Finding the perfect plus size bridesmaid dress can be tough, but thankfully more brands and designers than ever are now catering for all sizes. Whether you’re looking to stick to the budget with high street bridesmaid dresses or splash out on glamorous gowns, we’ve compiled an edit of our favourite plus size bridesmaid dresses to flatter and fit curvy maids.
When it comes to choice of colour and styles, Dessy are definitely nailing it with their fabulous range of plus size bridesmaid dresses in sizes 00-30W. It’s easy to see why you crowned them as your best bridesmaid collection in our 2016 UK Wedding Awards.
This beautiful blue gown would make a stunning look for your bridesmaids. The rich, jewel toned colour gives a look of opulence and the sweeping chiffon skirt would flatter the hips. Take note of how the 2942 bridesmaid dress from Dessy has been styled here and pair with a statement necklace.
If your best girls are very fashionable, then the beautiful 2954 bridesmaid gown from Dessy is sure to go down well. The delicate pink shade is ideal for fair skinned maids and the cinched waist is perfect for creating an hourglass shape. The chiffon skirt overlay and spaghetti straps are detachable so the look can be tailored to your girls’ preferences.
If you’re wearing a Grecian style wedding dress, then the 2958 bridesmaid dress would be a lovely option for your best girls. The thick straps give plenty of support for bigger busts and the pleated wrap bodice will help give a lovely shape. Pair with side swept hair and silver bridesmaid shoes.
The 2962 Dessy bridesmaid dress will flatter maids who are curvy at the hips and the bust. The sequin detail at the neckline provides extra coverage to the super slimming ruched bodice, which gives the illusion of a smaller waist.
If you’re turning up the glamour for your wedding day, then your bridesmaids need a gown that will complement your show stopping wedding dress. Let us point you in the direction of Dynasty Curve – their stylish plus size bridesmaid dresses are available in sizes 14-28 and are all about the details.
We love a blue bridesmaid dress and this design really ups the drama with its deep navy hue. The empire waist of the Astrid bridesmaid dress cleverly gives the illusion of longer legs and the heavy embellishment will draw attention to the top half if this is your girls’ favourite part.
Silver bridesmaid dresses like Dynasty Curve's Elara gown are an excellent choice for a wintery wedding, especially with the intricate detailing. Wider necklines are ideal for broad shoulders and the neckline is flattering on the bust without being too revealing.
Dynasty prove once again that they are a go-to destination for winter bridesmaid dresses with their incredible Luna bridesmaid gown. If you have a pear shaped bridesmaid (wider at the hips with a smaller bust), then this dress would be the perfect choice – the detailed bodice will draw the eye upwards.
The gorgeous mink shade of the Phoebe bridesmaid dress would look stunning on every skin tone and the dramatic black detailing gives the illusion of a slimmer frame – what’s not to love? Your bridesmaids won’t be able to resist a twirl in that skirt.
If you’re got a fair few bridesmaids who all have different shapes and styles, then you simply must put Twobirds bridesmaid dresses on your radar. Stepping away from the traditional bridal party dress, their multiway dresses can be styled in countless ways to suit every figure.
The Twobirds range currently features three key styles: Ballgown, Tulle and Rosette. If you’re looking for plus size bridesmaid dresses then Twobird's bridesmaid ballgown would be ideal. Not only is it available in two lengths and 28 colours, the versatile gown can also be styled in over 15 ways so that your girls can personalise their look.
As with the previous ballgown, Twobird's tulle bridesmaid dress can also be styled to suit every shape. This option is suitable if you’re looking for a soft and romantic look for your girls, plus the range of pastel colours would look stunning at a spring or summer celebration.
For stylish and modern plus size bridesmaid dresses that won’t break the budget, After Six has a fantastic range of designs. Their dresses are available in sizes 00-30W and you’ll be thoroughly spoilt for choice with the many colour and style options.
