Being plus size should not stop you from sporting a chic and funky cocktail dress this holiday season. Although the little black dress remains a staple style statement, other hot favorites are short cocktail dresses with leggings, sexy and smoldering reds and glittering sequins.
Draped One-Shoulder Cocktail Dress
Brought to you by Avenue, this plus size dress comes with a one-shoulder neckline, empire waist and a ruched bodice. The full skirt flatters the figure and compliments the knitted spandex material. Also available in black and in sizes 14/16-26/28.
Silver Sparkle Cocktail Dress
Make heads turn in this gorgeous silver sparkle plus size cocktail dress from Avenue. Sleeveless, the evening dress features an empire silhouette and pleated waistband with a tie back. Available in women’s and sizes 14-26. Pair with over-the-knee boots or open-toe silver heels to rock the night in style.
Shiny Square Trim Cocktail Dress
Lane Bryant sister-store Catherine’s brings you this conservative yet stylish eveningwear. This two-piece plus size cocktail dress comes with a contemporary and loose-fitting flowing open-front duster jacket and a scoop neck sleeveless dress. The shiny metallic squares accentuate the neckline, the sleeves and the bottom.
Velvet Tube Cocktail Dress
Chic and elegant, this soft black velvet cocktail dress from Lane Bryant complements your figure. Featuring a snug elastic top and empire waist, women can sport this dress with a coordinating shrug, blazer or a leather jacket. Alternatively, if comfortable, allow the strapless dress to show off your shoulders and arms. This not only takes the attention off your figure but also, emphasizes your beautiful features. Add a dash of color with large, chunky jewelry.
Strapless textured cocktail dress
Although available in soft black and rich red, I would opt for this strapless textured cocktail dress from Lane Bryant in vibrant plum color. Its gorgeous textured fabric makes it apt for any holiday party. Feminine and elegant, the dress has a pleated waist. Ladies will absolutely fall in love with the “slimming contour stitching that lends a flattering shape.” Pair it with silver or golden metallic stilettos for the perfect evening look. Available in plus-size 14 through 28.
Tadashi Shoji Plus Size Studded Cocktail Dress
Didn’t someone say, “Save the best for the last?” Not meant for the budget-minded, this plus size studded cocktail dress from ace designer Tadashi Shoji “shows off a sizzling silhouette in beautiful black matte jersey embellished with biased beading.” The beautiful V-neckline and the cap sleeves are elegant and sultry. Complete the look with a pair of metallic stilettos.