Small-scale weddings are becoming a thing of the past in more ways than one - as retailer Lane Bryant introduces its online collection of bridal gowns for women's sizes 14-28.

The new collection features styles created specifically for the plus-size bride, including satin gowns in three silhouettes - floor-length, satin bodice gown with a flowing chiffon skirt and cocktail-length lace bodice dress.

The gowns cost US$149.50, with a bejewelled sleeveless top costing $299.50, and fishtail satin skirt with train at $99.50, also available.

Lane Bryant president Lorna Nagler said: "Every bride deserves a dress that reflects her inner radiance and elegance. The new Lane Bryant bridal collection offers our plus-size brides a selection of figure-flattering styles designed with them in mind at prices that fit their budget."