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NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY STYLE

Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus.  Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page.  All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link.  All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.

 


Last Update: November 9, 2016

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Time to sparkle! New Year's Eve and the holiday parties leading up to it can be wonderful opportunities for gorgeous black-tie worthy dresses and gowns.  Some women choose holiday cruises, charity events, or traditional gala balls to ring in the New Year. Truly upscale, luxury designer dresses are more readily available at this time of year, especially for smaller plus-size women in the size 12 to 18 extended misses range.

Colors and fabrics at this time of year tend to be rich and vibrant or sleekly chic, silhouettes sophisticated, and festive sequins, beading, and shine abundant.  It has become more acceptable to wear shorter cocktail and tea length dresses, although ball gowns and full length dresses are also still frequently worn.

 

 
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Partially because of the temperatures at this time of year, it's not unusual for women to choose dresses and gowns with sleeves. Some styles are more youthful, while others are more mature and similar to the types of dresses worn by the mother-of-the-bride.

Younger women are most likely to wear bare, strapless, and body conscious styles similar to other styles worn for college formals, proms and homecoming. Meanwhile, the most glamorous styles are influenced by the high profile, star studded gala and red carpet events broadcast on television every year.

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Internet Shopping Resources for Plus-Size New Year's Eve Dresses & Gowns

For those that don't have a lot of time to wait and need a dress or gown quickly, the best resource is Nordstrom which has extremely fast shipping times, and many dresses in stock in size 14 to 24W. Jersey maxi dresses and lace cocktail dresses are a specialty at moderately priced plus designer Kiyonna for size 10 to 32W with super fast expidited shipping available.  For plenty of ultra-chic sparkle and shine stop in at Eloquii during the Holiday Party Season for both long gowns and cocktail dresses and separates designed exclusively for sizes 14 to 28W.

 

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Size 6 - 24W

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Size 14 - 22W

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Size 1X - 3X


Both Dillard's and Macy's also both have exceptionally deep inventories of plus-size dresses ranging from trendier and moderately priced options to designer cocktail dresses and evening gowns in size 14 to 24W.

Neiman Marcus has the deepest selection of gala evening wear from premium and luxury designers such as Theia, Lela Rose, Carmen Marc Valvo, Monique Lhuillier and many others in size 0 to 18 out on the main racks, and smaller collection especially during the holidays from labels such as Kay Unger and Marina Rinaldi in size 14 to 24W in the women's section.

Meanwhile, Lord and Taylor is a must stop for those who are looking for more moderately priced designers such as LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Patra, and J Kara in size 14 to 24W.

 

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Inexpensive, trendy party dresses will ship quickly from Asos in size 14 to 24W.  Vintage party glam can be found at ModCloth in sizes up to 30. 

Cataloguers such as Midnight Velvet always have ready-to-ship moderately priced evening and cocktail dress styles ready to ship in size 6 to 24W, while dress super store Dress Barn carries both their own in house label and capsule collections from names such as Carmen Marc Valvo and Adrianna Papell.

Plan on a two to three week wait from direct from manufacturer websites such as Light in the Box which can customize dresses to your measurements for a small fee and offer close to wholesale prices in size 2 to 26W.  Most dresses and gowns are available in a wide assortment of of colors.

 

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TAGS:   # DESIGNER CLOTHING | # SPECIAL OCCASIONS | # DRESSES | # HOLIDAYS

New Year's Eve parties often require fancy dresses. Plus size women wear both cocktail dresses and formal evening gowns for black-tie events.

Elegant plus size formalwear and plus-size dresses for full-figured women sizes 12+