Shopping for bridesmaid dresses is an exciting time for you and your girls but finding the right dress for everyone isn’t always easy. Women come in all kinds of amazing shapes and sizes and your bridesmaids should have dresses they look and feel stunning in.
That’s why we’ve put together some of the best plus size bridesmaid dresses as well as tips for choosing the right dresses for plus size, so you can choose the most flattering gowns that all your bridesmaids can be happy with and feel comfortable in on the big day.
Tips for choosing plus size bridesmaid dresses
Bridesmaid dresses are designed to flatter certain body types, and every bride and bridesmaid needs to think about what they want to accentuate and hide. This is no different for plus size women, you might want to consider the elements below when shopping for dresses.
Select a flattering silhouette
A-line dresses are a popular choice for plus size bridesmaids. It is a silhouette that flatters all body types, and it is very comfortable too. However, it is often best to avoid A-line dresses that have extra volume or ruffles, as they can appear to add unnecessary volume to a bridesmaid’s shape.
Consider v-neckline dresses
We have plenty of neckline options to suit plus size bridesmaids, but if you have a larger bust, we’d usually recommend a classic v-neckline. It has an extremely feminine look and can actually make your neck seem long and your bust look smaller. As an example, our sage green bridesmaid dresses for plus size include some beautiful v neck options.
Look at solid colours
Solid colour bridesmaid dresses are very much on trend right now which means there are plenty of options if you want to go for a solid colour. Keep in mind that patterns tend to make people look bigger, especially stripes and dots. Going with one colour will help flatter your bridesmaids’ figures, no matter their size. At Maids to Measure we have a wide range of colours to choose from, whether you’re looking for pastel bridesmaid dresses, neutral bridesmaid dresses, or any other shades.
Pay attention to fabrics
When it comes to fabric, there is only one main rule to remember: avoid dresses that cling. Tight fitting fabric can be very uncomfortable and restricting, particularly for dancing around at wedding receptions. We typically recommend a satin or chiffon fabric as they will work with curves beautifully without tightly squeezing them and making the wearer feel self-conscious.
The best bridesmaid dresses for plus size
At Maids to Measure, we stock all of our dresses up to size 24 to help brides and bridesmaids find the perfect dresses that they can all wear, no matter their shape or size. Whatever your budget or colour scheme, we’ve got the right dress that will make your bridal party happy and comfortable on your wedding day.
Even though all our dresses are stocked in plus sizes, there are a few stand out dresses we think are the best for plus size ladies. The first one is the Caroline dress; with a lightweight feel and gorgeous soft v-neckline it truly looks amazing on everyone who wears it. Its soft pleats and small train are two of its most popular features and its available in many different colours, making it incredibly versatile to your needs and one of our best sellers.
The other gown we think is one of the best for plus size bridesmaids is the Heidi dress. It has an elegant v neck and waterfall hem which flatters all body shapes and skin tones, so all your girls can feel comfortable and look stunning throughout the entire wedding day.Explore our wide range of plus size bridesmaid dresses today and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We’re here to help and support your dress shopping journey.