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Plus size wedding dresses and your accessories

With the average size of an adult woman in the UK being a size 16, wedding dress designers and manufacturers have at long last recognised the requirement to cater for brides with curves.


Many of the wedding accessories and jewellery designers have not followed suit with offering accessories to plus size brides and we have put this right with many of our current freshwater pearl and diamante jewellery designs being adapted to accommodate special sized wedding jewellery for curvy brides, which look beautiful.  


Many of our brides and wholesale stockists have asked us for existing styles in larger sizes and we have also chosen some new designs just for the plus size bride.

Today’s best selling dresses in the plus-size bridal market are made with a real understanding of shape and form, and given the flamboyant details that make a wedding dress special and stand out from the rest, this rings true with your wedding jewellery as well.  


Some of the leading wedding dress designers are adding entire new collections to their current ranges in recognition of the plus-size market of wedding gowns – most welcome by brides and retailers of course.


Sincerity plus are one of a few manufacturers producing princess style feminine designs with a mix of satin tulle and lace for plussize brides.  Unforgettable by Bonnie Bridal and Sonsie by Veromia both have award winning collections for you to choose your dress from, along with Special Day and White Rose Plus.  We have selected stockists throughout the UK whom stock our range along with gowns from some of these dress designers.  We have carefully selected some jewellery designs from the Girls Love Pearls freshwater pearl and diamante collection which our curvy brides have asked us for and now made them available to our plus size brides. 

Unforgettable by Bonnie Bridal - we love this design - upper arm cover up, gorgeous lace detail, flattering curvy body design.  Accessoried with some gorgeous pearls.


Commenting recently in Bridal Buyer Magazine, Jason Jennings, designer at Veromia is responsible for the award winning ‘Sonsie’collection of gowns for curvier brides. “My mission was to make a size 22 woman look like a size 12” says Jennings.  “That doesn’t mean fitting her into a restricting dress. It means balancing the dress so that it looks every bit as good in a larger size as it does in a smaller one. My research showed me that the skirt hems on the size 22 dresses out there were the same width as the hems on the size 12, so the ratio was wrong.  A larger dress gives me room to play, so I add more flowers, more beading and, importantly, more boning, more structure and more elastic. I believe in the old adage: ‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it,’ but this has to be juxtaposed with the fact that every woman, no matter what her size, wants her bust to look good, her waist to look small, and not to have a worry about her bottom when she turns around.” 


Wow! How wonderful it is to have top designers considering and embracing the plus size bride at last, instead of taking an existing wedding dress and making it 5 sizes larger and charging her more for theprivilege!

If your wedding dress is a well-cut simple style gown - with a frill-free, glitz free zone, then the accessorising possibilities are endless and your sparkling jewellery will get shown off to its best advantage.

Our diamante range of wedding jewellery styles are stunning,and come from a selection carefully chosen by our talented designers and manufacturers.  All of the items are base metal rhodium plated, and the cubic zirconias are set like diamonds.  Delicate diamante earrings start in price from only £30. Many of our items are available through our wholesale stockists, please check our list of stockists on the website.

The Chic faux pearl and diamante range of  bridal jewellery is a range chosen for their beautiful elegant designs and ability to accessorise with many wedding dresses.  The faux pearls are a lustrous creamy colour and diamantes are sparkling cz crystals with settings finished off in a rhodium plating. We adapt some of these designs to make wedding jewellery for plus size brides and recommend extending the length of these necklaces up to a maximum of 20” length.  Please e-mail us for details of this service.

If the look you are after is understated elegance, then the classic collection of freshwater pearls with diamantes is for you.  There are designs for every style and budget, from a simple pearl pendant drop to a sparkly cz crystal with creamy freshwater pearl.  Each pearl necklace in this collection has a beautiful pair of pearl earrings to complete the set and prices start from only £15.00 for the necklaces.  The floating pearl necklaces look beautiful and suit many dresses.  Items in this collection are made on a bespoke basis, and we can make a necklace up to any size with the Phoebe range of floating necklaces and bracelets.  This range of accessories would suit a plus size bride and makes the perfect finishing touch to your wedding day attire.


















Here at Girls Love Pearls we offer a whole range of wedding accessories to complete your wedding outfit. And with delivery right to your home, you can make sure you have everything covered in one go!

Of course, don’t forget that most items area available using our tailor made service, so your necklaces, bracelets and earrings can be altered to suit your needs, and stocked items are all sold with our 7 day returns service.  All items come complete with boxes, and make ideal gifts for bridesmaids and flowergirls.

For more ideas on how to make your big day extra special, check out the Girls LovePearls wedding information pages. They are an indispensable source of wedding style advice as well as practical hints and tips on how to plan the perfect wedding. No bride should even contemplate tying the knot without consulting them first. And as always, we are adding to them all the time so there are new ideas and suggestions for you to read up on.