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Dresses That Flatter Plus Size Women

Let's face it- there's nothing that screams 'woman' more than a woman wearing a dress. While more slender woman have their picks when it comes to outfit, it's not all gloom and doom for the curvier ladies!

1. Choose dresses that create an illusion of a waist

If you are blessed with a tiny waist, flaunt it with accessories such as a belt or sash that further accentuates this part of your body. This creates a slimmer and curvier silhouette- further accentuating that ideal waist to hip ratio which is often associated with feminine attractiveness.

Iconic women with the ideal waist-to-hip ratio

2. Create an illusion of longer neckline with low or V-necklines

Choose necklines for your dress is important as the right type will create an illusion of longer neckline- hence an illusion that you have dropped a few pounds.  Flattering necklines for the plus size woman are the v-neck, sweetheart and scoop neckline. These styles of necklines create some space around the chest area, which in turn creates an illusion that you have a  slender neckline than you actually do.

3. Go for dark colours or small prints

The old adage that wearing black instantly makes you look like you've dropped 5 pounds is true. While the classic black shade isn't exactly everyone's cup of tea, other darker shades such as navy and dark grey are great options. We particularly love and recommend our best-selling maxi wrap dress in Long Black- which is up for purchase here.

The Long Black Maxi Wrap Dress

Equally important when choosing dress for plus size women is the type of prints. Larger prints create an illusion that the body is larger than usual, whilst smaller prints may work in your favour by keeping the eyes engaged and camouflage any unwanted bulges. 

We recommend the best-selling Emilia Flutter Sleeve Wrap dress that is flattering across all body types. The flutter-shaped sleeve is an extra bonus as it creates the illusion of longer arms and camouflages any unwanted bulges!

Emilia Flutter Sleeved Wrap Dress

So here are some style tips for the fuller-sized ladies! Last but not least, size really is just a number, it's the inner confidence that counts.