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Elegant Plus Plus-Size Fashion Trends Report
Easter Spring Dress Trends 2015
March 12, 2015

There is a tradition in many families that Easter requires the purchase of a new dress.  The kick off of the spring occasions season, many times these dresses will be worn again and again for everything from Mother's Day to weddings.  These day time looks often require more modesty for those who attend church services with sleeves, jackets, and longer hems common design choices.  Sleeveless styles can still work with the addition of a cardigan or topper.  Sunday Brunch is often celebrated with family and friends, either out at a nice restaurant or at home with the good china laid on the table.  Wearing a festive look adds to the occasion.

This year the traditional pastels trending include lemon yellow, pale mint, and shades of pink.  White has been incredibly popular with all age groups, sometimes with added embroidery and contrast trims, but many times as a solid.  Deeper colors include shots of coral orange, blue, and vibrant emerald green.  The black and white trend is continuing from last year in both prints and contrast trims.   Floral patterns are an annual spring favorite that are joined by color block details this year, in addition to solids. 

Silhouettes are available to suit almost any body type.  Retro 1950's curvy pin-up styles are joined by classic sheath styles and easy shift dresses.  Necklines are higher than in past years adding a ladylike flavor to many styles.  Lace is continuing to be important in both delicate French lace and sturdier cotton eyelet.  Sometimes it is just a touch or trim, but many times lace makes up the entire dress. Filmy chiffons are also popular this year, and can often be used in styles with feminine ruffles.  Knits are also an important part of daytime dress looks and can be a comfortable option, especially for women who have a more modern or sporty style.

 

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Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Easter Dresses, Size 12 +

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All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships and are available for purchase at time of posting. Some styles sell out quickly, and trendy retailers, especially, have limited stock. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over.  Dresses are especially popular for Easter, along with related looks such as skirts, church suits, and dressy pant sets.
 

Let's Shop! eShakti

Cotton Eyelet Shirt Dress

Crisp cotton with an eyelet lace hem and sleeve keep this classic white shirt dress on trend.  Fitted bodice and gently belled skirt that can be hemmed to your taste accentuates and flatters curves for a feminine silhouette.  Pair with your favorite flats for a pretty daytime look.

Size: 0 - 36W, Custom Hem Length

Retail: $79.95

Available from: eSHAKTI

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Cotton Eyelet Shirt Dress, Size 0 - 36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Monroe & Main

Color Block Sheath

This fully lined sheath dress is cleverly color blocked to sculpt figures to the most flattering effect. Strong yellow and magenta are accented by black, and an asymmetric side sweep of white. The back is constructed of a black lower panel and upper magenta panel. Falling just to the knee it can be worn with tights and pumps or alone with bare legs and sandals.

Size: 6 - 24W

Retail:  $99.95

Available from:  MONROE & MAIN

Color Block Sheath Dress, Size 6 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Draper's & Damon's

Lace Jacket Dress

Choose a light pastel or bold hue for this three quarter sleeve lace jacket over a spring chiffon dress. The midi length falls past the knee. A perfect choice for religious services that require more modesty, the floral rosettes add a festive, special occasion feel.

Size: 8 - 24W

Colors: Sage Green, Royal Blue

Retail: $179.95

Available from: DRAPER'S & DAMON'S

Lace Jacket Dress, Size 8 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Torrid

Pale Pink Polka Dot Swing Dress

A pale pink provides the perfect background for a black pin dot print. The fitted bodice flares into a classic swing dress silhouette finished with a gorgeous black lace at the hem.

Size: 12 - 28W

Retail: $68.50

Available from: TORRID

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Pale Pink Swing Dress, Plus-Size 12 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Willow Ridge

Lace Godet Dress

A classic Easter style, this lovely lace dress comes in an assortment of pastel shades.  The fitted bodice and short sleeves bells out in graceful godets and falls mid calf. Add pretty ballerina flats and a flower in your hair.

Size: 8 - 26W, Petite to 20P

Colors: Lemon Yellow, Ivory, Lilac, Spring Green, Seafoam, Peach

Retail: $89.99

Available from: WILLOW RIDGE

Lace Godet Dress, Size 8 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Dress Barn

Brushstroke Floral Frock

A bold brushstroke design creates a floral print with a painterly style impact in a rich palette of reds and blues.  The light fabric is perfect for spring with a soft drape that enhances curves.

Designer: Luxe by Carmen Marc Valvo

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $66.00

Available from: DRESS BARN

Luxe by Carmen Marc Valvo, Brushstroke Floral Print Frock, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Catherine's

White Crochet Lace Sheath

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Size: XL - 5X

Retail: $98.00

Available from: CATHERINE'S

Let's Shop! Lands' End

Ponte Knit A Line Dress

A classic emerald green and navy blue create a sporty color blocked appeal to this easy, fit and flare style dress.  Strong and modern, this look is a flattering choice for women who appreciate contemporary style.  Heavy ponte knit keeps its shape while providing a comfortable day time vibe.

