What to Wear to Weddings if You Are Plus Size

What to Wear to Weddings if You Are Plus Size


Weddings are the highlight of every social calendar. It’s a chance to celebrate with your nearest friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. While we all look forward to weddings, trying to find a plus-size wedding outfit isn’t always easy.


Weddings are a time when memories are captured in photos that become family heirlooms. You want to know that you’re looking your best for the camera. Some of our favorite plus size wedding outfits are timeless looks you can wear any season.


We’re breaking down everything you should think about when planning your outfit for a wedding. Read on to find out more about what to wear to weddings if you’re plus size.


It Starts with Shapewear

The most important elements of an outfit are often what you can’t see. The first part of your outfit that you need is a bra that fits you comfortably. You may need to purchase a new bra, depending on the silhouette and neckline of your dress.


A plus size wedding outfit needs shapewear to prevent visible panty lines. You want a smooth surface to keep your outfit looking sleek and tailored. While shapewear isn’t for everyone, it can help prevent chaffing and give you an hourglass silhouette.


Understand the Dress Code

Every wedding has its own dress code. You might attend one wedding that is ‘white tie’, while another may be more casual and intimate. You always want to check with the bride if the dress code isn’t obvious.


Doing a little research on the venue will usually help you determine which dress code is being used for the wedding. It’ll make it easier for you to find a plus size wedding outfit that suits your style and the venue.


A Versatile Slip Dress

Do you have multiple weddings this season? You want a dress that can do it all. Slip dresses are our go-to for special occasions. You can keep it simple for more intimate ceremonies or elevate your dress for a black-tie event.


Our plus size slip dress is a budget-friendly option at $80. The neutral color means you can experiment with quirky footwear and statement accessories. Add a belt to cinch your waist and accentuate your hourglass figure. Heading to a winter wedding? Layer up with a contrasting blazer for a pop of color.


We love slip dresses as they flatter every body type. Trust us. You’ll want to buy this plus size wedding guest dress in every color.  ‘Pinkest Pink’ is our favorite shade for weddings.


Empire Waistline Maxi Dress

Weddings are a chance to experiment with romantic silhouettes. An empire waistline is one of the most flattering for plus size people as it focuses the eyes on your decolletage. Our ‘Autumn Queen’ chiffon maxi dress is a fairytale moment. It’s a style you’ll wear every season, whether it’s a winter wedding or a mid-summer celebration.


The raised silhouette of an empire waistline is perfect for petite plus size women. It creates the illusion of extra height and draws attention to the narrowest part of your body. Add a pair of nude stilettoes, and you’re ready to go!


An empire waistline maxi dress also gives you the chance to experiment with headwear. If you’re attending a formal wedding, add a fascinator for a regal moment.


A Floral Mini Dress

Cocktail dresses are a classic choice for weddings. Our ‘de Heem’ floral dress can take you from a countryside wedding to a courthouse ceremony. The back cut-out silhouette adds a flirty and contemporary feel to the dress. You can keep your outfit simple with minimal accessories or elevate the look with your signature pieces.


We also love the corset-inspired neckline on this dress. It ticks all the boxes as a subtly sexy silhouette that fits the occasion. This floral mini dress will make you want to dance the night away with its tiered skirt.


Don’t be afraid of floral prints for plus size dresses. They’re one of our favorite prints for wedding outfits. A vertical floral print can help to elongate your shape and make you appear slimmer.


All Hail the Jumpsuit

It’s easy to think that every wedding dress outfit is a dress. Jumpsuits are a plus size wedding guest outfit that everyone should try. We love jumpsuits as they offer extra versatility and keep you comfortable all day long.


Our bronze jumpsuit is a metallic moment that will turn heads. This jumpsuit reminds us of Studio 54 and belongs on the dance floor. The one-shoulder silhouette lets you show off a little skin while being conservative. You can wear this plus size wedding guest outfit to a courthouse, city venue, or vineyard.


Start your day off with a pair of stilettoes before swapping them out for sneakers as the night goes on. Don’t forget to add a matching clutch bag!


Pack Flat Shoes!

Our number one tip for dressing as a plus size woman for a wedding? Bring extra shoes! While most wedding guests wear heels, they quickly regret it by the end of the night. You want a flat pair of shoes to switch to later in the evening. Invest in a pair that you can fold into your bag or stash away in your hotel room.


It’s also easy to overheat at weddings. Flip-flops and flat shoes are great for when your feet start to swell. Some brides are even offering flip-flops to guests for their evening receptions. Think ahead and pack shoes you can wear to dance the night away.


Weddings are an occasion to celebrate love. We also think they’re the perfect time to practice a little self-love. Treat yourself to a plus size wedding guest outfit that makes you feel like the star of the show.


Find your plus size wedding guest outfit here by exploring our latest arrivals. What are your tips on what to wear to weddings if you are plus size? Leave them in the comments below!

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