9 of the best plus-sized bridesmaid dresses for the wedding season

Because curvy girls like to look good for the occasion too ✨

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by Caitlin Casey |

Wedding planning can be super stressful, there's no doubt about it. When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, a bride always wants her party to feel as comfortable as possible.

With bridal outfits and wedding shops becoming much more accessible on fashion brands like ASOS and Pretty Little Thing (ahem, remember Molly Mae's super cute bridesmaid dress?).

So, now it's super easy to snap up the cutest looks that are perfect for every wedding in every colour.

Whether you have a boho vibe going on, or have a bright and summery wedding planned, we've pinned down the best bridesmaid dresses for plus-sized girls here. Just take your pick.

Where can I buy my bridesmaid dresses?

Traditionally, buying bridesmaids' dresses can be a hefty job. From finding the right shop to getting dresses tailored, the money can add up.

The good thing now is that many mainstream fashion brands have created plus-size wedding lines, and bridal party options and there's a mass of occasion wear out there that you can choose from.

Some of our fave shops for your perfect bridesmaids' outfits - which also have plus-sized lines - include ASOS, Chi Chi Clothing, Simply Be, Coast, Amazon, Etsy, QUIZ, John Lewis and Boohoo.

Even better, check out our top choices from all their collections below.

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Lace is always in and this TFNC Bridesmaid dress is subtle but sexy with a plunge neck. In a light, sheer chiffon grey, this is likely to suit any weddings that have neutral palettes.

Features we love: Lace trim, plunge neck and sleeveless style

Sizes: UK 18-28

Material: Lining: 100% Polyester, Main: 100% Polyester.

Ruched dresses are perfect for any wedding and this olive choice by ASOS DESIGN is sure to fit, lightweight and floaty. It has a racer neck and tie up waist for extra shaping.

Features we love: Cute pleats on the bust that flow into a floaty skirt

Sizes: UK 16-30

Material: Lining: 100% Polyester, Shell: 100% Polyester.

If you'd rather have a shorter dress for your bridesmaids - more room for dancing, am I right? - then this is our fave midi choice. The ruffles are a great choice for wedding vibes and it comes in a range of colours.

Features we love: The ruffles are super cute and a midi dress can be more comfortable to move in

Sizes: UK 18-26

Material: Shell: 100% Polyester. Lining: 100% Polyester

If you have a destination beach wedding on the cards, you'll want your bridesmaids to feel super comfortable. With this multiway maxi dress, your bridesmaids can adjust their dress to their perfect style and it's in a light colour and material, great for a beach.

Features we love: Multiway makes for comfort and style

Sizes: UK 18-26

Material: 92% polyester, 8% elastane

It can be hard to find a long-sleeve dress that's comfortable and appropriate for a wedding, but this plus size maxi dress with a lace overlay is sweet, especially in pink. Great for anyone who isn't too comfortable with their arms.

Features we love: The lace overlay and pleated skirt are a perfect match

Sizes: UK 18-26

Material: Main 1: 100% polyester. Main 2: 75% polyester, 25% polyamide. Lining: 95% polyester, 5% elastane. Belt: 97% polyester, 3% elastane. Wash at 30. Length 150cm.

Chiffon is a classic wedding material and this emerald floor-length number is a showstopping bridesmaid dress. This would fit well in a more autumnal wedding with its deeper colours. If you like the style but not the colour, it comes in 15 others.

Features we love: Not too bad on the purse and the cape arms are super comfortable

Sizes: UK 8-30

Material: Polyester

Satin slip dresses just exude sophistication, and this purple number is deep and sexy. As well as plus size, this is available in petite and regular so you can snap it up for your whole party.

Features we love: Open leg slip with a cowl back makes it super sexy

Sizes: UK 18-26 (also available in regular and petite)

Material: 100% Polyester

If you're not looking to splash out too much or you want to save your bridesmaids from spending too much, then Boohoo bridesmaid's dresses are a great choice. This blue ruffle dress is our fave on the Boohoo website right now and comes in pink too. For just over £30 it's a barg.

Features we love: Midi shape with chiffon ruffles makes for perfect wedding attire

Sizes: UK 24-28

Material: 100% Polyester

When is wedding season?

Traditionally, wedding season runs between spring and autumn - although there's nothing wrong with having a winter wedding!

Most couples will marry in the months of July, August and September. Usually, this is the time in which people will be fighting for those venues. Summer weddings are very popular, but as we all know, here in the UK you can never trust the weather!

What colour bridesmaid dresses should I get?

If you're reading this article, then chances are you'll already have an idea of what colour scheme you're going for throughout your wedding as well as what theme you'll be having.

You can even have a variety of bridesmaid dress colours - if you use a palette with different tones of your stand-out colour, then it can be a really pretty and unique way to dress up your bridal party.

Some brides even let their bridesmaids go rogue and choose their own colours! It all depends on what you want for your perfect wedding.

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