This one shoulder bridesmaid dress is an elegant look for your girls and the block colour leaves room for some glamorous jewellery. The 6737 bridesmaid dress from After Six is available in lots of different colours, but we say go bold with an eye catching colour like this red gown if you’re having a summer wedding.
Your girls will feel at their most elegant best with bridesmaid dress 6735 from After Six. The square neckline will help to elongate the neck and balance the hips if any of your maids are pear or apple shaped (wider at the hips and the midsection with slim shoulders and legs).
Leading bridalwear brand David’s Bridal has long been renowned for its range of stunning wedding dresses, but did you know that they have an extensive selection of plus size bridesmaid dresses too? Their range of gowns are available in sizes 0-30 and there is also a gorgeous collection of accessories to complete the look.
This asymmetrical beauty of a dress is stunning in every way. Pictured here as a pale pink bridesmaid dress, style F18058 is also available in lots of other colours so you can match it to your décor. The neckline is a flattering look for the shoulders and the sophisticated satin skirt will skim over the hips.
If you want a fairytale look for your bridesmaids then the W10888 gown from David’s Bridal will hit the mark. This stunning bridesmaid dress is a fabulous look for pear shaped ladies, as the pretty tulle skirt will sit beautifully over the hips and legs, whilst the strapless neckline and empire waist will accentuate a smaller bust and narrow shoulders.
Don’t be afraid to go short if you’re looking for plus size bridesmaid dresses for a summer wedding. Style W10953 is perfect for apple shapes as the knee length hem will certainly show off a slim pair of pins, without being too revealing. A sweetheart neckline is always flattering on the bust and it leaves room for some pretty jewellery.
High street hero Evans is one of the UK’s leading brands for affordable plus size clothing. Their occasion wear is available in a range of expert cuts to flatter a voluptuous figure, ranging from sizes 14-32.
This pretty blue maxi dress from Evans is a gorgeous look for your bridesmaids, especially if you’re having a beach themed wedding or a summer celebration. The overlay at the bodice is ideal if your maids don’t feel comfortable in a figure hugging design. A luxe touch is added thanks to the turquoise embellishment at the neckline.
Off the Shoulder
If you’re wearing a boho wedding dress, then this dark blue off the shoulder gown would be the ideal match for your bridal party. The floaty and relaxed fit will make your girls feel super comfortable, yet the slightly revealing neckline stops the gown from feeling too frumpy.
The Veromia Bridesmaid collection offers a vast range of bridal party gowns that mirror the sophistication of their wedding dresses. Made from the highest quality fabrics with expert cuts, your girls will feel spoilt for choice when they see the range of colours and styles. Available in sizes 6-30.
Pictured here in lilac and royal blue, the VRB71552 bridesmaid dress from Veromia is a gorgeous design with an on trend halterneck. Grecian influences are laced through this style, from the flattering neckline to the slimming knot effect at the waist. Take note from the styling here and pair with a natural bouquet and a sparkly hair accessory.
If you have a bridesmaid with a voluptuous hourglass figure or curvaceous hips, then consider the elegant VRB71555 dress from Veromia Bridesmaids. The cowl neck is ultra-feminine and pretty without being too low cut and the chiffon material will create a lovely silhouette. Darker colours will help to slim the hips but the range of shades means that there are plenty to choose from – why not even mix and match your maids?
New Look Curves
High street giants New Look are well known for their fashion forward range of clothing and we applaud their extensive range of sizes and style that cater for all women. The Curves range boasts a stunning range of occasion wear and dresses that your girls will want to wear even after the wedding – plus pretty much everything is under £100!
If you’re getting married at the height of summer and want your bridesmaids to feel comfortable and cool, then this stylish laser cut dress from New Look is a fun and flirty look. Available in sizes 18-32, this design is a bold yet flattering look that will accentuate the bust and shoulders and slim the waist. Not only that, this style also has a very attractive high street price tag and your girls will definitely be able to wear it again.
