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Fashionable Plus-Sized Dresses for Any Occasion

redheaded plus size model in dress holding a blazer and looking at camera
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When it comes to dress shopping, there is nothing better than finding something that fits you just right and makes you feel gorgeous. Here we’ve put together the best plus-sized dresses to help you look your best wherever you go! Read on to find your next go-to dress.

Purchasing a Dress

Above all else, a good dress is a dress that makes you feel great wearing it! Here are a few other factors that will play into the right dress for you:

  • Size: Some dresses can fluctuate on fit and size – but others cannot. Casual dresses are typical in the latter category, but special dresses or when you want to achieve a certain look, be sure to carefully read size charts and get the perfect fit.
  • Style: Choose a dress appropriate for the occasion. Warm-weather months call for short sleeves, thinner fabrics, and looser fits; weddings typically require something more formal; cooler weather calls for thicker fabric and more coverage. Think about where and when you’ll be wearing the dress and choose accordingly.
  • Length: This should come down to personal preference and perhaps the weather; choose a length that makes you feel comfortable.

Top Choice: Verdusa Women’s Plus Size Bodycon Dress

brunette model in black bodycon dress with deep v-neck

This dress features a deep V-neck with bishop sleeves. It is self-belted with a split hem and a zipper on the back for added style and convenience. The fabric has a little bit of stretch to it, so it’s nice and comfortable. This long dress is ideal for wearing just about anywhere from work to formal occasions to cocktail parties and date nights.

Top Choice

Verdusa Women's Plus Size V Neck Lantern Sleeve Midi Belted Bodycon Dress Black 0XL

A dress ideal for nightlife or formal events with a flattering and comfortable fit.

Best Maxi: BISHUIGE Women Summer Maxi Dress

smiling blonde model in blue maxi dress with white and pink floral print

Available in multiple colors, patterns, and sizes, this maxi dress is designed for optimal comfort. It’s made from a rayon and spandex blend that is soft, flattering, and stretchy. It’s ideal for more casual events with a rounded neck and an elastic waist. It is not lined to keep you cool, and it has two side pockets for carrying your phone or your lip balm.

Best Maxi

BISHUIGE Women L-6X Plus Size Swimsuit Maxi Dress with Pockets 5X-Large, Fl Light Blue

A floor-length casual dress with side pockets and cute colors and prints.

Best Casual: Nemidor Women’s Casual Loose Dress

dark blonde model in casual black dress with side slits

This short-sleeved casual dress is available in multiple colors and adorable prints to make you look fabulous. It’s 100% polyester for softness and offers a loose fit with a little stretch that is ultra-comfortable, especially in warm weather. It has side slits for additional style. Wear it out and about to run errands, on vacation, or on a date. It has a beachy, carefree feel that’ll pair well with sandals and your fresh pedicure.

Best Casual

Best for Weddings: Pinup Fashion Women Lace V-Neck Wedding Swing Dress

brunette model in black knee-length lace dress

This dress comes in multiple solid colors that have a wrap V-neck lined with lace edging for a gorgeous neckline. It has half sleeves and a knee-length, so it can be worn in just about any season. Its romantic design makes it an amazing dress to wear to a wedding! The rayon and spandex lace with a 100% polyester lining give you a soft and breathable dress you can wear all day.

Best for Weddings

Best Off-the-Shoulder: ROMWE Women’s Off-the-Shoulder Scalloped Hem Party Dress

brunette model in lacy black off-the-shoulder dress with purse

The scalloped hem and short sleeves give this dress an elegant style while draping off the shoulders to show a little skin. The cute floral-patterned lace cutout along the hem gives this dress an added elegant style that is sure to make you eye-catching!

Best Off-the-Shoulder

Romwe Women's Plus Size Off The Shoulder Hollowed Out Scallop Hem Party Short Dresses Black 1X Plus

A dress with a cute floral-patterned lace cutout and off-the-shoulder style.

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