Flattering Plus-Size Dresses for Every Elegant Occasion

  Brunette with loose hair wearing a blue evening gown with long sleeves, looking straight ahead

If you have been in a similar scenario of RSVPing to an event and then the date rolls around, and you realise, where can I find flattering dresses for plus-size women?  

Different events have different themes and call for different dress codes and have guidelines on what to wear and what not to wear, and it can get quite tiresome. It can be a hassle when shopping for dresses for curvy ladies, and not knowing what style best suits your unique personality and style.  

Below, we have listed some of the best styles, necklines, and silhouettes that flawlessly work with plus-size dresses, ensuring you make a standout and memorable impression regardless of the occasion.  

Glamorous styles of plus-size dresses

To put it shortly, the best style of dress is one that feels authentically you. Whether you have a taste for the finer things in life with elegant details or if you prefer a more vintage inspired look, the world if your oyster. 

Attending an evening filled with dancing, good times and good friends? Decide to highlight your glamorous tastes with a floor-length plus-size glam dress to dance the night away on the ballroom floor in style. If your favourite feature is your legs, make that the forefront of your look by wearing a short cocktail dress and choose to pair it with a chic pair of stockings and your favourite set of heels to create an outfit that feels like you.  

Woman wearing a short sequin cocktail dress in blue with asymmetrical back, standing near a brick wall

If you need formal attire for plus-size women for an upscale event taking place during the colder months, show up in practical style by deciding to wear a long-sleeve gown or accessorise a sleeveless dress with a classic pair of fashion gloves. However, for outdoor events in the warmer months, showcase your décolletage and arms with a sleeveless gown featuring a flattering scoop neck design and bring a long jacket for if the night gets cold, and you still intend to party through until the sun rises.  

Flattering dresses for plus-size women with chic necklines 

When browsing different plus-size party dresses, there is one important thing you should consider before purchasing - do you feel comfortable wearing it? If the answer is yes, then that is the dress for you and if not, then don’t compromise style for comfort and keep searching for your dream dress.  

However, if you are undecided on what style of plus-size formal dresses to go for, have a look at mermaid cocktail dresses. Designed with a fitted bodice to highlight your feminine curves and a subtle yet elegant flared skirt, you are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd with this beloved silhouette.

Brunette wearing a red high neck mermaid party dress in crepe, posing against a white background

For similar plus-size occasion dresses, discover sheath cocktail dresses designed to subtly flatter your curves with a fitted bodice and a chic skirt that falls straight and elegantly to the ground. This is a dream style for all women, regardless of if you prefer the glitz and glam of embellishments or if you want minimal details and want to focus on conveying your natural beauty instead.  

Plus-size occasion dresses with chic necklines

Flattering clothing for plus-size women is available in various styles and necklines to ensure you feel your best when looking your best.  

Plus-size formal dresses featuring a romantic V-neckline have been a popular choice among many women due to this style evoking effortless themes of sensuality and elegance, versatile for red carpeted events, family soirées, weddings and more. Choosing to wear a formal gala cocktail dress with a V-neck has also been shown to be a flattering choice for shorter women, as it creates the illusion of height.  

Woman wearing a long A-line crepe party dress in blue with three-quarter sleeves and blazer neckline

Add a touch of refined glamour to your celebratory night out with plus-size special occasion dresses with an off-the-shoulder neckline. These fancy dresses for plus-size ladies’ look overwhelmingly glamorous and draw attention to your neck area and shoulders, the perfect style if you love to accessorise with a crystal necklace or dangling earrings. 

Plus-size dresses for weddings 

For when you are attending the wedding of the season and need to find black-tie dresses for curvy figures that also make your personality shine, explore our wedding guest dresses and celebrate in style. Alternatively, if you have the honour of getting married to the love of your life and are searching for the best dresses for curvy women who are soon to be wed, find inspiration from our selection of plus-size wedding dresses to ensure maximum elegance on your happy day.  

Get in the party spirit and be prepared for all the exciting and once-in-a-lifetime events you are going to attend by browsing our collection of cocktail dresses online today to give your formal attire a glamorous refresh.  

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