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Selecting the right plus size dress

A wardrobe full of dresses is a great way to keep a cute, girly style. There are so many cuts of plus size dress out there; whether you're looking for sleek evening dresses for a night out, or sharp shirt dresses to wear to the office, it's out there for you! Some women only wear a dress on a special occasion, while others like to put one on every day. Whatever your preference, no wardrobe is complete without at least a couple of cute dresses. Here are our top tips for choosing the right style for your shape.

Finding the right fit for your body

If you're looking for sexy plus size dresses, don't worry. Any woman of any size can look fabulous in a dress. In fact, your shape is far more important than your size. If you have an hourglass figure, then you'll want to show off your waist. Look for fit and flare styles with a clearly defined waist and add a belt if you want to make a feature of it. Jersey dresses with a deep V or wrap-style neckline is a good choice, too; this will help to flatter your bust, while a higher neckline may make it look uncomfortably large! Pear shapes should try an A-line plus size dress. Look for interesting details around the neckline or shoulders to draw the eye upward. If you're an apple shape, then an empire line dress is seriously flattering. A sheath dress is also an option; this should skim your figure, and you don't need a small waist to wear it.

Rocking a dress for a special occasion

Plus size gowns for evening wear can be majorly eye-catching! You might be tempted to hide your body away in a black dress, but don't feel that you have to. A sizzling crimson gown will see you stand out for all the right reasons, while rich, deep jewel tones are also a good way to draw the eye. If you're short, take care with a full-length gown. It can swamp you, particularly if you're curvy, and leave you looking stumpy. If you must wear one, then choose one with a deep, thigh-high side slit that will allow you to make a feature of your legs. Make sure to wear killer heels! Alternatively, a floaty handkerchief or high-low hem makes a good, flattering alternative to a floor-skimming gown. Now that you have everything you need, you can show off that plus size dress!

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