It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

May 24, 2019

 

 

Its wedding season. Yay! The perfect excuse to go shopping for something lovely to wear.

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

As a larger mum, I tend to dip in an out of good plus sized retailers for different items. However, if you pick the right style for you, then there is no reason why you can’t plumb for a standard cut outfit, just in a larger size. Now don’t worry, I hear you. Not every store stocks or goes past size 18. But these days there are some great online retailers that do! I’ve been on the lookout for an outfit that’s pretty AND comfortable to wear to a summer wedding. Possibly a tall order? Yes. But I think I’ve cracked it!

 

 

 

Pretty Shoes

 

No matter how pretty a pair of shoes are, if they are not comfortable, there’s no way I’m going to wear them to a wedding. There’s usually lots of standing, dancing and then of course the (mum) running after little ones to be done throughout the day, so something with a sensible heel is always a good start.

 

*Unless you are queen of high heels, that is, and if you are, I take my hat off to you and want to know your secret!  

 

For a summer wedding, I do love a pair of flat sandals. In fact, I actually wore flat sandals to my own wedding! They tend to be super easy to colour match to outfits and look on trend with either trouser, skirt suits or dresses of all lengths.

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

These beauties from JD Williams are deliciously comfortable! And I don’t’ say that lightly.

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

The sole is super soft and cushioned making these perfect for wearing all day (and night). I love the little gold four leaf clover detailing which winks a little good luck to the bride and groom.  

 

Heavenly Feet Strappy Sandals – £30.00

 

 

So that’s feet sorted!

 

 

 

A Wedding guest dress for plus sized mums

 

Finding a lovely dress to wear to a wedding when you are plus sized doesn’t seem like an easy task at first glance. Some retailers do get it horribly wrong and you risk looking like you’ve come in fancy dress… as a tent. Then there’s that mental battle of comfort over style. Bodycon dresses can look amazing, but depending on your figure, once you’ve added all the necessary structured underwear, you might look amazing, but feel like a trust up chicken.

 

For a summer wedding, that has to be a no, no for me. But I’ve found this! What do you think?

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

It’s lining is in a jersey material so there’s lots of give in the fabric and the floaty layers waft beautifully over lumps and bumps! It does need a full slip, to avoid showing off your outline, but as the dress is so light and airy, you don’t really notice the extra layer.  

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

I love the slashed floaty sleeves that give you a bit of coverage in the… erm chicken wing area.

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

The colour is a delicate blush, overlaid with a pretty floral print, which adds to drawing your eye away from all the wobbly bits. I’m 5’3 and the length is quite demure, so there will be absolutely no knicker flashing while I’m on parent duty. The only thing I’ve found is that the proportions at the top are a little bit too generous, so I’m going to have it taken in just a touch, to avoid flashing any boob!

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

Nightingales Tiered Dress – £69.00

 

And finishing touches?

 

 

Wedding guest fascinator

 

I’ve always loved the look of fascinators. They can finish off an outfit beautifully and are a perfect alternative to wearing a hat. If you go big, they can also help to balance your proportions out a bit. As a fascinator newbie, this delicate but large grey fascinator feels amazing to wear. And it’s subtle colour could work with many outfits.

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

Accessorize Mini Issy Crin – £30.00

 

 

So there you have it, some wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums! Now I just need to find a bag!

 

 

 

Pin me for later 😉

 

It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums

 

Do you have a favourite wedding guest outfit?

 

 

 

Disclosure: I chose this gorgeous wedding outfit from JD Williams to feature in my Wedding Season post. The outfit was gifted, but all views are my own. #ADGifted

 

25 responses to “It’s wedding season! Wedding guest outfit ideas for plus sized mums”

  1. I am not a hat person at all so always choose a fascinator. I love the floaty fabric of the dress and the way the layers hang prettily. I have a wedding in less than a month and still no idea what to wear!

  2. Lovely ideas. We have a christening to go to in july and a wedding in October. I need to find something soon for both.

  3. Emma says:

    What a lovely outfit. I love the dress you look amazing! I love wedding season for a chance to get all dressed up xx

  4. Sabina Green says:

    Looking great! I love the dress and the fascinator, both look really pretty! The shoes are great too.

  5. Sonia cave says:

    That dress is lovely I adore floaty light summer dresses. Unfortunately our one wedding this year is back in the UK in October that’ll be an outfit challenge!!

  6. You look great, lovely choices. JD Williams do have some great outfits to choose from.

  7. Claire says:

    Oh wow! You look lovely.

    That dress is perfect for a summer wedding x

  8. Those sandals are gorgeous. I hate wearing heels so these would suit me really well.

  9. Jenni says:

    I love the dress! All those floaty layers, and such a pretty colour and pattern.

  10. Pati Robins says:

    oh i love the dress on you ! the flowery pattern is just gorge 🙂 the layering give off such a floaty feel – just stunning

  11. It does seem when I see articles on wedding dresses and outfits it is for the ‘perfect’ size people. Very rarely though are people that perfect size. So refreshing to read an article about wedding outfits for normal people.

    Thank you

    Chris

  12. Wow cannot beliebe we are heading into another summer and more wedding fever – but who doesnt love a good wedding? These are some fab tips, thanks for sharing

    Laura x

  13. Lydia C. Lee says:

    YOu look lovely! That fascinator is fabulous. I would never think to wear one but I might get one! It really makes the outfit. #Dreamteam

  14. Sarah-Marie says:

    What a wonderful dress. It looks so summery and I love the floatiness. Perfect to cover any insecurities. Most importantly it’s really pretty. #DreamTeam

  15. Sophie says:

    That floaty dress really suits you, Annette! I love the style of it. I’m a high heels girl but these sandals do look comfy. #dreamteam

  16. I love that dress, I would totally wear that to a summer wedding and feel fabulous. I agree with the flat sandals, I unfortunately suffer with bunions and high heels to cause so much pain. I hope you find a bag soon. #DreamTeam

  17. Such a pretty dress and sensible shoes. I love that it is a dress you can actually eat in too without the waste band cutting! #DreamTeam

  18. Love the floral pattern and especially the sleeve detail. You look fab #dreamteam

  19. Emma says:

    That dress looks lovely on you! I’m a fan of a heel for a wedding (I even wore heels to my own when I was 7 months pregnant) BUT I have an amazing pair of gold flipflops that roll up into a little pouch. They normally save my feet for the evening do and dancing! #DreamTeam

  20. Heather Keet says:

    Loved the pieces, and I agree that comfortable shoes are a requirement or they won’t get worn! #DreamTeam

  21. Kirsty says:

    Great outfit! That fascinator is everything!! You look lovely. The dress is very pretty and perfect for a summer event. #DreamTeam

  22. Crummy Mummy says:

    This is the first year for yonks we haven’t had a wedding – which is quite a relief on the outfit/money front! #DreamTeam

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