Bridal Dress Options for Full Figured and Curvy Brides


We believe that every bride deserves to look and feel beautiful in their bridal gown, and it is our goal to find you that perfect gown! 

Bridal sizing becomes frustrating for a lot of women because for the most part bridal size charts are typically about 2 sizes above a women’s street size.  So designers have begun to acknowledge this and that brides come in all shapes and sizes by doing two things:

1) They are adjusting patterns and designs to make them for figure flattering.

2) They are also extending their size charts.

Since designers are becoming more aware of this and adjusting to it, there are also so many more design options.  Some designers will offer Size Inclusive gowns that have a higher neckline and a higher back.

Want to see just of a few of the gorgeous gowns that we have here at The White Dress by the shore? Check out our Full Figured Bridal page here. We are always getting in new and exciting styles, so stay tuned or even request an appointment here to see all we have to offer in person.

Check out TWD owner, Beth Chapman, show us some gowns while speak about Size Inclusivity in Bridal on NBC Live CT here!

Every bride dreams about finding their dream wedding dress, but sometimes finding the right size makes brides nervous and hesitant to even shop.  That’s why we make it one of our priorities to make our brides as comfortable as we can when they shop.  We do this by offering a great selection of gowns in all different sizes.

Join us from March 19th through April 4th for our Hayley Paige Best of and Curvy Collection Trunk Show.  We will have both Hayley and Blush by Hayley Paige’s favorite styles along with her favorite Curvy Collection dresses.  Their Curvy Collection consists of Hayley Paige’s most popular gown silhouettes with a raised front and back neckline and a more generous bust and hip to accommodate fuller figured brides.  The Curvy Collection is available in bridal sizes 16-22.

During this exclusive event, a 10% discount will be granted off of your Hayley Paige gown purchase!

You can request an appointment here or give us a call at 860.669.4596.

xo, TWD



Photography: Carla Ten Eyeck

Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin

Styling: Beth Chapman Styling

Veil: Sara Gabriel  

Agency: TBW Models

Model: Allie J Fitz

Gown: Willowby