25 Best Plus-Size Bridal Party Outfits of 2022 for Every Style and Budget

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From affordable brands to designer labels, plus-size bridal party dresses are more fashion-forward than ever. Whether you're looking for a long, midi, or above-the-knee silhouette, plus-size bridal party dresses run the gamut. When shopping for a bridesmaid dress, you'll want to consider the comfort level, fabric, length, and silhouette.

"An A-line dress is universally flattering and especially pretty for wedding parties," says Grace Lee, the founder and CEO of Birdy Grey. "Most of our bridesmaid dresses are A-line for this very reason! It naturally accentuates the waist and because there’s a slight flare at the skirt, it provides balance to your overall silhouette." A lace or ruffled dress is also sweet and feminine for a classic look, while a ruched or wrap shape is a gorgeous way to feature your waist and compliment your curves. Or you might consider a halter neckline, strapless, cold-shoulder, or one-shoulder silhouette to emphasize your upper body.

From luxe styles in velvet, satin, and lace to metallic fabrics and wispy chiffon, we've researched various bridal party dresses with these key features in mind. If you're looking for a stunning satin number, our favorite finds are the BHLDN Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress and the Birdy Grey Lisa Long Dress Curve. Want something sweet and dreamy for a spring ceremony? We love the Boohoo Plus Angel Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress and the Azazie Linda Dress in Lilac.

Read on for the best plus-size bridal party dresses for any style, budget, and season.

Best Satin Dress: BHLDN Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress

Channel '90s minimalism in this simple slip midi dress. The rust color is so on-trend and gorgeous for an Autumn wedding. 

Best Burgundy: ASOS DESIGN Curve Pleated Midi Dress With Kimono Sleeve And Tie Waist

ASOS DESIGN Curve Pleated Midi Dress With Kimono Sleeve And Tie Waist, $60

This berry-colored kimono dress is a lovely tone for a fall or winter wedding. The soft pleats will flow gracefully from the aisle to the dance floor.

Best Off-the-Shoulder: David's Bridal Off-the-Shoulder Mesh Tall Bridesmaid Dress

davids bridal plus size dress
Courtesy of David's Bridal.

This flowy frock is spot-on for a spring or summer wedding. Even better, this off-the-shoulder design will draw attention to your neckline oh-so beautifully. 

Best Wrap Dress: Eloquii Satin Bishop Sleeve Wrap Dress

Eloquii satin wrap dress
Courtesy of Eloquii.

What's more stunning for a chic city wedding at a luxury venue than a rich shade of bold blue? This wrap silhouette is more than flattering but ultra-comfortable for dancing the night away. 

Best Floral Print: Forever 21 Plus Size Floral Print Mini Dress

forever 21 plus size floral dress
Courtesy of Forever 21.

No rule says a bridal party dress must be ankle-length. Enter this floral-print above-the-knee design to mix and match with other prints or solids at a casual spring ceremony.

Best Floor-Length: Amsale Diem Dress

Amsale Diem Bridesmaid Dress, $280

This rich blue gown is timeless and elegant, featuring a wrapped V-neckline and kimono sleeves. The A-line skirt will flow effortlessly throughout the evening, whether you're giving a toast or catching the bouquet. 

Best Simple Design: Reformation Winslow Dress Es

Reformation Winslow Dress, $268

For a neutral bridal party lineup, this champagne-colored maxi dress is simple and chic. It also comes in navy and emerald green if you're looking for a richer color!

Best Slit: Fame and Partners Borealis Dress

Fame and Partners Borealis Dress, $279

For a daring bridal party look, this V-neck gown is alluring as ever. Enhance the metallic sheen by styling with delicate jewelry that glimmers in the light. 

Best Navy: Marina Rinaldi Frisotino Wrap Dress

Marina Rinaldi Plus Size Frisotino Wrap Dress, $1,545

Not all bridal party dresses require frills or lace. This sleek, tuxedo-inspired design is modern and smart for those with sophisticated taste. 

Best Lace Overlay: City Chic Impressions Dress in Navy

city chic plus size navy dress
Courtesy of City Chic.

