We all have special events to end, from prom to weddings to cocktail parties. Look and feel your best in a fabulous red carpet worthy dress! Fortunately, there are plenty of options for formal wear that flatter every curve. Here’s where to buy plus size fancy dresses, in no particular order. If you need something to wear on top, here are some of our favorite boleros and shrugs.
1. Sydney’s Closet
This dedicated plus size store has the slogan, “we size up glamour”. They have a huge selection of bridal, formal, cocktail, and prom dresses plus all the matching accessories. Even better, you can shop by price and score bargains under $100, $200, and more. There’s something for everyone here from the latest styles, classic formalwear, and mother-of-the-bride dresses.
Little Tease – $298.00
2. David’s Bridal
is so much more than a bridal store. Yes it’s got wedding dresses and accessories and bridesmaid dresses but that’s not all. The well-stocked plus size section also has an excellent and affordable selection of formal dresses for wedding guests, prom, or any other even you want to shine. They also have a small selection of plus size petites.
When in doubt, head to the department store, right? They have higher end brands and fabulous style. Online, the majority of the formal dresses are the shiny top – long skirt combination favored by older women but there is lots of youthful glamour to be had as well. If you’re having a hard time making a decision, head to a store near you. The in-store stylists are amazing at helping you pick out something flattering and just right for your special occasion.
Adrianna Papell Beaded Chiffon Gown – $308.00
This wallet-friendly department store also has a formal dress section that’s worth checking out. There are lots of classic flattering styles plus some featuring unexpected details. Most dresses are under $250 so it’s also a place to find good value. There are dresses for all ages, from prom goers to mothers-of-the-bride.
Marina Beaded Lace Dress – $129.99
This UK-based website is one of our favorite stores to get style inspiration. They feature the house Curve line as well as additional fashion forward brands. For party dresses, they have all the latest trends and plenty of formal wear from the short and sassy to the long and glam.
Kiyonna and Igigi are figure-flattering brands that celebrate curvy women. Their formal dresses tend to be best suited for women wanting to show off their hourglass shapes so next time you want to channel Joan Holloway, check them out. Many of the dresses would be acceptable at work with a blazer as well as a night out on the town with some sparkling jewelry and hot shoes.
Another site worth a look is Modcloth. Depending on the event and your style, they just might have the perfect fancy frock for you. They don’t categorize by occasion so scroll through the selection and try to resist the temptation to buy a few more dresses than you’re looking for.