From romantic lace wedding gowns to sexy backless bridal gowns, our figure-flattering collection has been selected for ALL sizes. Our plus-size gowns feature straight-from-the-runway trends and offer plenty of appeal for the modern, classic or modest bride. Here are just a few of our gorgeous styles for curvy brides!
Our motto at Hope's is "Every Body. Every Bride." No matter your size, you deserve to look and feel your absolute best on your big day. We want your wedding dress shopping experience to be warm, comfortable, and joyful. And we want you to strut down that aisle on the big day with confidence because you ARE beautiful!
We have a great selection of wedding gowns up to a size 36. Also, keep an eye out for special plus size trunk shows when we bring EXTRA dresses in for our curvy brides! We try to schedule these a few times a year and in each of our locations. Speaking of locations- our Atkins and Davenport stores have differing inventory. If you don't find your dream dress in one, please consider visiting our other store!
Head's up: Bridal gowns run small compared to ready-to-wear garments. We know, it stinks that on the day you should feel your BEST, we have to put you in a size you have never had to wear. For example, if you normally wear a size 18 jeans, be prepared to try on wedding dresses around a 22. We highly recommend not worrying a bit about the number on the tag; each style of dress and designer can fit differently, and that number is only useful when it comes to ordering you the best starting fit. 99% of brides (no matter their clothing size) need alterations anyway!
We help our brides into and out of dresses all day, every day. If this seems strange to you, we get it, it's not something you experience in most shopping environments! Wedding dresses are very special, heavy garments. We help dress our brides to make your visit easier as well as to protect the gowns for future brides. We truly do not care one bit what you look like before that dress gets on, but if it makes you more comfortable, some brides like to wear full coverage shape wear to maintain modesty. Whatever feels right to you! We also have robes available for you in case you want to make a quick trip to the restroom or to a rack of dresses.
We try to buy plus size wedding dresses from all of our designers who offer them, but some designers are definitely more size-inclusive than others. We can steer you to the best fitting, most comfortable styles that appeal to you and make sure you get the best starting fit in the dress you love. Our expert alterations specialists work with ALL body types and have tons of experience customizing gowns to fit JUST RIGHT.
If you have any questions or concerns before you visit Hope's, please don't be shy, just reach out! Also, when booking an appointment, we suggest letting us know your typical clothing size and any thoughts you have on styles you would like to try. That prior knowledge will help us provide the best experience we can for you when you come to find your perfect dress!
Please note our inventory is always changing. The dresses shown here are just a few examples of styles you can find at Hope's!