18 Plus-Size Rehearsal Dinner Dress Picks For Every Venue and Vibe

It's basically the New Year's Eve of your wedding.
Three plus-size rehearsal dinner dresses
Photos, left to right: Anthropologie, Nuuly, ELOQUII
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Lauren Whalley
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
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Updated Jul 17, 2023
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As a bride, deciding on a plus-size rehearsal dinner dress on top of all the other wedding wardrobe outfits can be tricky. And with the clock ticking down to the big day, nobody has the time to visit three different malls to try on 20+ potential outfits, especially when you have other last-minute wedding details to worry about. But this is still your rehearsal dinner after all (aka the New Year's Eve of your wedding), so I want you to look your best.

To help you decide what to wear to your rehearsal dinner, I've taken it upon myself to round up the best of the best bridal rehearsal dinner dress picks. It's important to note that your perfect plus-size wedding rehearsal dress can be dependent on the type of venue, so what you wear to a swanky cocktail bar will look very different than a backyard gathering or formal dinner. Don't worry; this list is organized based on types of locations to make sure your fit passes the vibe check. Keep scrolling to see some of my top picks (and where to shop!)

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18 Best Plus-Size Rehearsal Dinner Dress Ideas to Shop Now

From plus-size little white dresses to whimsical floral midis, I know you'll love these trendy picks fit for nearly any rehearsal dinner venue location.

1. For a Classic Dinner Rehearsal: John Zack Plus Lace Long Sleeve Mini Dress

White lace rehearsal dinner minidress with long sleeves from John Zack
Photo: ASOS

A little white dress is always a timeless classic for a restaurant rehearsal dinner. This one from ASOS is a perfect example with its lace details and feminine ruffles. Just add a statement necklace or earrings and add a cute pair of strappy heels and a self-tie bowtie to complete the look.

Size range: 4-24

2. For a Cocktail Bar Rehearsal: Ashley Stewart Ruffled Mesh Bodycon Dress

White bodycon rehearsal dinner dress with ruffle sleeves from Ashley Stewart
Photo: Ashley Stewart

If you're on the hunt for a plus-size wedding rehearsal dress that's taking place at a swanky cocktail bar may we suggest this striking bodycon from Ashley Stewart? Like, imagine how cool yet classy you'll look holding a craft cocktail in hand with those mesh bell sleeves. Plus, the dress comes in at under $100.

Size range: 10-36

3. For an Outdoor Rehearsal: Selkie The Rosebud Dress

White rehearsal dinner minidress with ruffle details from Selkie
Photo: Nuuly

There's just so much to love about this Selkie dress available to rent on Nuuly, from the sweetheart neckline to the ruffle detailing. Its mini length and strappy shoulders make it perfect for an outdoor rehearsal in the summer. And I'm digging the inclusive range with sizes available up to a 6X on this beauty. Bonus: Use our code "THEKNOT20" to receive $20 off your first month.

Size range: XXS-6X

4. For a Casual Rehearsal: Lane Bryant Smocked Bodice Maxi Dress

White smocked rehearsal dinner maxi dress from Lane Bryant
Photo: Lane Bryant

Don't sleep on Lane Bryant when looking for a plus-size white rehearsal dinner dress. This smocked maxi dress has comfy pull-over styling and is made of breathable cotton poplin fabric perfect for a casual rehearsal dinner. Just add a cute pair of sandals and a woven clutch and you're ready to socialize.

Size range: 10-40

5. For a Country Club Rehearsal: Lulus Molinetto White Lace Ruffled Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress

White lace tiered rehearsal dinner midi dress from Lulus
Photo: Lulus

When picking out a plus-size rehearsal dinner outfit to wear to an upscale country club rehearsal, you obviously want to dress to impress, and this Lulu's tiered ruffled number will do just the trick. Standout features include all-over lace, a plunging V-neckline and the tiered midi skirt that keeps things flirty yet sophisticated.

