Finding plus-size dresses that strike the perfect balance
work appropriate and flirtatious
dinner with a date can be
challenging. The good news is that well-known,
high end designers have begun moving into the
plus-size fashion sector in recent years with a
focus mainly on the lifestyles of the working
woman. Mainly diffusion lines at more
moderate price points, there are also
designer dress options
at all levels in larger sizes.
Color plays an important role, with hues in the
red, orange, or pink family popular choices
along with classic black.
Floral prints, in
particular, are date classics but other prints
can also make the right style statements.
Work appropriate styles often include more
modest neck-lines and sleeves, but tailored
lines can have more body conscious styling for
transitioning to dates. Sleeveless
dresses can be layered under a
jacket for work
that can then be removed for
Changing jewelry and shoes is another
important styling tip for making the transition
from office to social event.
Many of these selections can also make good options for
and dinners after hours.
It wasn't very long ago that
plus-size dresses of any type were difficult to
find on or off line. Fortunately that situation
has changed tremendously in recent years with
some very good and extensive shopping options
available through the internet.
particularly good and deep inventories of
mid-priced brands and labels in sizes to 24W.
Both will frequently include options from well
known designer diffusion lines. For the
more budget conscious,
Dress Barn, as the name
would suggest, has hundreds of styles available
for plus-size women. Trendy women might
like to check out the selection at
Those wearing extended plus-sizes will
appreciate the variety and selection at
to 32W. Women with the largest shopping budgets
will find the best dress selection in sizes up
to 24W at
Saks Fifth Avenue.
For those who use shapewear to achieve the
silhouette one of best and most varied
selections is available at
Meanwhile, those who want to mix body smoothing
with hosiery will want to pick up some
Stylish shoes to complete any outfit are a