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10 Trendy Dresses Under $100 for the Holidays
October 27, 2014

Fast fashion and plus-size trendy dresses under $100 put curvy holiday fashion into everyone's budget.

The holidays are the time for velvet and lace, metallic shimmer and shine, beads and sequins.  Rich red is an annual favorite, joined by classic black and smooth creamy white

This year winter floral patterns are joining the mix in a cool color palette.  Menswear patterns such as plaids and houndstooth checks are fashioned into feminine silhouettes for a fresh fashion forward look. 

Texture and tone-on-tone subtle pattern is important this year playing out in burnout velvets, lace insets, and metallic jacquard fabrics.  Many fabrics normally reserved for cocktail dresses are appropriate for daytime and more casual wear this year, making it easy to go from day to evening, as needed, during this year's party season.

Body conscious sheath dresses that require smoothing shapewear underneath are popular curve hugging styles.  Hemlines have dropped to fall at or just past the knee in a midi length.  Equally curve enhancing are the fit-and-flare silhouettes create hourglass silhouettes.  Necklines are high with added visual interest from jewel embellishments, cut outs, and illusion fabric insets.

Click here for trendy plus-size dresses shopping resources.   The most recent Elegant Plus Style Editor's Picks are listed below.


Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Trendy Holiday Dresses

Please be advised that these trends tend to sell out.  All selections are available in full size ranges at time of posting, at the price listed. 
Merchants retain the right to adjust pricing at any time.
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.


Let's Shop! Macy's

Plus-Size Rose Print Sweater Dress, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Rose Scroll Print Sweater Dress

Cozy sweater dress in a festive red rose scroll print is a perfect casual holiday option paired with tights and tall boots.

Size: XL - 3X

Retail: $89.50

Available from: MACY'S

$ 99 +

Let's Shop! ASOS

Plus-Size Fit & Flare Dress with Jewel Neck, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Necklace Trim Skater Dress

This sweet fit and flare skater dress is trimmed with a jeweled collar that adds just the right touch of holiday sparkle. Slim belt and flirty above the knee length makes the most of your curvy figure.

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $43.57

Available from: ASOS

$ 25 +

Let's Shop! ModCloth

Plaid Dress with Cut Outs, Size XS - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Plaid Dress with Cut Out Bodice

This darling multi plaid dress has just the right mix of vintage and modern styling to keep the look fresh.  Fashion forward cut-outs at the neck and sleeveless styling is chic alone, or add a cute cardigan with tights and loafers for the perfect casual holiday statement.

Size: XS - 4X

Retail: $89.99

Available from: MODCLOTH

$ 50 +

Let's Shop! Forever 21

Plus-Size Velvet & Victorian Lace Dress, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Velvet & Victorian Lace Dress

Go a little BoHo in this romantic black velveteen dress with Victorian lace insets.  This one can go from Thanksgiving to Christmas festivities with family and friends with ease.

Size: XL - 3X

Retail: $27.90

Available from: FOREVER 21

$50 +

Let's Shop! Ashley Stewart

Houndstooth Sheath Dress

A red and black menswear houndstooth check is fashioned into a purely feminine body con sheath dress. This high wattage dress amps up the curve appeal and is guaranteed to get you compliments over the turkey.

Size: 12 - 26W

Retail: $59.50

Available from: ASHLEY STEWART


Let's Shop! MetroStyle

Winter Floral Illusion Panel Body Con Dress, Size 6 - 20 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Winter Floral Panel Dress

A gorgeous watercolor floral print panel makes this curve hugging sheath dress a fashionable stunner.  Illusion contours visually sculpt your body into perfect hourglass proportions. Wear with cut out, heeled booties for maximum style impact.

Size: 6 - 20

Retail: $59.99

Available from: METROSTYLE

Let's Shop! Torrid

Shadow Stripe Fishtail Hem Plus-Size Dress, Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Shadow Stripe Fishtail Hem Dress

Subtle shadow striping adds texture and depth to a strikingly elegant fishtail hem tank dress. Light chiffon fabric works for day or evening.  Finish with a statement necklace for sparkle.

Size: XL - 5X

Retail: $68.50

Available from: TORRID


Let's Shop! Lane Bryant

Plus-Size Red Burnout Velvet Dress, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Velvet Burnout Dress

Gorgeous scroll pattern makes this rich burgundy red burnout velvet dress a holiday must-have.  Fully lined and subtly shaped with a flattering tulip hem and surplice bodice, this curve enhancing dress pays attention to all the details for a party perfect look.

Size: 14 - 28W

Retail: $84.95

Available from: LANE BRYANT


Let's Shop! Fashion to Figure

Ivory & Gold Plus-Size Fit-and-Flare Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Metallic Scroll Print Dress

Soft ivory and gold create just the right amount of shine for holiday dinners.  Pretty fit and flare silhouette skims curves in an easy-to-wear style that flatters all body types.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $42.50

Available from: FASHION TO FIGURE

Let's Shop! Avenue

Black Lace Inset Panel Plus-Size Sheath Dress, Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Accent Sheath Dress

Lace inset panels sculpt curves into an hourglass silhouette in this body con black sheath dress. Slightly longer hem is on trend.  Rev up the look with a pair or red heels and a pouty lip.

Size: 14 - 32W

Retail: $68.00

Available from: AVENUE

$70 +



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