20 Plus-Size Bridal Shower Dresses for Every Budget, Season, and Formality

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model wearing a lace mini dress

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A bridal shower is one of the most exciting events leading up to the big day. It serves as a time for you to gather with family and friends to celebrate your next chapter, which means it's also an occasion to find the perfect outfit to wear. Finding a bridal shower dress isn’t always easy, though, and in years past, the options available for curvy brides were not as vast. Thankfully, the days of limited dress options are over, as there are many stunning size-inclusive options available today.

For those who are unsure where to start their search, take into consideration which retailers have the largest selection of size-inclusive dresses. Nordstrom, ASOS, Eloquii, and Torrid are just a few places with a wide range of inclusive options, in addition to pieces that are modern, elegant, and artfully constructed. And to provide even more guidance, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for curvy bridal shower dresses.

Whether you're looking for something dressy or casual, minimalistic or statement-making, short or long, we're sure you’ll be able to find an ensemble that fits your style and personality. Ahead, read on for the best plus-size bridal shower dresses for every budget, season, and type of celebration.

For a Spring Event

ASOS Design Curve Plunge Neck Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

Curve Plunge Neck Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

Size: 12-20 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Maxi 

This elegant maxi dress is perfect for a spring bridal shower given its floral print and flowy design. The hints of pastel flowers will look absolutely lovely on a beautiful sunny day. 

Best Shift Silhouette

In The Style Plus x Jac Jossa Tie Front Floaty Smock Dress

tie front floaty smock dress in white

Courtesy of ASOS

Size: 14-20 | Materials: Cotton | Length: Mini 

This mini dress, from a collaboration with influencer Jac Jossa, will have you feeling like you are floating on air. Style with strappy heels and hoop earrings for a modern bridal shower look.

Best Lace

Torrid Lace V-Neck Tiered Flare Dress

MINI STRETCH LACE V NECK TIERED FLARE DRESS

Courtesy of Torrid

Size: 10-30 | Materials: Woven lace | Length: Knee-length 

Lace is an eye-catching fabric that was made to be worn for any bridal event. This knee-length option from Torrid is an exceptional example, and is made with a stretch material for a comfortable and flattering fit.

For the Minimalist Bride

Reformation Nikita Dress Es

For a Destination Wedding: Reformation Nikita Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size: 14-24 | Materials: Viscose | Length: Midi 

This simple and sweet dress from Reformation is fit for the bride who loves simplicity. The trumpet silhouette and ruffle detailing are special details that only add to the effortless style of the overall ensemble.

For an Elevated Look

ASOS Curve Cupped Jacquard White Midi Dress

Curve cupped jacquard midi dress in white

Courtesy of ASOS

Size: 12-26 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Midi 

If you're looking for a dressier option to wear at your bridal shower, consider this midi dress from ASOS. The jacquard fabric gives it a luxe feel, and the puff sleeves make for an eye-catching detail. 

Best Ruffles

DB Studio Ruffle Mini Dress

charmeuse ruffle mini dress with back tie

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size: 1X-3X | Materials: Polyester | Length: Mini

You truly can’t go wrong with ruffles for your bridal shower dress, and this mini shows us why. It also features a flirty silhouette and a subtle cut-out in the back for a romantic look.

Best Maxi

Kiyonna Indie V-Neck Fit & Flare Dress

Indie V-Neck Fit & Flare Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size: 0X-3X | Materials: Rayon, spandex | Length: Maxi

This full-length dress from Kiyonna is a great option for all seasons. It's made with stretch material for a comfortable fit and is guaranteed to draw in plenty of compliments during your celebration.

Best Florals

City Chic Plus Delicate Rose Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress

Delicate Rose Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Minidress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size: XS-XL | Materials: Rayon, spandex | Length: Mini

We love this floral number from City Chic for a spring or summer bridal shower. The wrap-style silhouette complements the delicate rose fabric pattern, for a flattering and airy look. 

For a Rustic Event

Standards & Practices Prairie Long Sleeve Dress

Chiffon Long Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size: 1X-3X | Materials: Chiffon | Length: Mini

If you’re a rustic chic bride-to-be, you’ll love this flouncy long-sleeve mini from Standards & Practices. Style with cowboy boots and loose beachy waves to complete the look.

Best Jumpsuit

Boohoo Plus Satin Puff Sleeve Wide Leg Jumpsuit

SATIN PUFF SLEEVE WIDE LEG JUMPSUIT

Courtesy of Boohoo

Size: 12-24 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Floor-length

If jumpsuits are more your everyday vibe, try out this wide-leg option from Boohoo. We especially love the trendy puff-sleeve detailing paired with the flattering square neckline.

