Cocktail Dresses for Plus Size

The variation in sizes on store racks means that more women than not fit into plus size clothing – but the lack of options makes it hard for some women to choose outfits that flatter their shape and figure. Parties or events are the perfect time to throw on a cocktail dress, no matter what size you are, and choosing the best dress is about finding what looks good on your body shape. Since every plus size woman carries weight in different parts of the body, there is not a one size fits all when it comes to finding an ideal plus size cocktail dress. Check out some of these tips to finding the perfect dress for your event or celebration:

  • Choose which feature you want to draw attention to and which one you want to minimize. Suppose you like your upper body and want to minimize the abdomen? Certain dresses fit and flatter differently, so it’s all about finding a dress that shows off your favorite body parts. An A-line dress is great for accenting the upper body while minimizing the lower body with the slightly flared hemline.
  • Try on a variety of dresses. While you might have some idea of what looks good on your or not, you might be surprised to notice that some dresses you would otherwise skim over might end up looking amazing on you. Pattern and color has a lot to do with how a dress looks, regardless of the silhouette. Be open to trying on a variety of dresses until you find something you like.
  • Purchase foundation garments! Whether you are a size 10 or 20, the right undergarments can smooth out all of the lumps and bumps to transform any cocktail dress into an amazing look. For a fitted dress, a body suit is a great option for all over smoothing – which includes waist, back and thighs.
  • Look at the style. Empire waist dresses draws the eye up to a slim waist, while a halter dress accentuates the arms and shoulders. Look at different dress styles depending what you want to draw the eye to and then look at fit.

There are plenty of amazing cocktail dresses out there for plus size, you just have to be willing to try on a variety of options until you find one that meets all of your needs!

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