Attending a dozen weddings this summer? These affordable plus-size summer dresses will help your wallet survive the wedding season.
Well, my friends, whether we’re ready or not, wedding season is officially upon us. If you’re stuck going, If you’ve been invited to several weddings this summer, then you know better than anyone just how much money it costs to be a wedding guest. You’ve got to buy gifts for the engagement party, shower, and wedding, not to mention the money that you’ll spend on wedding-appropriate shoes and dresses. If you’re a plus-size babe, you know that it can be really hard to find even one affordable summer dress, but if you’ve got multiple weddings to attend, then forget about it–you might have to take out a loan to cover the cost of your outfits.
But before you make that appointment at the bank, take a look at this list of 15 affordable plus-size summer dresses (yes, they exist!). These dresses range from $18-$70, and they’re all wedding-appropriate and super pretty. Oh, and they’re versatile too, so you’ll be able to wear them all summer long–I promise.
H&M long-sleeved dress
I love this shift dress because of its cute retro vibe. The dress also has a really pretty keyhole opening at the back, and it’s like, less than 40 bucks. Win, win, win.
Old Navy poplin dress
This blue and white dress would be perfect for a casual summer wedding or a brunch date with your girlfriends.
Pink Clove kimono wrap dress
Sometimes you just need a simple black wrap dress. Dress this look up with a colorful pair of wedges and a patterned clutch.
Junarose color block T-shirt dress
This dress will likely become the most comfortable item of clothing you own. I love the mod look and the pop of yellow at the neckline and sleeves.
Addition Elle floral and lace dress
This probably isn’t a dress that you’re going to be running around town in, but if you’ve got a few weddings and engagement parties to attend this summer, then consider this floral number your go-to.
ASOS Curve pencil dress
I love the colors on this dress–totally unexpected, but they really work.
H&M chiffon dress
Black, white, chiffon, forty bucks… What’s not to love?
Torrid eyelet swing dress
I love wearing both coral and eyelets in the summer, and this plus-size red dress from Torrid combines both. I like the boning along the bodice too.
ASOS Curve cold shoulder and flutter sleeve dress
You’ll need to track down a really good strapless bra for this dress, but I think the hunt will be worth the payoff. If navy blue isn’t really your color, then you’ll be pleased to learn that this dress also comes in ballerina pink.
ASOS Curve swing dress
This is one of my favorite dresses on the list–I love that bright floral pattern and high neckline! The dress typically sells for $45, but it’s currently on sale for $18–so go get it right now!
Truly You pleated dress
This pleated dress makes the cut because it would be perfect to wear as a wedding guest or as a member of the bridal party. I know a lot of brides are moving toward having their bridesmaids pick out their own dresses in the same color families, so consider this $68 number a contender for the wedding you’re standing in later this summer.
ASOS Curve bodycon dress
Bodycon dresses save lives, guys. And this one is covered in lilies, so it tells the world that you’re a refined and elegant lady, because duh, you are.
Old Navy drawstring shift dress
I actually just bought this dress from Old Navy not too long ago, and I love it. It could easily be dressed up for a garden wedding or dressed down for work.
ASOS Curve pleated wrap dress
The color! Those pleats! That wraparound top! I love everything about this dress. Oh, and it comes in a gorgeous shade of blue too.
Old Navy fit and flare dress
And last but not least, a simple but cute floral sundress from Old Navy. This navy blue number is a traditional sundress, but it’s definitely wedding appropriate and comes in at a whopping $20, so what’s not to love?
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