The 25 Trendiest Plus-Size Wedding Guest Dresses, Organized By Season

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Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
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Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Sep 01, 2022
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You've been invited to a wedding, and now comes the exciting part: deciding what to wear as a wedding guest. There are a few factors to keep in mind while shopping for your outfit, including the season, location and time of day of the nuptials. But it's also about finding a special outfit that you absolutely love (while also respecting the couple's requested wedding dress code). So if you're looking for plus-size wedding guest dresses to sport at your next event, you've come to the right place.

To prove it, we've gathered the most beautiful and elegant plus-size dresses, organized by season, from size-inclusive retailers like ELOQUII, ASOS, City Chic, Rent the Runway and more. So whether you're looking for a romantic long-sleeve frock for autumn or a whimsical floral-printed dress for spring, we've pulled plenty of cute and classy options for your upcoming soirée.

In this article:

Plus-Size Fall Wedding Guest Dresses

To jumpstart our picks, we're sharing a stunning collection of plus-size wedding guest dresses for fall. From sultry velvet numbers to long-sleeved frocks, you'll be so impressed with these trendy autumn choices.

Hutch Gemma Burnout Gown in Black Floral Printed Velvet

Hutch plus-size floral wedding guest dress in wrap style

Romantic velvets for fall? Count us in. This plus-size wedding guest dress covered in dark and moody florals is one to remember. You'll love the look of the V-neckline, short flutter sleeves and velvet wrap-style silhouette for your next autumn affair.

ELOQUII Satin Button Down Maxi Shirtdress in Chocolate Truffle

ELOQUII plus-size wedding guest dresses with sleeves for semi-formal or dressy casual weddings

On the hunt for plus-size wedding guest dresses with sleeves that you can wear over and over again? Check out this shiny satin frock for semi-formal or dressy casual attire. It features refined long sleeves with cuffs, a ring-accented belt and a midi-length skirt. Choose your favorite from three fall-worthy hues: deep red, green or blue.

Reformation Port Dress Es in Blitz

Reformation plus-size fall wedding guest dress with long sleeves and black and tan animal print

This plus-size wedding guest dress for fall will get all the compliments at your upcoming soirée. The animal-inspired black and tan print is so chic, while the long sleeves and midi skirt channel a classy vibe. Style your outfit with simple accessories and neutral-colored pumps to let the print stand out.

ASOS DESIGN Curve Midi Dress with Long Sleeves and Circle Trim in Black

ASOS plus-size black midi dress for wedding guests with ruffles

ASOS has a wide selection of cute and trendy plus-size dresses for wedding guests. There are so many things that we adore about this whimsical black midi dress, from the voluminous blouson sleeves to the flirty frill detailing placed throughout the breezy silhouette. Accessorize with silver jewelry for a glittering ensemble.

BHLDN Serephina Crepe Maxi Dress in Cocoa Plum

BHLDN brown plus-size wedding guest dresses for fall with halter neckline

The Cocoa Plum shade on this luxe crepe number is a breathtaking chocolate hue for fall weddings. From the sleek high neckline to the floor-length maxi skirt, you'll be the best-dressed wedding guest at the party. This gown is available in a range of plus sizes, from 16W to 26W.

Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Hand-Beaded Blouson Short Sheath Cocktail Dress in Dusty Emerald

Adrianna Papell emerald embellished plus-size cocktail dress for wedding guests

Get ready to sparkle all night long in this bedazzled plus-size cocktail dress for wedding guests. Beautiful features include the blouson bodice, flowy dolman sleeves and the hand-sewn beadwork placed intricately throughout the Emerald-colored sheath. Get ready to captivate the dance floor.

Plus-Size Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Winter is a festive time for weddings, as well as wedding guest attire. Below, we've rounded up the best plus-size winter wedding guest dresses to ring in the season.

Jenny Yoo Mara Velvet Maxi Dress in French Blue

Jenny Yoo plus-size velvet long wedding guest dress from BHLDN

Another worthwhile pick to consider is this plus-size long wedding guest dress from BHLDN, Anthropologie's wedding shop. The Jenny Yoo number has a square neckline with chunky straps that flows into a maxi skirt accented with a sexy side slit. Select from a number of pretty hues for winter, including French Blue and Dark Berry.

