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The most internet savvy shoppers are Millennials, so it is not a surprise that cute, curvy, and trendy dresses are in great demand from e-commerce sites.  Price points range from value to moderate, with plenty of sales in the Fast Fashion space. Sizing can run small in some labels, especially junior plus lines, so be sure to check size charts and measurements.

Of the department stores Macy's and Lord and Taylor have the strongest and deepest inventory of dresses appealing to trend-conscious shoppers appropriate for both casual and social occasions.  Nordstrom in recent months has also begun stocking some younger, trendy labels such as City Chic among its more mature offerings in size 14 to 24W.  Newcomer Eloquii offers fashion conscious dress styles with high end designer runway inspiration especially designed for fuller figures size 14 to 28W.  Rainbow can offer up some surprisingly chic finds at rock bottom prices for sizes up to 4X, while Target has been expanding it's inventory with both in-house labels designed exclusively for them in size up to 4X and variety of trendier labels that are difficult to find in plus-sizes elsewhere. 

The looks at Rue 21 often have a more BoHo feel in addition to the latest trends in size S to3 X.  Modcloth is a growing must-stop for trendy indie designers, many with a retro modern and vintage flavor.  Sizes here have been steadily expanding with some lines finishing as large as 4X.

British fashion is invading American shores, and U.K. retailer Asos is providing some of the most sought after dress trends in sizes up to 24W. This is an especially good spot for prom and party dresses from fashionably girly labels such as Chi Chi London, Alice & You, and Pink Clove.   Evans is also stocking trendier British labels beyond their own designs with looks available from size 10 to 28W from brands as diverse as Gemma Collins and Lovedrobed.

Both Lane Bryant and Dress Barn have been working hard to shed their frumpy images, bringing fresh and trendier vibes to their collections, adding capsule collections from celebrities and designers, and supplementing on-line dress inventories with labels other than their own.  Casual, work, and occasion styles are plentiful at both.

Finally, for bohemian and more off-beat styles such as goth or steampunk, check out Pyramid Collection with sizes up to 28W.

Extended Plus Sizes

It used to be absolutely impossible for the diva over a size 24W to find a trendy dress.  In recent years a number of moderately priced retailers have either stepped up their style game, or extended their size ranges to include as large as 36W.  Urban fashionistas will find body conscious plus-size dress styles in bold colors and designs in size 12 to 32W at Ashley Stewart.  Meanwhile, Sealed with a Kiss works in knits with a breezy, California casual vibe that often takes a turn towards the bohemian in sizes sizes 1X to 6X.   Avenue is one of the best places to find super stylish maxi dresses in sizes 14 to 32W, along with more trend conscious styles appropriate for work.  

Those looking for a retro, vintage vibe will want to head on over to eShakti where styles can be customized further for a small fee to suit tastes and things such as hemline length.  This is an especially good spot for super size talls and super size petite women to find ultra stylish dresses that fit in in sizes up to 36W.   Torrid is a long time favorite with trend conscious generously proportioned shoppers and the recent extension of sizes for 5X to 6X reflects their commitment to serving all their full-figured customers. 

Those looking for stylish formalwear will want to head over to Unique Vintage where it is possible to score Mac Duggal evening gowns in sizes up to 30W.  Super stylish lace cocktail dresses and full length maxi dresses that are often formal enough for special events are a specialty at Kiyonna in sizes to 32W.

 

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