Size range: XXS-3X

6. For a Beach Rehearsal: Bridal by ELOQUII Twisted Top Dress

Strapless rehearsal dinner dress with waist cutout and wrap skirt from ELOQUII

Give yourself mermaid princess vibes the night before the big day with this sexy twisted top dress from ELOQUII. Its bandeau-style top, waist cutout and open wrap skirt make it an ideal plus-size pick for a wedding rehearsal dinner on the beach.

Size range: 14-28

7. For a Hotel Rehearsal: Bridal by ELOQUII Floral Mini Dress

Shoulderless rehearsal dinner minidress with long sleeves from Bridal by ELOQUII

With an off-the-shoulder neckline and fitted mini silhouette, you don't want to pass on this plus-size rehearsal dinner dress that can easily be worn to a chic hotel rehearsal dinner. Style it with a pair of pearl drop earrings and a matching clutch for a look that's oh-so-chic.

Size range: 14-28

8. For a Rustic Rehearsal: Torrid Midi Poplin Shirred Bodice Fit and Flare Dress

White rehearsal dinner dress with square neckline and puff sleeves from Torrid
Photo: Torrid

This plus-size rehearsal dress from Torrid is a perfect choice for anyone having their rehearsal dinner at a rustic-inspired venue, whether it's a barn or farmhouse. Its simple sweetheart neckline, puff short sleeves and adorable shirred details would look so cute paired with cowboy boots or wedges.

Size range: M-6X

9. For a Boho Rehearsal: Aveology Raven Lace Embroidered Maxi Dress

White rehearsal dinner maxi dress with lace details from Aveology
Photo: City Chic

I live for a boho bridal moment, so I had to include this City Chic plus-size rehearsal dinner dress as soon as I saw it come across my screen. This uber-romantic maxi dress features dreamy lace details throughout, but my favorite part has to be the elbow-length sleeves. Period.

Size range: 14-32

10. For a Vineyard Rehearsal: Little Mistress Plus Bardot Midi Dress

White rehearsal dinner dress with ruffled Bardot neckline from Little Mistress
Photo: ASOS

This ASOS dress is *chef's kiss* for a vineyard dinner rehearsal. From the Bardot neckline to the ruffled off-the-shoulder sleeves, the model is styled perfectly with a messy-chic updo, hoop earrings and a shoulder bag. All that's missing is a glass of vino!

Size range: 2-24

11. For a Brunch Rehearsal: Ivy City Co. Sicily Dress with Flutter Sleeves

White lace rehearsal dinner midi dress from Ivy City Co. with flutter sleeves
Photo: Ivy City Co.

It doesn't get better than a lace midi dress for a brunch rehearsal. This size-inclusive dress from Ivy City Co. has sweet flutter sleeves and a full, airy skirt. While I love this pick for a rehearsal dinner, it would also look so cute at a bridal shower, engagement party, bridal shower or engagement pics.

Size range: XXS-5X

12. For a Ballroom Rehearsal: Bridal by ELOQUII Sequin Column Dress

White sequin rehearsal dinner dress from Bridal by ELOQUII

Now this is a total showstopper: This plus-size rehearsal dinner outfit has an ultra-flattering column silhouette covered in head-to-toe sequins for a glamorous Art Deco vibe. Don't forget to add the matching sequin gloves to your cart for a bridal look that feels straight out of Old Hollywood.

Size range: 14-28

13. For a Picnic Rehearsal: For Love & Lemons Leighton Mini Dress

White rehearsal dinner minidress with plunge neckline from For Love & Lemons
Photo: Nuuly

Say hello to the picnic rehearsal dinner dress of our dreams from Love & Lemons that you can rent exclusively from Nuuly. Imagine showing up to your picnic dress rehearsal looking beautiful as ever in this sweet white mini with textured florals, a plunging neckline and an adorbs back-tie closure. Better yet, you can wear this versatile plus-size rehearsal dress to plenty of other occasions in the future. Bonus: Use our code "THEKNOT20" to receive $20 off your first month.

