Best Dress Shapes for Plus-Size Silhouettes

It’s a common misconception; if you’re a plus-size woman, you probably thought it will be really tough to find a great dress that accentuates the positive aspects of your body and makes you look amazing, but that’s not even remotely true. What we have here is a guide which you can use to find the best dress shape for your body. The guide is divided in silhouettes which will definitely be helpful while shopping for dresses, both online and offline. At the end of this guide, you will be able to figure out which shape dresses will suit you nicely, so you can save time while shopping, and make sure that the dress you order brings out both your outer and inner beauty.

Here are the dress shapes which are deemed best for plus-size women.

The A-Line

The A-Line dress isn’t first on our list simply because of alphabetical order. A-Line dresses happen to be very favorable to plus-size women. Wide towards the hem, they fit comfortably on the hips. Just make sure you get the right hip proportions, because an A-Line skirt which fits your waist but not your hips will be uncomfortable to wear. You could counter this problem by getting an A-Line and get the waist taken in if it has gaps, or get one which fits your hips. Here are some great A-Line dresses at a comfortable fit:

Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Luna Lace Dress 2x Twilight Grey


Calvin Klein Women’s Plus-Size Fit and Flare Dress with Pleat, Regatta, 20W


Karen Kane Plus-Size 3/4 Sleeve A-Line Dress, Black, 1X


The Swing Dress

Swing dresses are definitely one of the best ways to get that classic look. Narrowest at the shoulders and getting wider as the dress goes down, swing dresses lack any waist shaping. This is a great choice for tall women who don’t want to accentuate their stomach. It truly gives you a vintage, classic chic look. Here are some good swing dress choices:

BB Dakota Women’s Plus-Size Jethro Embroidered Yoke Swing Dress, Black, 3X


Retro Chic Cherry Swing Dress


Polka Dot Swing Dress

6186hxhXHGL._UL1500_Sheath Dresses

Sheath dresses are meant to be worn close fit to the body, and normally end at the knees or slightly above. Classy and elegant, sheath dresses give an aura of professionalism. One thing to look out for in sheath dresses is that your hips and bust measurements are similar – this makes for a perfect look which is both classy and sexy. You can see some nice sheath dresses here:

ELOQUII Plus Size Brandi Sheath Dress

ELOQUII Plus Size Brandi Sheath Dress

Gabby Skye Women’s Plus-size Animal Print Cap Sleeve Sheath Mid Length Dress, Black/Gold, 22W


Adrianna Papell Women’s Plus-Size Cap Sleeve Lace Shift Dress, Sea Foam, 14W

81AgpCUtQtL._UL1500_The Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirts may be narrow and considered to be a tight fit, but they still are great for plus-size clothing; they are available in larger sizes. The only requirement for a pencil skirt is they should perfectly fit your hips; and your ready to go out in a great new look. Pencil skirts are quite viral, and a few could be viewed here:

Sidefeel Women’s Sexy Ladies Celeb Slim Fashion Bodycon Pencil Party Dress One Size Black 1


Zkess Women’s Sleeveless Floral Lace Pencil Dress Plus Size XX-Large Size Blue


Adrianna Papell Women’s Plus-Size Sleeveless Floral Print Dress, Black/Ivory, 24W


ELOQUII Plus Size Neoprene Striped Pencil Skirt

ELOQUII Plus Size Neoprene Striped Pencil Skirt

Most women strive to have the best look which emphasizes their femininity and style. Plus-size women think that they lack the perfect body to pull off great sexy dresses, but they are wrong. With the correct dress shape and fitting, you could be very well end up turning quite a few heads.

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