One of the most frustrating or should I say challenging things to do, is to find the perfect plus size wedding guest dress. Nowadays weddings have so many restrictions and requests that it can be nerve wrecking to figure out what to wear.
There’s the black-tie wedding and the everyone wears the same color wedding. What happened to just wearing what the heck you want and call it a day. Don’t get me wrong. I get it. Every bride wants that day to not only be special but also look spectacular. That’s why they impose dress codes.
Since wedding season is still in full effect, I’m quite sure there are some of you who are searching high and low for the perfect plus size wedding guest dress. Today, I’m going to do my part to help you out with finding one.
Fast fashion brands and contemporary plus-size designers have some great plus-size options this year. I chose dresses that you can wear again and again in my roundup. It’s the worst feeling in the world to spend money on a wedding guest dress and then be unable to wear it again. “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” Sweet Brown said. Nobody has that kind of money to be squandering.
My Plus Size Wedding Guest Dress
Back in April, I found myself the perfect plus size wedding guest dress. It was from the Ashley Graham X Pretty Little Thing collection. It’s a chic orange lace laser cut midi dress with a square neckline. It hugs the hips and showcases the girls. In a tasteful way of course. This is the kind of dress that stands out on its own and needs minimal accessories.
The good thing about this dress is that I can wear it again for a special occassion. I slipped on a pair of Steve Madden tan suede stacked heels. In addition, I added a jewel encrusted bracelet from Lane Bryant. As well as pair of white tassel earrings. I swiped on a bold red lip and was ready to slay.
All photos taken by Edelle Kenny
Now that I’ve found my perfect wedding guest dress, let me help you. Look at some of these delicate, delectable, statement making plus size wedding guest dresses.
Plus Size Wedding Guest Dresses
When the bride asks you to get your shine on, opt for a sequin dress.
If you want a more elegant traditional wedding guest dress, then go for a black chiffon maxi dress
Elise Chiffon Halter Maxi Dress
Arrive to the wedding wearing this flirty and feminine twist bodice dress in a floral print.
Show up and show out in this size inclusive wedding guest dress with cutout details.
For a black tie wedding, checkout this lace and fringe dress that looks designer but is a fraction of the cost.
Strapless Lace and Fringe Dress
Make a statement in this beautiful floor length dress.
Wrap Fallen Shoulder Midi Dress
Rock a fringe dress for a litte added flair.
Bow Shoulder Fit & Flare Dress
Looking for modest plus size wedding guest dresses? Try one that will have you covered and looking pretty.
For the not so formal wedding, a classic skater dress with a bold print is sophisticated and modern.
Try a pink corset floor length dress for the wedding that requires you to bring a little drama.
You can never go wrong with a lace dress. This ombre metallic lace dress is short and sweet but packs a lot of punch.
If you’re attending a wedding requesting formal attire, then definitely go with a maxi dress. Try a dress that has a little flair or in a bright color.
Shop more formal maxi dresses
When you really want to show up and show out at a wedding, you gotta go for a sexy sequin dress.
Go for a more feminine look with a lace overlay midi dress.
This article was originally written on July 17, 2019 and has been updated on May 23, 2023.
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