Size range: XXS-2X

14. For a Formal Rehearsal: Ivy City Co. Athena Dress

White rehearsal dinner dress with flutter sleeves and floral lace overlay from Ivy City Co.
Photo: Ivy City Co.

Now this is a bridal rehearsal dinner dress fit for a princess. With romantic short fluttery sleeves, scoop neckline and neutral lace floral overlay, this romantic dress from Ivy City Co. is just too pretty to pass up. Pair it with a braided half-up-do and dainty gold jewelry to wow at your ballroom affair.

Size range: XXS-5X

15. For a Yacht Club Rehearsal: Loud Bodies Jane Dress

White rehearsal dinner dress with shoulder bows and ruffle hem from Loud Bodies
Photo: Loud Bodies

Preppy bows and flowy dresses go hand-in-hand for a nautical wedding rehearsal. Whether you're having dinner at the club itself or a sunset cruise on a yacht, there isn't a better way to kick off your wedding weekend than with this Loud Bodies dress. It's made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, meaning it definitely deserves a place in your wedding wardrobe line-up.

16. For a Rooftop Rehearsal: Bridal by ELOQUII Mini Dress With Puff Sleeve Cape

White rehearsal dinner minidress with puff sleeves and cape from Bridal by ELOQUII

If I could feature this dress in every round-up I did, I definitely would. It proves that you don't need a ton of embellishments to make a statement. But seriously, how good with this mini dress from ELOQUII look at a rooftop rehearsal? The strapless dress is so chic on its own, but then you can add on the cape and puff sleeves for all your Insta-worthy photo ops.

Size range: 14-28

17. For a Garden Rehearsal: English Factory Plus Sleeveless Mini Dress

Rehearsal dinner dress with floral print and ruffle straps from English Factory
Photo: Anthropologie

A rehearsal dinner in a garden setting calls for something fun, flirty and fresh. Enter this mini dress from English Factory. Between its sweet floral print and ruffled straps, it's safe to say that this plus-size rehearsal dinner dress is wedding-approved. (Psst: Try styling this mini with a cute pair of gold heels!)

Size range: 1X-3X

18. For a Glam Rehearsal: Show Me Your Mumu Eden Midi Dress

White sequin rehearsal dinner dress from Show Me Your Mumu
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

This white sparkle sequin midi dress from Show Me Your Mumu has glam rehearsal dinner all over it (it's also perfect if your wedding is near a holiday like New Year's Eve.) Keep it simple with solid white accessories or lean into the glamour even more and add a few glittery accessories to the ensemble. Like Taylor Swift once saidaid, "A diamond's gotta shine!"

Size range: XXS-3X

Where to Buy Plus-Size Rehearsal Dinner Dresses for Brides

Still unsure of where to buy your plus-size rehearsal dinner dress? Here are a few of my fav brands that sell gorgeous bridal rehearsal dinner dress options in plus sizes (as well as options for all of your pre-wedding events and honeymoon!)


Embrace sustainability and rent some of the cutest plus-size bridal rehearsal dinner dress options from the company behind BHLDN, Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters. Nuuly's rental subscription charges a monthly flat rate of $98 for its service (laundry and repairs included!) which includes six clothing items per month that you can either buy or return after 30 days. Save $20 your first month using the code THEKNOT20!

Size range: 00-34W | Prices from: $98/Month for 6 Items


If ELOQUII is not already on your radar for white dresses, then they definitely should be. They have some of the trendiest plus-size wedding rehearsal dress options, from tiered dresses and satin slips to chic pantsuits and blazer dresses. They have an entire section dedicated to wedding and bridal fashion, so you're sure to find something for all of your wedding events here.

Size range: 14-28 | Prices from: $79-$299

Ivy City Co.

Want to look like you stepped straight out of a fairytale for your rehearsal dinner? Ivy City Co. is known for its whimsical and totally twirl-worthy dresses. From floral print minis to white tulle midis and tea-length dresses, Ivy City Co. has a variety of fabrics, silhouettes and prints that are absolutely worth wearing the night before you say "I do."

Size range: XXS-5X | Prices from: $88-$248

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