If to slim ladies it is not particularly difficult to choose a suitable wardrobe, then plus size ladies have to do it with care to emphasize exactly what they want to highlight and hide exactly what they want to hide.

The dress is the most feminine, fascinating, elegant and stylish cloth in the wardrobe of any modern woman, and women with plus size figure absolutely shouldn’t refuse a dress. But to choose the right plus size dress it is worth learning.

Please find some rules for choosing plus size women dresses:

How To Choose Plus Size Dress Fit And Flare 1

Calvin Klein Lace Border Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size)Was: $128.00, Now: $76.80

Calvin Klein Eyelet Detail Fit & Flare DressWas: $138.00, Now: $82.80

Halogen® Shadow Stripe Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size)Was: $128.00, Now: $76.80

NEW MARKDOWNGabby Skye Scuba Knit Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size)Was: $108.00, Now: $64.80


  • By no means you shouldn’t choose a dress one size bigger or one size smaller than yours because in a bigger size the figure will look bulky and shapeless, and in small will emphasize all problem areas. The most suitable, universal models of  dresses for plus size women are women sheath dresses;

How To Choose Plus Size Dress Sheath 1

London Times Mesh Inset Pintuck Knit Sheath Dress (Plus Size)$88.00

London Times Mesh Inset Pintuck Knit Sheath Dress (Plus Size)$88.00

Adrianna Papell Lace & Crepe Sheath Dress (Plus Size)$170.00

Calvin Klein Starburst Detail Sheath Dress (Plus Size)Was: $138.00, Now: $82.80


How To Choose Plus Size Dress Sheath 2

NEW!London Times Print Side Gather Openwork Sheath Dress (Plus Size),$88.00

NEW!London Times Print Panel Crepe Sheath Dress (Plus Size)$88.00

NEW MARKDOWNAdrianna Papell Floral Print Sleeveless Side Pleat Sheath Dress (Plus Size),Was: $140.00, Now: $83.98

Adrianna Papell Motif Print Sheath Dress (Plus Size)Was: $150.00, Now: $89.98


  • If you want or you just need to hide the thighs, belly and hips, try to choose a dress with soft folds and draperies;

How To Choose Plus Size Dress Folds 1

NEW!London Times Print V-Neck Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size)$88.00

Mynt 1792 ‘Meredith’ Faux Wrap Dress (Plus Size)Was: $158.00, Now: $105.86

Lauren Ralph Lauren Ruched Surplice Jersey Sheath Dress (Plus Size)Was: $144.00, Now: $86.40

Adrianna Papell Short Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress (Plus Size)$120.00


  • There is an opinion that the wider the sleeves, the arms appear slimmer. This is a myth! Full hands is best to hide by straight cut sleeves, do not use flared details, puffed sleeves, cuts on sleeves or draperies at all;

How To Choose Plus Size Dress Sleeves 1

Eliza J Pocket Detail Shift Dress (Plus Size)$128.00

Eliza J Pocket Detail Shift Dress (Plus Size)$128.00

NEW!MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Mini Cynthia’ Print Matte Jersey Shift Dress (Plus Size)$110.00

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Rainwater’ Border Print Jersey Dress (Plus Size)$110.00


  • If you like dresses with shoulder straps, be surely convinced that ugly folds aren’t formed in shoulders’ area. If any, and there is no desire to refuse a dress, it is possible to hide them with fashionable bolero, stylish jacket or translucent shawl in tone to a dress;

How To Choose Plus Size Dress Bolero 1

NEW MARKDOWNJ Kara ‘Flair’ Embellished Mock Two-Piece Gown (Plus Size)Was: $218.00, Now: $130.80

Tahari by ASL Jacquard Shantung Dress & Jacket (Plus Size)$208.00

Alex Evenings Tiered Shimmer Lace Sheath Dress with Jacket (Plus Size), Was: $210.00, Now: $125.98


  • If the model of a dress allows, you can put on a belt or a strap under the breast. This way you make the waist more slender and more harmonious silhouette and feminine;

How To Choose Plus Size Dress Belt 1

Ellen Tracy Contrast Inset Print Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size)$139.50

Calvin Klein V-Neck Lace Sheath Dress (Plus Size)Was: $148.00, Now: $88.80

Calvin Klein Belted Textured Jersey Sheath Dress (Plus Size)$128.00

Calvin Klein Belted Eyelet Inset Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size)$108.00


  • You can also make a figure slimmer by means of drawings and prints. For example, prints “small dots” and “vertical stripes” perfectly extend silhouette and make it more graceful and feminine;

How To Choose Plus Size Dress Dots 1

Eliza J Dot Print Cap Sleeve Surplice Jersey Dress (Plus Size)Was: $138.00, Now: $82.80

Calvin Klein Tie Front Chiffon Maxi Dress (Plus Size)$138.00

London Times Keyhole Detail Jersey & Lace Maxi Dress (Plus Size)$88.00

Halogen® Print Sunburst Pleat Dress (Plus Size)Was: $138.00, Now: $54.97


  • As for the neckline, it is necessary to choose a dress with a V-shaped neckline.  It also extends the silhouette;

How To Choose Plus Size Dress V Neck 1

Calvin Klein V-Neck A-Line Jersey Maxi Dress (Plus Size)$138.00

Adrianna Papell Shutter Pleat Dress with Cutouts (Plus Size)$180.00

Eliza J Ruched Stretch Knit Dress (Plus Size) (Online Only)$128.00

Mynt 1792 Ombré Print Sleeveless Cowl Neck Maxi Dress (Plus Size)$168.00


How To Choose Plus Size Dress Flared 5

Adrianna Papell Asymmetrical Jersey Blouson Dress (Plus Size)$120.00

Calvin Klein Scuba Knit A-Line Dress with Open Stitch Insets (Plus Size)$128.00

Mynt 1792 Seam Detail Sleeveless Sheath Dress (Plus Size)$198.00

NEW!London Times Embellished Neck Print Maxi Dress (Plus Size)$108.00



  • For ladies with curvy shapes are ideal dresses with high waistline and flared hem, which will delicately disguis thighs, belly and hips.

How To Choose Plus Size Dress Flared Hem 1

Adrianna Papell V-Neck Chiffon Fit & Flare Dress (Plus Size)$180.00

Gabby Skye Popover Bodice Maxi Dress (Plus)Was: $118.00, Now: $70.80

NEW!London Times Embellished Neck Pintuck Bodice Tulip Skirt Maxi Dress (Plus Size)$108.00

London Times Choker Detail High/Low Burnout Maxi Dress (Plus Size)$98.00


I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions about HOW TO CHOOSE PLUS SIZE DRESS or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.




  1. Wonderful site, as a woman(not a young woman any more) and in need of wardrobe update, a wardrobe that belongs to a woman,i find your site is so informative and full of options.
    Will keep checking your site for new tips
    Cheers Roamy

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  2. Hello, you have a very nice website. The information is useful and the pictures are very attractive.
    I know that Plus size women have great difficulty picking the right styles that will make them look good.
    Your tips and photos are very useful as they can see what they styles can do for their appearance.
    Your tip about how to hide the belly and hips is really good. I will remember that next time when I go shopping for a new dress.
    Thank you.

    • Dear Sue!
      Thank you very much for your comment! Hope it really was helpful! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me!


    • Dear Sue! I am very glad that you approved my article! Thank you very much for your comment! Hope I can help some way) Please, don’t hesitate any questions!

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