So, what if you never pictured yourself getting married in a $2,000 big poofy ballgown, or a mermaid wedding dress that you don’t think you can sit down in? What is a bride who wishes for a more authentic, less-fussy, less expensive wedding dress to do? Where does a plus size bride find a beautiful wedding dress? Where do you find a wedding dress to elope in, or a simple wedding dress? Where do you find a last-minute wedding dress? Where do you find a city hall wedding dress? What do you wear for a courthouse wedding? Where can you find a wedding dress for a backyard wedding? Where can you find an affordable wedding dress?
Ladies, let me introduce you to Kiyonna.
Founded in 1996 because of the lack of plus size clothing store choices, Kiyonna went online in 1999, and opened up its flagship Anaheim boutique in 2007 by entrepreneur Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi.
Kiyonna prides itself on being woman-owned and run: 78% of their management team are women; 84% of their workforce are women; and 100% of their design team are women.
Kiyonna clothing is made in USA, in southern California in Orange County. Because the clothing manufacturer is right there in their county, Kiyonna staff knows them personally, right down to birthdays, pets, and family. There are no worries about what you might be getting from some out of the country website. Everything is made right here in California.
“Producing in the US is the thread which keeps our communities connected financially, responsibly and sustainably.”
– Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi
Kiyonna CEO & Founder
Sizes in Kiyonna wedding dresses (and Bridesmaid dresses, and Mother of the Bride dresses, and Mother of the Groom dresses, and Wedding Guest dresses) run from size 10-12 (0X) to size 30-32 (5X).
Wedding dress prices (as of this 2019 blog post) are $108 to $288.
Kiyonna can accommodate simple customizations such as sleeve length or color (charges and restrictions apply).
What I love about Kiyonna dresses:
- Not as formal and stiff as most wedding dresses – this is a comfortable wedding dress
- Plus sizes – a great range of sizes and BEAUTIFUL!!
- Not just plus sizes! Sizes go as small as a 10-12 (0X)
- Many of the styles are perfect for modest wedding dresses
- Wedding dresses with Sleeves!!!
- Great prices!! Affordable wedding dresses
- Perfect for different wedding types – elopement, courthouse wedding, backyard wedding, traditional wedding, micro wedding
- Perfect for different wedding styles – boho, elegant, rustic, woodland, whimsy, geek, wildlands, farm / rustic, chic, formal, beach
- No trains to worry about. No additional alterations costs for bustles or taking in or letting out/corsets that can be an extra $150-$500!
- They will make small adjustments for you, like sleeve length and color
- Sustainably and equitably made in USA
- Made in USA means no worries about poor quality, shipping from China, customs, or just not getting your dress
- Woman-owned and run small business, empowering women
- Wear the dress again – not just for weddings
- Available online AND you can visit their Anaheim, CA store
Ready to look at some lovely plus-size wedding dresses? I know I am! Read to the bottom for special offers for Sierra & Sky readers!
The Kiyonna Amour Lace Wedding Gown, in ivory, $288 (7/2019). This romantic dress has a fit and flare silhouette and beautiful scalloped lace. The waist of this lace plus size wedding dress is defined with a ruched waistband and the pull-over style is easy and relaxed.
The Aurora Lace Wedding Dress, in ivory, $218 (7/2019). I’m in love with this Kiyonna midi length, plus size short lace wedding dress with sleeves. It styles a ruched waist and A-line skirt that is flattering and comfortable. Kiyonna even designed a nude mesh lining to help hide bra straps. Combined with a feminine scalloped lace hem, it is perfection for your wedding day.
The Kiyonna Gilded by Moonlight Wedding Dress, in Gold Sparkle, $198 (7/2019). Yes, it’s a wedding dress with glitter in the fabric and it sparkles!
A pretty gathering at the right shoulder drapes across and down, elongating your body in a flattering way. The sleeveless long wedding dress is fully lined, so no worrying about a slip or see-through. A reviewer said that she felt “sexy, glamorous, and gorgeous” in this plus size wedding dress, and accented it with gold shoes and accessories.
The Kiyonna Vie En Velvet Wedding Dress, in ivory, $198 (7/2019). Wouldn’t this be a dreamy plus size winter wedding dress? This plus size, soft crushed velvet wedding dress features a flattering hi-lo length to show off those beautiful wedding shoes. Ruching along the yoke, 3/4 length sleeves, and a chiffon tie provide pretty contrast and figure flattering details.
Melissa Midi Dress, in porcelain, $108 (7/2019). I had to add a body con plus size cocktail dress here — ladies with curves look great with these figure-flattering dresses! This plus size sexy wedding dress features a peek-a-boo neckline and draped cold shoulder sleeves. Ruching along the skirt of the dress flatters and hugs your curves beautifully. This dress would be great for your bachelorette party, or for your wedding after-party, as well.
OnCore High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short by SPANX, soft nude or black, $76 (7/2019). Don’t think you can wear that body con dress? Sure you can! These plus size shaper shorts feature tummy and side panels that are lightweight, sculpting, and comfortable under curve-hugging dresses.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of five plus size simple wedding dresses. Do visit the Kiyonna website to see many more plus size wedding dresses, as well as plus size Bridesmaid dresses, plus size Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom dresses. They also have plus size swimwear for your beach or poolside honeymoon!
Special Limited-Time Kiyonna Offers for Sierra & Sky Readers:
Save 20% off purchases of $175+ at Kiyonna! Use code: GET20OFF at checkout.
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