There are certain dress silhouettes that suit different body types a lot more than others. Here are some top dress silhouettes for plus-sized women.

When it comes to celebrating and embracing diverse body types, fashion has made significant strides in recent years. Plus-size fashion, in particular, has gained well-deserved attention, and designers now offer a variety of stylish options for every occasion. This is evident with Terani Couture, which presents a diverse selection of silhouettes designed for plus-size women.

Regardless of your size, shape, or skin color, you’ll look amazing as long as you wear something designed to flatter your measurements. This holds especially true for plus-size dresses, as many plus-size women struggle to find dresses that make them feel confident and fabulous. If you want to look your best, it’s essential to choose a dress that allows you to highlight the areas of your body that make you feel beautiful.

From cocktail dresses to mother of the bride dresses, here are some of the best silhouettes for plus-size fashion:

Fit and Flare Dresses

Fit and flare dresses are one of the most popular dress silhouettes for plus-sized women because of their ability to make their figure look instantly more feminine and their versatility when it comes to different body shapes.

The dress fits more snugly around the bust and waist before flaring out to create an ‘A’ shape at the bottom. It’s an ideal dress for women with hourglass figures, midsection and bottom-heavy figures, and wide-shoulder figures. Whatever your shape and size is, a fit-and-flare dress can define your waist and make you look instantly more snatched. To find your accurate body shape for a perfect fit, use our body type calculator.

Here is one of the dress from Terani Couture’s exquisite collection:

Beaded Fit And Flare With Mermaid Tulle Skirt Dress – 2215P0028

Fit & Flare Dress

Elevate your elegance with the Beaded Fit And Flare With Mermaid Tulle Skirt Dress – 2215P0028. Sizes 0-24 available. Crafted from 100% Polyester for ultimate comfort. Sleeveless design with a captivating V-neckline. The dress features an open back and convenient back zipper. The mermaid tulle skirt enhances your silhouette elegantly. Perfectly combining style and comfort for any occasion.

Peplum Dresses

Dresses that have a ruffled waist are known as ‘peplum’. This is a great dress silhouette for plus-sized women with oval or rectangle-shaped bodies since it can balance your waist against the rest of your body.

Here is one of the dress from Terani Couture’s exquisite collection:

Strapless Peplum Tiered Mermaid Dress – 231E0307

Peplum Dress

Slay your evening with this gorgeous evening Strapless Peplum Tiered Mermaid Dress from Terani Couture. Its sexy neckline with a beautiful trail-like mermaid tail gives you an elegant yet sultry look.

Designed with excellent craftsmanship, it is created in two tiers. The upper body has this sheer illusion of a deep neckline till the waist to define your frame. It is finished with a peplum frill over the waistline that extends down to the mermaid-like tail with a dazzling train. Made on a stretch crepe fabric with lining to give it flexibility. Moreover, the airy effect for its peplum and dress trail. This beautiful gown, with floral embroideries all over, is perfect for any wedding event, dinner party or formal occasion.

Mermaid Dresses

Is your top half larger than your bottom half, or your frame gets narrower around your hips and legs? A mermaid silhouette is the perfect dress silhouette for plus-size women with full busts and wide shoulders. This silhouette is tightly fitted around the bust, waist, and hips before dramatically flaring around the thighs and legs to create a beautiful hourglass figure. It’s great for balancing out your upper body and making your lower half appear just as full.

Here is one of the dress from Terani Couture’s exquisite collection:

Asymmetrical Mermaid One Shoulder Cape Evening Dress – 232E1209

Peplum Dress

Command attention in our Asymmetrical Mermaid One Shoulder Cape Evening Dress-232E1209. This dress boasts an asymmetrical mermaid silhouette, a dramatic one-shoulder design, and a detachable cape for added flair. Stand out from the crowd at formal events with this show-stopping gown. Available in sizes 0-24, this dress closes with a zipper and hook and eye.

Off-The-Shoulder Dresses

Off-shoulder dresses empower plus-size women to embrace their bodies, celebrate their style, and feel confident and comfortable in their fashion choices. These dresses offer a chance to make a statement and shine, while enjoying the comfort and versatility they provide.

