3 Tips for Choosing Plus-Size Formal Dresses

Plus Size Woman in Lilac DressHello formal dress aficionado, and thanks for taking the time to stumble upon this article. I’ve written countless pieces on how to create the perfect look on a budget, but this article is special. Although I don’t mean to limit my audience, I’d like to dedicate this article to all of the big, beautiful, thick, plus sized, big boned, athletic and down-right voluptuous women out there. So thin girls, have a seat, cause this one’s for the big girls.

It’s not easy having so much “sexy” going on…trust me, I know. Sometimes your booty is too sexy for your pants and just doesn’t want to stay inside them. Sometimes your bust line is so bodacious that those mama’s want the whole wide world to know where they are. Sometimes your hips come through the door before the rest of you does, and sometimes that cute little party dress you bought ends up looking like a cute little party shirt instead.

Ladies, I’ve been a victim of a skinny girl’s world for long enough. There is no shame in the big girl game, and there is no reason why you and I shouldn’t feel confident, sexy and absolutely stunning in a formal dress that shows off every God-given curve we’ve got.

Now ladies, one important factor for us plus-sized women to remember is class. None of us want to see any thin girls walking around with their junk hanging out for the world to see. This is a token we must live by as big, beautiful women as well. I’m not trying to stifle your sexiness at all honey, and if you keep reading you’ll see that just the opposite is true…I want to dress your sexiness from head to toe in all the right ways.

1. Junk In The Trunk

Everyone in the developed world knows what “junk in the trunk” is. Some of us are born with it, some of us find it as we get older, and some of us even pay the doctor to give us one. No matter how you got yours, junk in the trunk is something to love, but it can also be a hell of a thing to fit into a dress.

Women with a big booty’s will appreciate a dress with an empire waist line. No matter the length, the waist-fitting line across the small of your torso will draw attention away from the booty hidden beneath, and create a very elegant curve. The longer the length of your dress is, the more romantic the effect becomes. This look is perfect for formal events of any kind.

If you want something sexier, keep the empire waist and shorten the length of your dress. The cupping action around your booty will be sure to get some attention. Just remember, keep it classy.

The Bust

Now, I personally cannot relate to a woman who has backaches from the size of her breasts. As a matter of fact, I can’t even relate to a woman who has a hard time getting down stairs in a hurry because of her breasts. For some reason unbeknownst to me, God decided to spare me the large breasts in favor of a very generous portion of junk in the trunk, but I’ve still got some tips that I know will work for my bustier readers.

2. Halter Baby, Halter

The halter neckline is one of my absolute favorite designs, period. I’ve got two words to explain why this neckline works so well for busty women…separate and lift. For those of you who would appreciate more elaboration, the halter line basically tells gravity to go sit in the corner by itself somewhere far, far away. Choosing a dark color can down-play the ladies, and a halter line that’s cut right and fits well will allow for cleavage without smothering your face with your own breasts. The ladies stay perky, alert and in place, which makes the halter the go-to choice for busty women shopping for plus size evening dresses.

3. Bodylicious On A Budget

I’ve given you a couple of secrets for helping you choose the right kind of dress for your body type. Now I’m going to give you a big tip for rocking what your mama gave you without spending every dime you’ve got. Rent your dress.

And I don’t just mean your dress. Rent your shoes, rent your rings, rent your bags and everything else you can get to make every outfit you put together a hit. Why am I preaching rental? One word honey, designer.

Now, I’m not Kate Moss and I don’t go around preaching designer this, designer that. But this is a formal event we’re talking about, and in you reading this article, you’ve become sort of a pupil of mine. Let me tell you honey, I pride myself on being a curvy, sexy, classy and fashionable woman, and no student of mine should be caught dead looking less than fabulous.

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Designer dresses are often a class above what you’ll find at a mall or department store. If I told you that you could rent a designer dress for less than you’d pay to buy one at a department store, would you consider doing it? Well, I’m not blowing smoke at you darling, renting designer cocktail dresses, evening gowns and other dresses for any occasion can cost you 90% less than buying one. No, that is not a typo, and no, your eyes are not failing. I said 90%.

My favourite designer dress rental website is called Lending Luxury. They provide the latest dress designs, in a wide range of sizes. Their advantage, versus their competitors, is that you can purchase the dress at a discount after you’ve worn it. After all, if you’ve found a dress that you absolutely love, it might break your heart to send it back! Just click “Plus size dresses’ in the search bar.

Don’t Want to Rent?  Buy Online

If you don’t want to rent your dress, another great option is to buy your dress online. You’re best using a tried-and-true website that specializes in plus-size dresses. Sydney’s Closet is the perfect example. This website allows you to buy dresses made specifically for your body, and often at great prices as low as $99!

You’ve Got It, Now Go Get It

Baby, you were born beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you’re 6’2 and weigh 400lbs, don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t gorgeous. You deserve to look and feel wonderful, and following these tips when picking plus size evening gowns for your events will help you dress up what you’ve got in all the right ways. You’ll also save so much money by renting your outfit that you’ll be able to do it over and over again. Your friends are going to start wondering where you got all the money you’ve been spending on designer clothes. I won’t be mad if you share our secret J.

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