Womens Plus Size Dresses
You can find womens plus size dresses in a variety of gorgeous styles, from prints to colors, and chic embellishments like pleats and ruchings.
Your best dress styles fit you perfectly, showing off your best assets as well as skimming over those areas you don't want to draw attention to. On this page you'll find the latest plus dress styles - giving you ideas and inspiration on how to update your closet.
But before we go shopping let's take a look at my fashion tips on what to look for in a dress that flatters your body figure:
Your Best Dress StylesThe best plus size dresses that look flattering on full figure women are nipped at the waist - such as a wrap or belted dress. You'll also look great in a maxi dress as it skims over a round belly and curvy hips, but it has to be snug below your bust to make you look trimmer. There are several other dress styles that look fabulous on you, depending on the shape of your body.
Here are other details to look for when buying womens plus size dresses, that disguise problem areas such as stomach, waist and hips:
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How to Buy Womens Plus Size Dresses
Dress your body shape
Like for example, if you have a Pear shape then you'll look best in strapless tops and dresses to widen your narrow shoulders to help balance out your hips. Or if you're an Apple, you'll have to look for fashion dresses that add some volume around the hips to make your full torso smaller.
Dressing your body shape is super-important to help balance out any prominent body parts you may have. This is especially must for plus size gals with a heavy bottom, because wide hips and thighs can shorten your style and make you look wider.
Don't be afraid to dress trendy by wearing prints and bold colors. But your full body frame requires you to strategically work with the correct prints, colors and styling techniques.
You can never go wrong with vertical details and prints. Colors on the other hand highlight the area you place it on - so make sure you know which parts of your body shape needs this highlighting.
Have in mind that color-blocking (eg. black top, white bottom) tends to chop off your length, which is not the best move if you're a petite plus size. However, a light-colored top that stops above your hips helps raise your body figure.
Have fun with hosiery
An effortless way to look chic in plus size dresses, is to pair them hosiery. They help disguise razor bumps, ingrown hair, scars marks and make your legs look luscious. Given the right hosiery it can also lengthen your legs and make you look leaner.
For a trendy look pair black opaque tights with a basic wrap dress with long sleeves and a pair of platform pumps. Click here to learn more about how to buy and wear fashion hosiery
How to wear light colors
Light colors can maximize the size of your frame but you can easily fix that by adding a long pendant necklace to elongate your
figure and/or an open vest in a dark neutral. Color-blocking tend to shorten the body figure, so add heels to compensate for that.
Select the right length
You can also counter the stubby-effect by adding high heels and look for a dress with a fitted skirt. The bottom should sit snugly around your hips to maintain a streamlined silhouette that we're aiming for.
Your best womens plus size dresses hit at the knee or shorter. Shorter hemlines show more legs and help you look trimmer.
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