Plus-Size Red Dresses for the Holidays, Nov 2014 @ Elegant Plus, Sizes 12 +



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15 Holiday Perfect Plus-Size Red Dresses
November 10, 2014

There's something about a red dress that simply says the Christmas Holiday Season.  One of the most popular colors (along with classic black and winter white) for the party season, styles range from casual day dresses to cocktail dress styles.   Crimson red packs the most punch, while deeper shades of wine, merlot, burgundy, and cassis red are especially popular for winter.

Lace and velvet are perennial favorites, along with embellishments, beads, and sparkles. This year bodycon dresses are still trending, but are dominating less than in past seasons.  Easier fitting shift dresses and figure fitting sheath dresses are great choices for women with fabulous legs.  Hem lines are generally dropping with fewer above the knee styles. Fit and flare have a retro mid-twentieth century vibe.  Other vintage details influencing holiday parties include the drop waists and beading of the Jazz Age, the drama of backs, and mermaid silhouettes.

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


Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Red Dresses in Sizes 12 +
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All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected from the latest style trends by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over.  Elegant Plus Sizing Report  Red plus-size dresses come in a wide variety of styles for every occasion from casual day dress styles to cocktail party glam.  Some styles can be worn for work.

Let's Shop! Igigi

Plus-Size Red Lace Dress, Size 12 - 32W | Editor's Pick

Red Lace Dress

From holiday office parties to Thanksgiving dinner, this flattering surplice bodice lace dress is the perfect choice.  Add a bold statement necklace and classic pumps for maximum style impact.

Size: 12 - 32W

Retail: $188.00

Available from: IGIGI

Let's Shop! Evans

Red Jersey Dress with Contrast Pipe Trim, Plus-Size 10 - 26W | Editor's Pick
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Jersey Dress with Contrast Trim

A vibrant red is perfectly accented with black pipe trim in a flattering retro inspired jersey dress.  Flutter sleeves, a gently draping skirt that falls past the knee, and keyhole neck make this a chic desk to dinner option.

Size: 10 - 26W

Retail: $85.00

Available from: EVANS


Let's Shop! Asos

Red Beaded Shift Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 22W | Editor's Pick

Beaded Shift Dress

A cute party dress beaded in a chevron design is cut into an easy-to-wear shift dress. Finishing just above the knee, all this youthful look needs is simple evening sandals and a clutch. Gorgeous!

Size: 14 - 22W

Retail: $130.76

Available from:  ASOS

$25 +

Let's Shop! Eloquii

Red Melot Velvet Mermaid Gown, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | Editor's Pick
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Merlot Red Velvet Mermaid Gown

Go glam to holiday parties this year in a curve enhancing merlot velvet gown. Wrap surplice bodice shows off your assets to perfection and the figure hugging design flares out in a mermaid hem creating more va-va-voom style. Wow!

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $188.00

Available from: ELOQUII


Let's Shop! Neiman Marcus Dresses

Designer: Melissa Masse, Asymmetric Neck Ruched Bodycon Dress, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Asymmetric Neck Ruched Dress

An asymmetric neckline gives this ruched bodycon dress just the right panache to make a lasting style statement.  An easy-care, quality knit makes this one the perfect resort vacation cocktail number this holiday season.  It'll look just as good coming out of the suitcase as when it went in.

Designer: Melissa Masse

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $295.00

Available from: NEIMAN MARCUS


Dropped Waist Chiffon Jacket Dress, Plus-Size 16 - 34W | Editor's Pick
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Drop Waist Chiffon Dress

A beaded neckline gives just right amount of evening party bling to this Jazz Age inspired dropped waist chiffon dress.  An asymmetric double layer hem floats when you dance. Wear alone or add the matching chiffon jacket for added arm coverage.

Size: 16 - 34W

Retail: $179.00 - $194.00

Available from: CATHERINE'S


Let's Shop! QVC

Wine Red Velvet Swing Dress, Size 0 - 28W | Editor's Pick
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Wine Velvet Swing Dress

A holiday classic, this wine red fit and flare swing dress has a simple bateau neckline and ruched three quarter sleeves. Casual enough for daytime wear, but versatile enough for evening parties as well.

Size: 0 - 28W

Retail: $57.00

Available from: QVC

Let's Shop! Eileen Fisher

Designer: Eileen Fisher, Merino Wool Shift Dress, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Merino Wool Sweater Dress

An easy shift style makes this soft wool sweater dress an effortlessly chic day-time look. Wear over opaque tights and booties for up-to-the-minute style.

Designer: Eileen Fisher

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $278.00

Available from: NORDSTROM


Let's Shop! Kiyonna

Ruffled Hem Jersey Wrap Dress, Plus-Size 10 - 32W | Editor's Pick
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Jersey Wrap Dress

A flirty ruffled hem makes this classic jersey wrap dress a versatile choice for the holiday season.  Add a sparkling necklace for party bling. Or, keep it simple with sheer hose and neutral pumps for the office.

Size: 10 - 32W

Retail: $98.00

Available from: KIYONNA

$150 +

Let's Shop! Dillard's

Plus-Size Kimono Sleeve Lace Dress, 14 - 24W | Editor's Pick

Kimono Sleeve Lace Dress

Wide, elbow length kimono sleeves make this unusual lace sheath dress an especially flattering cocktail choice for women with heavy upper arms. Form fitting body lines balance shapes to perfection creating a figure flattering silhouette. Deep cassis red is a rich color that works equally well with metallic or classic black accessories.

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $190.00

Available from: DILLARD'S

Let's Shop! Fashion to Figure

One Shoulder Red Chiffon Party Dress, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

One Shoulder Chiffon Party Dress

Keeping it classy, this one shoulder chiffon dress skims curves without being too clingy. Add a statement necklace for fashion forward style.   This one is sure to have you kissing under the mistletoe. 

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $38.50

Available from: FASHION TO FIGURE

Let's Shop! Pyramid Collection

BoHo Lace Up Bodice Dress, Size 2 - 28W | Editor's Pick

Burgundy Godet Corset Bodice Dress

Channel your inner bohemian princess with this renaissance style lace up bodice dress. Flounced godet hem with lace trim adds a festive vibe. The long sweeping skirt looks fantastic with your favorite pair of tall leather boots.

Size: 2 - 28W

Retail: $79.95


Let's Shop! Ashley Stewart

Crimson Red Bodycon Dress, Plus-Size 12 - 26W | Editor's Pick
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Ribbed Bodycon Dress

A deep crimson red in a figure hugging bodycon dress is a smoking hot look for the Christmas season.  This one's for women who adore their curves!

Size: 12 - 26W

Retail: $69.50

Available from: ASHLEY STEWART


Let's Shop! Dress Barn

Scallop Lace Trim Wine Red Cocktail Dress, Plus-Size 14-24W | Editor's Pick
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Wine Red Lace Trim Cocktail Dress

This curvaceous dress is all about the back.  Cut out details are enhanced with gorgeous scallop lace worked into a graceful cap sleeve. Graceful wrap dress silhouette skims the body and finishes at the knee for a romantic, vintage look.

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $52.00

Available from:  DRESS BARN

Let's Shop! Lane Bryant

Designer: Isabel Toledo, Red Rose Jacquard Jacket Dress, Plus-Size 12 - 24W | Editor's Pick
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Rose Red Jacquard Jacket Dress

Chic tailored styling done in a rich, red rose brocade is a stunning desk-to-dinner look that is both bold and feminine.

Designer: Isabel Toledo

Size: 12 - 24W

Retail: $158.00

Available from: LANE BRYANT


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