Plus Size Party Dresses - Fashion for
the Fuller Figure
It doesn’t matter where you shop; the
plus size section of your favourite store, or in a specialty
store for your size.
certain key elements to keep in mind when dress shopping for
a party, wedding, or special occasion.
Do not allow
yourself to be labeled as “big” and cajoled into a shapeless
sack. You are a
Curvy Girl, and you just need to learn how to navigate your
own dangerous curves. Allow me to share with my
fellow Rubenesque friends a few shopping pointers when it
comes to party dresses and the full figured gal:
If you are a
plus sized woman, you likely don’t consider your knees your
best feature. You may be surprised at the success of
ankle length gowns, you’ll be amazed at how they can
elongate your legs and flatter your torso
dress is usually a more straightforward cut, and skims the
body much more nicely than a short, flouncy style
slit up the side of one leg can work wonders in making you
feel as sexy as a Bond girl. Trust me on this one, even
if the invite calls for “cocktails” it doesn’t mean you
can’t go a little more elegant.
thing we have that the skinny girls covet: beautiful
it off, but please make sure that you don’t have them up and
out so much that you could serve a plate of
d'oeuvres from them.
your cleavage tastefully in a deep ‘V’ or sweetheart
neckline, and make sure your foundation garment is of such
industrial strength as to keep them locked in place all
ladies, no spaghetti straps with bra straps
If you are over a certain age, you probably shouldn't go for
a strapless style. Do make sure the dress
will cover your bra straps, and if you are unhappy with your
arms, it’s best to find a way to camouflage
dresses have long, nearly sheer sleeves which give your
arms a subtle toning and makes them less
If you do
get a sleeveless or capped sleeve dress, try adding a
classic bolero jacket; as plain or sparkly as you
like. It will
add personality to a simple black dress, cover your arms,
keep your warm, and is obviously removable when you hit the
have a pashmina or wrap somewhere in your closet that will
work nicely, too.
waist with a wrap dress
All hail the
perfection of the wrap dress! This amazing dresses suits
all shapes and sizes of woman - and flatters your curves
draping and folding around your body, generous at the bust
and hips, nipped in nicely at the waist, this style is hard
empire waistlines, they sound like an ideal solution but
unless you are small up top, they can end up looking less
for some belted dresses, often they create more folds around
your waist than you want. Solids and graphic colours are
good, pay attention to pattern and avoid busy
important to buy in the size that fits your chest and hips,
and then pay a tailor to fit your waist
This will make a world of difference and solve most of
your shopping dilemmas; having the perfect fit is more
than worth the cost of alterations.
glamorous for formal occasions
formal events you'll want to wear something more like
an evening or cocktail gown , but whatever you wear at these
black tie occassions , ensure you feel comfortable,
stylish and glamorous.
there are some beautiful styles specially designed to
flatter curvy girls - steer away from any patterns and
choose something in a single colour that you feel will give
The Size 6
girls are all going to look the same in their little black
dresses . Now
is the time to embrace being the unique person you
everyone else is wearing black, try navy blue, deep purple
or really go for it with a vibrant red! If you do end up with
black, make your accessories big and luxurious.
in Full Figure glory
timeless style, think of other glamorous curvy girls like
young Elizabeth Taylor, dynamic Marilyn Monroe, sultry Lana
Turner and sexy Jane Russell.
would hit the floor every time these voluptuous beauties
entered a room, and with the right party dress, you can get
the same reaction.
keep your head high, chest out, with a playful smile
and wink at the ready.
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