Best plus size wedding guest dresses to suit your style and budget

(Best plus size wedding guest dresses)

Summer might be known as the official wedding season, but with the pandemic putting off the big days for two years, the knock-on effect is that many couples are getting married whenever their dream venue has an opening.

So if you’re lucky enough to be a guest at the ceremony or the big party afterward, you might run into a bit of trouble when deciding what to wear.

Layers are a good idea in transitional seasons like spring and fall, while winter wonderland weddings will require warmer fabrics. After all, you don’t want to end up being the bride’s ‘something blue’.

The search for the perfect wedding guest dress gets harder if you’re trying to dress up in curves: formal and plus-size tailoring aren’t always a match made in heaven. However, more brands are embracing extended sizes and showcasing fancy dresses to include a more inclusive demographic of women.

We’ve rounded up the best looks for the season that will have you saying ‘yes’. They are ideal for weddings, but also great for any formal occasion where just dressing to the nines will suffice.

Shop our edition of the best plus size wedding guest dresses below

Maxi River Island Plus Orange Plisse Swirl dress

Size: 18 – 24

Has a single dress ever said ‘let’s party’ so beautifully? This stunning maxi is ready to rock and rock the reception dance floor with multicolored swirls that ooze so much ’70s cool that it went straight to the top of our most wanted list.

The V-neck and pleated fabric are flattering and easy to move, and the variety of colors means you can match it with all sorts of accessories. love.

Buy Now £48.00, River Island

Maxi dress embroidered with Coast Plus statement

Sizes: 18 – 26

We know black is an unusual choice for weddings, but this maxi makes the case for nuptials in the cooler months. The long-sleeved design is covered in pastel-toned embroidery and is cute enough to wear without piles of jewelry. Add heels and a clutch and you’re ready to party!

Buy now £215.20, Costa

Blue Monsoon Hattie wrap dress with details

Sizes: 8 – 24

A wrap dress is one of the easiest styles to wear. Monsoon’s version, called Hattie, comes in a gorgeous blue with an embellished gauze overlay that’s hard to say no. It’s cute enough to wear with just a sliver of accessories, but a nice pair of heels and dainty clutch bag are essential extras.

Buy now £150.00, Monsoon

Coast Plus Size pearl embroidered tulle skirt dress

Sizes: 18 – 26

Whether you’re at the wedding party or a guest at the wedding, Coast’s dreamy pink dress will make you feel equipped with style. The top half features long sleeves with pearl and sequin embellishments, dialing in the glam stitches.

Buy Now £143.20, Costa

Midi Warehouse Plus Satin Color Block Column Dress

Sizes: 18 – 24

For a sleek, ruffle-free look that you don’t often see in plus sizes, head to the Warehouse, where you’ll find this column dress that promises to stand out in wedding photos. With a colored satin sash on the front and black on the back, it’s a bold look that will work well for downtown.

Buy Now £47.20, Warehouse

Plus size floral embroidered midi dress

Sizes: 18 – 26

We all know that florals are a surefire winner for weddings, but when the weather cools, so can your palette. This winter floral look is ideal for a cold-weather wedding with embroidered flowers standing out against an elegant navy blue background.

Buy now £127.20, Costa

Warehouse Plus Size WH x The British Museum Bright Floral Maxi Dress

Sizes: 18 – 24

From their second collaboration with the British Museum comes this ethereal floating maxi from the Warehouse. With an ultra-low V-neckline, rippled sleeves and shiny fabric, it’s a comfortable and stylish ensemble that you can wear from morning to night.

Buy Now £103.20, Warehouse

ASOS DESIGN Fluffy textured curved midi dress in sage green

Sizes: 16 – 30

Put some extra layers between you and the cold – and look fabulous doing it – thanks to this fluffy midi dress from ASOS Design. Topped with fringe that looks best when rocking to a classic wedding nightclub, add a pair of strappy sandals and consider the dress code nailed down.

Buy now £50.00, ASOS

Rixo Junho in Tomato Palm

Sizes: 6 – 20

The cult fashion brand offers extravagant dresses in UK sizes 6 to 20. With a square neckline and full skirt, the June cut is ideal for participating in summer and Indian summer weddings. The tomato palm print is a timeless look that doesn’t date, so you can wear it to warm-weather events when the occasion calls for it.

Buy now £275.00, Rixo

Gatsby Reformation Es dress

Sizes: 18 – 26

The plunging neckline and leg openings keep the air flowing around this glamorous dress from Reformation, making it perfect for weddings and garden parties where you need to elevate your style.

Buy Now £505.00, Renovation

Monsoon Annalissa Black sequin midi dress

Sizes: 8 – 24

If you’re going for part of the day just for the wedding reception, you can get away with tailoring bans like black. But only if, like this Monsoon midi, it’s finished off with a flourish of tiny gold sequins to keep the look from being too dark. The longer length is balanced with a sweetheart neckline to show off some flesh but not so much to distract.

Buy Now £130.00 Monsoon

ASOS EDITION Blouse-sleeve midi dress with curved embroidery and contrast embroidery

Sizes: 16 – 30

Play Little House of the Prairie in this high-neck dress finished with an English embroidery in contrasting navy stitch. The full sleeves and midi length are perfect for late summer days and early fall weddings.

Buy now £104.00, ASOS

Juliette Reformation Es dress

Sizes: 18 – 24

Live a Dolce Vita summer all year long in Reformation’s gorgeous floral print dress, which comes with a thigh-length opening to give your pegs a little breathing room (not to mention dancing).

The fitted dress is smaller, so opt for a larger size if you’re not sure what’s right for you.

Buy Now £248.00, Renovation

ASOS EDITION Yellow jacquard midi dress with pleats at the waist

Sizes: 16 – 30

This year will be a bumper for weddings. Get ready for every nuptial in your diary with a killer dress that is sure to come second for the bride. This floral jacquard dress with romantic puff sleeves is a beautiful proposal for formal events.

Buy now £145.00, ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Red pleated and tucked-in midi dress

Sizes: 24 – 30

Serving the opera vibes of Pretty Woman, this off-the-shoulder midi dress is making a serious case for jumping right into your basket online, especially if you have a glam reception to go to soon. One for comfortable guests making a statement, it would be a big mistake to miss. Huge.

Buy now £70.00, ASOS

11 Honoré Gloria Maxi

Sizes: 14 – 20

An evening dress that will leave you feeling like a million bucks without actually spending it. This strappy maxi has enough ruffles to glide over your curves without losing its shape. Wear it with heels and cherry red lipstick.

Buy Now £268.00, 11 Honore

Erdem Positano Dress Summer Cotton Poplin Wallpaper

Sizes: 14, 22

For the girls who’ve ever looked forward to a wallpaper print wishing they could use it, comes this highly detailed issue from Erdem. The airy design is made of lightweight, breathable cotton poplin and puts modern florals in the spotlight.

Buy now £715.00, Erdem

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