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.PlusSize.co.uk is funded by navabi (https://www.navabi.co.uk). We do this to push for fairer representation of plus size women in the media. If you share this goal, please do share any article you agree with. (And, of course, do feel free to browse 10,000+ dresses, tops, suits, etc at navabi.co.uk if you'd like to support us further.)