Luxuriant, opulent, totally feminine gowns that dazzle are the hallmark of the breathtaking Christina Wu Love collection of wedding gowns, designed specifically for brides with a plus size figure. The wedding dresses in this gorgeous collection are a perfect fit for the bride that dreams of being a fairy tale princess on her wedding day. She can celebrate her womanly curves in a gown with an exceptional fit that exudes glamour and pays homage to her figure. The Love label is available in sizes 14W ñ 28W and transforms fashion-forward silhouettes into works of art that move effortlessly. Madame Bridal is in tune with the desires of the fuller figured bride to find the perfect dress and includes this collection in our plus size range. We even offer a free veil and shoes to complete the exquisite image the bride will present on her wedding day.
The Love label is part of the prestigious House of Wu, founded over twenty years ago by Wen Wu. This bridal house has an excellent reputation for creating bridal fashions that offer fashion-forward designs at affordable prices. It is acclaimed for creating gowns with striking silhouettes and exquisite embellishments. Plus size wedding dresses are the inspired work of the passionate designer Lily Tsai Ko. Prior to moving to California in 1998 Ko was the proud recipient of awards for her designs in national competitions in Taiwan. She joined the House of Wu in 2008 as designer for the Christina Wu collections. She takes her inspiration from couture costumes, fine art and cultural antiques, and is infatuated with working with the finest fabrics. Her designs merge old world sophistication with a modern sensibility and are the natural choice for brides wanting to put the wow factor into their special day.
These Christina Wu plus size wedding dresses are styled in single fabrics, in two fabric combinations and in layers of different fabrics. There are romantic gowns fashioned in lace, tulle, chiffon and organza, and sleek wedding dresses in charmeuse and silky satin. There are bridal gowns that feature a satin bodice above a full tulle skirt. Trumpet skirts are styled in organza and English net, contrasting fabrics to those used in the dropped waist bodices. Dreamily layered wedding gowns showcase sparkle lace over satin, tulle over lace and lace over satin. The layered fabrics create a silky feel against the skin. The colors are primarily traditional ivory and white, but delicate color combinations are introduced with ivory and blush pink, ivory and cafe, and ivory and light gold. Beading casts a silver glow over the dresses.
The House of Wu is known for its gorgeous embellishments and the Love label is the answer to a bride’s imagination. These plus size wedding gowns are stunningly adorned with beaded embroidered lace appliques, beaded lace appliques, and hand beaded, pearl and sequin embellishments. There are crystal beaded appliques, beaded floral appliques, waistbands inlaid with crystals and satin belts accented with shimmering beading. Many of the bodices are heavily adorned, with rich beading drawing the eye and creating intriguing patterns.
Silhouettes are shapely and alluring, with trumpet and fit and flare gowns cleaving sensually to the body before flaring from their dropped waistlines. A-line gowns have form fitting bodices and flow romantically from empire or natural waistlines. Bridal ball gowns offer a completely sumptuous look so befitting of such a magnificent occasion. Fitted dresses are styled to showcase the figure in a most flattering style. Each gown in the collection finishes in an elegant sweep, court or chapel train, enhancing the luxuriousness of the dress and adding to the fairy tale image.
No plus-size bride need feel there are no bridal options or limited styles for their special day. This collection is created with love exclusively for the curvaceous bride, inviting her to flaunt her fabulous figure with confidence. Size is no barrier to beauty and when the full figured woman encases her body in Love she will glow with radiant beauty. The wonderful choice this collection offers is a cause for celebration as it acknowledges that beautiful brides come in all sizes. As the bride makes her plus size wedding dresses selection, she will dream of the look on the face of her groom as he sees her walking down the aisle.
Every style a bride may dream of is brought to life in this label. There are off-the-shoulder gowns and dresses with strapless sweetheart necklines. Strapless gowns are a fabulous way of showcasing a great cleavage and the strapless dresses in this collection include optional straps and in some cases detachable lace cap sleeves. There are plunging V-necklines framed with lace shoulder straps or straps adorned with silver beading. There are illusion necklines that are exquisitely adorned with delicate beads and illusion backs that create a stunning image from every angle of the dress. Lace-up corset backs are a popular option amid this collection as they really give emphasis to the curves. There are dresses that combine the two-looks by featuring illusion cutouts above lace-up closures.
Bodices are adorned with beading or lace appliques, or feature ruching or pleats. Asymmetrically ruched bodices with dropped waistlines and dresses that are asymmetrically draped below the bust line flatter the fuller figure fantastically. Skirts are gathered to one side and sweeping grandiosely with an asymmetrical cut, a recurring feature on trumpet skirts. Ball gown and full A-line skirts are the stuff of dreams and cascade enchantingly in filmy layers. Many hemlines finish in a softly scalloped border, sometimes accented with eyelash trim. Covered buttons accent the backs of some and may trail to the very tip of the train for a look of structured elegance. Waistlines are accentuated and cinched with satin belts accented with crystal beading or tying in the back with romantic flowing streamers. Basque waistlines are elaborately beaded.
Most women have one feature of their body they tend to dislike and would prefer to conceal. If the bride is self conscious of her upper arms there are plus size bridal gowns with short or cap sleeves, and if the bride is aware of her stomach she can detract attention away from it in a gown with an empire waistline. Empires also tend to elongate the body, a factor that may influence the petite plus size bride. In much the same way certain features of the dress can be used to accentuate the parts of the body the bride loves best. Sweetheart necklines are excellent to accentuate a full bust and dropped waistlines draw attention to the hips. V-necklines enhance an enticing cleavage and beaded straps draw attention to well toned shoulders.
The plus-size gown a bride chooses for her wedding day is probably the most important fashion decision she will ever make. She desires a dress that will make her feel confident and beautiful, while expressing her personality. This Christina Wu line offers the plus size bride a magnificent array of dresses that are designed with an exceptional fit and superb quality. There is no question of settling for a dress simply because it fits, but rather there is an opportunity to fall for so many dresses it can be hard to make a decision as to which one she loves the most. These dresses feel as good to wear as they look and they have a timeless quality that will not date.
When the bride falls in love with a dress from the Love collection she will celebrate her wedding day as a truly memorable occasion. She will bask in the feminine romance her dress conveys while being admired for her wonderful sense of style. She can confidently draw attention to her curves knowing every detail of the dress was designed to flatter and bring her beauty to the fore. The joy of the day and the enchanting impression she makes will create memories that will never fade.