Holiday Dressing

Plus Size? What to Wear to a Holiday Party – Dresses, Tops & More

Finding the right holiday party dress to flatter your figure is easy when you know what to look for. Here are some plus-size holiday party dresses for curvy women designed to be shaped and slim.

plus size holiday party cocktail dress red and black

Shift Dresses are Plus Size Gal’s Friend

Of all the types of dresses for plus-size gals, a shift dress is an easy and flattering style. A shift dress is similar to a sheath dress, but there is a little more width at the waist, which is perfect if you are thicker through the middle.

This gorgeous embroidered lace shift is a standout for Christmas and holiday parties. The bell sleeves are feminine (like pretty Christmas bells), and the lace is appropriate for this time of year.


Plus size Holiday Cocktail party dress blue Velvet

Look for Dresses with Draping and Stretch 

When looking for plus-size holiday party dresses, be sure to check out the ones that move with your body. Dress with draping and stretch are more comfortable and look more fluid on rounder bodies.

This stunning blue velvet Christmas party dress is just what I am referring to. The faux wrap style does a few beautiful things. First, it helps create a more defined waist,  the soft ruching in front camouflages the tummy, and the built-in stretch allows this dress to hug all your curves, giving you a more hourglass shape. Wear it with some shiny glam accessories, and you will look elegant and party-ready!

Plus size black velvet cocktail dress


Black Never Fails

Black never fails when making you look long, lean, and chic. And when your dress is black velvet, it is even more magical! This beautiful inky black dress with subtle sparkles looks like a beautiful night sky. The flattering v-neckline and empire fit make it easy and comfy to wear.

Team it up with some sexy black sandals, this gorgeous glittering gold bag ( which can also be carried as a clutch), and these spectacular Kendra Scott earrings, and you have a romantic and timeless look.

Plus size dresses holiday party - Pink Beaded


Solid Colors Elongate the Body

If you want to look long and lean, a solid color, especially a medium to dark solid color, will do the trick. The reason is that one color creates a long continuous line that pulls the eye up and down as opposed to a busy print that breaks up the body into smaller parts.

This glamorous purple sparkly dress is an excellent choice if you want to stand out this X-mas, and it is a nice change from red or black while still being very festive. This would also make a perfect dress for New Year’s Eve – wouldn’t it? Imagine watching the ball drop at midnight in this stunning number!

Plus size Sequin Wrap Dress


Wrap Styles Flatter Your Figure

A wrap style lifts the bust and helps create a shapely waist. This gorgeous wrap in pretty brown sequins with black edging is sophisticated but also warm and approachable.

plus size holiday party dress balck and silver sequins


Strategically Placed Lines are Slimming

It’s interesting how lines can create optical illusions, which is the case with this stunning navy and silver sequinned shift dress. Lines of sparkle come together at specific points to develop arrows that pull the eye up and into the middle of the body, making you look thinner and taller. Not only that, the geometric pattern is so modern and youthful.

It’s refreshing to see something new and exciting like this.  It’s the sparkly version of that little black dress that would look so good at many special functions throughout the year.

What will you be wearing to holiday parties this season?

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