride’s natural radiance. We love this empire waist style dress by this label.

Elbeth Gillis gown

View more dresses by Elbeth Gillis here.

Mermaid Style Gowns

Mermaid dresses hug the body and flare at the knee, accentuating an hourglass figure, celebrating curves, and highlighting the beauty of a plus-size bride’s silhouette, providing both elegance and confidence.

Here are two stunning mermaid-style gowns from our boutique.

Karen Willis Holmes – Style C700001

The Karen Willis Holmes Curve Collection is founded on the belief that every woman’s uniqueness deserves celebration. This mermaid-style wedding gown fully embraces this philosophy.

Karen Willis Holmes gown

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Madi Lane – Style C300108

Madi Lane gowns are created for those looking for that modern and contemporary feel, combined with timeless sophistication. This beautiful mermaid dress embodies this and is a great choice for the style-conscious voluptuous bride.

Madi Lane gown

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Inspiration for voluptuous brides

The Angelica Bridal team assists voluptuous brides from across the UK in seeking the perfect gown for their big day. Arrange an appointment at our boutique in London or call to discuss your requirements.


Angelica Bridal is a bridal boutique in the bustling Angel area of Islington, offering a one-on-one personal bridal shopping experience since 2009. The store is by appointment only. In 2021, Angelica Bridal opened their Curve store on Liverpool Road in Islington, offering an eclectic collection of gowns for plus size brides.

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