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What’s your favorite part of a wedding? For some, it might be the heartfelt vows. For others, it could be the first dance and the celebration afterward. For us? It’s picking out a stellar wedding guest look. Whether you’re looking for something understated and classic, or a unique outfit that really sparkles when you walk into the room, there are plenty of plus-size wedding guest dress options out there!
We’ve rounded up 12 plus-size wedding guest dresses to wear to the upcoming nuptials in your life. Each of the dresses below comes from a different retailer, and we encourage you to browse the vast plus-size offerings to find hidden gems that might be just right for your next event.
1. For the garden party wedding: Corset Midi Dress
Wedding fashion doesn’t have to be basic, especially not with the Corset Midi Dress from Selkie. This midi-length dress has volume, color, and a darling floral print—making it perfect for an outdoor or daytime wedding. This dress is available in women’s plus sizes 1X to 3X in green.
2. For a classic little black dress: 3/4-Sleeve Tiered Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress
There’s perhaps nothing more classic than a little black dress. Lane Bryant’s 3/4-Sleeve Tiered Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress updates the style staple in a jacquard fabric that reveals a subtle leopard print when the light hits it from the right angle. Use the sash at the waist for a closer fit, and rest easy knowing it has the best feature built right in: pockets. Shop the style in women’s sizes 12 to 28.
3. For a day-to-night look: Mini Chiffon Coldshoulder Skater Dress
We know what you’re thinking. Chiffon? For a wedding? Groundbreaking. But hear us out—there’s a reason why the textile is a wedding go-to. The fabric hangs off the body without adding unnecessary bulk, is light and comfortable, and moves beautifully whenever the body is motion. For a classic style that you can wear for years, consider the Mini Chiffon Coldshoulder Skater Dress from Torrid. This dress is available in women’s sizes 10 to 30.
4. For the day wedding: Wrap V Neck Midi Casual Short Flutter Sleeve Summer Dress
Keep things light and interesting for daytime weddings with a floral print. The Plus Size Wrap V Neck Midi Casual Wedding Guest Short Flutter Sleeve Summer Dress may have "summer" in its name, but is beloved by many all year round—the dress has stellar reviews from over 4,000 fans. Available in women’s sizes 14 to 28 in 17 different patterns, you’re sure to find a style that matches your taste.
5. For the wedding where you want to stand out: One Shoulder Satin Bow Midi Dress
Looking for something that’ll take you from the ceremony to the dance floor? Look no further than the One Shoulder Satin Bow Midi Dress by Lavish Alice. With an attractive bow at the shoulder, and knee-length with a slit, this figure-hugging design is ideal for an event where you know you’ll be dancing late into the night. Shop the dress in sage green in women’s sizes 14 to 22.
6. For a timeless, contemporary wedding: 3/4 Sleeve Embellished Jacket Dress
The 3/4 Sleeve Embellished Jacket Dress from Maya Brooke offers a modest look with classic design elements. The two-piece set includes a knee-length shift dress with an embellished neckline, eliminating the need for a necklace. Also included is a jacket with scalloped edges and three-quarter sleeves that make this dress the right choice for a wedding during transitioning seasons. This jacket dress is available in cranberry, in women’s sizes 14W to 24W.
7. For the Instagram-friendly wedding: Nadira Dress Es
It’s safe to assume that the photographer won’t catch you lacking in the Nadira Dress Es from Reformation. Designed with a sweetheart neckline and tie straps in a brilliant blue floral print, this dress was practically designed for the wedding guest with the most discerning taste. With Reformation’s dedication to sustainability, you can also feel good about your purchase. The Nadira is available in two prints in women’s sizes 14 to 24.
8. For the colorful wedding: Shimmer Cowl Neck Slipdress
A slip dress can be a versatile wardrobe staple, even outside of special events. This Shimmer Cowl Neck Slipdress from City Chic elevates the classic style with higher hem and cowl neck. Offered in three rich colors, this dress is available in women’s sizes up to XXL (24W-26W).
9. For an easy and classic look: Strappy Tiered Midi Dress
Looking for a dress that you can wear after the wedding is over? The Strappy Tiered Midi Dress by LC Lauren Conrad is just right for the big day as well as the day-to-day after. Available in two colors in women’s sizes 0X to 4X, the tiers of this dress add movement and visual interest.
10. For casual weddings: Waist-Defined Flutter-Sleeve Midi Wrap Dress
For the casual wedding, consider the Waist-Defined Flutter-Sleeve Midi Wrap Dress from Old Navy. Designed in a light and silky rayon and available in three colors in women’s sizes XS to 4X, this dress features a classic style. The v-neck leaves room for eye-catching jewelry, and the flutter sleeves add motion and comfort.
11. For evening weddings where comfort is key: India Flair Maxi Dress
An evening wedding is the best time to try a maxi dress. The India Flair Maxi Dress from Kiyonna is an excellent choice, designed in a cozy and comfortable jersey knit. The dress also features a trendy peplum that adds visual interest at the waist, and a wrap dress effect in the bust. Want to elevate the casual vibe of the dress? Throw on a statement necklace and layer some bracelets to make this minimalistic dress more formal. The India Flair Maxi dress is available in three colors in women’s sizes 0X to 5X.
12. For the wedding where you want to cause a splash: Sequin Jumpsuit with Collar
It’s generally a rule that you shouldn’t wear anything to the wedding that will take attention away from the special couple. But weddings today run the gamut from casual daytime celebrations to full-on Met Gala-level dress codes. When your most stylish friend ties the knot, don’t be afraid to amp up the fashion with the Sequin Jumpsuit with Collar from Eloquii. Not for the faint of heart, the jumpsuit sparkles in silver sequins with a self-fabric tie at the waist and slant pockets. Shop this flamboyant style in women’s sizes 14 to 28.
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