Plus Size Special Occasion

Shopping For Plus Size Special Occasion Wear can be both intimidating and challenging!

The challenges are many - finding the right style for the event in a color and style that is flattering to you and that at the same time expresses your own unique personality.

Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses

Plus Size Special Occasion Pages

Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses

Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses

Long Dresses - Finding perfect Plus Size Dress for a Special Occasion is not always an easy task.   How do you know what to pick?

Plus Size Cocktail Dresses

Plus Size Cocktail Dresses

Short Dresses - are available year round online in a decent selection of both Black Cocktail Dresses and in seasonal colors.

Plus Size Black Dress

Plus Size Black Dresses

Start your search for that perfect Plus Size Little Black Dress here!  Black dresses are appropriate for almost any occasion and with a smart choice, can be a very flattering staple in your wardrobe. 

Plus Size Cocktail Pants Suits

Plus Size Cocktail Pants Suits

are a great option if you need to go to a dressier event, a dressy wedding or even for a cruise.  There are great options that range from classic styles to those with sequins and glamour.

Women's Plus Size Formal Suits

Plus Size Formal Suits

are a great option for weddings, dinner parties, dressier business dinner meetings, or anytime you need to be dressier but still prefer a suit. 

Plus Size Beaded Tops

Plus Size Beaded Tops

 can be a great option for special occasions - you can dress up a skirt or pants that you already own, or add a great dressy skirt or pants to complete your look.

Plus Size Special Occasion Pants

Plus Size Special Occasion Pants

Palazzo Pants are wide leg pants that are mostly used for dressier occasions.  Special Occasion Pants may have layers, slits and are generally wider and more flowing than regular Women's Plus Size Pants.

Plus Size Special Occasion Dress

My first suggestion is to go with a style that flatters your body style.  If you are heavier on the bottom, go for a dress that has a fitted bodice and a higher, or even empire waist.  If you carry most of your weight around the middle, go for something that shows off your great legs.  If you have the coveted hourglass shape, find a dress that flaunts your beautiful shape and curves.

I know it is tempting to stick with black, and most of the time it is hard to go wrong with black, but at least consider a beautiful color.  Bright vivid colors are in style in a big way.  If you don't know your best colors, or if you are "cool" or "warm", here is a primer on which colors would look best on you.

Plus Size Special Occasion Black Dress
Ask yourself what body part you want to show off? Here are some ideas:

Neckline: off the shoulder dress, V neckline or strapless dress or pantset

Arms: short, sleeveless, halter style or strapless dress or pantset

Legs: cocktail dress with heels

Curves: a well-fitted dress

Waist: princess line or empire line dresses

To downplay certain features look to dark colors and balance in your clothing. For example, if you happen to be well-endowed a dress with a full skirt helps draw the eyes downward and gives you a symmetrical look.

What to Wear?

Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses

Women looking for a plus size special occasion dress aren't likely to find a handbook about what kind of dress to choose depending on the setting. This list will help you:

Informal Setting: No need for satin and lace, go with the comfort of a cotton skirt.

Work: Dresses for a celebration at work depend a lot on your normal attire in that setting. Keep it professional, well-tailored, and low-glitz

Clubs: This is where you can be as flashy and playful as you want. Take a look at pictures from the club where you're going to get some ideas (then dare to be different!)

Evening dresses: Go with a longer dress that moves with you and has a few sparkling highlights so you don't fade into the night

Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses

Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses
Prom: Bright and cheerful but not too clingy, and avoid ruffles!

Wedding: Careful girl, no showing up the bride. Pick a comfortable dress (its going to be a long day), possibly one with highlights of the wedding's key color in it.

Overall remember that you want to be comfortable in your plus size special occasion dress. If you pick something in which you can't breathe or that shows too much skin, you'll become a wallflower. So don't be tempted by those kinds of dresses.

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