The Perfect Plus Size Cocktail Dress

by Lori Sciame | August 21st, 2014 | Evening Wear, Plus-Size Fashion, Women's Fashion

cocktail dresses (400x400)Full figured women who adore fashion will relish the current trends in cocktail dresses. From striking prints, to eye popping solids, to delicate lace, and finally bare shoulders, the trendy evening wear of summer 2014 truly complements a woman who has voluptuous curves.  I guarantee you will love at least one of the following dress styles. But beware…people naturally gravitate towards a woman who feels as good as she looks in what she’s wearing!

Roar in Animal Print

Leopard print for evening wear is hot right now – no matter one’s size.  Dress Barn showcases the perfect leopard print in a slimming sheath with skinny black belt.  Remember, a belt that accents the slimmest part of your waist will be instantly flattering.  Follow this link to see this fabulous find for only $52.00.

If leopard print proves a little too racy for you, then you may want to investigate a zebra print dress.  The classic wrap dress with 3/4 sleeves and a fabric belt looks fabulous on all body types.  Add a pair of sexy, black open toe heels to finish the look.  Click  here to see an example of this stylish dress.

Kill in Color Block

Blocks of color continues to rule in the fashion world.  Especially popular for evening: white and black. Imagine entering a party wearing a knee length, cap sleeve sheath which screams, “Ying and Yang.”  No one will be able to take their eyes off of you!  Follow this link to a sexy example of the black and white cocktail dress.

In addition to black and white, other color combinations work well for a night out.  Target offers some delectable styles for your perusal, including a cute v neck dress in wine. Click here to see this awesome dress.

Have Loads of Fun in Lace

Lace also rules in the world of evening wear, especially for curvy gals.  One popular option is a white lace (over white fabric), knee length dress, paired with nude heels.  Add a blue jean jacket and a chunky bracelet, and you will appear both irresistably sweet AND downright sexy. It’s that simple!

Or you can choose a halter dress in a solid color with lace accents.  Want to see how sexy a maxi can be?  If yes, click on this link.  This hot look works especially well for a night on the town clubbing.

Bare One Shoulder and Drive Them Crazy

Of course, having one shoulder exposed will instantly amp your style quotient.  Nothing says “I like to party” like having one shoulder bare and the other covered in a flutter sleeve.  This style of cocktail dress looks even more elegant in a regal color, such as deep purple or midnight blue.  Macy’s has an awesome one shoulder (knee length) style at a great price.  See it here.

Bare shoulder dresses also work well in longer lengths – think weddings, the opera, an art gallery opening, dan other formal events.  It’s funny how showing just a little skin gets you noticed more than showing too much!


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