Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses to Complement Your Curves

Picking out a wedding dress seems difficult, until you have to outfit your entire bridal party. It’s your day, but that doesn’t mean your bridesmaids shouldn’t feel beautiful, too! And as usual, you want your line up to look cohesive. But how do you do that when everyone is a different shape and size? You need to be in the know about all the different styles and which ones complement which body types. All your girlfriends should feel comfortable and confident. So let's talk about finding the perfect plus size bridesmaid dresses!
 

12 Flattering Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Everyone deserves to feel beautiful on your wedding day. That's why we're proud to offer inclusive sizing and designs that flatter every body shape. Take a look at some of our favorite plus size bridesmaid dresses, available online or in-store at the Wedding Shoppe!

1. Kennedy Blue Hayden 

A sleek and slimming design, Hayden is so stylish. It features a sequin bodice with sleek spaghetti straps. With a flattering a-line silhouette, this bridesmaid dress complements every body type.

2. Kennedy Blue Jamie

Jamie is an oh-so-sophisticated bridesmaid dress style. This stunning design features a scoop neckline, short sleeves, and a low scoop back. It's the perfect design for a luxe wedding or winter affair.

3. Kennedy Blue Destiny

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A fun bridesmaid dress, Destiny features a unique criss-cross back. It is paired with an ultra-feminine v-neckline and a flowing a-line skirt.

4. Kennedy Blue Morgan

With a floral embroidered top, Morgan is a fun design for the spring or summer. It has a v-neckline, an accented waistline, and a flowing skirt with pockets.

4. Kennedy Blue Bailey

Bailey is a traditional bridesmaid dress design. It has a high halter neckline, paired with thin spaghetti straps. The bodice features a fun keyhole cutout.

6. Kennedy Blue Cameron

Cameron is chic bridesmaid dress that your girls will love. It features a floral embroidered bodice with a v-neckline. The thin spaghetti straps meet in the back where there is a fun cutout.

7. Selby Rae Marilyn

A traditional bridesmaid dress design, Marilyn is a gown that flatters everyone. It has a classic v-neckline and matching back, with thick supportive straps. This style is beautiful year-round and can be dressed up or down.

8. Selby Rae Monica

A similar style to Marilyn, Monica features a bodice that crosses at the neck. This bridesmaid dress has a matching v-beck and a pleated a-line skirt with pockets.

9. Selby Rae Megan

Megan is a super chic bridesmaid dress that is ultra-feminine and flowy. It features a unique ruched bodice and thin spaghetti straps that criss-cross in the back.

10. Mori Lee 21592

With a slimming neckline, style 21592 will flatter all your girls. It features delicate pleating, spaghetti straps, and a striking scoop back.

11. Mori Lee 21532

Style 21532 is a simple, yet sophisticated bridesmaid dress. An a-line gown, it features a v-neck bodice and a skirt with a slit. The waistline is accented with a sash that can be tied into a bow.

12. Mori Lee 21509

Mori Lee 21509

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A romantic bridesmaid dress, style 21509 is crafted from lightweight chiffon. It features a ruffled bodice, with both spaghetti and of-the-shoulder straps. The a-line skirt is soft and easy to move in.

Popular Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress Styles

There are many elements that go into the best bridesmaid dresses. In fact the variations seems endless! To help make sure your curvy friends feel flattered, check out these popular plus size bridesmaid dress styles.
 

Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses with Sleeves

Long sleeve bridesmaid dresses increase in popularity during winter months. Not only do they lend some warmth, but a more formal look. This makes long sleeves an easy choice for luxe cold weather weddings. A bridesmaid dress with sleeves also provides more coverage for those who prefer it!

With a beautiful sheer lace bodice and long sleeves, Mori Lee 21582 is a stunner. This long plus size bridesmaid dress is an elegant option, especially for winter or cold weather weddings.

Mix and Match Bridesmaid Dresses

If your goal is a unique and modern bridal party, opt for mix and match bridesmaid dresses. Not only will your line up be memorable, but each of your girls will be able to showcase their personalities. It also makes it easier for your girls to find a gown in their size, particularly plus size bridesmaid dresses. At Kennedy Blue many of our gowns are designed to complement one another. Meaning a mismatched lineup is easier than ever to put together. Take for example the styles, Hayden and Anne. They features a matching bodice and skirt, but different materials and elements.

