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When you receive a wedding invitation in the mail, the time and location are always specified. But one major thing is up to you - What to wear to a wedding celebration. There are some general rules to adhere to (don't wear a white gown, or anything too revealing or too casual). There are also so many types of wedding events and celebrations, and you'll need to decide what to wear to each wedding reception you attend. 

Luckily for you, we've put together a super easy to follow cheat sheet of plus-size wedding guest dresses for everything from a casual daytime wedding, semi-formal celebrations, a formal evening wedding, and even glamorous black-tie and white-tie weddings.  

Casual Daytime Wedding 

Suitable options include a shimmery cocktail dress or a flowy maxi dress. Pair your look with flat sandals or semi-formal heels, trendy sunglasses or even a stylish sunhat. 

Formal Evening Wedding 

A fancy little black dress is the perfect look for a dressed-up wedding that doesn't specify "black-tie" on the invitation. Generally, stick to darker colors and pair your little black dress with elegant accessories.

 

Black Tie Weddings

This dress code usually requires full-length evening gown, or a dark colored cocktail dress in a formal fabric (nothing cotton). Go with accessories that are eye-catching and a nice pair of low wedges or a pair of beautiful heels

black beaded lace plus size evening gown

You can even try a bold jewel-toned cocktail dress, that we be sure to stand out at any formal event (networking events, receptions, fundraiser events, award shows, galas, cruise dinners, cocktail parties, a fancier dinner reservation. the list goes on...). 

plus-size cocktail dress with illusion neckline

White Tie Weddings 

The most formal wedding dress code of all time!

Go all out with a full-length ball gown, professionally done hair and makeup (eyelash extensions optional), and completely elegant shoes. While white tie weddings aren't very common, it's a fabulous excuse to dress to the nines and celebrate the bride and groom in high style. 

elegant plus size gown white tie

Why not embrace the dress code, and go GLAM with SC7204. This fairy-tale tulle ball gown is the perfect plus-size gown to celebrate a truly magical night. 

plus size ball gown

 

We also love the dressy look of the metallic embroidered design on the fitted strapless bodice of our Crowd Pleaser Ball Gown. The lace-up back also makes for minimal alterations for a dress this formal. 

metallic plus size ball gown

 

So now, you'll be dressed perfectly for any wedding style you may attend this year. We even have more modest dress styles featuring removable straps, quarter and full length sleeves, as well as coordinating shawls and jackets.

Browse our current selection of prom, wedding, evening, cocktail, and formal dresses anytime online or follows us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with hot #sydneyscloset sales, new dress arrivals, styling tips, and more. 

 

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