December is here, and the holidays generally bring tons of parties and events that will require getting all dressed up. If you’re a plus-sized woman, you know how challenging it can be to find a party dress that is both fun and flattering. Thankfully, online shopping has made things easier for those of us who — like the average American woman — wear a size 14, as well as for those women who wear a larger size.
The truth is that there is a huge demand for plus-sized clothing, and not enough retailers are filling the need, in the U.S. or abroad.
Thankfully, UK-based retailer Marks & Spencer is among the ones who heard the plea of the plus-size woman. They launched a Plus Winter Collection that caters to women sized 20 to 28 a few years ago. M&S dresses buyer Danielle Hill shared this fashion tip for finding the perfect dress: “There is always the classic black dress, but choosing one of the more daring, eye-catching prints can speak volumes about fashion sense and can make you stand out from the crowd. Red is a key color featured in prints and solid colors for that wintery feel.”
Check out these three plus-size dresses that would be great for holiday parties:
Show your flirty and playful side with this skater dress featuring an allover rose print. The skater skirt silhouette is right on trend with the length of the skirt just above the knee . You can always can wear stockings to keep your legs warm if you’re dealing with frigid winter weather.
Nothing says holiday glamour like a fabulous red dress. You could wear this loose fitting tunic with your favorite stilettos and silver jewelry, perhaps with your hair styled in a fierce topknot. Plus, you can never go wrong with a bold red lip. If you’d like to emphasize your curvy figure, add a skinny belt at the narrowest part of your waist.
The asymmetrical design and loose fit of this dress will offer a figure-flattering silhouette, and the drop sleeves will make your arms appear longer. And though it looks great with a bare leg and heels, it could also work with warm wool tights or even over-the-knee boots for warmth.
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What are your favorite types of looks for holiday parties? Do you prefer to get glammed up in a girly dress? Opt for a menswear-inspired tailored pantsuit? Share your tips in the comments below!