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We rounded up the trendiest plus sized wedding guest dresses for our beautifully curvy readers. Pick yours!

Scarlett Johansson never slips on the same tired silhouette. Loving her graphic print dress! Photo: Jonathan Leibson.

Scarlett Johansson never slips on the same tired silhouette. Loving her graphic print dress! Photo: Jonathan Leibson.

Curves are all over the runways, new clothing lines and thank goodness we can proudly say that curvy is the new black. Right?

Adele, Melissa McCarthy, Rosie Mercado and many others are showing off their beautiful curves. No shame here. And even though it may seem difficult to find those TD (to die for) plus sized wedding guest dresses, they are out there. Fortunately, more and more designers are adding dresses for curvy women to their collections. Catwalks are no longer exclusively for size 0 as plus sized supermodels rule!

Related: Chic and Elegant Cocktail Dresses for Weddings: This Year’s Latest Styles

It’s time to rejoice ladies because size is no longer matters when it comes to dressing for any occasion. In fact, the curvier, the better, so it’s time to flaunt what you’re momma gave you and look your best no matter what size you are. If you’re attending a wedding this season, here are some trendy plus size wedding guest dresses that’ll look fab on any size.

Cringe-Worthy Short Plus Sized Wedding Guest Dresses

If your legs are your best feature, short dresses can be the perfect look to attend that wedding. Color blocking is all the rage right now and it’s easy to make it play in your favor.

Also trending are geometric designs and modern leopard prints. Combine colors and textures to drive people’s eyes away from problem areas and towards your best assets.



Now is the time to wear a steal-the-show short frock with lace and frills. Don’t forget the punch of bright pink accessories if you want to make a low-key yet on-point statement.

Long sleeve color block dresses are perfect for the plus figure!

Long sleeve color block dresses are perfect for the plus figure!

Chiffon leopard print plus size dress by Rosegal.

Chiffon leopard print plus size dress by Rosegal.

Plus size fashion has reached the top of cuteness with this pearl embellished dress by shopstyle.

Plus size fashion has reached the top of cuteness with this pearl embellished dress by shopstyle.

Wrap Dresses for Plus Sized Wedding Guests

Accentuate your curves and show off your waistline with a beautiful wrap dress in a bright bold color if it’s a summer wedding. If you want to appear slimmer, then go with a sleek black wrap dress that’ll surely double as your little black dress and will work for a number of other occasions. The great thing about wrap dresses is that you can easily dress them up or down depending on the occasion so they’re super versatile.

Velvet Rules on Plus Sized Wedding Guest Dresses

The aristocratic velvet is on trend this season, mostly in dark shades, such as blue, emerald, burgundy, and black. Many fashion designers are pairing velvet with lace. These outfits are luxurious, so keep accessories to the bare minimum. For a more understated look, pick a sharply tailored velvet suit.

Sultry pinup couture with a sleeved silhouette and a dramatic V-neckline from Steady.

Sultry pinup couture with a sleeved silhouette and a dramatic V-neckline from Steady.

Swoon-Worthy Fit and Flare Dresses

Just as a wrap dress helps accentuate your curves, so doe fit and flare dresses! These dresses are fitted on top and then flare out at the bottom, creating an hourglass figure. Plus, it’ll make your waist appear smaller since the bottom half is so flared out. You’ll have a beautiful, proportionate shape that will flatter any curvy-sized wedding guest. And in case you’re wondering, this style is also considered the empire waist style since it tucks in at your midsection before flaring outward.

Velvet mesh T-shirt dress. Fab plus sized wedding guest dresses.

Velvet mesh T-shirt dress. Fab plus sized wedding guest dresses. Get it here!

Evening Lace Sheath Plus Sized Wedding Guests Dresses with Finesse

Don’t be afraid of wearing anything fitted because you’ve got curves! Instead, show them off by wearing a beautiful summer sheath dress for a wedding. Sheath dresses are flattering because they add structure to your shape and will hug you in all the right places. Plus, these types of dresses give you a polished look, making them great pieces for a wedding. And since they come in a variety of colors, you’re bound to find one in a hue that you love!

Long evening dresses are a classic choice when attending an elegant affair. And when it comes down to curves, lace dresses are fire!

Wear a lace detail on your sleeve for a touch of sheer. Lace can also be worn on the bottom of the skirt’s dress for a glimpse of your legs. And if you are completely in love with this fabric, you can choose a full blown lace evening gown! Sexy yet ultra elegant!

Curve hugging sleeveless sheath lace dress. In love!