Feminine to a T, this off-the-shoulder lace dress is utterly striking. The classic navy blue shade makes it ideal in the fall or winter, while the lace detailing captures a timeless vibe that will look stunning on every member of the bridal party. 

Best Pastel: Boohoo Plus Occasion Pleated Wrap Midi Dress

boohoo powder blue plus size dress
Courtesy of Boohoo.

This powder-blue dress from Boohoo is so sweet and on-trend for a spring wedding. The woven pleated fabric and the wrap design are both flattering and comfortable enough for all of your bridal party duties, from bustling the bride's dress to dancing after the toast. 

Best. Metallic: Adrianna Papell Flutter Sleeve Metallic Thigh High Slit Faux Wrap Gown

adrianna papell shimmer wrap dress
Courtesy of Dillard's.

For a wedding during the holiday season, this metallic gown is ultra-festive. We can picture it with black heels and dazzling earrings for a major "wow "moment as your bridal party walks down the aisle.

Best Convertible Option: Birdy Grey Grace Convertible Dress Curve

Birdy Grey Grace Convertible Dress Plus-Size
Courtesy of Birdy Grey.

"Our number one bestselling dress is the Grace Convertible Dress and the dress is so ethereal and flowy while giving each bridesmaid the option to style the top however they’d like," says Lee. This sweetheart strapless gown is a stunning cross between minimal and romantic styles. If the wedding is taking place during the spring, look no further than this timeless design in a dreamy blush color that couldn't be more perfect for a garden ceremony.

Best Bust: Pretty Little Thing Sage Green Satin Ruched Bust Split Maxi Dress

Sage Green Satin Ruched Bust Split Maxi Dress
Courtesy of Pretty Little Thing.

For those with fashion-forward tastes, this fluid sage green gown is so elegant. The ruched bust and eye-catching satin will stand out from the ceremony to the reception, while the slit makes it easy to walk and dance in.

Best Shimmer: Fabulous by Mac Duggal Long Sleeve A-Line Gown

Mac Duggal plus size dress
Courtesy of Lord and Taylor.

Bring on the glamour! This sparkling gown channels Old Hollywood style while being perfect for a black-tie wedding. The elegant long sleeves paired with shimmering midnight fabric and a flattering black belted waist are sure to turn heads as your bridesmaids make their entrance.

Best Embroidery: Kiyonna Embroidered Elegance Evening Gown

floral embroidered plus size gown
Courtesy of Kiyonna.

Flouncy and fresh, this embroidered dress is the prettiest take on fall florals. We can picture it in the mix with raspberry, black, and blush-colored bridal party dresses. Pair it with simple accessories to let the dress do all the talking.

Best Little Black Dress: Universal Standard Popover Tie Front Dress

black plus size dress
Courtesy of Universal Standard.

You simply can never go wrong with an all-black bridesmaid dress. This timeless tie-front design is perfect for those craving both comfort and style. Dial it up with statement accessories or keep things sleek with a minimal heel and stud earring. 

Best for a Beach Wedding: Birdy Grey Lisa Long Dress Curve

blue silk plus size gown
Courtesy of Birdy Grey.

This shining dusty blue dress is ideal for a spring or summer wedding by the beach. The satin sheen will catch the light perfectly, while the cowl neckline and leg slit offer a bit of sexy flair. For the perfect finish? Silver heels and pearl earrings will do the trick.

Best Velvet: Ever Pretty Ruffle Sleeve V-Neck Plunging Back Velvet Bodycon Evening Dress

velvet plus size gown
Courtesy of Ever Pretty.

It doesn't get more luxe than a velvet jewel-toned dress for a winter-appropriate wedding. This one features a complimentary V-neckline and body-skimming silhouette to effortlessly highlight your figure.

Best Tiered Dress: Ignite Evenings V-Neck Short Capelet Sleeve Chiffon Tiered A-Line Dress

Ignite Evenings floral dress
Courtesy of Ignite Evenings.

