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I haven’t been married (lol), but I have starred in my fair share of wedding productions as a bridesmaid. I’m a pretty fabulous bridesmaid (if I do say so myself), showing up with a Bride Readiness Kit, an ability to get crappy family members to shut up and I take good photos!
And this week a reader wrote in and asked, “Bri! Where the heck are your recommendations on finding a plus size bridesmaid dress?!”
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Well, I’ve written about finding a plus size wedding gown, aaaand I’ve written about brands that carry mother of the bride dresses.
And today we’re talking BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES. I specifically said “flattering” plus size bridesmaid dresses, because there are a lot of ugly (in my opinion) dresses out there. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and today I am the beholder!!!
Recent Trends in Curvy Bridesmaid Dresses
Recently, the wedding gods decided to do all of us curvy bridesmaids a favor by making it trendy to have all bridesmaids in the same COLOR, but allowing for different sizes.
No longer are we forced to wear dresses that totally don’t flatter us in awful colors. (Now we just get the bad colors – jokes! Just kidding… Not really.)
Brands to Check Out for Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses
Below, I’ve shared brands that offer plus size bridesmaid dresses. I’ve noted which brands are my faves with the most flattering (ie what fits my taste), as well as which brands offer more modest options with sleeves.
If you’re looking for a specific color, be sure to use search filters on these websites!!
Okay, let’s get to shopping!!
#1: Full Figured Bridesmaid Dresses from Kiyonna – Lace FTW!
Kiyonna is one of those plus size brands that’s been around for YEARS, but for some reason folks don’t know they exist.
They offer a good number of plus size bridesmaid dresses with sleeves, floor length gowns and more modest dresses, etc. Their signature is their use of lace – it’s very well done and classy!
Colors they offer: Beige, Black, Robins Egg Light Blue, Brown, Burgundy Red, Gold, Green, Grey, Navy and Plum purple. They offer up to a 5X, which is around a size 30.
Shop Kiyonna here!
#2: Plus Size Bridesmaid Gowns from City Chic – Sexy!!
Y’all. WHERE would i be without City Chic? I recently rocked this holiday dress from them, an off-shoulder floor length gown – which was so fun!
They have a lot of floor length and midi options, as well as styles that I would call a “wrap dress,” but aren’t your typical wrap dress. Their dresses are particularly great for bustier babes who don’t want to be yanking up the top of their dress all day long.
I prefer to shop City Chic through CoEdition, a plus size fashion website, because I can test out pieces from multiple brands and only pay one shipping fee. Hashtag winning!
Shop City Chic here.
#3: Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses from ModCloth – Kitschy FTW
Oh, ModCloth, how we vintage-loving babes adore thee! ModCloth is known for its super fun dresses that could work as bridesmaid dresses for a more hipster-inspired wedding in the PNW.
BUT they also have plus size curvy bridesmaid dresses that are a bit more traditional!
They offer up to a 4X (size 24/26 ish), and their main colors are in navy blue, green, red, black, bronze and various prints!
#4: Full Figure Bridesmaid Dresses from AZAZIE – MOST COLORS!
Y’all. AZAZIE is such a great brand, offering a whole slew of customization options and THEY HAVE OVER 43 COLORS! The whole bridal squad can choose the cut that they like best, and you can all make sure you’re “matchy matchy” by picking the same color.
Aaaaaand you can do it all online, so no need to stress out the bridesmaids who are flying in for the wedding.
AZAZIE has so many dang styles, it blows my mind. They’ve got Grecian-inspired plus size floor length gowns, sweetheart necklines, v-neck necklines, draping, sleeves of all lengths, etc etc.
They don’t have a plus model for the majority of their dresses, but they have been slowly increasing their offering.
If you’re going to be a bridesmaid at a rockabilly or vintage inspired wedding, you’ll definitely want to check out Unique Vintage. The brand has both straight and plus sizes, meaning the whole troupe of bridesmaids can shop there!
Unique Vintage offers full figure bridesmaid dresses in up to a 6X from the following periods:
Shop here for your vintage plus size bridesmaid dress.
#6: Trendy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses from ASOS
TBQH, I didn’t know that ASOS offered wedding gowns until I *went* to a wedding where bride was wearing it!
ASOS offers dresses in up to a size 26, making them a candidate for a wedding where all of the bridesmaids match! With 40 options listed, from flowy maxi gowns to satin short dresses, you’ll be good to go for the big day!
Shop ASOS here.
#7: Special Occasion Dresses from Torrid
Depending on the time of year, Torrid stocks up on plus size special occassion gown and dresses that could definitely work as a bridesmaid dress. The brand can ship your home or a store near you, and it offers plus size gowns in up to a 6X!
#8: Plus Size Infinity or Multi-Way Dress from Amazon
This bridesmaid dress is super popular, as it fits a good amount of sizes (up to a 43″ waist), comes in almost 20 colors. The multi-way feature means you can wrap it in a variety of ways, avoiding the need to visit a tailor!
It’s $79.99 on Amazon, shop here!
#9: Plus Size Infinity or Multi-Way Dress from The Dainty Yard on Etsy
The infinity dress from Amazon stops at around a size 18, but this infinity dress from The Dainty Yard on Etsy goes up to a size 53″ waist!
They have more than 40 colors available (including a lovely metallic gold!) and can do the dress with or without lining (I’d recommend getting it lined)! The dress starts at $67 USD.
What style of bridesmaids dress are you looking for?
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