The cardinal rule of style is that flattering trumps fashion. To look great on prom night and photos for years after, think about which trends work for you before picking the dress! For curvy girls and plus sizes, there are two main body sizes to dress – the classic hourglass with a narrow waist and wider hips and the O-shape that is wider in the middle with slender arms and legs. Here are our top picks for the best plus size prom dresses 2014!
Starting with the hourglass (or pear shape), the goal is to focus attention up top and highlight the narrowest part of the waist. Here are 4 gorgeous prom dresses for curvy girls that fit the bill. Strapless or spaghetti straps are always gorgeous but do require a great bra. Or if you prefer to wear a regular bra, opt for a dress with a deep V. Highlight the waist with a belt, ruching, or jewels.
Some trends this year are lace, full length skirts, and bold jewel colors.
1. Asymmetrical Ruched Bodice Plus Size Evening Dresses by Faviana
2. Fabuouss by Mac Duggal
3. Spaghetti Strap Empire Waist Beaded Chiffon Dress by David’s Bridal
4. Leigh Lace Dress in Gold by IGIGI
For the O-shaped apple that carries weight in the middle, the most flattering dresses skim over the waist and highlight the shoulders and/or legs. Look for high waistlines that land just under the bust with a full or pleated skirt. The other option is a defined neckline that drops straight down and shows off shapely legs. The high-low skirt is one of the latest trends as is 1920s inspired beaded wear.