Go bold with blooms in a gorgeous tiered midi dress with wispy chiffon. The dark tone works well for an evening wedding any time of year, but we can especially picture this frock for a ceremony in the fall. 

Best Maxi Dress: City Chic Desire Maxi Dress

sea green maxi plus size dress
Courtesy of City Chic.

If you're seeking a universally flattering dress that will add a pop of color to the wedding day, then you've met your match in this maxi dress. It's a glamorous bridal party look in the fall or winter, particularly with bold earrings and metallic shoes in the mix. 

Best Short Sleeves: Boohoo Plus Angel Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress

boohoo plus size blush dress
Courtesy of Boohoo.

This sweet blush gown is dreamier than ever, featuring a sweeping skirt, elbow-length sleeves, and flattering V-neckline. It's idyllic for an outdoor wedding in a blooming field of wildflowers or amid a woodsy landscape. 

Best Pink Option: Kiyonna Rumor Plus Size Ruched Dress

pink ruching plus size dress
Courtesy of David's Bridal.

Talk about pretty in pink! This ultra-flattering number from David's Bridal combines a classic silhouette with a bold and modern color. The surplice neckline and soft flutter sleeves perfectly complement the all-over ruching, creating a romantic and on-trend look.

Best Hemline: Maison Tara Surplice V-Neck Asymmetrical Ruffle Hemline Stripe Velvet Faux Wrap Midi Dress

red velvet pleated plus size wrap dress
Courtesy of Dillard's.

The unique asymmetrical hemline makes this stunner a must on our list. Feminine and luxe at once, this charming tea-length dress makes for a modern bridal party moment. We love it for a fall or winter wedding with metallic accessories and dazzling jewels.

Best Pleated Skirt: Azazie Lindie Dress

purple bridesmaid plus size dress
Courtesy of Azazie.

Available in a multitude of colors to match your dream wedding aesthetic, this simple tank design is elevated with a flowing pleated skirt. We're especially drawn to this whimsical lilac option that gives an elegant yet light and airy feel.

What to Look for When Shopping for a Plus-Size Bridal Party Outfit

Style and Comfort

"What you want to remember is that being a bridesmaid is hard work! Style and comfort are equally important," Lee says. "You want to look elegant for your best friend’s wedding but you also want to be able to easily crouch down to help the bride bustle her dress or help put on her shoes. Chiffon is the traditional go-to material for weddings because it’s ethereal and airy, but it’s also flowy which allows for better movement. Our crepe dresses, while sexy and body-skimming, have some stretch, which makes bridesmaid duties easier."

Align with the Bride's Aesthetic

"At the end of the day, you want something that aligns with the bride’s vision, first and foremost. Just remember that you’re going to be in the dress all day, so opt for a dress that makes you feel great–you’ll want to spend your energy celebrating the bride with your friends, not fussing with your dress!"

FAQ
  • Where can I find a plus-size bridal party dress?

    There are more options than ever for buying a plus-size bridal party dress. Online retailers like Reformation, Birdy Grey, David's Bridal, and Azazie offer inclusive sizing in a range of styles and silhouettes.

  • What should I wear under my bridal party outfit?

    "Before you decide what to wear underneath your bridesmaid dress, think about two things: the fit and the fabric," Lee advises. "Does your dress have a low back? Then you want to opt for a sticky bra or a backless plunge bra. Chiffon dresses don’t cling to your body and are usually flowy, A-line silhouettes, so you can choose a standard seamless bikini underwear or a thong. However, if your fabric is crepe or satin, you’ll want to wear specific shapewear so your silhouette looks sleek and snatched!"

  • Who pays for the bridal party outfits?

    Generally speaking, the bridal party is expected to pay for their own dresses and accessories, as well as potentially hair and makeup appointments and transportation to the wedding.

Why Trust Brides

Contributing writer Laura Lajines is a writer and editor covering all things fashion. Prior to her work with Brides, she served as the senior fashion editor at the Zoe Report and PopSugar. Her work has also been featured in ElleInStyleGlamour, Refinery 29, Well+Good, and Barneys New York.

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