Style | A Plus Size Wedding Guest

I'm sorry that this post isn't a little more timely but sadly I somehow put the pictures in a folder on my phone I couldn't see. Don't ask. Anyway, these are a couple of outfits I've worn to weddings this year and they seemed too lovely not to share.

Floral Bardot Midi Dress - ASOS
Sandals - Primark (Old)
Tassel Earrings - H&M
The first wedding I went to was a glorious outdoor affair in North Yorkshire.
This dress is a lovely light pleated organza which gave me a stunning silhouette. The length of the organza layer is the perfect midi on me at mid-calf rather than knee length. Saying this, the underskirt is short, and I mean SHORT. This didn't bother me though, I just wore a giant pair of pants underneath so at least if the wind got up I'd have been know as the girl with the massive pants rather than the girl who got arrested for gross indecency. I'm wearing an 18 here and could have done with a 16 really, although it was pork pie for starters so the additional room came in handy...
Bardot Jacquard Midi Dress - Coast at Simply Be (No longer available)
Shoes and earrings as above

I was originally going to wear the same dress to both weddings but:
1.  It was a bit breezy and I didn't want to flash my knickers.
2.  Any excuse.
3.  Content

 I actually got this Coast Midi dress last year but hadn't had the opportunity to wear it until this year. The 3/4 length thick jersey sleeves and longer length made it ideal for a breezy yet beautiful traditional wedding day with a church ceremony. The waist of the dress sits perfectly on me and FOR CRYING OUT LOUD: POCKETS. It was the occasionwear equivalent of pyjamas in the comfort stakes. This particular dress is no longer available, but Simply Be still have a selection of other Coast items, including this jacquard skirt which is very similar to the lower half of the dress.

I wore both dresses with the most basic sandals, earrings and makeup. My new heated rollers made my hair much easier to handle and therefore not mess with all day. "Keep it simple stupid" was very much my mantra here. I've always struggled with the mid-ground between well dressed and over dressed when it's come to weddings but I could not have been happier with both of these looks. Over the years my concern has always been looking like a very tall Christmas tree in the wedding pictures and finding the right outfit for me has certainly made me rethink my desire to "fit in"; I don't need to be wearing satin and a fascinator to feel good.

On the subject of occasionwear, I've just bought a dress that's knocked my socks off, can't wait to share...

Em x