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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.

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Last Update: September 17, 2016


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Garnet Chiffon Capelet Dress, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick MYNT 1792, Red Lace Cold Shoulder Dress, Size XL - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Venetiann Lace Jacket Dress, Size 8 - 24W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks

Tiered Chiffon
Capelet Dress
Size 14 - 22W 

MYNT 1792
Lace Cold Shoulder Dress
Size XL - 4X 

Venetian Lace Jacket Dress
Size 8 - 24W


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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Plaid Shirtdress, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Ponte Knit Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Crochet Panel Shirtdress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Stretch Velvet Sheath, Size S - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Plaid Shirtdress
Size 14 - 28W 

Ponte Knit Dress
Size S - 3X 

Crochet Panel Shirtdress
Size 14 - 24W 

Stretch Velvet Sheath
Size S - 4X


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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Ruffled Shirtdress, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Crinkle Red Print Dress, Size S - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks Red Lace Up Shift, Size 10 - 30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Red Pintuck Chiffon Dress, Size 0 - 36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks

Ruffled Shirtdress
Size 14 - 28W

Crinkle Print Dress
Size S - 5X
Petite to 3X

Lace Up Shift
Size 10 - 30W

Pintuck Chiffon Dress
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite -Tall


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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Faux Wrap Jersey Dress, Size 10 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Gauze Peasant Dress, Size 2 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks Ribbed Sweater Dress, Size 12 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Ashley Graham, Cold Shoulder Sheath, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Faux Wrap
 Jersey Wrap Dress
Size 10 - 32W

Gauze Peasant Dress
Size 10 - 28W 

Ribbed Sweater Dress
Size 12 - 34W 

BEYOND by Ashley Graham
Cold Shoulder Sheath

Size 1X - 3X


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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Red Velvet Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Plaid Flannel Shirtdress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Lace Dress, Size 6 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Pleat Pocket Shirtdress, Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks

Velvet Dress
Size S - 3X

Plaid Flannel Shirtdress
Size S - 3X 

Lace Dress
Size 6 - 26W
Petite to 16P

Pleat Pocket Shirtdress
Size 14 - 32W



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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site.