Plus Size Bride – Bridal Event Outfits

Amazon Little White Dress

I’m getting married in less than two months (…that felt very surreal to even type!) and I feel like I’ve searched literally everywhere online for cute dresses for all the pre-wedding events; engagement photos, bridal shower, bachelorette party and the rehearsal/groom’s dinner, etc. so to help all future plus size brides I’ll share some of the ones I’ve liked below.

Engagement Photos

If you’re here for white dress options, don’t worry, I have you covered, but I knew for my engagement photos I wanted a black dress, because it’s my favorite color. I actually lucked out here, because I already had this exact same dress in green so I knew it would be perfect. For those of you looking for white only options – it also comes in white!

Plus Size Engagement Photo Dress

Baltic Born is going to appear on this list a few times. I have 6 dresses from them and have bought many a wedding guest dress from them previously. Couple notes:

  • You can only return for store credit
  • I have some dresses in XXL and some in XXXL. I pay attention to the measurements and how fitted it is to determine which size I want
  • Some of their long dresses have liners that only go to mid thigh, which is noticeable and not my favorite. So really look closely at the images

Engagement Party

We didn’t have an engagement party, but one of the dresses I tried on for a Groom’s Dinner Option I think could be great for one! It is a shift dress so although I’m not a belt with dresses person normally, I think in this instance it adds a needed touch.

Boohoo Lace All Over Shift Dress
Boohoo Lace All Over Shift Dress with Belt
Amazon Dress

Bachelorette Party Outfits

Full transparency – I don’t have a lot of options here, because for my bachelorette party I’m wearing a wedding dress that I bought from Goodwill and my friends are all going to be wearing old bridesmaids/formal dresses which I am beyond pumped about. It felt like such a fun idea for those old bridesmaid dresses or favorite formal dresses to see the light of day again! However, I will link to some of the items I found during my search that I think would be perfect for a plus size bride at a bachelorette party.

Beach Bach:

Old Navy One Piece
Andie Swim Tulum

Night Out:

Boohoo Bodysuit
David Bridal Mini Dress

Nashville Weekend:

I heard once that Nashville is the #1 bachelorette party destination so I also found a couple options to help inspire country vibes

Both from Shein

Shein Fringe Coat
SHEIN SXY Plus Fringe Trim Drop Shoulder Denim Jacket
Shein Fringe Shirt
SHEIN Plus Sheer Fringe Hem Lace Top

Wedding Shower

This was another Baltic Born dress that I already had in rust so I knew I’d love it and when my sister told me she was planning to host an outdoor shower, I knew this was the perfect dressy yet casual dress.

Plus Size Wedding Shower Bridal Shower Dress
Plus Size Bride Accessories

Rehearsal/Groom’s Dinner

Some people have never heard the phrase “Groom’s Dinner,” but it’s basically the same as the rehearsal dinner, it just adds in the title since the Groom’s family traditionally hosts it. This is one that I haven’t finalized my dress yet for, but I got options – help me pick one!

Amazon Little White Dress
Amazon Grace Karin Little White Dress

This one is currently my top contender. The fabric is so soft and I love how it hugs my curves.

Lulus White Dress

I got this as an option in case I wanted to go all out and feel like a princess!

City Chic White Dress
City Chic White Dress
City Chic White Dress back

This dress would be great for larger busted ladies.

Boohoo Scuba Dress
Boohoo Scuba Dress with Belt

If you’re a fellow bride, let me know what you’re planning to wear!

XO, Tara Jane


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