Pink Lily Hollywood Dreams High Neck Satin Maxi Dress in Rose

Pink Lily elegant plus-size satin maxi dress for wedding guests

All eyes will be on you in this effortlessly elegant plus-size satin maxi dress for wedding guests. The silky silhouette is completed with a self-tying halter neckline, a tiered maxi skirt and a sweet keyhole back detail. We can't think of a cuter option for formal wedding attire.

Phase Eight Orianne One-Shoulder Tulle Dress in Navy

Phase Eight navy plus-size formal dress for wedding guests with sparkly embellished bodice

Looking for plus-size formal dresses for wedding guests? This one-shoulder navy gown is an excellent option for black-tie winter affairs. The Grecian-inspired embellished sequin bodice commands attention, while the long navy maxi skirt beautifully contrasts the sparkly features.

ELOQUII Satin Maxi Dress in Black

ELOQUII black versatile plus-size maxi wrap dress for wedding guests

Now, here's a plus-size maxi dress for wedding guests that you can rewear for so many different occasions, from weddings to fancy dinners. Thanks to the versatile black hue and minimalist silhouette, you can dress this frock up or down depending on the formality of the event. Add statement earrings and colorful stilettos to add vibrance to your outfit.

Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Art Deco Beaded Blouson Dress with Halter Neckline in Dusty Blue

Adrianna Papell Art Deco-inspired beaded plus-size formal wedding guest dress

There's something so glamorous about this Art Deco-inspired beaded dress from Adrianna Papell. The ankle-length gown is covered in shiny scalloped beading on the sleeveless bodice and full skirt. It even has a subtle keyhole detail on the back of the dress for an elegant touch. Pair your outfit with silver metallic accessories to complement the soft Dusty Blue hue.

Badgley Mischka Forbidden Territory Gown in Black

Badgley Mischka plus-size black-tie dress for wedding guests with long sleeves

Plus-size black-tie dresses for wedding guests don't have to be expensive. Try renting a fabulous gown for your upcoming occasion for half the retail price. The long sleeves, boat neckline and side ruching on the bodice exude the utmost sophistication. Elevate your black-tie ensemble with fine jewelry and fancy heels.

Kiyonna Mademoiselle Lace Cocktail Dress in Berry Bliss

Kiyonna lace plus-size cocktail dresses for wedding guests

Featuring timeless lace, this classy style from Kiyonna is one of our favorite plus-size cocktail dresses for wedding guests. The polished elbow-length sleeves and the knee-length scalloped skirt are a perfect match for cocktail wedding attire. It also comes in so many wintry hues, including Berry Bliss, Onyx and Navy.

Plus-Size Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

Let the blooming flowers of spring influence the style of your wedding guest outfit. In honor of the season, we've handpicked the most romantic plus-size dresses on the market, from beautiful botanical frocks to pastel-hued numbers.

ASOS DESIGN Curve Flutter-Sleeve Midi Tea Dress with Tie Detail in Green Floral

ASOS plus-size floral wedding guest dress for spring weddings

Get ready to turn heads in this plus-size floral wedding guest dress. The green and white print, flutter sleeves and midi-length skirt make it a lovely option for dressy casual or casual weddings. The cute tie detail on the bust adds a sweet finishing touch.

ELOQUII Eyelet Tie Front Full Skirted Maxi Dress in Foxglove

ELOQUII romantic pink eyelet plus-size dress for wedding guests

This plus-size dress for wedding guests is covered in a detailed eyelet pattern that's the definition of romantic. The dreamy silhouette also features short puffed sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and an ankle-length full skirt. Plus, the soft pink hue was made for spring weddings.

City Chic Iconic Tiered Maxi Dress in Dusty Lilac

City Chic plus-size cocktail wedding guest dress for spring weddings

For a cocktail-required spring affair, try this tiered maxi dress in a pretty Dusty Lilac shade. The stylish ensemble has a chic halter neckline, an elasticized waistline and a removable self-tie fabric waist belt for a comfortable fit. Incorporate sparkling accessories to make your outfit stand out.

