23 Plus Size Wedding Guest Outfits To Dazzle In Whether You Have One Wedding To Attend Or One Million

Love them or loathe them, it's officially wedding season, and with it comes the cryptic summer wedding dress code and the challenge to find the perfect summer wedding outfit. And as any fuller-figured lady knows, finding a wedding outfit in plus sizes in no easy task.

Regardless of whether you're the type to get all weepy as soon as the string quartet starts playing or you're more likely to steal your blender back off the gift table and leave with a random stranger at the end of the night (OK, so maybe that's the plot of You're the Worst), if you're going to a wedding, you're going to have to wear clothes.

Whether you spend the sweaty days of summer wrapped in a cardigan and bland "office appropriate" wear in an air-conditioned office or in some basketball shorts and a tank top, trying to get as much ventilation as possible, an opportunity to dress up and take a few selfies for your FB or Tinder profile pics while you're at it is probably welcome. So just in case you're looking for the perfect plus-size summer wedding dress or the perfect plus-size summer wedding suit, here are 23 contenders.

Feminine Glamour

Easily dress this gown down with a jean jacket and sandals or go all-out glam for a fancier affair. It’s up to you in this blush-colored maxi.

New Noir Sleeveless Jeweled Maxi Dress, $160, Additionelle

Perfectly Suited

These luxurious silk separates make a perfect pair for an elegant, androgynous summer wedding look that’s not stuffy and will actually let you breathe.

Wide Leg Silk Pants, $214, Fourteen Style | Silk Vest, $154, Fourteen Style

Silver-y Shine

Dancing all night under the stars at an outdoor wedding? Wear this flouncy little number to shine just as bright.

Shimmer Layer Dress, $30, Elvi

Just Peachy

A retro silhouette and polkadots make this a charming, cheerful dress for afternoon nuptials.

Adelle Dress in Retro Peach, $168, Igigi


Print! Chiffon! Layering! Embellishment! There’s a lot going on here, but it comes out looking elegant as anything if you’re not afraid of a little attention.

Ivory Pastel Abstract Print Dress, $150, Evans

Layer Cake

If you’re looking for a dress with sleeves, this frock has that and a ton of style on top of it. A layered skirt and a printed bodice can be belted to look like a skirt/top combo, too. Cute, right?

Studio Mix Tiered Dress, $130, Eloquii

Dressed Up Shorts

Pick a button-down top with a different detail and a bacic black Bermuda short to keep things on the cooler side, but still wedding-level fancy.

Michel Studio Shorts, $60, Additionelle | Two-Tone Oxford Shirt, $139, Hautebutch

Might As Well Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit is sleek and sophisticated in a bold blue with a playful little ruffle sleeve that keeps it from being too plain. Buy it for the wedding, wear it again all summer.

Ruffle Sleeve Jumpsuit, $13, Eloquii


If you’re looking for something that appeals to your bohemian sensibilities while also being suitable for a more formal affair, this flutter sleeve printed maxi dress has got you covered.

Printed Maxi Dress, $90, Lane Bryant

Ladylike Sheath

If a more classic look is your thing, this color-blocked navy floral sheath dress by Adrianna Papell is just the thing.

Floral Sheath, $65, Nordstrom Rack

Black Tie Affair

If you have a super-formal wedding to go to or are looking for a perfect gown to invest in for multiple wears, there’s nothing more stunning than this bronze-embellished gown.

Lakshmi Gown in Bronze, $408, Igigi

Downtown Funk

Sophisticated, colorful, and playful, this dress is perfect for a downtown wedding in an old bank or on a rooftop. It will look equally as good at brunch the next morning after dancing all night.

Necklace Embellished Dress, $130, Eloquii

Elevated LBD

Available in plus-sizes upon request, this is my personal summer go-to. If you’re more of a minimalist, this raw silk dress will be your best friend. Dress it up with some wedges and killer jewelry.

Tony Chestnut LBD, $155, Tony Chestnut

Strapless Wonder

Stand out? Who, you? This pleated, billowing show-stopper of a jumpsuit in orange is the all-eyes-on-you look you’ve been waiting for.

Sydney Strapless Jumpsuit, $101, Monifc

Stripes On Sripes

This versatile dress is one you will definitely work into your regular rotation, but can also be styled in a few different ways — perfect if you have a couple different weddings to go to. Add some cute retro sandals and a sculpted up do for a vintage-y vibe, or add a belt and cowboy boots for a farm wedding.

Contrast Striped Fit And Flare Dress, $25, Forever 21

Slinky Siren

This mermaid-style dress with polka dot overlay is sexily demure and undoubtedly feminine.

Black Tulle Mermaid Gown, $100, eShakti

Garden Party

Backyard wedding or at a botanical garden, this chic dress will make you stand out and blend in in the best ways possible.

Botanical Mirror Floral Shift, $63, ASOS

Floor-Length Stunner

Look like a total dream in this carnation-colored gown.

Dream Evening Dress, $75, Modcloth

Mod Bod

This mod mini dress is perfect for a stylish, high-energy wedding where a traditional dress just won’t do.

Crewneck Colorblock Dress, $160, Hey Gorgeous

So Fresh And So Clean, Clean

This minty fresh dress will be a breath of fresh air at any summer event you attend and is the perfect gown for a party-all-night kind of wedding.

Piper Asymmetrical Hem Dress, $128, Monifc

Old Hollywood Glam

This floral applique dress is feminine and fitted and oh-so-retro. Perfect for both celebrating love and maybe starting up a little romance of your own.

Spin Onto The Scene Dress, $42, Modcloth


Looking for something all-out sexy that’s not over the top? This slinky bodycon dress in an eye-catching shade is just for you.

Honey Bunny Dress, $73, Hello Holiday

Geometric Maxi

Easy and breezy, but not too casual, this Calvin Klein dress is good to go with heels or flats and a braided up do.

Belted Maxi, $158, Nordstrom