Summer may be known as the official wedding season, but with the pandemic putting big days on hold for two years, the knock-on effect is that many couples are tying the knot whenever their dream venue has an opening.
So, if you’re lucky enough to be a guest at the ceremony or the big bash afterwards, you may find yourself in a bit of a fix when deciding what to wear.
Layers are a good idea in the transitional seasons like spring and autumn, while winter wonderland weddings will require warmer fabrics. After all, you don’t want to end up being the bride’s ‘something blue’.
The search for the perfect wedding guest dress gets tougher if you’re trying to clothe curves: formal wear tailoring and plus size aren’t always a marriage made in heaven. However, more brands are embracing extended sizes and showcasing fancy frocks to include a more inclusive demographic of women.
We’ve rounded up the best looks for the season that’ll have you saying ‘I do’ to. They’re ideal for weddings, but also great for any formal occasion where only dressing up to the nines will do.
Shop our edit of the best plus size wedding guest dresses below
River Island Plus Orange Plisse Swirl Maxi Dress
Size: 18 – 24
Has a single frock ever said ‘let’s party’ quite so wonderfully? This stunning maxi is ready to shimmy and shake on the reception dance floor with multi-hued swirls that oozes so much 70s cool that it has shot straight to the top of our most wanted list.
The v-neck and plisse fabric are both flattering and easy to move in, and the breadth of colours means you can pair it with all sorts of accessories. Love.