Plus Size Wedding Guest Dresses

Got a wedding in the calendar? If you’re looking for a head-to-toe look that's worthy of your curves, shop elegant dresses for wedding guests from our latest special occasion collection. Styles that work for every kind of wedding day, our Joanna Hope dresses are the perfect pick. Opt for ultra-formal with wedding guest dresses in luxe fabrics; think satin, lace, and chiffon with just the right touch of sparkle. From slinky pencil midis to classic wrap dresses and head-turning maxi occasion dresses, this season's edit makes shopping for plus size wedding guest dresses a dream. Style yours with barely-there heels and a mini clutch and you're ready for a day of pure romance. Dresses not for you? Suits or smart trousers and dressy tops make great wedding guest outfits and can be worn to formal or more casual weddings. 

What to wear to a summer wedding?

With the ever uncertain British weather and navigating wedding dress codes, finding an outfit for a wedding isn’t always the easiest, especially if you want to find a dress that you can wear again. Lightweight fabrics and breezy silhouettes are perfect for summer wedding guest dresses, these styles will keep you from getting too hot so you can focus on enjoying the day. Floral dresses for a summer wedding will always be on theme. Yes, we know it’s know it’s not ground breaking to wear florals to a spring or summer wedding but swap the delicate pastel florals for bold bright florals and you’ve got a modern take on a classic.

What to wear to a beach wedding? 

A beach wedding doesn’t mean that it’s a casual event, check the invite and location to gauge how formal the wedding will be so you can find an appropriate outfit. Lean in to your surroundings and opt for coastal hues, tropical prints and relaxed silhouettes for beach wedding guest dresses. Breathable, light fabrics like linen, chiffon and cotton blends will be your best friend for beach weddings especially is the event is taking place during the day. Block heels, wedges or flat sandals are your best option for footwear if a lot of the event will be taking place on sand or grass. 

What to wear to a winter wedding?

Finding an outfit for a wedding has always been tricky but it gets even more difficult when it comes to winter weddings. How do you find the right balance between looking stylish and elegant whilst trying to say warm? The cooler temperatures will make you want to cover up more so lean into that an opt for winter wedding guest dresses with statement sleeves and high necklines. Let the season influence your look with deep jewel tones, rich velvets and cool metallics. Layer your look with a smart jacket or go all in with a women’s trouser suit dressed up with heels.

What to wear to formal or black tie wedding? 

Black-tie attire is typically reserved for formal evening events. You will be required to wear a floor-length gown, suits or tuxedos when attending a black tie wedding. Want to go all out and wear a ball gown, this is your chance! Just make sure your dress suits the time of year, wedding theme and venue. Big gowns not for you? A long evening dress with a simple silhouette will always look good. Pair with heels and an elegant clutch to keep your outfit formal and appropriate. For black-tie optional or formal wedding guest dresses, the same rules apply but you can wear a dress with shows your ankles, perfect if you have a stunning pair of shoes you want to show off. 

What is cocktail attire for a wedding?

Cocktail attire is popular for weddings as it’s still elegant and gives guests a chance to dress up without the restrictions of formal attire. Cocktail dresses for weddings can be a range of styles and lengths. Traditionally women would opt for tea dresses or midi wedding guest dress but it is also acceptable to wear smart jumpsuits or suits. If you want to wear a long dress, just make sure you choose a less formal style and material so you are not overdressed.