Most Romantic

Bridal by Eloquii Corseted Tiered Dress

Corseted Tiered Dress

Courtesy of Eloquii

Size: 14-28 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Midi

It doesn't get more romantic than a tiered dress, especially when it comes to bridal attire. This option has a corseted bodice and ruffled detailing along the straps, creating a look unlike any other.

For a Summer Event

Eloquii Eyelet Easy Dress

Eyelet Easy Dress

Courtesy of Eloquii

Size: 14-22 | Materials: Cotton | Length: Mini

Eyelet dresses are the epitome of summer dressing, so embrace this look if you're planning a summertime shower. Also, for those who'd like to steer away from traditional bridal white, this option also comes in light pink. 

Most Comfortable

Madewell Plus Sophia Smocked Midi Dress

Plus Sophia Smocked Midi Dress in Windowpane

Courtesy of Madewell

Size: 2X-4X | Materials: Cotton | Length: Midi

We love this smocked midi dress, from Madewell, for a laidback bridal shower. It’s especially perfect for summertime backyard events, as it's made from lightweight white eyelet fabric. 

For a Semi-Formal Event

LIVD Lindsey Flare Dress

structured Flare Dress in white

Courtesy of Dia & Co

Size: 2X-3X | Materials: Cotton | Length: Mini

For a more modest bridal shower look, try this fit-and-flare mini dress by LIVD. The bodice features a high neckline and classic cap sleeves for those who are having a semi-formal event.

Most Likely to Wear Again

Tanya Taylor Amaria Dress

mini shift dress in white

Courtesy of Dia & Co

Size: 2X-3X | Materials: Cotton | Length: Mini

We can guarantee you’ll reach for this white mini dress long after your bridal shower is over. The silhouette is so easy to wear and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

Best Sleeves

Selkie x Revolve The Boleyn Dress

white babydoll dress

Courtesy of Revolve

Size: XXS-6X | Materials: Rayon, nylon, elastane | Length: Mini

For a statement-making dress, we love this puff-sleeve ensemble from Selkie, exclusively found on Revolve. Style with nude heels and a fun clutch for a fashion-forward look. 

Best Cut-Outs

Bridal by ELOQUII Eyelet Puff Sleeve Dress

Eyelet Puff Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Eloquii

Size: 14-28 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Mini

Tastefully show a bit of skin with this cut-out eyelet dress from Eloquii. We especially love the lace fabric, which gives the overall look a romantic feel.

Best Touch of Blue

Reformation Twilight Dress Es

blue floral printed dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size: 14-24 | Materials: Viscose | Length: Midi

Embrace the ‘something blue’ theme with this blue floral midi from Reformation. The timeless silhouette of this dress is flattering for all body types. 

For a Beachside Event

Lulus White Embroidered Maxi Dress

White Embroidered Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Lulus

Size: XXS-6X | Materials: Rayon, nylon, elastane | Length: Mini

Whether your event has a tropical vibe or is taking place beachside, consider this flowy embroidered maxi dress. It’s giving vacation vibes while remaining bridal shower appropriate.

Most Sophisticated

Tanya Taylor Alyna Dress

floral print midi dress

Courtesy of Dia & Co

Size: 14-26 | Materials: Linen, rayon, spandex | Length: Midi

Take a sophisticated approach to your bridal shower look with this midi dress from Tanya Taylor. The side slit and ruffle sleeve detailing bring a youthful element to this dressier silhouette. 

What to Look for in a Plus-Size Bridal Shower Dress

When searching for your bridal shower dress, comfort is key. You will likely want to look and feel confident when celebrating with your friends and family, so make sure to find an ensemble that evokes that emotion. Next, once you’ve narrowed down which silhouettes and cuts you like the most, think about the dress that best matches the theme of your bridal shower. If you are having a spring or summer event, you may want to pick a flouncy and sleeveless design. However, if planning a winter or fall shower, opt for something more fitted with a longer hemline or sleeve length. 

FAQ
  • Does a bridal shower dress have to be white?

    No, your bridal shower dress can be any color you like! Traditionally, brides opt for white looks, but you can certainly wear a pattern or a color that best fits your personal style. 

  • What silhouettes are most flattering?

    When choosing a silhouette, the most important thing to keep in mind is what feels right for you. Universally, though, the most flattering dress silhouettes are generally A-line, fit-and-flare, wrap, and empire waist designs. 

  • How dressy does my bridal shower dress have to be?

    The formality of your bridal shower dress is entirely dependent on the vibe of your event. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the dress code, but daytime ensembles and sundresses are usually popular picks for many brides.

About the Author

Contributing writer Melony Forcier is a recent graduate starting her career path in beauty and fashion journalism. Before graduating, she interned with both Boston Magazine and Foundation PR. Additionally, she served as a fashion editor for Boston University's lifestyle magazine, The Buzz.

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