Curve hugging sleeveless sheath lace dress. In love!




Curves are all over the runways, new clothing lines and thank goodness we can now proudly say that curvy is the new black! Right?

Curves are all over the runways, new clothing lines and thank goodness we can now proudly say that curvy is the new black! Right?

We rounded up the trendiest plus sized wedding guest dresses for our beautifully curvy readers. Pick yours!

We rounded up the trendiest plus sized wedding guest dresses for our beautifully curvy readers. Pick yours!

You are never too old to look your best as shown on the Wardrobe Oxygen fashion blog with this graphic Boden sleeveless maxi dress. Onpoint.

You are never too old to look your best as shown on the Wardrobe Oxygen fashion blog with this graphic Boden sleeveless maxi dress. Onpoint.

Silver is a Hot Trend: Feel Free to Shine!

Be it a dress or trousers and blazers – especially flared ones that flatter the silhouette will make a statement in silver. Keep it simple. Don’t overdo the dress design. If you prefer a more reserved approach, look for long sleeves and high necklines. Ballet flats are also a great way to dress down the boldness.

Go full blown glam with a plus size sequin gown!

Go full blown glam with a plus size sequin gown!

Related: Get to Know Mother of the Bride Dress Designer: Carla Ruiz!

Elegant metallic dress with pleated skirt and three quarter sleeves.

Elegant metallic dress with pleated skirt and three quarter sleeves.

Chicest Dark Background Florals

Perfect to slim down the figure while dressing up on trend, these plus sized wedding guest dresses are lit. Forget those small Barbie-like flowers, these prints and large and bold. Make sure the florals accentuate your curves and you go girl!

This look is so well put together it has me dripping with thirst. Dark bold floral plus size dress.

This look is so well put together it has me dripping with thirst.

Dark background floral dress with a color blocking play that will make you look 10 lbs. lighter! By Rosewe.

Dark background floral dress with a color blocking play that will make you look 10 lbs. lighter! By Rosewe.

Show off your Sexy Side with an Off-the-Shoulder Dress

This style has been around for a while and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. It’s made to show off your décolletage area and can add weight to your upper half, balancing you out. Plus, opting or an off-the-shoulder dress with an A-line style will also create a very flattering hourglass shape.

No matter what your choice, stick to your personality and style. The most important trend in plus sized wedding guest dresses is to look stylishly comfortable.

Who doesn't love Octavia Spencer style? Get inspired by the star of The Shack.

Who doesn’t love Octavia Spencer style? Get inspired by the star of The Shack.

 

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Allow us to introduce you to an amazing mother of the bride dress designer: Carla Ruiz and her modern approach to dressing up the MOB in style!

Mother of the bride dress designer, Carla Ruiz, plays with different textured fabrics to create astonishing and impeccable outfits.

Mother of the bride dress designer, Carla Ruiz, plays with different textured fabrics to create astonishing and impeccable outfits.

When choosing your attire for the big day, Carla Ruiz is a mother of the bride dress designer you cannot overlook. Weddings are such special occasions, and even though the bride is the center of attention, the mother of the bride should not blend into the background. She deserves to look and feel like the VIP she is. That’s where Carla Ruiz’s dress designs save the day. Check out her 2017/2018 mother of the bride dress designer collection and rejoice!

Who is Carla Ruiz?

This may be a new name for some of you. So here are the basics: Carla Ruiz is a clothing brand based in Malaga, Spain. They’ve been around since 2010 with Rocío Ruiz as their one and only lead designer. Not only is Carla Ruiz one of the top mother of the bride dress designer brands in the region, you can see them at some of the most famed fashion runways worldwide.

Carla Ruiz specializes in wedding, cocktail and mother of the bride dresses. It is impossible to look at her fabulous mother of the bride dress collections and not fall in love with each piece.

Her motto is “refinement, elegance, uniqueness” and they masterfully deliver as her designs look and feel like a million bucks. And guess what? Carla Ruiz collections focuses on affordability as much as they do on quality and style so they don’t cost nowhere near as much!



This dusty blue and cream dress steals my heart. And you?

This dusty blue and cream dress steals my heart.

Why is the Mother of the Bride Dress so Important to Carla Ruiz?

If you’ve been to your fair share of weddings, you’ll notice that the mother of the bride usually looks a bit outdated. Rocío Ruiz says “hell no!” to these aging dresses as she opens the door to sophisticated and modern mother of the bride dress styles.

