Dressing for a wedding as a guest is no easy feat - you'll want something that will make you feel and look good all day, while making sure it's suitable for the dress-code, season and time. Oh, and won't upstage what the happy couple are wearing!
Luckily there's no shortage of dreamy plus size wedding guest dresses for you to start adding to your basket. We've got a chic edit of plus size wedding guest dresses lined up for you to suit all budgets and styles - whether you're attending an elegant evening soiree or a relaxed and casual celebration.
We're talking flattering and stylish silhouettes from our favourite high street brands like New Look and Coast, plus a few seriously special designer pieces that will ensure you're the best dressed guest at any upcoming wedding.
1. Perry Wrap Maxi Dress - £140, Phase Eight
Stuck on what colour to wear to a winter wedding? Phase Eight's Perry dress comes in the most gorgeous shade of teal that's seasonal without being overly festive. Pair with metallic gold heels and jewellery to top the look off.
2. Edith Burnout Dress - £160, Phase Eight
We adore the asymmetric ruffled hem on Phase Eight's Edith dress - it won't instantly cut you off, but instead drape across and elongate your legs. This flattering silhouette also features a faux wrap bodice and set waistband to accentuate your figure.
3. Gloria Mixed Floral Midi Dress - £99, Monsoon
With a beautiful floral print and flattering sweetheart neckline, the Gloria dress is simply asking to be worn to a wedding. Plus, it's from Monsoon's eco-friendly collection, created using sustainable fabric alternatives, including responsibly sourced cotton.
4. Lace Mini Dress - £40, Vero Moda
We've said it once and we'll say it again - yes, you can wear black to a wedding! This chic style from Vero Moda looks so elegant when worn with monochrome accessories and we love the lace panelled puff sleeves.
5. Curves Satin Asymmetric Midi Wrap Dress - £29.99, New Look
New Look is our go-to brand when it comes to wedding guest dress shopping - not only do they offer trend-led affordable pieces, they have a gorgeous curves collection too. Take this pretty pink number that is available in sizes 18-32.
6. Curves Black Heart Dip Hem Midi Dress - £25.99, New Look
We also adore this midi wrap dress from New Look. The heart print is so wedding appropriate but the black backdrop stops it from feeling too cutesy. Available for just £25.99, it's a bargain piece that you can wear for seasons to come.
7. Plus Size Abstract Print Midi Dress - £45, Nasty Gal
This dress from Nasty Gal is a real showstopper and one we guarantee will garner lots of compliments from fellow wedding guests. The purple and blue fabric looks amazing styled as this model has done with a shock of vibrant orange heels and statement earrings.
8. Curves Kimono Dress - £50, Yumi at John Lewis
The great thing about this dress from Yumi is that it can be dressed up or down just by adding some accessories. If it's a relaxed celebration keep it simple with a pair of flats and some dainty jewellery, or for a formal event go all out with a bold lip and matching heels.
9. Plus Size Sleeveless Floral Box Midi Dress - £72, Chi Chi London
We can't believe this floral dress from Chi Chi London is priced at just over £70 - the jacquard fabric looks and feels so luxurious. The structured silhouette is perfect for a black-tie wedding and the sleeveless design allows you to move - just what you need for the dance floor!
10. Curve Berry Velvet Wrap Dress - £34.99, Quiz
Does a dress get any more festive than this berry beauty from Quiz? The wrap over skirt is a really flattering design and the combination of crushed velvet with sparkling rhinestones is so dreamy. You can re-purpose it for the work Christmas party too!
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11. Curve Purple Satin Strappy Midi Dress - £34.99, Quiz
The key to wearing a bold hue to a wedding is to keep the dress and your accessories simple so as not to draw too much attention away from the newlyweds. Quiz's purple offering comes in a fail-safe cowlneck slip dress style and would look amazing worn with barely-there heels.
12. Plus Woven Animal Print Wrap Jumpsuit - £25, Boohoo
We're big fans of wedding guest jumpsuits and this animal print option from Boohoo is gorgeous. Available in sizes 16-28, the long sleeves, flared fit trousers and tie waist detail is an instant winner.
13. Plus Cape Sleeve Wrap Dress - £28, Boohoo
If you'd rather wear a short dress but are worried it might feel a little too relaxed for a wedding this design from Boohoo will ensure you look sophisticated and elegant thanks to the cape sleeve. We love the rust hue for an autumnal celebration but it is also available in black.
14. Animal Print Satin Dress - £285, The Hour
Launched by Nana Rasoeva who felt uninspired by luxury plus-size clothing, The Hour serves up designer pieces from size 14 upwards and we are certainly not disappointed with this lovely satin dress. It's pretty and practical, featuring side pockets and a matching animal print face mask should the wedding require you wear one.
15. Scoop Back Fit & Flare Dress - £180, Boden
Full, flared and with a gathered waist for maximum volume, this stylish pick from Boden is spectacular. It has a deep scooped back which balances out the high neckline perfectly and ensures you look fabulous from all angles.
16. Halterneck Velvet Jumpsuit - £110, Boden
Make sure nothing stands between you and the dancefloor with this velvet Boden jumpsuit. The fitted halterneck shape is effortlessly elegant, while the straight cut trousers are scoring high in the style stakes.
