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One of the best parts about attending a wedding is that it's the perfect excuse to dress up and showcase your unique personal style. As a wedding guest, you'll want to choose an outfit that not only follows the dress code, but makes you feel beautiful and confident too. The good news? This season’s dresses are all about party-ready silhouettes designed to celebrate and accentuate your figure.
If you're stuck on what to wear to an upcoming wedding, let the season and dress code guide you in the right direction. If you're attending a black-tie wedding in the winter, opt for formal floor-length gowns, with glittering embellishments, and figure-flattering silhouettes that hug you in all the right places. Headed to a casual summer wedding? Mini and midi dresses in floral prints and bright patterns are always a cheery and appropriate choice. No matter your size or shape, you can rest assured that there's a wedding guest dress out there that will flatter your frame and spotlight your style.
Ahead, the best plus-size wedding guest dresses for every dress code and season.
For a Backyard Wedding: Reformation Meadow Dress
For an utterly romantic outdoor wedding, set in a luscious garden or an intimate backyard setting, this floral gown is a stylish and practical choice. Its smocked bodice is super comfortable and flattering, while the midi-length skirt is ideal for walking across grass-covered venues.
Most Statement-Making: Lavish Alice Floral One-Shoulder Faux Wrap Minidress
If you're not one to shy away from bold prints and vibrant colors, then you'll love this eye-catching number. From its one-shoulder neckline to its unique print and flattering faux-wrap silhouette, you'll be sure to look stunning in every photo.
What silhouettes will work best for my body type?
What are some flattering necklines?
This all depends on what features you're looking to emphasize. If you want to showcase your shoulders, opt for off-the-shoulder, one-shoulder, strapless, or halter necklines. For those who want an outfit with a sexier cut, plunging necklines, and scoop neck silhouettes are flattering, elongating, and alluring.
What colors should guests avoid wearing to a wedding?
Although not all brides choose to wear white, it's generally a good rule of thumb for guests to avoid wearing anything white, cream, or ivory.