Ivy City Co. Aniston Dress in Pink

Ivy City Co. ethereal plus-size pink floral wedding guest dress with flowy ruffled skirt

For a daytime spring wedding, you'll float all night long in this ethereal printed wedding guest dress. The soft pink chiffon fabric is elevated with a beautiful floral pattern that'll look incredible at an outdoor garden venue. We also have to call out the adorable puffed sleeves and ruffle detailing throughout the fairytale-like piece.

Lane Bryant Off-the-Shoulder Ribbed Bodycon Dress in Black

Lane Bryant versatile plus-size black wedding guest dress

Everyone needs a staple black dress in their closet. This versatile plus-size black wedding guest dress can be dressed up or down with jewelry and vibrant accessories. We're also big fans of the three-quarter long sleeves and fitted midi skirt (which will also be useful if the weather's on the cooler side).

Reformation Winslow Dress Es in Mademoiselle

Reformation plus-size elegant wedding guest dress with pink floral print

This plus-size elegant wedding guest dress with a tasteful floral print is an appropriate option that doesn't risk style. It even has an adjustable waist tie, so you can modify the fit based on your preference. Other swoon-worthy details include the airy elbow-length sleeves and flowy maxi skirt with a subtle slit.

Plus-Size Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

When it comes to finding plus-size summer wedding guest dresses that can beat the heat, we've got you covered with breathable fabrics, light and vibrant colors and shorter hems. You're welcome!

ELOQUII Smocked Dress with Flounce in Baja Blue

ELOQUII blue plus-size summer wedding guest dress with smocked bodice

You'll want to get so many pictures in this fashionable plus-size summer wedding guest dress. The trendy piece, made from breathable rayon fabric, is completed with delicate tie shoulder straps, a smocked bodice and flounced midi hem. But the breathtaking Baja Blue hue will set you apart from the rest.

City Chic Shirred Love Maxi Dress in Yellow

ELOQUII plus-size summer wedding guest sundress for casual functions

Yellow is an exciting and appropriate color for warmer weather affairs. There are so many notable elements of this plus-size summer wedding guest dress, from the delicate bow-topped shoulder straps to the tiered maxi skirt. Have fun with your accessories, which can include a sun hat, statement earrings and espadrille wedges.

Show Me Your Mumu Christie Maxi Dress in Barbie™ Party Wave

Show Me Your Mumu colorful beach wedding guest dress in plus sizes

Now, here's a brightly-colored silhouette that's perfect for a summer beach wedding. The swirly-printed piece—crafted from lightweight, breezy fabric—features a one-shoulder neckline and a charming maxi skirt. Pair your outfit with pink accessories to achieve the Barbiecore aesthetic at its finest.

ASOS DESIGN Curve Lace Insert Midi Tea Dress in Blue Ditsy Floral

ASOS floral plus-size tea-length dress for wedding guests with puffed sleeves

Calling all cottagecore lovers: Here's an enchanting floral chiffon frock that has all the English countryside vibes. With short puffed sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and delicate buttons down the bust, this plus-size tea-length dress for wedding guests is one you'll reach for time and time again.

By Anthropologie Painterly Open-Back Midi Dress in Orange Motif

ASOS plus-size midi dress for wedding guests with vintage-inspired floral print

This plus-size midi dress for wedding guests has too many wow-worthy features to count. The vintage-inspired orange floral print is so eye-catching, while the V-neckline and elegant skirt are the icings on the cake. All you need is a pair of chic mules or heeled sandals to complete your summery ensemble.

Hill House Home The Ellie Nap Dress in Bubblegum Gingham

Hill House Home plus-size outdoor wedding guest dress with ruffled sleeves and tiered midi skirt

We're big fans of Hill House Home's nap dress (which is so comfy, it's suitable for napping and formal events alike). We're obsessed with the Bubblegum Gingham print for daytime summer events and beach weddings. Another plus? It's made from 100% lightweight and breathable cotton—so say hello to unlimited comfort.

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