This post is all about Plus Size Wedding Guest Dresses. Links used in this post are affiliate.
*Scroll down to see more dresses I tried on*
The Fall is almost here and that means you probably have a wedding or special event to attend! I though it would be helpful to share some of my recent dress finds and some tips for finding a great dress when plus size. You can see these dresses in video on instagram under my Dresses highlight or on TikTok under my Dresses playlist! Links for everything I talk about can be found on my LikeToKnowIt Page here!
For some reason, special event and wedding guest dresses seem to sell out very quickly so some items below may be sold out in some sizes! I tried to link many options so there is something for everyone. I’ve also included a list of retailers I recommend shopping with for you to take a look at. Because dresses sell out so quickly, if you see something you like its definitely worth purchasing and returning if it doesn’t work.
1. Navy Blue Pleated Dress | 2. Black Jumpsuit | 3. Satin Red Dress | 4. Blue Gown | 5. Bow Tie Dress | 6. Purple Wrap Dress | 7. Navy Maxi Wrap | 8. Navy Beaded Dress | 9. Green Midi | 10. Purple Gown | 11. Blue Maxi Wrap | 12. Purple tie Shoulder | 13. Rust Ivy City | 14. Teal Satin Dress | 15. Green Satin |
To find your perfect dress, I recommend buying a few dresses and trying them on at home. If you aren’t sure of your size, I would be sure to check the size chart and consider buying options in a few sizes.
Before you try on dresses I have a few tips to make the experience better. The most important thing is to be in the right mindset. Part of my job is trying on clothes and I still like to make sure I’m in a generally positive mood before I get started. I also like to do my hair and make-up a bit! It doesn’t have to be full glam, but I find it helpful to feel my best. I always wear proper undergarments too like my favorite strapless bra and a pair of light compression/spanx shorts (my preferred option under most dresses!)
Always remember, the goal is to find one good dress! Often it takes me 5 or more options to find something I feel great in. If you don’t succeed in your first order, focus on what you did like and buy some more options that have those features. It is worth the time and energy to find a dress you feel great in!
Anthropologie – sizes 1x-3x, great for boho/floral options, easy returns in store
Eloquii – sizes 14-24, great for interesting styles and fun fabrics, returns online ($5 shipping label)
Nordstrom – up to size 28, great for classic styles for all ages, free returns in store or online
Ivy City Co. – up to 6x in some styles, great for more modest feminine pieces, full returns ($12 shipping label)
JessaKae – up to 6x in some styles, free exchanges, returns for store credit
City Chic – sizes 14-28, lots of solid colored options, free returns through Happy Returns or $6 shipping label fee
BHLDN – up to size 26, lots of classic options with bridesmaid options, returns with paid shipping label
Reformation – sizes 1x-3x, a great sustainable option, free returns
Insyze – plus size only retailer, various return policies
I’ve been using Nuuly for the past year and love the flexibility it gives to my wardrobe! Nuuly is a service where you rent 6 pieces each month. They offer lots of options that are perfect as a wedding guest or special event dresses. Check out my Nuuly highlight to see some of the pieces I’ve rented before.
Click the image to shop. Wearing a 2x or 22 unless otherwise noted.