UNRULY | Plus-Size Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

What to Wear to An Outdoor Wedding In the Middle of the Winter

Earlier this season, I received a wedding invitation in the mail. The date was set for mid-November, and a note on the back said: “Be sure to dress warmly for this outdoor wedding!” After the initial shock wore off (I mean… !!!! winter wedding outside isn’t something you see often), I knew I’d need to do some research into what plus-size winter wedding guest dresses would be the ideal situation—and keep me from freezing my buns off during these nuptials. Much to my delight, there are actually so many beautiful ensemble options for winter weddings. If it’s one thing that plus-size and extending sizing brands tend to do well, it’s dresses.

When it comes to winter weddings, there a couple aspects to take into consideration. Typically, winter weddings aren’t outside, but even if they are (like in my case), you’re probably going to be wearing some sort of coat over your outfit. This gives you a little leeway with your plus-size winter wedding guest dresses. You don’t automatically have to have long sleeves or a remarkably thick fabric. You should, however, pay attention to the length of your dress. Longer is usually better, unless you’re wearing a full-length down coat. If you choose to go with a mini dress—more power to you—make sure it looks cute with tights. No one wants their legs to freeze off in the middle of the vows, am I right?!

Because the wedding I’m attention is outside in the middle of November (in a cold climate, in case that wasn’t obvious), I knew I needed to step up my game and find something warm enough and chic enough. Below, you’ll find all my favorite plus-size winter wedding guest dresses perfect for indoor or outdoor weddings. May you avoid frostbite at all costs.

(And in case you’re curious as to which outfit I chose for the wedding, I went with the leopard jumpsuit from Addition listed below. An ensemble that covered as much of my body as possible seemed like the best move here.)

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Your Time to Shine Maxi Dress — $129 at ModCloth
Available in sizes XXS-4X

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Starling Sequined Tunic — $170 at Anthropologie
Available in sizes 1X-3X

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ASOS DESIGN Curve Snake Print Maxi Dress — $72 at ASOS
Available in sizes 12-28

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Everlasting Impression Maxi Wrap Dress — $129 at ModCloth
Available in sizes XS-3X

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Maxi Belted Jumpsuit — $99 at Addition Elle
Available in sizes 10-28

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Sybil Sequined Dress — $178 at Anthropologie
Available in sizes 1X-3X

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ASOS DESIGN Curve Cowl Neck Tie Waist Maxi Dress — $56 at ASOS
Available in sizes 12-28

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Stunning Wonder Maxi Wrap Dress — $119 at ModCloth
Available in sizes XXS-4X

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Mischa Dolman Midi Dress — $220 at Anthropologie
Available in sizes 16-26

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Short-Sleeve Sequin Mini Dress — $89 at Addition Elle
Available in sizes 10-28

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Meant to Be V-Neck Maxi Dress — $199 at ModCloth
Available in sizes 00-28

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ASOS DESIGN Curve Satin Wrap Maxi Dress — $60 at ASOS
Available in sizes 12-26

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Wish Upon A Star A-Line Dress — $119 at ModCloth
Available in sizes 4(UK)-20(UK)

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Asymmetrical Cascade Slip Dress — $149 at Addition Elle
Available in sizes 10-28

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Daniella Velvet Maxi Dress — $230 at Anthropologie
Available in sizes 1X-3X

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Truly You High Neck Tiered Maxi Dress — $155 at ASOS
Available in sizes 14-24

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An Enchanted Evening Maxi Dress — $199 at ModCloth
Available in sizes XXS-4X

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Haven Ruffled Polka Dot Tunic — $178 at Anthropologie
Available in sizes 16-26

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Mock Neck Sequin Dress — $149.95 at Eloquii
Available in sizes 14-28

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ASOS EDITION Curve Sequin Kimono Midi Pencil Dress — $261 at ASOS
Available in sizes 12-24

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Fete to Be Tied Velvet Dress — $79 at ModCloth
Available in sizes S-4X

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Bronze Metallic Wrap Maxi Dress — $229 at Addition Elle
Available in sizes 10-28

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Soiree Saunter Velvet Maxi Dress — $129 at ModCloth
Available in sizes XXS-4X