5 Wedding Dress Silhouettes and Fabrics for Plus-size Brides



We're not going to lie to you. Siren silhouettes (also called mermaid or trumpet) aren't for every body type. As a sleek, tight cut that flares at the knees, it's not usually recommended for plus-size brides. But that long line from the bust to the flare can look fantastic if you've got the height to pull it off. Just remember that the dress isn't built with shorter, more bottom-heavy women in mind -- it might end up feeling less like a dress than a sausage casing if you're an apple body type. The siren silhouette also needs a stiffer fabric like shantung that won't lose that sexy sweep from the hips to the hem.