Last Updated on April 6, 2023
Heading to a wedding this summer? We’ve found 11 of the best plus-size wedding guest dresses to make looking for the perfect outfit a little bit easier.
Once you’ve received your invitation and your excitement for the upcoming nuptials sets in (or dread…we’re not here to judge!), the next big question becomes ‘What on earth do I wear?!’
It’s never an easy feat finding an outfit for a wedding. I always, always leave it until the last minute, but this year I’m determined to be more organised, so I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled.
If you’re plus-sized, the task is even more exhausting. So many brands still fail to cater to anyone over a size 20, and those that do can often offer boring or ill-fitting pieces.
We can’t change the industry (although we’re trying!), but we can make it easier for you by bringing you the best plus-size dresses we can find in one place.
We’ve been looking to brands like Reformation, Violeta by Mango and Anthropologie for some of the most gorgeous options out there. We don’t do boring here!
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What to wear to a wedding if you’re curvy
When you’re choosing what to wear to a wedding, the most important thing to think about is your comfort and confidence. Obviously stick to the dress code, but make sure you feel good!
Satin, chiffon and lace are always great fabric choices for weddings, and prints never go amiss.
It probably goes without saying that you should avoid white!
Which colour is best to wear to a wedding?
The first place to start is probably the season you find yourself in. If it’s winter, earthy colours are a safe bet, while shades of blue, orange and green always work.
Pastel hues are a safe bet in summer, especially lilac, mint green and yellows.
Avoid stealing the bride’s thunder by wearing white, while wearing red to a wedding can also be a controversial choice.
Remember to dress appropriately for the formality of the wedding, but don’t be afraid to show off your style and personality.
Shop plus size wedding guest dresses
Plus Size Satin Wrap Maxi Slip Dress, £69, Nasty Gal – buy now
Frankie Silk Dress Es in Tea Garden, £335, Reformation – buy now
Plus Blue Spot Long Sleeve Midi Dress, £49, River Island – buy now
Plus Occasion Angel Sleeve Chiffon Midi Dress, £30, Boohoo – buy now
Draped neck satin dress, £79.99, Mango – buy now
Plus Size Satin Wrap Midi Dress, £85, Nasty Gal – buy now
Maeve Drop-Waist Dress, £148, Anthropologie – buy now
Frankie Silk Dress Es in Verdigris, £335, Reformation – buy now
Plus Size Diamond Halter Satin Midi Dress, £79, Coast – buy now
Curve satin square neck maxi dress in lilac, £110, Asos – buy now
Curve broderie twist front midi dress with puff sleeve in black, £140, Asos – buy now