Reception Dresses: “Slip Into Something Flirty”

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So you’ve walked down the aisle, said your “I do’s,” stood in the receiving line, taken pictures with your bridal party and even danced your first dance, now’s the fun part! But if you are anything like me, you’ve chosen the most fabulous, structured plus size wedding dress you could find and afford (and it’s absolutely gorgeous), but not the best for shimmying up to your new husband, friends, and family. So we suggest you “slip into something flirty” and more relaxed. Reception Dresses are all the trends in the bridal industry. Brides everywhere, including myself, have decided that being beautiful doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable or uptight. Plus size women are luckier now than we’ve ever been because brands like Sydney’s Closet and IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel have given us beautiful and affordable options to “make the switch.”


Here are some of my picks from Sonsi’s plus size Bridal Boutique:



Plus size casual wedding dress sweep train by Sydney's Closet available at

Casual wedding dress sweep train by Sydney’s Closet available at


Perfect for a vintage themed wedding and outdoor summer reception, maintain your elegance (and budget) with this beautiful empire cut strapless gown from Sydney’s Closet. The beaded embellishment maintains the glamour of your special day, while the bottom is more free flowing and comfortable. Pick up the hem and get to groovin’!



Strapless chiffon empire waist plus size wedding dress by Sydney's Closet available at

Strapless chiffon empire waist wedding gown by Sydney’s Closet available at


Simple, elegant and chic; Three words I’ve said at least 1,000 times when describing the reception gown I want for my June 15 wedding. I know that I am not alone in my search. Luckily Sydney’s Closet knows how to meet a need. The average plus size wedding dress can cost more than $2,000 dollars. So as your reception gown will need to be much less than that, the price of this gown is perfect. Moreover, you can throw up your arms, let down your hair and let your natural glow steal the show in the beautiful gown.



Priscilla Plus Size Strapless Wedding Dress by IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel available at

Priscilla Wedding Dress by IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel available at



Casual, yet elegant. Bring an unexpected twist to your wedding reception with this bridal cocktail dress by IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel. If you are planning to have a late wedding, wear this gown with a cathedral veil to add length! This choice will truly show your personality and you’ll have lots of fun showing off your legs!


Plus, enter to WIN a plus size wedding dress from Sydney’s Closet over at Sonsi! Hurry, contest ends soon!



Corrinn Liche't, plus size blogger for sonsiLiving

Corrinn is newly engaged, and deep into wedding planning! She loves fashion and dishes all her fashion favorites and “swoon-worthy” moments on The Fuller Figure, a lifestyle and plus fashion blog! She lives in Philadelphia and is currently building her personal style and creative directing brand, The Beauty Box.