Kennedy Blue Mix and Match Bridesmaids

Dresses: Kennedy Blue // Photographer: Angel Portraits

Long Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Long bridesmaid dresses have been trending as of late, but why? To start, long dresses are more formal, whereas short dresses look more casual. Weddings are more often than not a formal event. Long plus size bridesmaid dresses are more popular in the sense that they provide coverage. Not only for warmth, but in case your bridesmaids aren’t fond of showing off their legs. At the Wedding Shoppe, we offer a selection of gowns made with lightweight materials. So that even with extra fabric, your dress is breathable and easy to move in. 
 

Trending Bridesmaid Dress Colors

There are so many options for bridesmaid dress colors and none of them are wrong! However these beautiful colors are currently trending in the wedding sphere.
 

1. Burgundy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

A luxe deep red color, burgundy bridesmaid dresses are timeless. This color looks beautiful year round, and is an easy way to incorporate a rich color into your wedding color palette. It also complements every skin tone. We recommend pairing burgundy with a combination of neutral tones, or equally festive colors, like emerald.

Burgundy Fabric Swatch

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2. Black Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

An underrated color choice is black bridesmaid dresses. Although a nontraditional color, black is sophisticated and elegant. It pairs well with metallics, making it especially popular during the winter time or for holiday themed weddings.

Black Fabric Swatch

Black Fabric Swatch

3. Navy Blue Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

We offer a variety of blue bridesmaid dress shades, but you can never go wrong with navy. A deep blue, it is surprisingly versatile. You can pair it with other blues for a chic mismatched look. Or, consider blush and other pastel shades for a light and airy spring vibe. One thing is certain, navy is super chic!

If none of these colors sparked your creativity, be sure to check out our 2021 wedding color guide. There you will find all the hottest colors for 2021 weddings! There's endless inspiration and ideas that you can use to create your own wedding color palette.

Choosing the Best Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Hunting for plus size bridesmaid dresses can be overwhelming! The fact is, bridesmaid dresses are often designed for specific body types. Different silhouettes, fabrics, and details will flatter different shapes and sizes. Following these tips will help your plus size bridesmaids feel confident in your gown of choice.
  1. Get your bridesmaids' input. Be sure to include your bridesmaids in the process of choosing dresses. You likely have an idea of what you want, but they can help narrow down the options. It will also allow you to come to a consensus on what they personally like. For example, plus size women may want to avoid tight fitting gowns.
  2. Research bridesmaid dress designers. It's important that you do your research before heading to the shops! Some designers don’t offer plus size bridesmaid dresses. By ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to try on dresses, you'll avoid making anyone feel left out.
  3. Mix & match. Mix and match bridesmaid dresses aren’t popular just because they look good. By allowing your bridesmaids to choose a dress of their own preference, they can showcase their personality. Plus they know best what will flatter their body type. No one will be forced to squeeze into a gown that they hate! 
  4. A-line Bridesmaid Dresses. A-line silhouettes are an amazing option for plus size bridesmaids. This silhouette is comfy and will flatter every body type. However, try to avoid a-line dresses with ruffles or a voluminous skirt. Those elements can make a plus size bridesmaid feel bigger.A-Line-Bridesmaid Dresses
  5. Opt for V-Necklines. Necklines are more versatile, but v-necklines usually win. The feminine cut flatters any size bust. This is a perk for many plus size bridesmaids, who may have larger chests. 
  6. Choose Lightweight Fabrics. It can be tricky to choose the right bridesmaid dress fabric! Comfort comes first, but you have to consider how fabric will lay against the body. For plus size bridesmaids, try to avoid clingy or tight fitting materials. Instead, we recommend a simple lace or lightweight chiffon that will drape over her curves

Where to Buy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Shop a large selection of plus size bridesmaid dresses at the Wedding Shoppe! Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, you can book an appointment to view and try on our entire collection of bridesmaid dresses. Or, if you live in another state, we recommend Kennedy Blue, where dresses are available up to a size 32. Through the Try at Home Program, plus size bridesmaid dresses can be shipped to your door. All for just $10 a piece! Afterwards, ship the dresses back and take your time making a decision - with no pressure to buy. 
 

Let’s Chat

We hope that our team was able to provide you with helpful tips on how to shop for plus size bridesmaid dresses. Now you can confidently make a decision on a dress that is stylish, flattering, and comfortable. Helping your plus size bridesmaids feel included will ensure that everyone feels special on your big day. Plus, it will make for a beautiful bridal party line up! By providing inclusive designs and sizing, the Wedding Shoppe is here to boost up women of every shape and size. Let us know which of these styles was your favorite in the comment section below!
 
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