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Pretty Plus Size Bridal Shower Outfits for Guests

Dear Deb,

Help! I need some ideas for what to wear to a bridal shower when you are heavy in the tummy. I prefer pants and flowy tops. Can you show me some examples of plus-size bridal shower outfits for guests?  Thanks! Jayne

Plus Size pink floral top navy pants


Hi Jayne,

Don’t worry about what to wear to this shower. I have an easy-style recipe you can’t go wrong with. A wedding shower calls for a pretty, feminine look, and you can achieve that even if you are wearing pants through your choice of fabric, pattern, and accessories.

1. Dark Pants + Pretty, Feminine Blouse

Many plus-size women like to wear navy or black pants because a dark color is slimming and helps minimize a heavy bottom half. That’s perfectly fine, but for your top half, I suggest something light or brightly colored and pretty in keeping with the event’s upbeat mood. Color and pattern are also a great way to draw attention to your pretty face.

This pink, cold shoulder blouse with the elegant floral print is ladylike and modern. Wear it with navy pants and some cute block-heel sandals.


2. White Pants + White Top with  a Colorful Print

White pants worn with a white print top are another option. Some women worry that white pants will make them look heavy, but not so when wearing white as a basehead to toe. There is also some concern that if you wear white to a wedding shower, you will upstage the bride to be, however, I feel if your outfit has a lot of colors mixed in with the white as this pretty blue blouse does, then it’s not a problem at all.

I mentioned accessories as part of this style recipe that reads as follows: dress pants + feminine colorful or light top + classy accessories = FAB wedding shower outfit. The right accessories can totally dress up a look.

Instead of carrying your everyday handbag, switch it up for a sleek clutch. Try a small block heel rather than an everyday flat. Bring out your pretty jewelry; no sense keeping it hidden away if you’re going to what is essentially an afternoon ladies luncheon or tea party!

Remember, this is an extraordinary day for the bride-to-be, one she will think back on for years to come, so be respectful and dress accordingly. Take the time also to do your hair and get a manicure.blue pants


So Many Pretty Tops to Choose From!

Pants with a pretty blouse in a soft, flowy fabric can look lovely. If you change your mind and want to wear a dress, then here are a few plus-size dresses that would be lovely for a shower. 

Not everyone wants to wear pants. Here are some ideas for plus-size bridal shower dresses.

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5 thoughts on “Pretty Plus Size Bridal Shower Outfits for Guests

  1. It was nicely done, Deborah. It’s nice to have below-the-knee options for dresses in plus sizes and options with sleeves.

    The pant and top options would be lovely for dinner out; very nice purchases that would see a lot of use.

  2. I like all of those dresses; if I were plus size, I would need to have all of them in my closet!

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