4 Most Flattering Plus Size Formal Dresses
You look at store after store, most models aren’t your shape and size, and you’re unsure and intimidated when it comes to choosing plus size formal dresses
. It’s a common situation faced by fuller-figured girls.
You’re probably looking for a formal dress for an occasion such as a ball, prom, or formal dinner, and because these events tend to be classy and special it heaps even more pressure on to you to make the right choice.
So how do you help yourself to choose a flattering dress?
Learn To Pick Out Flattering Styles
Once you have a better idea of the basic dress style that you’re looking for then things become a lot easier and less stressful. Luckily we’re here to help, and there are 4 shapes of plus size formal dresses
that are going to suit you the best.
1. Ball Gown Dresses
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A ball gown is really glamorous, and can disguise your lower body well.[/caption]
There are few dresses more synonymous with formal events than ball gowns
They’re usually more fitted at the top, defining your waist which is good. Below your waist they drape into a full skirt, and this helps to disguise bigger thighs and hips.
Good for: Pear-shaped girls who want to disguise hips and thighs.
Don’t choose if: You’re small, as this dress shape is quite large and could swamp you.
2. A-Line Dresses
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See how the waistline gets cinched in with an A-line dress, creating a more balanced shape for the wearer.[/caption]
We love A-line formal dresses
as they're so versatile! To be honest they look great on all girls, plus size or not.
Again they hug your body closer up top and flare out at the skirt. The benefit to plus size girls is that they give a sleek straight silhouette and disguise any lumps and bumps you may have.
Good for: Balancing proportions, bigger busts are balanced by the flared skirt, and bigger thighs are disguised by it.
3. Princess Style Dresses
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Princess dresses like this one are such a graceful and slimming style![/caption]
The great thing about princess formal dresses
is that they're a very slimming type of dress.
They’re similar to ball gowns , but have a slimmer skirt which helps to lengthen your body and look a little more slender.
Good for: Plus size girls looking to slim their silhouette down. Apple shapes, disguising their tummies. Shorter girls, as straighter lines help to make you look taller.
4. Empire Waist Dresses
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You can see how high the waistline is here, and how the skirt will drape over you in a flattering way.[/caption]
If confidence is key then go with Empire formal dresses
, as they’re one of the most forgiving styles you can get thanks to their high waistlines and sweeping skirts.
Their waistlines are quite high, giving the illusion of a slender waist because they hug you around your ribs just under the bust (the smallest part of your body!).
Good for: Hiding tummies, thighs and hips. Give a slender silhouette thanks to vertical skirt.
It’s About Balance
Just because you’re a plus size doesn’t mean that you need to cover up any of your good points, rather you need to balance those with playing down your weaker areas.
Busty, but got big hips? Go with a lower neckline, but a higher waistline with sweeping skirt.
Not keen on your arms? Choose formal dresses with sleeves or shawls to give them some coverage and you’ll feel more comfortable.
How Do I Get plus Size Formal Dresses From OuterInner.com?
Firstly we’d like to let you know that you CAN!
We offer from a US2 to 28 in our standard sizes, so we have most sizes covered already.
A US16 and above will only be an extra $9.
When ordering a standard size, check your measurements against ours!
Don’t assume that just because you buy an 18 from your local dress store that yours would be the same.
You can see our standard size measurements on each dress page, like here:
Click here to read more about choosing the right size dress
If you’re between sizes, which of course is possible, then you can choose a ‘made-to-measure’ formal dress by choosing custom size on the dress page.
This costs an extra US$16, but this dress will be made specifically to your measurements.
You can see where to select custom size and fill in your own measurements right here:
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Take your measurements and add them into each blank box - then we make the dress to YOUR specification.[/caption]
If you’re unsure about taking your measurements you can read how to in our measurements guide
here. Feel free to also drop us a line by email, or on our facebook page
if you need any help!
OuterInner.com is here for all you glamorous curvy girls that perhaps aren’t lucky enough to have a plus size formal dresses
store in your town.
You’ll go from having very little choice, to having hundreds of styles to choose from!
What’s your favorite style? When do you wear formal dresses? Share with us!