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Our 9 Favorite Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses From Lulu’s New ‘Extended Sizing’ Bridal Collection — All $120 or Less

Our 9 Favorite Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dresses From Lulu’s New ‘Extended Sizing’ Bridal Collection — All $120 or Less
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Let’s be real: No matter how involved the mother of the bride, your wedding planner or friends are, the fashion choices — both the bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses — are most likely 100 percent the bride’s decision. While that’s great when it comes to picking your own wedding gown, your ‘maids don’t often get a say as to what they’re expected to wear on your big day. This can cause a bit of friction or stress, especially for a curvy friend who may already face challenges shopping for formal dresses she likes, let alone finding a flattering plus size bridesmaid dress you’ve assigned her. Enter Lulu’s new extended sizing bridal collection

 

For over two decades, the ever-affordable retailer has been dressing women for celebrations and formal events, including weddings. So, it makes perfect sense that Lulu’s recently announced an expansion to include a variety of its best-selling bridal collection styles, as well as new designs, in sizes 1X, 2X and 3X.

 

 

“We’ve been doing bridal for quite a while,” said Lulus cofounder and CEO Colleen Winter, “and [our customers] loved the affordable price point and the better-than-expected quality. Now [we] have extended sizing within the collection, because our customers really asked for it, and they deserve it … Our goal with this collection is to make sure all of our bridal customers feel confident and beautiful on their special day. We’re thrilled to be introducing inclusive sizing in bridal, which is one of our most popular categories today.”

 

 

With your wedding budget in mind, we’ve gone ahead and selected our favorite affordable plus-size bridesmaid dresses from Lulu’s at a price point of $120 or under. A generous bride (with a relatively small bridal party) could conceivably gift these gowns to her best gals without breaking the bank. Even if you can’t afford to purchase all of these yourself, your bridal squad will surely appreciate your efforts to choose a gown that’s not only affordable, but fits a range of body shapes. Everyone deserves to look and feel great at your wedding, especially the ladies who’ve been there from the start of your romance.

 

 

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Best Burgundy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Esther Burgundy Ruffled Sleeveless Maxi Dress

Price: $78.00

Specifications:
Maxi dress
Adjustable spaghetti straps
Ruffled details
Side-slit
100% Polyester
Hand Wash Cold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“LOVE! Got this dress for my sister’s wedding in Punta Cana. My other sister and I are going to be bridesmaids and this dress will look perfect on the beach. I'm in love with the slit and ruffles!”

Glamour Galore Blush Pink Button Back Maxi Dress

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Best Pink Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Glamour Galore Blush Pink Button Back Maxi Dress

Price: $96.00

Specifications:
Princess-seams
Three-quarter length sleeves
Scoop back
Full mermaid-style skirt
95% Polyester, 5% Spandex. Lining: 100% Polyester
Hand Wash Cold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Perfect for winter formal events. I wore this as a bridesmaids dress in December, and the material is very thick and warm. The dress itself hugs your curves very much, but the high neck makes it a classy gown. It is stretchy and I absolutely love this dress.”

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Best Gold Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Easy Listening Sandstone Cold-Shoulder Wrap Maxi Dress

Price: $100.00

Specifications:
Tank straps
Darted, surplice bodice
Adjustable waist tie
Wrap skirt with a front slit
100% Polyester. Lining: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
Hand Wash Cold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Gorgeous dress. Fits so well! Slimming and flowy. This dress can be worn for lots of different occasions.”

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Best Navy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Thoughts of Hue Navy Blue Surplice Maxi Dress

Price: $84.00

Specifications:
Lightweight woven Georgette fabric drapes
Surplice bodice
V-back
Banded waistline
Fully lined. 100% Polyester
Dry Clean Only

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love this dress, material is great and the fit is amazing. I'm curvy, and it fits perfectly for it. True to size and comfortable.”

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Best Gray Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Picture Perfect Light Grey Lace Maxi Dress

Price: $98.00

Specifications:
Lightweight woven Georgette fabric drapes
Surplice bodice
V-back
Banded waistline
Fully lined. 100% Polyester
Dry Clean Only

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love this dress, material is great and the fit is amazing. I'm curvy, and it fits perfectly for it. True to size and comfortable.”

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Best Black Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Girl in the Mirror Black Beaded Maxi Dress

Price: $78.00

Specifications:
Stretch knit
Rounded neckline
Shiny black beads
Bodycon fit flares into a mermaid maxi skirt
Unlined. Self: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex. Lining: 100% Polyester
Hand Wash Cold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Gorgeous! I love love love this dress. It is the most flattering piece I own and fits true to size, with some slight give for curves. I've never received as many compliments as when I wear this dress, and I feel so sexy wearing it!”

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Best Silver Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Broadway Silver Sequin Sleeveless Maxi Dress

Price: $119.00

Specifications:
Relaxed bodice with a V-neckline
Adjustable spaghetti straps
Fitted waist
Maxi skirt flares slightly to floor-length hem
100% Nylon. Lining: 100% Polyester
Hand Wash Cold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Showstopper dress. Purchased this beautiful dress for a wedding, and it looked exceptional. Fit like a glove, got so many compliments on it, and the quality was top-notch. It has adjustable straps that really helped tailor the dress to my body. Favorite Lulu's purchase to date. Would recommend and wear this dress over and over again!”

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Best Blue Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Lost in the Moment Slate Blue Maxi Dress

Price: $76.00

Specifications:
Elegant Georgette
Surplice bodice
Sheer short sleeves
Elasticized waist
Maxi skirt with front slit
Lined. 100% Polyester
Hand Wash Cold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“GREAT. I paid for early shipping and it came on time. It was perfect. Wore this for a bridesmaid dress and the bride loved it. I ordered a medium and it fit everywhere perfectly, except the chest area was a little too revealing for my taste so I sewed it up.”

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All Around Best Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Any Given Moment Black Lace Ruched Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Price: $89.00

Specifications:
Stretch knit
Lace off-the-shoulder neckline
Short sleeves
Princess-seamed bodice
Mermaid maxi skirt with ruching detail
Lined. Self: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex. Lining: 100% Polyester. Contrast: 100% Nylon
Hand Wash Cold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“OBSESSED! This. Dress. Is. STUNNING! I wore this for a black tie event and it was truly a show stopper. People were complimenting me and I just felt radiant and confident!! I always love my Lulus purchases! This is a must have!”