17. Lurex Knit Dress - £69.99, Mango
Mango is a treasure chest of fashion-forward pieces, like this neutral knit dress. Made from fine knitted fabric entwined with gold metallic thread, it'll shimmer and shine beautifully under fairy lights.
18. Retro Print Blouse & Skirt - £49.99 & £49.99, Mango
A chic blouse and skirt co-ord makes an ideal wedding guest outfit if dresses aren't your vibe. This retro print style from Mango pairs a pleated midi skirt with a relaxed fit shirt for a timeless and trendy look.
19. Maya Dress - £190, Grass-Fields
For a wedding guest outfit that will be sure to turn heads, look to Grass-Field's Maya dress. This stand-out design is a vision of glittering sequins in a rich plum shade that will flatter all skin tones.
20. Luxe Cobalt Pleated Midi Dress - £95, Lovedrobe
An evening wedding calls for an elegant dress and this blue beauty from Lovedrobe is ticking all of our style check boxes. It has a stunning pleated skirt, trendy balloon sleeves and a beautiful keyhole back.
21. Luxe Square Neckline Midi Dress - £95, Lovedrobe
Puff sleeve and square neckline style dresses have been everywhere this year and we love how Lovedrobe have given this design an autumnal upgrade with velvet flowers in rich jewel colours. Pair with heels for the wedding and boots for the rest of the year.
22. Jacquard Ruffle Drawstring Dress - £249, Anna Scholz
A polka dot print is a great alternative to a floral pattern - this Anna Scholz dress is fresh and fun. Highlight the sleeveless style with shoulder-grazing earrings and don't forget to pop on a pair of sparkling shoes.
23. Curve Embroidered Midaxi Dress - £199, Coast
Coast is another brand that you definitely need on your radar when shopping for plus size wedding guest dresses. This embroidered midaxi dress is so intricately designed - from the pretty floral buds and the whimsical tulle overlay, to the ruffled neckline.
24. Curve Ruffle Shoulder Tulle Midi Dress - £119, Coast
Speaking of tulle, Coast's midi dress is a dreamy combination of frothy fabric and romantic shoulder ruffles that we're obsessed with. It would look wonderful at a whimsical woodland wedding or a rustic barn celebration.
25. Cosmic Print Wrap Midi Dress - £45, Simply Be
We dare you to scroll past this beauty from Simply Be without adding it to your basket! The cosmic print fabric is out of this world (sorry) and the wrap style silhouette will be flattering for all body types.
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26. Jo Tie Waist Dress - £95, Simply Be
This lovely striped olive dress from Simply Be is designed with a trendy tiered skirt and balloon sleeves. Wear with mule heels and a woven clutch for a laidback look that'll keep you comfortable all day.
27. Jo Animal Sequin Maxi Dress - £130, Simply Be
Head-to-toe sequins are guaranteed to ooze glitz and glamour and if you're looking for a sequinned dress with a difference, consider this animal print dress also from Simply Be. The dress itself will do all the talking for you so you won't have to worry about accessories.
28. Shindig Satin Slip Dress - £149.99, Universal Standard
You can't beat a satin slip dress for a wedding guest outfit and when it comes in sizes up to 4XL like this one from Universal Standard it's even better. Oh, and we can't not mention this fabulous star burst print - it reminds us of fireworks making it ideal for an evening event!
29. Curve Coloured Blocked Dress - £99, Karen Millen
The colour blocking on Karen Millen's tailored dress is what sets it apart from the rest, as does the flowing skirt which is ideal if you're going to be seated at the ceremony and want to avoid an outfit that is fitted.
30. Curve Tie-Dye Belted Woven Dress - £139, Karen Millen
We bet you'll be the best-dressed wedding guest if you show up in this Karen Millen number. Stunning on its own or paired with accessories, this style is perfect for a chic city wedding with a neutral aesthetic.
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31. Stretch Fabric Sheath Dress - £255, Marina Rinaldi
This Marina Rinaldi dress comes with short sleeves that can be attached by a tailor so if you aren't sure whether you want a sleeveless style yet this could be the ideal option. We love the subtle rhinestones that adorn the neckline too.
32. Curve Corset Long Sleeve Midi Dress - £28, Blue Vanilla
Floral dresses are never going out of style and this long sleeved ensemble from Blue Vanilla proves it. Available in sizes 18-28, the ruched bodice and bow detail are just two features we love about it.
33. Plus Camel Blazer & Trousers - £38 & £28, Pretty Little Thing
You don't have to sacrifice on style if you have a budget - Pretty Little Thing have a whole number of beautiful wedding guest options that you'd never guess cost less than £50. This textured suit is beyond chic - especially when worn with barely-there heels.
34. Curve Geo Print Textured Mini Dress - £40, Dorothy Perkins
Have some fun with your wedding guest dress and opt for a playful polka dot print mini dress from Dorothy Perkins. It can easily be smartened up with the addition of a tailored blazer and sophisticated heels.
35. Cross-Back Satin Dress - £35, Monki
We're eyeing up this celestial print satin dress from Monki for the next wedding in our diary and for several other events to follow. It comes in sizes XXS-XXL and is a bargain at just £35!
You have the dress for the big day down but how about any pre-wedding parties? Take a look at our hen-do outfit edit for inspiration.