30 Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses That Are Truly Stunning

Shop gorgeous options in a whole range of shapes, colors and price points—including styles under $150.
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by Shelley Brown
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Shelley Brown
Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor
  • Shelley writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in fashion, beauty, jewelry and accessories
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Updated Mar 19, 2021
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As you're shopping for bridesmaid dresses, you're obviously thinking about your celebration's aesthetic. But it's just as important to consider your wonderfully unique group of attendants. (What styles do they like? What are they most comfortable in?) You want each of your 'maids to feel their best on the wedding day, which is why we're committed to sharing stunning outfit options for every taste, size and body type.

Here, shop our favorite plus-size bridesmaid dresses (and plus-size maid of honor dresses) in a range of popular shapes, colors and price points. Forget about what someone told you was "flattering"—these amazing garments embrace all the latest (and most timeless) trends. Because your crew can—and should—wear whatever strikes your collective fancy. (And if you can't come to a group decision, we recommend trying mismatched bridesmaid looks.) On that note, most of these options aren't only available in plus sizes, so you can buy them for anyone in your bridal party.

Where to Buy Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dress 

Wondering where to buy bridesmaid dresses in plus sizes? Any retailer on this list is a safe bet when it comes to selling stylish attire, but our favorite online bridal shops include David's Bridal and The Dessy Group. You can also turn to department stores like Nordstrom, as well as fast-fashion faves like Lulus for more unique gowns. (Hint: A dress doesn't have to be labeled a "bridesmaid" dress to work for the wedding day. Just make sure the stock is high enough to outfit all your attendants. You should also keep alterations in mind, as off-the-rack options won't be custom-made.)

Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses by Popular Category

Here, shop for specific budgets, features and lengths. But don't stop scrolling after you're done browsing the category you came for. There are way more inexpensive, sleeved, long and short options sprinkled throughout this roundup!

Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses Under $150
Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses with Sleeves
Long Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses
Short Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses Under $150

We know affordable bridesmaid dresses (and ones that definitely don't look cheap) are eternally in high demand. That's because, let's face it, these garments are rarely worn more than once. Plus, bridesmaids have a lot of expenses already, and they're probably (and generously!) footing this bill too. In turn, we've rounded up beautiful options under $150. Which, FYI is about the national average cost of bridesmaid dresses.

crepe plus size bridesmaid dress with skinny straps

Can we talk about this color? The shade of deep red is simply beautiful. We'd say the under-$100 price tag is pretty beautiful too. And don't forget about the chic curve-skimming silhouette, all of which make this affordable plus-size piece a real winner.

Birdy Grey Ash Crepe dress in Cabernet, $99, BirdyGrey.com

long wrap dress bridesmaid dress with flutter sleeves in marigold

A wrap dress is an iconic silhouette for two reasons: It works for pretty much every wedding style and flatters almost every body type.

David's Bridal Flutter sleeve wrap bridesmaid dress in Marigold, $145, DavidsBridal.com

Black maxi bridesmaid dress with thick straps

The best thing about a black plus-size bridesmaid dress? Your 'maids will actually want to wear it again when the celebrations are over. This one with a sweetheart neckline and subtle mermaid skirt is made for a black tie affair.

Lulus Sweetest Thing black maxi dress, $89, Lulus.com

mauve long bridesmaid dress with halter neckline

High necklines are having a moment, but that's not the only element of this gown we love. The shape is super-versatile and the wrapped waistline creates a stunning hourglass shape.

David's Bridal high-neck mesh bridesmaid dress with full skirt in Quartz, $150, DavidsBridal.com

Lulus grey surplus dress

You thought $150 was affordable? How about closer to $80? This plus-size bridesmaid dress comes in a sweet purplish-gray hue and at an even sweeter price point.

Lulus Thoughts of Hue light grey surplice maxi dress, $84, Lulus.com

midi slip dress with cowl neck

We're big fans of slip dresses—the style is effortlessly elegant. This one benefits from a cowl neck and sophisticated metallic fabric too.

Birdy Grey Lisa satin midi dress in Pewter, $99, BirdyGrey.com

Plus bridesmaid sweetheart neck flutter sleeve maxi dress in sage

This grey-green gown with pleated flutter sleeves is ideal for the transitional temps of spring or fall weddings.

TFNC Plus bridesmaid sweetheart neck flutter sleeve maxi dress in Sage, $92, ASOS.com

navy blue ruffled off-the-shoulder maxi dress

Can you say va va voom? A form-fitting silhouette with a ruffled skirt and high slit brings the sex appeal.

Lulus Mila navy blue ruffled off-the-shoulder maxi dress, $88, Lulus.com

long bridesmaid dress with convertible straps in dusty blue

One dress, multiple ways to wear it. Two extra long streamers attached at the waist mean this gown can be worn strapless or converted into a halter, one shoulder or cap sleeve look. 

Birdy Grey Christina convertible dress in Dusty Blue, $99, BirdyGrey.com

Bridesmaid tulle cap sleeve maxi dress in sage

This pretty sage green, plus-size frock has flouncy flutter sleeves and fashionable allover pleating too.

Anaya With Love Plus Bridesmaid tulle cap sleeve maxi dress in Sage, $127, ASOS.com

Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses with Sleeves

It's no wonder so many shoppers are searching for bridesmaid dresses with sleeves—there are so many fun styles to choose from. Whether you love how elevated long sleeves feel or you're obsessed with the off-the-shoulder trend, we've found plus-size options for you. (And again, all these categories overlap—so keep on scrolling for more!)

velvet long sleeve maxi dress

Searching for some trendy texture instead? Say hello to this opulent plus-size bridesmaid dress. The velvet fabric is instantly luxe, while the long, relaxed silhouette beautifully softens the look.

