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Ultimate Guide to Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses For Fuller Figures

Plus Size Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Kennedy Blue Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

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

Jay is a modern bridesmaid dress that is simple and sleek. The structured bodice is stunning, and it has pockets! It is a chic choice for those seeking a long plus size bridesmaid dress.

2) Long Embroidered Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress: Dorothy

Dorothy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress Mahogany

Dorothy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

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

Luca Plus Size Dress

Luca Plus Bridesmaid Dress with Sleeves

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

Stephanie Plus Size Bridesmaid

Stephanie Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress in Rosewood

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

Kennedy Blue Tabitha Bridesmaid Dress | Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Tabitha Rust Plus Size Satin Bridesmaid Dress

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!

6) Plus Size Burgundy Bridesmaid Dresses

Kimmy Burgundy Bridesmaid Dress

Kimmy Plus Size Dress in Burgundy

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

Plus Size Black Bridesmaid Dress

Faye Plus Black Bridesmaid Dress

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

Kennedy Blue Kai Bridesmaid Dress | Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Kai Gold Satin Bridesmaid Dress

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

Dark Blue Satin Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Monica Bridesmaid Dress in "Navy Blue"

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  

If you're looking for hues other than burgundy, gold, and blue, take a look at our other popular colors! Consider including olive green, slate blue, rust, or sage in your wedding palette. These beautiful colors will make for a truly unique bridal party look. For more inspiration, take a peek at our 2024 wedding color guide.

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

Eloise Bridesmaid Dress

Eloise Bridesmaid Dress in "Moss"

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

Kai Satin Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Kai Midi Satin Bridesmaid Dress in Black

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

Plus Size Velvet Dress

Velvet Plus Size Dress in Dark Blue

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! 

4) High Neck Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Nina Plus Bridesmaid Dress

Nina Plus Size Forest Green Bridesmaid Dress

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 Bridesmaid Dress

Uma Bridesmaid Dress in Maroon

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

Mahogany Bridesmaid Dress

Sue Bridesmaid Dress in Mahogany

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

There are many different bridesmaid dress styles - and every bridesmaid needs to consider what they wish to accentuate. For plus size women, it's no different! Here are a few elements designed to complement curvier figures.

1) Consider A-Line Silhouettes

Plus Size Olive Green Bridesmaid Dress A Line

Kimmy A Line Bridesmaid Dress in Olive Green

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

Kennedy Blue Vera in Navy

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

Kennedy Blue Plus Size 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

White Bridesmaid Robes

Plus Size Satin and Lace 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

Plus Size Bridesmaid Robe

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!

We want to help you to make your wedding day unforgettable, which includes you and your bridesmaids shining so much that it shows in every photo!

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May 19, 2021 10:00

These look so good! I also like the option of everyone picking their own dress. I want them all to be comfortable!

Amanda watton
May 19, 2021 09:59

This is soooo helpful!

May 05, 2021 10:26

I definitely will be asking my bridesmaids for their top 3, and seeing if a dress or two has been picked by all. I would even be ok with similar styles as long as I can get sane color

Carly Pryor
April 06, 2021 13:33

The blue shades in the shown collection are beautiful. I’m actually a bride, but the tidbit on what type of dress I should go for greatly helps.

Autumn Gates
April 06, 2021 13:33

This is super helpful! Thanks for sharing this information! 😊

April 06, 2021 13:33

Love the idea of having everyone wear a different style dress so they’re comfortable in what they have on.

January 04, 2021 12:07

I love this, it was very informative and helpful.

Holly Morris
January 04, 2021 12:05

Love all these tips for plus size bridesmaids. Really helpful information! Thanks for sharing! I know the dresdes my daughter selects for her girls are gonna be great!

Jamie Bennett
January 04, 2021 12:05

I’m newly engaged and a curvy girl mysielf. I’m loving some.if these plus size wedding dresses.

Melina Leon
January 04, 2021 12:04

Very helpful!

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