If you’re including lots of retro details in your special day, then a vintage bridesmaid dress like this floral one would be ideal for your bridal party. The shorter length means that your girls can move about with grace and ease, plus the wrap design and side waist is perfect for accentuating an hourglass shape. The pretty pattern of this plus size floral wrap dress would fit right in with an afternoon tea reception.
Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage
Alfred Angelo’s Modern Vintage bridesmaid collection boasts an array of classic yet contemporary dresses that provide a timeless look for your best girls. The dreamy fabrics and colours make the styles fit for a fairytale wedding. All gowns are available in sizes 0-30W with over 20 colours to choose from.
Excuse us whilst we swoon over this dress for a while! The silvery-blue hue is a beautiful shade to flatter all skin tones and the cut and fall of bridesmaid dress 8652 from Alfred Angelo is just divine. Your maids will love floating around in the gorgeous full skirt, which is balanced out with a cinching waistband and a crossover V-neckline.
For versatile, stylish and contemporary bridesmaid dresses in sizes 00-30W, Social Bridesmaids is a brand that your girls are sure to love. Their collection includes every fabric and cut that you can think of, plus the range of colours leaves plenty of opportunity to mix and match your bridal party.
Gorgeous grey bridesmaid dresses don’t get much better than style 8159 from Social Bridesmaids. The soft, neutral colour is suited to many skin tones and the strapless cut is super wearable, which your bridesmaids will thank you for! We love the hip skimming skirt’s subtle slits that give the gown a fashionable edge.
The ever so pretty 8160 dress from Social Bridesmaids is a winning look for so many reasons. The A-line cut of the dress is perfect for a pear or hourglass figure and the high neckline would be incredibly flattering on broad shoulders. Your girls will love the extra details on this dress, like the slimming side panels and the deep V-back.
Bridesmaids by Romantica
The beautiful Bridesmaids collection from Romantica is always so lovely to browse. Their dresses for plus size bridesmaids are available up to a size 32 and the choice of colour means that every kind of wedding is catered for. Your girls will adore the pretty, versatile designs and will be eager to wear them again.
For something a little bit different, the Aoife dress from Bridesmaids by Romantica is an excellent pick. The contrasting black lace adds a gothic streak to the gown and it stands out dramatically against the toffee fabric. The scalloped bodice and graceful skirt makes this dress a versatile and flattering option.
Show off a voluptuous and curvy figure with a bold red bridesmaid dress like the Cindy style from Bridesmaids by Romantica. This romantic, tea length number is a fabulous in every way with its feminine cap sleeves and adorably floaty skirt.
The burgundy shade of the Bridesmaids by Romantica Suki dress would look just as dramatic and romantic at a winter wedding as it would at a summer celebration. The design of this chiffon gown is simple and fuss free, yet it will hug curves in all the right places. The lacy back ensures that the dress is pretty from all angles.
The B2 collection of bridesmaid dresses combines two of the best things when it comes to buying bridal wear: luxurious quality and an attainable price tag! Whatever your bridesmaids shape or style, B2 has a gown for each maid – all of which are available in sizes 00-34.
If you have a bridesmaid who is obsessed with Elsa’s style in ‘Frozen’, then she’ll adore the B183054 bridesmaid dress from B2. The pale blue hue of the gown is just gorgeous and the bodice of the dress gives it a lovely shape.
Always a fashion forward brand for plus size bridesmaid dresses, Alfred Sung bridesmaid dresses never disappoint with their beautiful gowns for all seasons in sizes 00-30W. Their budget friendly and contemporary collection also features stylish separates and maternity bridesmaid dresses.
We love everything about bridesmaid dress D704 from Alfred Sung. Pictured here as an elegant green bridesmaid dress, the range of shades means that all colour schemes are covered and the style is versatile enough to be worn at any time of year. The clever draping and pleats will pull the waist in to give your maids an envious hourglass shape.
If your girls don’t feel comfortable in high heels then don’t fret – just browse our edit of flat wedding shoes which features so many cute styles.