Furthermore, her creations truly bring out women’s elegance, beauty and poise. The attention to detail that Rocío Ruiz puts into her work is just impressive, and it’s what makes the Carla Ruiz brand stand out. And whether you are the bride, the mother of the bride or a guest you will look breathtaking in one of her creations.

Any woman would love to wear this original LBD by Carla Ruiz.

Any woman would love to wear this original LBD by Carla Ruiz.

Mother of the bride (and groom!) style is elegant, contemporary and super stylish for 2017.

Mother of the bride (and groom!) style is elegant, contemporary and super stylish for 2017.

In the Carla Ruiz 2017 dress collection, the designer was inspired by the Baroque period, luxury and ostentation with volume in the skirts.

In the Carla Ruiz 2017 dress collection, the designer was inspired by the Baroque period, luxury and ostentation with volume in the skirts.




Mother of the Bride Dress Designer Carla Ruiz Collection

The 2017 Collection is out! And it’s nothing shy of a work of art. The use of both vibrant and nude colors is present to satisfy her clients’ taste. The mother of the bride dress designs are amazing, as are their use of colors, fabrics and accessories that tie the outfit together.

As always, elegance and uniqueness are two of the words that this collection imprints in your mind the moment you see it. Mother of the bride dress designer Carla Ruiz presents floral prints and single colored dresses. The juxtaposition of patterns and colors is exquisite.

Every mother of the bride dress is classier than the next, and the meticulous use of accessories is once again outstanding; nothing is superfluous, it all comes together with great integrity and luxuriousness. Everything about these outfits stands out in just the right way. They scream sublime taste and I just hope the decision process is not as tough for you as it would be for me. But any Carla Ruiz mother of the bride dress design is the right choice!

Modern and unique Carla Ruiz 2017 mother of the bride outfit.

Modern and unique Carla Ruiz 2017 mother of the bride outfit.

Mother of the bride or groom dress by Carla Ruiz. Notice the use of textures.

Mother of the bride or groom dress by Carla Ruiz. Notice the use of textures.

MOB dress designer, Carla Ruiz finds amazing and clever ways to flatter and enhance the female form.

MOB dress designer, Rocio Ruiz finds amazing and clever ways to flatter and enhance the female form.

Mother of the bride dress designer, Carla Ruiz whole focus is on femininity and it shows on every single one of her pieces.

Mother of the bride dress designer, Carla Ruiz whole focus is on femininity and it shows on every single one of her pieces.

Cocktail & Party Dresses for Modern MOBs

These cocktail and party dresses are probably the prettiest, most elegant dresses I’ve ever seen. There’s so much beauty in simplicity. And mother of the bride dress designer Carla Ruiz does a great job of turning simplicity into stunning and stylishly fashionable combinations.

Her magistral use of shapes, bold patterns and subtle details makes these dresses unlike any other at this price range. What stands out in the 2017 collection is the use of flower patterns, textured fabrics and bright, beautiful colors.

Adorable blue floral cocktail outfit from the Carla Ruiz 2017 collection.

Adorable blue floral cocktail outfit from the 2017 collection.

Love the youthful look the texture juxtaposition gives to this short dress.

Love the youthful look the texture juxtaposition gives to this short dress.

This berry-hued cocktail dress will fit perfectly at a winter wedding.

This berry-hued cocktail dress will fit perfectly at a winter wedding.

Carla Ruiz 2017. Her designs really help make an entrance.

Carla Ruiz 2017. Her designs really help make an entrance.

How much does a Carla Ruiz Design Cost?

You can find these gorgeous dresses starting at us$115 with an average sticker price of us$370 (that’s 97 to 320 euros), it really depends on which design steals your heart. You can get them at DHGate.

Do you see yourself in this giant polka dots Carla Ruiz dress? I do!

Do you see yourself in this giant polka dots Carla Ruiz dress? I do!

Mother of the bride dress designer Carla Ruiz use of colors, textures, and shapes stands out in her designs.

Mother of the bride dress designer Carla Ruiz use of colors, textures, and shapes stands out in her designs.

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If you choose to go with one of her pieces you can rest assured it will be unique, special, high-quality, and most importantly, trendy. Leave us a comment if you enjoyed getting to know mother of the bride dress designer Carla Ruiz! Or check out these Chic and Elegant Cocktail Dresses for Weddings: This Year’s Latest Styles!

Carla Ruiz mother of the bride dresses (and grooms!)

Carla Ruiz mother of the bride dresses (and grooms!)

The latest nude and blush dresses by Carla Ruiz.

