As a plus size woman, I’ve learned that you can still be stylish while having those extra curves. Every woman, no matter her size, needs a sexy black dress to wear for special occasions or a night out on the town. No matter what the dress looks like, it needs to be something that YOU feel good about wearing.
The choices for plus size women aren’t always the greatest. Some places won’t have your size in stock or you’ll absolutely hate the choices they have. To save yourself a little time, consult this guide. It will focus on the top ten choices for black dresses for the plus size woman that you can buy online.
#1: Studio M Matte Jersey
Macy’s has a really sexy number that leaves you covered while showing some of your assets (legs & slight cleavage). The dress has long sleeves that go a little past your elbow. The hem of the dress touches the tops of your knees. The dress is in full wrap style with a tie at the side. It comes in sizes 2X and 3X and is available for $74 dollars.
#2: Tank Dress
Let your little black dress be sleeveless. Sleeveless dresses are a lot of fun because you can either wear it as is or you can add a fun or matching jacket to it. Silhouettes has a black dress that is almost ankle length (49 inches long). It is made out of rayon and spandex. One of the things I really like about this dress is the size availability. It is available in sizes XL through 6X. You can purchase the dress for $49 dollars up to 3X and $54 for sizes 4X to 6X.
#3: Bisou Bisou Pleated Dress
If you want a dress that will draw attention to your waist, you can’t go wrong with the Bisou Bisou available at JcPenney. The dress has a v neck and falls above the knee and has a black belt that goes at the waist, drawing the eye there first. The rest of the dress has a gathered front at the top and bottom, leaving a very unique look. It could be used for a formal occasion or just to wear to the office. It comes in sizes 16W through 24W and costs $59.99.
#4: Vivienne Cinch Dress
Kiyonna through Amazon.com has a nice knee length number that has sleeves that go slightly past the elbow. The slight v neck is flattering and there are ruffles placed here or there that look classier then anything else. It is a faux wrap dress that has gathering (ruffles) on the left side seam of the dress). It sells for $98 dollars and comes in sizes XL through 5X.
#5: Ribbon Shoulder Mini Dress
You’ll definitely feel like strutting your stuff as you wear the little number from Bazaaroo through eBay.com. The dress falls a few inches above your knees and one shoulder is bare. The other shoulder has a bow at the strap area. It has an empire waist that has a self tie at the back. It comes in sizes 1X through 3X and costs $29.99.
#6: Flaunt Cocktail Dress
With a name like Flaunt, how could you not want the cocktail dress from Kiyonna through Amazon.com? The dress has a ruched fitted bodice that hugs your top half and the skirt portion flows at the bottom. The sleeves are ¾ in length and the hem goes a couple of inches past your knees. It hooks with an invisible zipper at the back and also has hook and eye closures. The dress is available in sizes XL and 3X through 5X. You can buy it for $108 dollars.
#7: Draped Zipper Rosette Dress
Avenue.com is a really good place to go for plus size clothing. They have a really cute black dress that is sleeveless and falls a bit above your knees. It has an empire waist with a non snag zipper at the back. The bodice is draped and the center side of the front of the dress has a neat looking rosette. It comes in sizes 14/16, 22/24 and 26/28. It is available for $49.99.
#8: Francesca Dress
For something off the shoulder, consider the Francesca dress sold at IGIGI for $142. It is a hot number that hugs your curves, shows off the tops of your shoulders and veers down in a v to show off some of your cleavage. It still holds the image of sexy modesty and goes past your knees. It comes in sizes 26/28 and 30/32.
#9: Denim Shirtdress
If you want something a little more relaxed and casual then the denim shirtdress available at Lane Bryant may be perfect for you. It is still keeping in tune with being a black dress but it is more comfortable and casual then most other dresses. It falls a little bit above your knees, has regular sleeves and has a self tie sash. It also has a button placket and two front patch pockets. It has a v neck with a collar that stands up. It is available in several sizes from 14W to 28W and sells for $79.50.
#10: Michael Kors Chain Necklace Pleat Neck Dress
The Michael Kors dress at 6PM.com is really stylish. It is a sleeveless dress that is thirty eight inches in length. The dress has straight lines with a pleat neck with chains that go along the edge of the neck area. It comes in sizes 1X and 2X. It is available for $65.73.