Women come in all different shapes and sizes, and you'll likely have a range of sizes and body types represented in your entourage. You want your crew to feel their best! Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dresses are designed with every shape and size bridesmaid in mind. Our collection is designed to be inclusive, with flattering silhouettes and a size range of 00 - 32.
Flattering Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses for Fuller Figures
From gorgeous colors, to specific styles and trends, check out the most popular plus size bridesmaid dresses!
Long Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses
Dress length is an option to think about. There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to the length of a dress for plus size bridesmaids. Depending on the bridesmaid, she might feel more comfortable elongating the body with a floor-length dress. Long dresses are especially popular right now, as they lend a soft, romantic and formal look. Short gowns tend to appear more casual.
1) Modern Square Neck Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress: Jay
2) Long Embroidered Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress: Dorothy
For extra coverage on the bust, we love high necklines like Dorothy! Especially with the dainty floral embroidery, this look is so cute and functional. Plus, the cap sleeves allow for extra support.
Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses with Sleeves
A bridesmaid dress with sleeves offers a few benefits, the first being that it lends support. This is especially important for bridesmaids who have a larger bust and need a little extra lift!
3) Flutter Sleeve Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress: Luca
Another great reason to go for sleeves is to accentuate your gorgeous arms - in which case a ruffle sleeve is a great option for you! Ruffles can be more romantic, whereas thick straps can look quite sophisticated.
4) Curvy Bridesmaid Dress with Puff Sleeves: Stephanie
A third great reason to have a plus size bridesmaid dress with sleeves is to add a bit of warmth if it's cooler, or to protect from the sun if it's an outdoor wedding.
5) Satin Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress with Sleeves: Tabitha
We are completely in love with this illuminating Tabitha gown. The fabric is lightweight satin, so it moves with you and flows across the body effortlessly. This is also an excellent choice for those looking for plus size bridesmaid dresses with sleeves. It is feminine and stunning!
Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses in Popular Colors
Looking for bridesmaid dresses in your specific wedding color? Here are some top bridesmaid dresses in a few of the most popular wedding color palettes. From burgundy to black plus size bridesmaid dresses, find 100+ more styles in each color!
Burgundy is the most popular bridesmaid dress color, and for a good reason! This gorgeous deep red shade looks beautiful year round. It also complements everyone's skin tone. For additional Burgundy bridesmaid dress inspiration, check out our guide to Burgundy Bridesmaid Dresses.
7) Plus Size Black Bridesmaid Dresses
Faye is one of our favorite chic black options. It looks effortless with a subtle keyhole back and flowing skirt. This is a perfect choice for a plus size black bridesmaid dress!
8) Plus Size Gold Bridesmaid Dresses
An eye-catching gold number is the Quin. This gown offers a timeless look that has all the glamor! As a bonus, the adjustable straps fit perfectly to your body. You'll be sure to turn heads with this incredible show stopper!
9) Plus Size Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
An incredibly elegant option is this navy blue Monica bridesmaid dress. This stunning gown reminds us of midnight skies and it's another high neck halter with a keyhole back. The look is classic, timeless, and vintage - and, it's made of high quality satin fabric that is not overly shiny - an opulent choice for a plus size satin bridesmaid dress!
Other Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress Colors
Most Flattering Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress Styles
We’ve selected a handful of trendy plus-size bridesmaid dresses that you and your bridesmaids will love. Read on for dresses that look great on women of every size!
1) One Shoulder Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress
One of our most popular bridesmaid dress designs, Athena is a classic choice. This dress has a one-of-a-kind one shoulder style with a ruched bodice and an A-line skirt. We especially love the flowing chiffon fabric, as well as the stretch liner for comfort.
2) Satin Midi Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress with Cowl Neck
We adore Kai as an option for a medium length bridesmaid dress for plus size figures. The cowl neckline is very contemporary, and the medium length gives the hemline a flirty look! Show off your shoes with this fun option.
3) A Line Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress in Velvet
Pippa is a gorgeous bridesmaid dress in an elegant velvet fabric. It has a flattering v neckline, supportive thick straps, and a skirt with a leg-lengthening slit. We also love that it has pockets to make you more comfortable as you perform your bridesmaid duties!
