We're all wonderfully unique, so dressing for your body type really depends on your personality, tastes and style alter-ego!
But, if you'd like to know what kind of dress looks best on plus sizes or how to wear a shirt dress with accessories that pack a punch, we're here to help.
It all starts with dipping into the fruit basket and looking at your dimensions. Are you a perfect pear with a smaller upper body, an awesome apple with a round figure, or a beautiful banana with straight shoulders, waist and hips?
We'll also look at dressing plus size for an hourglass figure if you have an incredible nipped-in waist and want to showcase your shape to maximum effect.
Finding the Plus-Size Dresses of Dreams
There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all.
The dress that makes you ready to conquer the day needs to play up your favorite features and make you feel like a million bucks.
Even if you're unsure which fit, length or cut to choose, or how to define your body shape, there are types of dresses that look fabulous on all figures. There are also some neat styling tricks to seal the deal.
Simple Plus-Size Shirt Dresses
Shirt dresses are easy to pair with sandals and delicate bangles in the summer, or throw on over your comfy bootcut jeans and boots in the fall.
The built-in structure, everyday wearability, and option to button up for a smarter look or leave a little bustline for a coffee date, make shirt dresses the ultimate adaptable plus-size piece.
They're ideal for pear shapes and hourglasses, especially when teamed with a classic belt and a splash of lip color.
Shift Dresses for Plus-Size Bodies
Ah, do we love a shift dress! The fabric cascades down from the shoulders, giving you excellent definition, while the fitted dress provides effortless chic.
If you have show-stopping legs, a shift dress is great teamed with a cute denim jacket or a blazer, or perhaps a pair of sling-back pumps for those special occasions.
Shift dresses are amazing for apples or inverted-triangle plus-size shapes, giving you a gorgeous easy-breezy style that looks equally cool with a pair of your coziest sneakers.
Plus-Size Dresses for All Shapes and Sizes
There are two dress styles that work well on any body type. And you can add a few accent accessories here and there to showcase your best attributes.
First, maxi dresses with a structured fabric are perfect (let's leave the pullover in the closet). We love the draping lines, gossamer-thin silks, sexy slit and lining to lay smoothly over your curves and create a clean, modern shape.
The key to making a maxi dress look sensational is all in the accessories–so pair it with high boots and tights in the winter or stand tall in wedges to hit the summer streets.
Our second plus-size super dress is a wrap with a classic criss cross at the neckline. Wrap dresses are probably the most versatile piece you can own, elongating your neck for an elegant look.
It's time to make friends with fabrics and pick a cotton, casual wrap or stunning silk dress for a look that's unforgettably glam.