As the lock downs are behind us, many engaged couples are finally able to tie the knot this year and will continue to spill over to the following year. Besides being able to celebrate the union of someone dear to you, the best part about attending a wedding is to be able to dress up for this special occasion. For curvy figured women, searching for the perfect plus size wedding guest dress can be tougher. However, more and more brands are embracing larger sizes to make their collection more inclusive. If you have received invitations in the mail but are stuck on what are the appropriate wedding dresses to wear, well don’t worry because this guide will help you get a better understanding of the dress code terms for the perfect plus-size formal dresses for weddings.
Evening wear is most appropriate for this dress code. Women can choose to wear either a long gown or a dressier cocktail dress. Complete the ensemble with heels.
Creative Black Tie
Not a very popular dress code but just in case. Women can have fun with their oufits and keep it less formal.
For white tie event, it is safest to go with long formal dresses. Wearing heels is preferred but do make sure that it is comfortable.
Semi Formal (Cocktail)
Semi formal is a fairly dressy affair. Cocktail dresses or dressier separates will always work.
You can opt for a less dressy dress like a sundress. For footwear, more casual shoes such as sandals or flats are appropriate.
Dress Style Guide For Plus Size Wedding Guest Dresses
When it comes to selecting the best plus sizes dresses, you have to take into consideration your body type. Do you have a pear shaped body, an hourglass body shape or an apple body shape? A general style guide is to look for silhouettes that nip the waist and glide over midriffs and hips for a sleek appearance.
Dresses such as A-line shape, asymmetrical neckline and dresses with ruffles are flattering. All these will create a glamour vibe which will enhance your curves and hide the belly fat.
An off shoulder dress or cold shoulder dress with straps is a good choice as it gives a slimming look. Do avoid clingy material.
Maxi dresses with a V-neckline and fit and flare or mermaid silhouette is elegant and mimic an hourglass shape. The cinched waist and neckline gives a balanced drape to offer an elongated appearance to the body.
Wrap dresses are super flattering style as they open up the chest area and hug your best asset. The wrap front is ideal for women who are heavy in their midsection as the V-neckline and tie waist draw attention to the lower half of the body.
Ruffled dresses add a feminine vibe to a dress but it can be a little tricky to style. For curvy women, try to avoid too many ruffles as it can be overwhelming. A dress with ruffles on the skirt can balance the wider hip and create a flattering silhouette for the bottom half.