Fun and flattering, Nina is a super chic design. It features a high neckline and with sleek spaghetti straps. It is the perfect choice for a warm weather wedding. The bust also offers fuller coverage for those who enjoy something a bit less revealing or with more support!
5) Halter Neck Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress
Uma has an elegant, high neck halter that features an open back and handy pockets. The A-line skirt with a slit is an A-plus choice! We love this modern take on a classic.
Tips for Choosing Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses
Narrowing down your bridesmaid dress options can be overwhelming! There are so many silhouettes, colors, fabrics to pick from, and of course you want to make everyone happy. Here are a few tips on choosing plus size bridesmaid dresses to help you get started.
1) Ask Your Bridesmaids for Input
Although you have an idea of what you want and like, consider asking your girls for their input. This will give you an idea of what everyone is into and what they would like to avoid. For example, you might get feedback that your party wants to avoid tight-fitting gowns, or those with minimal breast support.
2) Find Your Favorite Bridesmaid Dress Designers
This is a task to do before you head to the shops! Some designers don’t offer plus size bridesmaid dresses. Do your research to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to try on a gown. This will help you avoid making any of your bridesmaids feel uncomfortable or left out. Kennedy Blue is committed to designing the most flattering dresses for plus size gals, so check out our recommended styles in this guide!
3) Mix & Match Bridesmaid Dress Styles
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are extremely popular at the moment, and for good reason. It allows everyone to look and feel their best by choosing a gown of their own preference. Simply set a few key specifications as far as colors, styles, patterns and so on. This option ensures that no one will be stuck with a gown that they hate!
How to Find the Perfect Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses
1) Consider A-Line Silhouettes
A-line dresses are the go-to gown for plus size bridesmaids. This silhouette flatters every body type - and as an added bonus, it's comfortable! However, try to avoid a-line gowns with additional volume or ruffles, which may add unnecessary volume to a plus size bridesmaid's shape.
2) Opt for V-Neckline Bridesmaid Dresses
We offer a lot of neckline options for plus size gals. If you have a larger bust, we recommend the classic V-neckline. It is very feminine and can actually make your neck look longer and your bust look smaller. Check out the Vera gown below to see what we mean! It's a complete knock-out.
3) Consider Solid Color Bridesmaid Dresses
Solid color bridesmaid dresses are very much in style at the moment. It's also helpful to keep in mind that patterns tend to make people look larger, especially stripes and dots. Instead, opt for a solid color. We have plenty of shades to choose from!
4) Pay Attention to Bridesmaid Dress Fabrics
When it comes to fabric, there is only one general rule: avoid anything that clings. Tight fitting fabric can be super uncomfortable and restricting, especially when you're trying to dance or move around. We recommend choosing a lace or chiffon fabric - both of which will drape over your curves beautifully.
Plus Size Bridesmaid Robes
Our designers are mindful of the fact that many bridesmaid robes are too short and can make the wedding party feel uncomfortable. These bridesmaid robes are a longer, knee-length design. A little extra coverage can ensure that everybody is comfortable as they get ready for the Big Day!
1) Plus Size Satin Bridesmaid Robes
Kennedy Blue's plus size satin bridesmaid robes are inclusive enough for your entire bridal party! First and foremost, we are size inclusive - our satin bridesmaid robes come in standard size (fits size 00 to 12) as well as plus size (size 14-24), so all of your girls should be covered!
2) Ruffle Bridesmaid Robes with Inclusive Sizing
Be sure to check out Kennedy Blue's ruffle bridesmaid robes for plus size gals as well. Our ruffle bridesmaid robes have inclusive sizing, too! Since the ruffle robe material is stretchy, it's extra comfortable for many body types. And, we NEVER charge extra for plus size products!
Learn More About Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses!
Which style is your personal favorite? Is there another tip or idea you want to share with us about choosing plus size bridesmaid dresses? What plus size bridesmaid dress styles have you tried or seen? Let us know in the comment section below!