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>> Plus-Size Red Dresses & Gowns for Every Occasion

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 10, 2016


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Lace Cocktail Dress
Size 10 - 32W

Belted Floral Dress
Size 14 - 24W 

Burnout Velvet Dress
Size XS - 4X


Red is a bold color meant to make the wearer get noticed.  It can be flirty and sexy.  It can be powerful.  It can be loud and bright.  It can be deep and sultry.

Red plus-size dresses are a closet classic.  Styles can be young and trendy or contemporary sophisticated.  The color is much sought during the Christmas Holiday Season, for Valentine's Day, patriotic Fourth of July parties, and for other special symbolic days such as Heart Truth.  But, it can be worn all year. 

Spring and summer reds tend to be lighter, warmer, and brighter, while winter red tones often deepen into cooler burgundies and wines. Winter fabrics for the holiday party season are frequently lace, beaded or velvet.

Red is a color that is a powerful career statement, making sleek tailored red dresses office favorites.  More feminine silhouettes and soft fabrics are popular for date nights, as are styles with more sex appeal.  Casual options can also help express a confident personality.

A color that never goes out of style, red is available in dress options to suit most every taste, budget and occasion.


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Sweater Dress
14 - 28W 

Bell Sleeve Knit Shift
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite -Tall

Ruffled Peplum Jumpsuit
Size 14 - 32W 

Ponte Knit Dress
Size S - 3X 


Internet Shopping Resources to Help You Find the Perfect Plus-Size Red Dress

The deepest, most diverse collections of plus-size dresses available on-line can be found at Nordstrom, Macy's, and Dress Barn in size 0 to 24W.  Options are available casual wear, the office, and special events and occasions.  The Christmas holidays through Valentine's Day often sees the most selection of red dresses in these locations, although there are usually options all year.


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Burgundy Velvet Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Plaid Flannel Dress
Size S - 3X
Avg - Petite

Jacquard Knit Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Jersey Taffeta Party Frock
Size 14 - 24W


Classic red is a regular staple at modern contemporary designer Kiyonna in size 10 to 32W with styles available for both work and occasions.  Meanwhile those who appreciate a vintage flair will like the collection at eShakti in size 0 to 36W. 

Trendy and sexier looks appropriate for date night are stocked at Torrid in size XL to 6X.  Those with a more off-beat BoHo or goth fashion sensibility will frequently find choices at Pyramid Collection in size 2 to 28W.   Working women will find the largest selection of moderately priced options at QVC in sizes 0 to 28W.


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Lace Trim Jacket Dress, Size 8 - 24W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks Ribbed Sweater Dress, Size 12 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Crushed Red Velvet Peasant Dress, Size 2 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks Ombre Red Plaid Skater Dress, Size L- 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Trim Jacket Dress
Size 8 - 24W

Ribbed Sweater Dress
Size 12 - 34W 

Crushed Velvet
Peasant Dress
Size 2 - 28W 

Ombre Plaid Skater Dress
Size L - 6X


Bargain shoppers will enjoy the cocktail and formal selections from Light in the Box in size 2 to 26W, most of which are available in a red option.  Other bargain hot spots to check out with less predictable selections include Nordstrom Rack and 6PM.  Both carry casual, work, and the occasional cocktail dress style in sizes up to 26W.


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Velvet Dress
Size S - 3X

Red Godet Dress
Size 2 - 24W

Lace Dress
Size 6 - 26W
Petite to 16P

Tulip Hem Dress
Size 14 - 32W



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