Engagement parties are the kick-off to wedding festivities. Think of it as your coming-out ball (anyone else mildly obsessed with Bridgerton?). Friends and family will shower you with congrats, toasting to your happiness and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your new plus-size wedding outfits. The food and drink will flow and everyone will have a great time. Simply put, it’s an exciting time that calls for a show-stopping outfit.
Is it possible to find the perfect plus-size outfit for your engagement party, you ask? Of course, it is! In the perfect plus-size dress, you will own the room, with style and comfort (because we say both are important). After all, it is your party, and we don’t want you crying (ok, no more pop-culture party references!). Here at Dia, we specialize in pieces that reflect your true style! We’ve got your back, so here are our top five dresses that will make for amazing engagement party looks.
No matter your personal style, or the theme of your engagement party, we’ve got a plus-size dress that will fit you like a glove.
All the Romance
Consider yourself a romantic bride? Then try introducing floral prints as a key part of your plus-size wedding wardrobe. Florals are never out of style or out of season—in fact, each season you can guarantee there will be a new floral print that has taken center stage. Spring and summer 2021 floral trends are promising delicate prints, reminiscent of pressed flowers that give a natural feel. It’s perfect for a mid-spring engagement brunch (even brunch weddings are becoming popular now and we’re here for it). Dia customers love how this dress accentuates their curves, — the stretchy fabric and ruched skirt will make comfort a no-brainer. If your event is outdoors, experiment with your shoe choices and try a stacked heel or flat sandals to avoid sinking into the ground. And if the weather isn’t quite cooperating, a plus-size denim jacket will look great and still show off your outfit.
Bringing an air of subtle sophistication to your engagement party is a breeze with silky fabrics and jewel tones. A piece like this plus-size faux wrap dress is glamorous and glides over the body. And the midi length is perfect for an event at a swanky restaurant. We love this dress because it’s a faux wrap – the clever construction ensures you’ll never need to readjust as you stand up to greet arriving guests and take pictures. The statement sleeves and pleated shoulders are trends that will continue to take on new life in the coming year. In 2021 feel empowered to take big risks with your plus-size wedding outfits and incorporate more fashion from the engagement party right on through to the big day. Add some sparkle to this dress with rhinestone earrings and strappy heels. If you like a more fashion-forward look add a chunky statement necklace and knee-high or ankle boots.
In case you missed it: the ’80s are making a full-fledged fashion comeback. This is fabulous news for all the lovers of glitz, glam and shine! Remember, the engagement party is your chance to make a statement about your personal style and to give guests a hint of your wedding style. Don’t be afraid to be daring! Explore adding plus-size wedding jumpsuits to your wardrobe for a guaranteed fashion moment. Wide-leg silhouettes are the future of pants and plus-size jumpsuits in 2021 and this piece is right on trend. Put the finishing touches on this piece for your party by styling your hair into a perfectly imperfect updo, add a statement belt and pointed-toe pumps.
You are a bride-to-be—embrace it in all white! What better time to shamelessly be the center of attention? White is classic for a reason: it always works. And although lace on your plus-size white bridal dress is another cornerstone, we are not talking about your grandmother’s lace doilies here. Lace is coming to the forefront in 2021 as a trend playing with patterns and sheerness as a way to update the time-honored fabric. The sheer sleeves on this piece give you the freedom to show a little skin while still maintaining modesty, if that’s your style. Plus, the waist detailing will really lift your bust line and define your waist. There is actually no wrong way to rock a classic piece, but you can always add some spice with a boldly colored shoe—maybe even “something blue.”
Straight-Up with a Twist
All the charm of a plus-size cocktail dress with the fun of a romper, this plus-size romper is a must-have piece in your wedding wardrobe. If you get the chance to dance the night away at your engagement party (recommended) the lining of this piece will camouflage sweat like a boss! This plus size engagement party outfit reminds us that shimmer is chic this year and we’re into it. Dazzle guests with this light-catching outfit as you mingle about the party.
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