and going out on weekends can mean dressing the
part. Highly music driven styles are derived
from bands and the music scene itself, even at
Dominant in recent years has been Hip Hop and
R&B, but rock-and-roll and punk styles are
coming to the fore this year. Consequently
jeans, tees, and
having a moment. Country and
Western can mix in, while the summer music
festival scene influences the
more than club wear.
Black is a club
wear style basic that never goes out of style.
Tight, ultra sexy, and short styles are common
trendy dress styles
chosen for going out to dance clubs.
tend to be bare with sparkling details. During
sometimes is appropriate for parties being held
in adult night clubs.
Resources for Plus-Size Club Wear
Those looking for inexpensive clubbing options
that are body conscious will have the best luck
at some of the urban retailers.
Jay's offers one of the few places where Baby Phat and Apple Bottoms are still regularly sold,
and includes other similarly styled street wise
brands with a hip hop flavor.
Size Fix specializes in value priced, highly
body conscious dresses, tops, and leggings in
bold prints and colors especially for the plus
market in size 1X to 3X. Larger plus sizes
can sometimes be found as similarly priced indie
Forever 21's ultra-trendy Fast Fashion
vibe means plenty of short, tight dresses and tops
with bling and cutouts. Faux leather
jackets, leggings, skirts, and jackets can often
be scored here.
Torrid stocks both
trendier looks and those with a little bit of an
edgier vibe. An excellent spot for tee
shirts, jeans, and faux leather jackets in
addition to leggings and club tops, sizing here
is XL to 5X. Newcomer
Fashion to Figure
another excellent resource for highly body con
styles at affordable prices including items such
as crop tops, pencil skirts, and dresses with
cut outs with size 1X to 3X. More upscale,
but equally body conscious are the looks at
size 14 to 24W.
Amazon has a growing collection of plus-size
club wear brands and is well worth the stop.
Look for labels such as Hell Bunny, PacificPlex,
Ninimour, eVogues, and Deemers to name just a
few. Inventory and labels are constantly
changing here but sizing can go as high as 6X.
Genuine leather skirts, pants, leggings and
jackets can also be scored here in surprisingly
Those looking for corsets that can be worn as
evening tops will find the best full figured selection
Hips & Curves, which also carries items such
as thigh high stockings and fishnet tights often
popular with clubbers. Some Steampunk gear
is also available. Sizes up to 6X.
More stylized items such as tulle crinolines in
sizes up to 36W are frequently available at
Meanwhile you can get both pin up style dresses
and sequin flapper dresses at
in size S o 4X.
alight has one of the deepest and most diverse
collections of trendy plus-size clothing on the
internet. A wide variety of styles are
available in dresses, tops, and leggings with
many labels available as large as 4X. Teen
often has sparkling club style party dresses, in
addition to leggings, tees, denim, and tops that
are often appropriate for rock and roll venues
and summer music festivals with sizing up to
Back in the Saddle
is the place to find a little Country Western
bling with a great collection of gem studded
leather belts in plus-sizes, among other finds.
For more upscale clubbing looks
Macy's is the
department store with the most youthful evening
and party styles in size 14 to 24W. Short,
body con cocktail dresses with beading and
sequins can be bought at
Blue Gala in
sizes as large as 30. Look for the
designer labels Blush and Primavera
Couture for the best selection in plus-sizes.
For ultra-tight club styles that need shapewear
underneath we recommend
which carries sizes up to 10X, and
has body shaping hosiery in plus-sizes.