11 Occasion Wear Dresses for Plus-size Women

Each New Year comes with its own set of challenges, its own adventures and, most importantly, its own festivities. We all love to celebrate special moments in our life to our heart’s content. And one of the best of doing so is by looking our best. We will go on day-long shopping trips, scour the internet and relentlessly continue our search for the perfect dress. While this entire process to find the right dress is exhilarating, it would be a tad bit less exhausting, if we knew what it is that we were looking for. With a plan in your mind, you can be assured that you are looking for the right articles of clothing. In this list, we will take a look at the top ten occasion wear dresses that plus-size women can wear to look fabulous and stay ahead of the fashion curve.

  • Printed Cotton Layered Dress

This is a dress that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity. The layers of this dress give it a distinct and unforgettable look. There are various kinds of prints available for this dress, which include abstract, tribal and geometric. For a complete look, accessorise with a set of danglers and pointed shoes. Wear this to a party, and you won’t need to start a conversation. This dress will do it for you.

  • Digitally Printed Satin Georgette Maxi Dress

A full length dress, this outfit is as comfortable as it is stylish. It has a classy and fun look, and features excellent craftsmanship. Satin is also a material that you can wear in the warmest of weathers, which makes it an excellent choice for a summer dress like this one. While this dress needs no further embellishment, a set of minimalist jewellery can do wonders for your look. 

  • Shift Dress

Shift dresses come in all shapes and sizes, with each one of them being a perfect choice for a party, festival or any other joyous occasion. A shift dress embodies simplicity and grace. It effortlessly hangs from your shoulders, giving you a fashionably casual look. Shift dresses are available in several designs, although the sleeveless kind is the most popular. Recently, shift dresses have also been made into full dresses, which further increases their versatility. Shift dresses are perfect for office parties, ladies night outs, or even a fancy dinner date.

  • Overlay Wrap Dress

When it is time to dress for a special moment, sometimes the way to go is elegance. You want a dress that is simple, not too loud, but attracts everyone’s attention through its regal nature. One such dress is the overlay wrap. The wrap, as most people will know, is a dress that quite literally wraps itself around you. The amazing thing about a wrap is that it can be adjusted to fit any body type. Overlay wrap dresses come with a unique overlay on top of the wrap. It can be a sophisticatedly piece of embroidery, or a masterpiece delicately worked upon lace. The visual effect it has is amazing, and not one that is easily forgotten.

  • Longline Dress

The longline dresses are a rather new innovation in the world of fashion. Simply put, the longline is a longer version of a traditionally short upper wear, such as a t-shirt. Longline outfits initially became popular as comfortable casualwear that you could use in the comfort of your own home. Soon, however, the potential of this fashion format was recognised and it began to see implementation in the realm of party dresses. Thanks to their non-constrictive design, they give your body ample room to breathe. Longline dresses are also chic and fun to wear.

  • Flared Dress

A flared dress is one of the best ways for you to add a bit of flair to your wardrobe. This outfit can be described as a dress that incorporates a skirt into its making. The flared dress is called as such because of the manner in which the lower part of the dress flares dynamically into a skirt. Flared dress are generally sleeveless and knee length but, as the picture suggests, there are several new iterations that have been developed in the recent years. There are asymmetrical flared dresses, where one side of the skirt is longer than the other. The cold shoulder style, which is in great vogue last year, has also found a place with the flared dress line-up. Just browse the online stores for a few minutes, and you are sure to find a flared dress that is just right for you.

  • Angrakha Dress

Angrakha, which means ‘body protector’ was a traditional item of clothing worn by both men and women. The manner in which it was worn is very similar to that of a house coat, where the two parts of the front-opening dress are wrapped around the wearer and then secured by tying the sides together. The modern Angrakha dress is inspired from this traditional outfit, but has been the site of several modifications. Fitted with all sorts of bells and whistles, the modern angrakha sports a cascading design, overlays and many more additions. It is an exceptionally comfortable dress to wear, and it will certainly make you the life of the party. The angrakha dress is especially suited for traditional events such as pujas, weddings, festivals, etc. It lets you connect with your roots and really become part of the celebrations.

  • Skater Dress

Skater dresses are named after the unique outfits that figure skaters wear. Their dresses are made to allow mobility, freedom of movement and to be exceptionally graceful. While the skater dresses you’ll find on the market are certainly not the ones that figure skaters wear, they most certainly are creations of pure elegance. Skater dresses flare into a skirt from the waist down, and they do so in an A-line shape. Skater dresses, just like any other modern apparel, come in a wide range of prints, cuts and materials. And each one of them is as dynamic as the last.

  • Side Slit Dress

The side slit dress had been made popular by world famous actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. While exceptionally risqué versions of this dress have been produced for the red carpet, companies such as Forever 21 have made more casual, yet elegant versions of this outfit. Such a dress is a refreshing change from a constricting cocktail dress, and far more fashionable. A dress that will make you feel at home at every party and grandiose occasion, this is a dress that will never let you down.

  • Crepe Dress

Unlike the majority of dresses in this list, the crepe is not a style of dress. Rather it is material out of which various forms of clothing are made. Crepe has a very distinct appearance, since it appears wrinkled and crimped, but in a sharp and crisp manner. This is a manner of visual effect that most fabrics cannot achieve. Due to its naturally crinkled texture, it also needs to be ironed minimally. Finally, it is exceptionally comfortable to wear, especially during the summer days. Various manners of dresses are made from crepe, and all of them are stylish, luxurious and have a pleasant feeling when worn.

  • Sheath Dress

We all know that the quintessential party outfit is the LBD, the Little Black Dress. While there are various iterations of this dress that are doing the round of the market, and quite a few of them are not even black, the sheath dress is possibly the most popular one. One of the primary reasons behind this popularity, is the ease of wearing it. The dress flows with your body, and drapes itself to its shape. It can also be worn in any setting, whether formal or casual.

Thanks to the internet, the options for buying clothes are immensely diverse. There are fully fledged online outlets that solely cater to the fashion requirements of plus size ladies. These ten dresses are all available at popular online retailers such as Jabong and Amazon. On the other hand, if you want to go to an actual brick and mortar store and check out the dresses in person, then Forever 21 is a great option. Every New Year brings with it bountiful opportunities to look your best, and these dresses will help you do just that.          

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