Welcome to the Definitive Guide to Plus-Size Wedding Style. At Dia & Co, we know that wedding shopping is overwhelming, especially when you wear a size 10 or above. We created this guide to make finding the right plus-size outfits for the big day and all the surrounding celebrations as painless as possible. Whether you’re looking for a plus-size wedding gown, a plus-size bridesmaid’s dress, a fashion-forward outfit to attend, or a mother-of-the-bride (or groom!) outfit, having the right looks for wedding season is critical. And whether you know exactly where to start, or you find yourself wondering, how do I find a bridal salon that actually carries plus-size samples? All the info you need is here at your fingertips. We’ve got the inside scoop on bridal salons that cater to plus-size and curvy brides, plus tips, tricks, and anecdotes on surviving wedding season from the Dia community. So let’s dive!
What is Considered Plus-Size in Bridal?
According to bridal industry standards, a size 16 or above in casual clothing is considered plus-size in wedding dresses. Bridal styles typically run smaller in size than streetwear, requiring brides to size up anywhere from 1 to 2 sizes. For someone who usually wears a size 12, in bridal, they would wear a 14 or a 16, depending on the dress style.
Once you’ve found the perfect plus-size wedding dress, you may ask yourself: what undergarments should I wear with a strapless dress? Or, how many outfits will I need during my wedding weekend? We’ve got you covered! The engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, and honeymoon all call for stunning outfits. Check the links below for more articles on how to find the right bridal looks for every wedding event.
Finding the Best Bridesmaids Styles for Plus-Size
The key to finding the best styles for plus-size bridesmaids is first asking yourself, what is the size range of the dresses I’m interested in, and are they available for any of your plus-size bridesmaids? We recommend shopping an inclusive dress line. Selecting dresses that look good on a variety of body shapes and sizes is vital to keeping everyone happy, looking good, and you getting stunning photos. At Dia & Co, we carry bridesmaids’ dresses and formalwear from luxury designer pieces to well-known brands in sizes 00 – 40. There are plenty of options to fit your entire bridal party. Or, if you’re in the wedding of a bride who’s allowed you to select your own plus-size bridesmaid’s dress, there are plenty of unique selections on dia.com to fit your figure and the wedding style. See below for links to other articles with more pieces.
What to Wear When You Are A Plus-Size Mother of the Bride & Groom?
Deciding what to wear as the plus-size mother of the bride & groom is all about making a statement. After all, you’re the mother, the original, and your outfit should be nothing less. Traditionally, the mother of the bride & groom wears a long gown, usually sparkly, sometimes accompanied by a bolero or cropped jacket. But who says you have to wear something traditional? Check out the articles below for stunning mother of the bride & groom styles.
How to Find the Best Plus-Size Dresses for Guests of Wedding?
Finding the best plus-size dresses to attend a wedding depends on two factors; shopping at a size-inclusive brand like Dia & Co, where you can find a variety of styles in your size, and knowing the wedding dress code. Whether you’re attending a formal wedding at a banquet hall, a rustic-themed wedding, or a spring cocktail party, there’s something for you at dia.com. Check the links below for more styling ideas.
Whether you’re the plus-size bride riddled with anticipation, or the plus-size guest cheering on your favorite couple, you can find all the styles you need at dia.com. Share your wedding photos with us on IG @diaandco at #mydiastyle; we can’t wait to see them.