It’s that time of year again when during the the blur that is the stretch between Thanksgiving and the New Year, we have an excuse to socialize with colleagues, family and friends and partake in a bit of cheer. It’s an excuse to get dolled up and decked out, but sometimes, finding the perfect plus size holiday dress can leave us feeling a little on edge. We want to look great, but we know we won’t feel totally at ease until we can find that perfect little number that covers our arms, conceals our belly, or flatters our curves.
We noticed that a lot of you had the same worries, and so we asked Plvsh stylist Meaghan O’Connor to gather your most frequently asked questions about how to find the perfect plus size holiday dress. She’s got the answers here along with real life examples of dresses that can take you from Thanksgiving through all your holiday parties and into 2015.
Click on the video above to see her top picks and find the details on each dress below.
Q: “I want a sexy dress but need sleeves, because I don’t like to show my arms.”
A: ASOS Sequin Sleeve Dress
This lined, mesh bodice dress with a scuba skirt and embellishments hits all the marks when it comes to a sexy dress, but it also has short sleeves so you can cover your arms and feel confident. The sparkly wrap front also offers a sexy neckline.
Q: “I am looking for a sexy dress that will conceal my belly.”
A: City Chic Brocade Dress.
This brocade party dress with a beautiful blue floral print is an unexpected way to look stylish during the holidays. The angled neckline and back cutout offer a touch of skin while the embellished waistband plays up your shape. Pleats and a tulle underskirt create volume and camouflage the belly.
Q: “I’d like to have a comfortable holiday dress that I can wear again.”
A: ABS Red Metallic Dress
This jersey knit foiled dress is ideal for any holiday party. The shift dress slips on over your head, so it is easy and comfortable. It has a simple cut, a bateau neckline and 3/4 sleeves to give you enough coverage to make this appropriate for any venue. Want to sport this after the holidays? Pair the dress with opaque black tights, knee boots and a blazer.
Q: “I need a dress for my partner’s work event–their office is very corporate.”
A: Adrianna Papell Lace Dress
This cranberry lace dress screams ladylike and demure, while being festive. A modest V neck, 3/4 sleeves and a ribbon belt to add a touch of fun to the cinched waistline. The fit and flare cut is flattering on everyone and is polished, professional and stylish. This is a great choice for a corporate work holiday event.
Q: “I have a formal event to go to; I need a flattering dress that is long and elegant.”
A: Pisarro Beaded Gown
There is nothing more fun than dressing to the nines for a holiday or New Years party! This Pisarro gown marries lace mesh with shimmery sequins and beading for a luxe look that is sure to turn heads. A double v neckline keeps things fresh and young and the sleevelesss style allows for a touch of skin.
If we didn’t answer your question above, reach out to the Plvsh Style team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to answer that or any other style question that you may have.