33 Plus Size Wedding Guest Dresses for Curvy Ladies Attending Autumnal Nuptials This Fall

There comes a time in all our lives when all of a sudden everyone we know is getting married. It will usually occur at any point in your 20s or 30s, and it can catch you completely and utterly off guard. One moment, you're enjoying marathoning Orange is the New Black with your partner, pleased that Netflix is such a wonderful bonding activity. And the next, you're scrolling through your Facebook feed, acutely aware that there is a new wedding engagement or announcement almost daily. For me, it's happening now.

I know summer is supposedly the peak of wedding seasons. People crave the sunny days and blooming flowers and sometimes even the scorching humidity (why?!). But it's now, in autumn, that I've noticed a particular increase in wedding invitations. Seriously, I've been invited to all-white-weddings, fairytale-themed weddings and a super formal (like "you have to wear a ball gown" formal) NYC events. And with that departs another piece of my child self. It's officially time to be a grown-up.

That said, I'm pretty glad this is happening now — as in autumn — because fall fashion is just so splendid. And when it comes to shopping plus-size fall dresses, there is no shortage of occasion-specific options. So whether you've been invited to a Hawaiian-themed or semi-formal nuptial affair, or an all-out-glam-fest, there's a beautiful dress to be worn.

Vintage in Teal

Posh at the Party Dress, $135, Modcloth

Floral Darling

Floral Print Fit and Flare Dress, $128, Eloquii

Sweet Pea

Adelle Plus Size Dress, $126, Igigi

Film Vixen

Screen Siren Lace Gown, $228, Kiyonna

Nicolette Mason

The Nicolette Dress, $125, Modcloth

New York Wedding

Adrianna Papell Embellished Mesh Gown, $360, Nordstrom

Sight for Soar Eyes

Lakshmi Plus Size Gown in Merlot, $375, Igigi

Fitted Floral

Floral Strappy Scuba Dress, $110, Eloquii

Minimalism with a Twist

Adrianna Papell Print Sheath Dress, $160, Nordstrom

Formal Velvet

Eileen Fisher Plus Iridescent Velvet Dress, $358, Bloomingdales

Mystical in Sequins

Sequin Wool Tunic Dress, $530, Anna Scholz

Italian Luxury

Marina Rinaldi Plus Dehli Jacquard Dress, $950, Bloomingdales

Shoulder Padding

“Lovedrobe” Embroidered Jersey Dress, $90, Simply Be

Hawaiian Wedding

Alfreda Dress in Hawaiian Parrot Print, $140, Pinup Girl Clothing

Bring on the Champagne

Exquisitely Effervescent Dress, $155, Modcloth


Sparkle Jersey Cutaway Shoulder Dress, $256, Anna Scholz

All the Glam

Plus Size Wrap Dress in Confetti Print, $148, Mynt 1792

Sheer 1950s

Tiers of Joy Lace Dress, $170, Kiyona

1940's Glamour

Liliann Dress in Metallic Cream, $140, Pinup Girl Clothing

Fantasy Wedding

Hooved on a Feeling Dress, $90, Modcloth

Black and White and Wonderful

Fitted Printed Lace Dress, $95, Hey Gorgeous

Cape Dress

Plus Size Cape Dress, $198, Mynt 1792

Lush in Lilac

Lux Lilac Dress, $150, City Chic Online

Mermaid-ing It

“Claire Richards” Sequin Dress, $165, Simply Be

Lace and Romance

Romantic Lace Dress, $139, Hey Gorgeous

Florence and the Machine

Florence Dress, $90, Eshakti

Butterfly Silhouette

Rumor Ruched Dress in Green, $115, Pinup Girl Clothing

A Classic

Scallop Neck Faux-Wrap Dress, $75, Eshakti

Pink Everything

V-Neck Fit & Fare Dress, $95, Addition Elle


Plus Size Ornate Dress, $150, City Chic Online

Metallic Rose

Marina Rinaldi Fonte Rose Jacquard Dress, $1360, Saks Fifth Avenue

Cocktails and Nuptials

Two Tone Embroidered Dress, $130, Addition Elle

Upper East Sider

Kay Unger Lace Fit-and-Flare Dress, $530, Saks Fifth Avenue