The latest nude and blush dresses by Carla Ruiz.

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Photography credits: Carla Ruiz

Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses are taking the world of weddings by storm. Let’s cover her 2017 collection, who she designs for, how much do her designs cost and where to buy them.

High low wedding dress Beatrice. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses collection.

High low wedding dress Beatrice. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses collection.

Plunging necklines, sensual backs, feminine and perfectly defined lines with an impeccable cut are the trademark of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses. From the most suggestive and vaporous ones to the elegance of lace, they distill her passion for fashion, quality of design and perfect choice of fabrics.

While her designs are jaw-dropping by anyone’s standard, she perfectly balances glamour with class and “wow” factor. This is perfectly demonstrated by her backless dresses, her flawlessly-placed embellishments and use of lace and a figure-enhancing silhouette. Need we say more?

Are You an Alessandra Rinaudo Bride?

The Alessandra Rinaudo bride is classy, glamorous but above all, she is the protagonist. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses always highlight the natural beauty of the bride with unique designs and extreme attention to detail.

An Alessandra Rinaudo bride may have a special affinity for backless dresses. Many gowns in the collection let the bride bare skin completely or through open lace patterns.

Any bride will feel chic and romantic when wearing a Rinaudo design brimming with classic Italian style and modern-day elegance.



Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Collection

Elegant, classic and beautiful are all words to describe the collection by Italian wedding dress designer Alessandra Rinaudo for the Nicole Spose bridal collection. Modern Wedding called Alessandra’s collection for 2017 a “masterpiece of Italian style and taste, based on elegance, research, and tradition”.

The Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection features her incredibly stunning and surprising backs that have become a trademark detail in her designs as well as those perfectly balanced trains that complement brides’ figures so well.

Princess gowns, her famous mermaid silhouettes can be found adorning the designer’s groundbreaking line. Alessandra’s use of Italian silk, French lace and delicate satins, gives them a soft and romantic feel.

Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo combines fashion, design and luxury in her dress Benedetta from the 2017 collection.

Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo combines fashion, design and luxury in her dress Benedetta from the 2017 collection.

Personality, class and good taste on the collection of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017. Benedetta (back)

Personality, class and good taste on the collection of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017. Benedetta (back)




Alessandra Rinaudo Short Wedding Dresses

Short designs can sometimes feel that they are missing the extra “oomph” that long dresses have. This is far from the case with an Alessandra Rinaudo design. What these dresses lack in length they more than make up for in beauty and elegance.

One particularly memorable design from her 2017 collection is a high-low dress like we’ve never seen before. The dress ends right about the knee with a trumpet silhouette that flows into a long, full train in the back. Topped with short capped lace sleeves and bodice makes for a classic dress with a fun twist.

Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Photo Gallery

The Details

Of course, your next question is probably how do I get my hands on one of these gorgeous Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses? Find the closest bridal store on her website’s directory. They are all listed!

Her dresses range in price from $2600 to $4900. Not bad, huh? And her masterpieces come in U.S. sizes 2 to 22.

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Would you like to see more dresses? Then check out this article on Timeless, Elegant and Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride or read Will the White Wedding Dress Tradition continue? if you still haven’t decided for color on your wedding gown or not. 😉

Photography Credit: Nicole Spose

Berenice is a chic and elegant mermaid silhouette wedding dress with illusion sleeves and low back. A long train perfect for a ceremony in the South of France.

Berenice is a chic and elegant mermaid silhouette wedding dress with illusion sleeves and low back. A long train perfect for a ceremony in the South of France.

Berenice, one of the elegant mermaid silhouette typical of the Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection, invites us to a wedding by the sea.

Berenice, one of the elegant mermaid silhouette typical of the Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection, invites us to a wedding by the sea.

For brides who want to look impeccable and in style on their wedding day. Beryl. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dress.

For brides who want to look impeccable and in style on their wedding day. Beryl. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dress.

Passion and commitment: this is the magic of her work. Bergenia (back) gown from the 2017 Alessandra Rinaudo collection.

Passion and commitment: this is the magic of her work. Bergenia (back) gown from the 2017 Alessandra Rinaudo collection.

Adorable white wedding gown by the Italian designer with cap sleeces and embroidery all over. Bibi. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dresses.

Adorable white wedding gown by the Italian designer with cap sleeces and embroidery all over. Bibi. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dresses.

Unique and spectacular wedding dress designs by Alessandra Rinaudo. Bridget.

Unique and spectacular wedding dress designs by Alessandra Rinaudo. Bridget.

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