Jenny Yoo Ryland velvet maxi dress in English Rose, $295, BHLDN.com

long bridesmaid dress with lace sleeves

If you're still obsessed with Kate Middleton's wedding dress and all things lace, consider outfitting your 'maids in this royally elegant, long-sleeve gown.

Dessy Collection Style 3014 bridesmaid dress in Cameo, $278, Dessy.com

Red maxi dress with v neckline and long sleeves

Timeless silhouette, meet timeless color. This gown pairs a wrap dress shape with a vibrant cherry red for a look your crew won't be embarrassed of in 20 years.

Reformation Gatsby dress in Cherry, $488, TheReformation.com

black maxi dress with ruffle trim sleeves

The world has warmed up to cold shoulders, aka sleeves with shoulder cut outs. This version of the trend features pretty ruffles that'll look lovely floating down the aisle.

City Chic Ruffle trim maxi dress, $179, Nordstrom.com

Chiffon maxi dress with tie waist and long blouson sleeves

We aren't done with wrap dresses. This one with long blouson sleeves—which just happen to be one of the hottest styles at the moment—is perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Jenny Yoo Idris Luxe Chiffon Dress in Whipped Apricot, $285, BHLDN.com

Long Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Generally speaking, long bridesmaid dresses are more formal dresses. But fabric, embellishments and more best determine whether they'll suit your dress code. This roundup is full of long gowns in a wide array of styles, including the below.

Off-the-shoulder criss cross back trumpet gown

It doesn't get more dramatic than an off-the-shoulder style with a statement back.

Dessy Collection Style 3012 Off-the-shoulder criss cross back trumpet gown in Desert Rose, $257, Dessy.com

long satin gown with halter neckline

A silky gown with a high neckline in a soft shade of champagne is the definition of sophistication. 

BHLDN Esme satin charmeuse dress in Oyster, $220, BHLDN.com

Off-the-shoulder draped chiffon maxi dress

We aren't done with off-the-shoulder necklines, either. This plus-size maxi with a pleated bodice is a classic choice. 

Dessy Collection Style 2970 Off-the-shoulder draped chiffon maxi dress in Moondance, $248, Dessy.com

Logan Velvet Maxi Dres

Why stop at a V-neck when you can have a V-back too? This burgundy velvet bridesmaid dress boasts both.

Jenny Yoo Logan velvet maxi dress in Dark Berry, $290, BHLDN.com

floral print maxi dress with flutter sleeves

Here's proof that patterns are fair game. This ethereal gown is printed with multicolored blooms. It has "enchanted garden" wedding written all over it.

Adrianna Papell Plus size floral print maxi dress, $279, Bloomingdales.com

Sleeveless pleated skirt dupioni dress with pockets

This is a timeless option that works for both formal and semi-formal nuptials. Bonus: It has pockets. Pockets!

Alfred Sung Style D611 Sleeveless pleated skirt dupioni dress with pockets in Midnight, $264, Dessy.com

blush beaded maxi dress

Want your 'maids to dazzle down the aisle? Order them all this shimmery frock. (We've also seen brides have their attendants alternate between sparkly and non-sparkly gowns for a cool mismatched look.)

BHLDN Fidelia beaded maxi dress in Blush, $260, BHLDN.com


Bowed one-shoulder trumpet gown in red

This saturated shade of red is called "Flame" and we can see why: Your bridesmaids will look hot, hot, hot in this one-shoulder garment with ruffled accents.

After Six Style 6769 Bowed one-shoulder trumpet gown in Flame, $263, Dessy.com

Plus scoop-back embellished gown

Maybe Meghan Markle is your style soulmate. If that's the case, outfit your bridesmaids in this glitzy, navy boat-neck gown.

Adrianna Papell Plus scoop-back embellished gown, $310, Bloomingdales.com

rose gold beaded evening dress with long sleeves

We love this rose gold, sequin dress for a maid of honor. The shimmery, vine-inspired embellishments and unique long sleeve silhouette will make sure she stands out.

Mac Duggal Beaded evening dress, $598, Nordstrom.com

Short Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Knee-length styles tend to be the most informal, but that's not a definite rule. You also have the option of tea-length or midi hemlines. Or, even more flexible, playful high-low styles. Here, find short plus-size bridesmaid dresses we stand behind.

Bateau neck satin high low bridesmaid dress

Hello, high-low! This high-neck gown has an asymmetrical hemline that'll look amazing as they walk down the aisle in it.

Alfred Sung D697 Bateau neck satin high low bridesmaid dress in Dusk Blue, from $208, Dessy.com

floral midi dress with bow straps

There's nothing garden variety about this moody floral number. A ruffled hem and adjustable bow straps give the darker print some whimsical flair. 

Reformation Nikita dress in Mademoiselle, $248, TheReformation.com

velvet midi dress with spaghetti straps

This short, plus-size bridesmaid dress comes in a variety of rich hues that show off the gorgeous velvet fabric. Just add a wrap if you're looking for additional warmth or coverage. 

Jenny Yoo Bentley velvet midi dress in Olive, $198, BHLDN.com

red lace & chiffon long sleeve dress

Lace sleeves meet an A-line silhouette for a polished look that will stand the test of time. Another major pro? This short plus-size bridesmaid dress also won't break the bank. 

Chi Chi London Curve Ella-Louise lace & chiffon long sleeve dress, $120, Nordstrom.com

midi dress with spaghetti straps and slit

Thanks to a midi-length hemline and a slit, this short bridesmaid dress is equal parts sweet and sultry. Talk about a win-win.

Reformation Juliette dress in Emerald, $218, TheReformation.com

For more beautiful bridesmaid dresses, visit your local bridal retailer or browse our fashion pages.

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