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Plus Size Holiday Dress Guides

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Even if your holiday shopping was done in July you might still be fumbling around on what to wear for your holiday parties. Let me break it down for you by body shape, holiday dresses for curvy women. 

I’ve covered the 4 basic body shapes and given you a list of 3 festive dresses that are designed to work with your beautiful curves. A range of price points is included.

Straight up and Down

First up is the straight up and down body shape, you may feel that you have no curves. The great news is that you have the body shape or most models:) It is easy to fake curves and most clothing is designed for you anyways.

*Teal and Black Dress uses pretty diagonal lines to fake a slimmer waistline, the dark contrast really helps the teal pop which creates the illusion of curves. Elbow length sleeves give good upper arm coverage.

If you want a stunning holiday dressy outfit without the dress, check out this *Navy pantsuit with its flowy layers. Great coverage without sacrificing style, perfect for cold weather holiday get togethers.

The cold shoulder dress in *Royal Blue effortlessly accents your shoulders and neck, while the blouson effect adds curves in all the right places.



Apples are sometimes referred to as O’s. If you’re an apple you might feel like you have no waist and/or your stomach sticks out. But you know what you have great legs, chest and arms.

This *mustard, black and white striped dress is a spicy number for a party. The deconstructed stripes are on the diagonal, so this is always slimming. The full circle skirt is balances out your tummy and shows off your legs.

*Red, ruffled hem dress has on trend bell sleeves to highlight both your arms and legs. The vertical seam in the front slims you as well as the fabric cut to skim not cling to you middle.

*Polka dot peplum has the look of a 2 piece look dress but the simplicity of a single piece. I recommend taking off the belt and letting the layers skim over body and create curves on your lower half.

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As a pear showcase your beautiful curves by bringing attention to your upper half and finding clothing that beautifully drapes over your lower half. You can bring attention up to your face with beautiful jewelry, contrasting colors or even details like ruffles.

Not ready to give up the beautiful fall colors? Try this fall floral maxi for a bit of an untraditional holiday dress. *Fall colors maxi

Black lace overlay adds a touch of beauty to this little black number *Black lacy a-line dress

*Merlot ballet wrap dress has beautiful draping that is slimming and full of beautiful details like the asymmetrical hem.



*Long sleeved sparkle mini dress is perfect for ringing in the New Year!

*Floral sheath dress is pretty enough to stand out from the crowd

Wear this *asymmetrical dark mauve dress with lots of holiday cheer


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Ultimate List of Plus and Curvy Shopping Resources

Ultimate List of Plus and Curvy Shopping Resources

I did the heavy lifting of compiling 45 awesome plus size clothing retailers just my curvy ladies! Featuring the categories of intimates/shapewear/swimwear, everyday clothing, workwear, Sorority colors, special occasion/events & UK stores.