Size: 2 - 26W, Petite & Tall to 18

Retail: $89.00

Available from:   LANDS' END

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Color Block Ponte Knit Dress, Size 2 -26W | ElegantPlus.com  Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Nordstrom

Short Sleeve Lace Sheath

Pale pink is one of the most sought after hues for Spring 2015, and this lace dress gets it just right. Short sleeves and a knee grazing hem is pretty and feminine, going from church to brunch with ease and grace.

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $129.00

Colors: Rose Pink, Amethyst Purple, Ivory White, Gunmetal Grey, Black, Navy Blue

Available from: NORDSTROM

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Lace Short Sleeve Sheath Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Rue 21

Ruffled Chiffon Frock

Light, lemon chiffon floats around your curves for a soft look for spring.  A deep ruffle frames the face perfectly, while providing extra arm and bra strap coverage.  Finishing at the knee this look is sweet and pretty.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $23.99

Available from: RUE 21

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Lemon Yellow Chiffon Frock, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Asos

Floral Border Print Shift Dress

This super sweet shift dress is pretty as a picture with a gorgeous floral border print at the hem and three quarter length sleeve.  Fully lined, floaty chiffon in an easy shift shape is a dream to wear.  Simply add your favorite pair of earrings and dress shoes.

Size: 14 - 20W

Retail: $98.00

Available from: ASOS

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Floral Border Print Shift Dress, Size 14 - 20W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Kiyonna

Leopard Print Wrap Dress

Black and white prints continue to trend into spring with this animal print the perfect choice.   A flounced hem and wrap styling in an easy jersey knit combines with a flattering vee neck and elbow length sleeves.

Size: 10 - 32W

Retail: $108.00

Available from: KIYONNA

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Black & White Leopard Print Wrap Dress, Plus-Size 10 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Neiman Marcus

Cotton Interlock Shift Dress

A modern shift silhouette punched up in a deep shade of pink in a day dress that works beautifully for Sunday occasions and brunch has a chic Country Club vibe.   A high quality cotton interlock knit keeps its shape.

Designer: Joan Vass

Size:  18 - 24W

Retail:  $228.00

Available from: NEIMAN MARCUS

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Designer: Joan Vass, Cotton Interlock Shift Dress, Size 18 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Lord & Taylor

Lace Bateau Neck Sheath

A pale mint pastel works beautifully with the delicate floral lace of this fully lined, tailored sheath.  A high neckline and lady-like knee grazing hem is the perfect balance for brunch.

Designer:  Lauren Ralph Lauren

Size: 14 - 22W

Retail: $144.00

Available from:  LORD & TAYLOR

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Pale Mint Pastel Lace Sheath Dress, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Karen Kane

Watercolor Print Shift Dress

Graceful three quarter sleeves and an easy shift silhouette make this knit day dress a dream to wear.  The watercolor print provides the perfect foil for a long necklace and your favorite pair of heels for an easy pop on and go look.

Size: XS - 3X

Retail: $138.00

Available from: KAREN KANE

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Designer: Karen Kane, Watercolor Jersey Knit Shift Dress, Size XS - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Dillard's

Plaid Chiffon Hi Lo Dress

A light chiffon is the perfect choice for a soft, pastel abstract plaid for spring.  Halter styling and self tie belt makes the most of all your gorgeous curves.  Modified hi lo hem falls below the knee for a flattering midi length. 

Size: 16 - 22W

Retail: $108.00

Available from: DILLARD'S

Plaid Chiffon Hi Lo Dress, Plus-Size 16 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Unique Vintage

Contrast Collar Knit Swing Dress

Go a little retro Meghan Trainor curvy in this cute contrast collar, navy blue swing dress.  Fitted button bodice and three quarter sleeves keep it daytime fabulous. 

Size: 2X - 4X

Retail: $130.00

Available from: UNIQUE VINTAGE

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Contrast Collar Knit Swing Dress, Plus-Size 2X - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Bon Ton

Two Piece Floral Scuba Dress

One of the trendiest looks for Spring 2015 is the slightly cropped top, two piece dress.  This popover top works perfectly with the pleated skirt in a vintage floral print.

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $98.00

Available from: BON TON

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Two Piece Floral Scuba Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Midnight Velvet

Embroidered White Jacket Dress

Wear this fashionable white sheath dress alone or with its coordinating jacket.  Contrasting black floral embroidery at the hem is a chic fashion forward detail that adds a luxurious touch.  Pair with classic pumps for a refined holiday look.

Size: 6 - 24W

Retail: $169.95

Available from: MIDNIGHT VELVET

Contrast Embroidered White Jacket Dress, Size 6 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Saks Fifth Avenue

Contrast Collar Shirt Dress

An easy shift silhouette makes this striking button front shirt dress a chic style statement.  Contrast collar and hem panels add panache. Add a wide belt and cardigan, or wear alone with a pair of strappy heels.

Designer: ABS by Allen Schwartz

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $ 178.00

Available from:  SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

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Designer: ABS by Allen Schwartz, Contrast Collar Shirt Dress, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Avenue

Tropical Print Ruffled Jacket Dress

A placed floral print in black and white is punched up with coral in a midi dress that skims curves.  The removable ruffled bolero adds upper arm coverage for cooler spring temperatures, and modesty for church services.

Size: 14 - 28W

Retail: $79.00

Available from: AVENUE

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Tropical Print Ruffled Jacket Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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