I’ve always met complaints about not having an outfit for a wedding with a raised eyebrow (and an eye-roll). How hard can it be? I don’t see what the big deal is, I thought…until, last autumn I found myself holding a wedding invitation. And then, another one. And a third one. All within two weeks from each other.
I quickly got past the wave of shock that came with all the logistical thinking and RSVP’ed yes. And then came the outfit part: three different types of wedding, one country, one city and one abroad. After intensive online searches (and various celebrity inspiration image folders) I began my quest, which to my surprise, was fairly uncomplicated. I know that the area between cynicism and anxiety is occupied by many fellow plus size wedding guests-to-be, so I thought I’d share my findings/strategic outfit picks, as a way of demystifying the whole thing. So without further ado, here are my suggestions:
For a traditional country wedding
What could be better for a rustic country wedding than this Manon Baptiste dress; the beautiful English garden-inspired print would look amazing on anyone. This lovely kimono design embodies the winning combination of smooth fabric, comfort and great price – making it such a good find! I’d team it with some grass-friendly wedges so I can dance all night long.
For cool city nuptials
For a cooler city affair, this amazing suit from the navabi Collection would do the trick. The fuss-free design and flowing, lightweight material in a soft lilac make it such an effortless look. The price point might be on the higher end, but this is no one-wear wonder. You could also rock it to the office with trainers and both pieces will work well as separates.
For a glitzy overseas affair
What is it about weddings abroad that really make you want to up the ante? This dazzling sequin dress is perfect for making a sparkly entrance. I love that the main material is tulle as it keeps the dress lightweight, so you can still bring the glamour, even in the height of summer.