Here is one of the dress from Terani Couture’s exquisite collection:

Off Shoulder Mermaid Spaghetti Strap Sparkly Evening Dress – 232E1215

Off The Shoulder Dress

Make a dazzling entrance in our Off Shoulder Mermaid Spaghetti Strap Sparkly Evening Dress-232E1215. This dress showcases an off-shoulder silhouette, delicate spaghetti straps, and a mermaid cut. The sparkling fabric adds a touch of glamor to your look. Available in sizes 0-24, this dress closes with a zipper and hook and eye. Shine bright at any special occasion in this enchanting gown.

A-Line Dresses

A-line dresses resemble the letter ‘A’ since they’re tighter at the top of the skirt before flaring out at the bottom to create a beautiful dress silhouette for plus-sized women. The silhouette creates a more hourglass shape that can work perfectly with almost any body type. You can pair the dress with a belt for a more cinched-in look to really emphasize your figure.

Here is one of the dress from Terani Couture’s exquisite collection:

Off Shoulder A-Line Sweetheart Sheer Long Evening Dress – 232E1218

A-Line Dress

Steal the spotlight in our Off Shoulder A-line Sweetheart Sheer Long Evening Dress – 232E1218. The off-shoulder neckline exudes elegance, while the A-line silhouette creates a flattering and feminine look. The sheer fabric adds a touch of allure and sophistication. Perfect for formal events and red carpet occasions, this dress will make you feel like a true star. Step into the limelight and embrace your inner glamour with this breathtaking gown. Available Sizes: 0-24. Fastening: Zipper combined with a Hook and Eye closure for added security and comfort.

Empire Dresses

This dress silhouette for plus-sized fashion emphasizes the upper body since the dress is tighter underneath the bust instead of at the waist. It’s extremely flattering for most body shapes but works best with triangle and oval body types since it places more focus on the bust and shoulders instead of the waist and hips.

Here is one of the dress from Terani Couture’s exquisite collection:

V Neckline Ruched Detailed Fitted Jersey Slit Dress – 2111P4034

A-Line Dress

Be the center of attention for everyone by wearing this ruched dress by Terani Couture. The stunning dress is made of a vibrantly colored jersey fabric. It features an open lace-up back, spaghetti straps that cross the shoulders, and a deep V-neckline. The hourglass fit is emphasized by the ruched details throughout the breast and waist. The full-length hem of the column-shaped dress falls to the floor, giving it a dramatic look. The dress’s fitting bodice is held up by spaghetti straps that cross in the back. The high slit at the end of the full-length sheath skirt, which is accentuated by the pleated accents at the empire waist, creates a dramatic sweep train.

Sheath Dress

The sheath silhouette holds remarkable advantages for plus-size women, offering a blend of elegance and comfort that complements various body types. This style gracefully follows the natural curves without clinging too tightly, creating a sleek and elongated appearance that’s both refined and timeless.

Here is one of the dress from Terani Couture’s exquisite collection:

One Shoulder Sheath Sleeveless High-Low Skirt Cocktail Dress – 232C1134

Sheath Dress

Embrace modern sophistication with our One Shoulder Sheath Sleeveless High-low Skirt Cocktail Dress-232C1134. This dress showcases a sleek one-shoulder design, a figure-hugging sheath silhouette, and a trendy high-low skirt. Perfect for cocktail parties or semi-formal events, this dress is available in sizes 0-24 and closes with a zipper and hook and eye. Make a fashion-forward statement with this stylish and elegant dress.


We’ve got a wide range of dress silhouettes for plus-size women available at Terani Couture is a plus-size-friendly exclusive brand that specializes in formal designer dresses. Our sizes range from 0-24, and anything above 18 is considered to be plus-size. We aim to make every woman feel beautiful in her own skin with the help of high-quality materials, fabrics, and gorgeous cuts. There’s a perfect dress out there for everyone; you just need to start looking!

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