As you’ve no doubt seen me chatting about over on my social media, not only do I have my own wedding coming up this summer, I’m also attending the wedding of one of my dearest friends too! This has meant lots of scrolling around online for the perfect plus size wedding guest outfit to wear, so I figured today I’d share with you the benefits of my painstaking research.
For inspiration, I actually referred back to my plus size wedding guest abroad outfit from last year to see what I wore last time – the olive dress pictured above from Want That Trend which is currently £12 in the sale – and it got me thinking about how size 24 can be the point where plus size ranges end. So today I am splitting my recommendations into two sections: great places to find pieces up to a size 24, and then where to find stylish items that are over a size 24. I hope my suggestions help you find the perfect look for any wedding you are going to this summer!
Where to Find Plus Size Wedding Guest Outfits Up to Size 24
Whilst it can be easier to find wedding outfits in sizes 18-24 in terms of volume, good designs can still be hard to come across. Some of my favourite places to shop are ASOS Curve, who have a huge selection of trend led occasion wear at the moment, and Monki who, whilst not a plus size brand (a fact that needs to change!) their size XL is equivalent to a UK22 / 24.
Quiz Clothing have a colourful plus size occasion wear range that I’m digging right now; with bright oranges, blues, and florals in the range it actually goes up to a 26 in most styles. Also, an honourable mention needs to go to River Island Plus – an excellent place to find unique pieces that are a great cut and of high quality.
As far as the high street goes, Primark are actually worth a look these days. They seem to have overhauled their sizing to make it much more realistic, and the last time I was in store I saw lots of bright colours, florals, graphic prints, and a good number of size 24’s on the racks!
Where to Find Plus Size Wedding Guest Outfits Size 24+
For ranges that go above a size 24, I’ve only included those that go to 28 at the very least. One of my favourite places to find 24+ occasion wear is Elvi, they have beautiful designs and very often their outlet section is an absolute treasure trove for wedding guest goodness! I’m going to mention ASOS Curve here again, because they’re very good for contemporary fashion looks both above and below a size 24.
Very honourable mentions have to go to Simply Be and Yours Clothing, two of the original brands that routinely stock up to a size 32 and both with extensive occasion wear edits. For kitsch and vintage inspired dresses and skirts check out Lady Voluptuous or Hell Bunny. Finally, for sleek cuts and bold prints make sure you head over to Lovedrobe for a browse!
Embroidered Lace Pleated Midaxi (up to UK28) | Embroidered Tea Jumpsuit (up to UK28) | Tropical Print Lightweight Jacket (up to UK28) | Beaded Skirt (up to UK32) | Wide Leg Satin Trousers (up to UK32) | Blue Floral Wrap Dress (up to UK32)
There we have it, some of my favourite places to shop for occasion wear and plus size wedding guest outfits both up to a size 24 and up to a size 32!