7 Best Dress Silhouettes For Plus-Size Fashion

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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.

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To create a great wardrobe, you need to stock it with clothes that fit you well. Regardless of your size, shape, or skin color, you’ll look amazing as long as you wear something designed to flatter your measurements. Many plus-size women struggle to find dresses that they can feel confident in. if you want to look fabulous, you need to dress in such a way that you can draw attention to 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:

Straight dresses

Straight dresses are extremely comfortable and cool enough to be worn on a date or to the office. They’re great for apple and rectangle body shapes since they can balance out your waist with your wider shoulders. Choose a pattern that works for your figure if you want to level up a classic straight dress. For example, a straight dress with a dramatic slit, such as this gorgeous silver dress, draws attention away from your bust and towards your legs.

This dress also features some beautiful draping that can help you cover up more of your arms if you want—what you want to flaunt is entirely up to you! The slight stretch of this mesh fabric provides the perfect fit for everybody.

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 your 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, a fit-and-flare dress can define your waist and make you look instantly more snatched.

You can wear this silhouette for weddings, proms, or any other formal event. Try choosing a dress with an embellished top to serve as the outfit’s focus and draw attention away from your hips and waist. It’s all about playing up your best features!

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. This slimming dress creates an hourglass figure with the help of an underlying structure that looks similar to a bodycon and the addition of a ruffle wrap that flares out to make the waist look smaller compared to the hips and shoulders.

Mermaid silhouette

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.

This gorgeous emerald green dress made from stretch Mikado features shawl-style sleeves that go around the arms and shoulders to provide a little extra coverage, along with a fitted bodice that flares out into a beautiful mermaid skirt that will flow over your form. It’s the perfect material to provide structure and comfort while walking around.

Off-the-shoulder dresses

Specifically designed to bare your décolletage, an off-the-shoulder dress’s sleeves will wrap around your shoulders instead of going from the front to the back. This effect makes your upper half stand out, helping balance out a figure with narrow shoulders. When combined with an A-line silhouette, this dress can create a beautiful hourglass figure for rectangle body shapes.

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 hourglass figure as well.

This beautiful dress with spandex fabric has a lot of stretch to make sure it flatters every body shape and size. The ruching around the tummy also helps camouflage any extra weight around that area.

Try choosing A-line dresses with sturdier fabrics, such as polyester, denim, rayon, and cotton, instead of clingy and flowy materials like satin and silk to retain the shape of your dress.

Empire silhouette

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. This beautiful sequined dress features a high waistline and a fit-and-flare cut that further cinches in the waist and give the illusion of an hourglass figure. Ball gowns are renowned for their ability to make any plus-size body look incredible!

We’ve got a wide range of dress silhouettes for plus-size women available

Terani Couture is a plus-size-friendly exclusive brand that specializes in formal, designer dresses such as long prom dresses,mother-of-the-bride dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and sweet 16 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!

Our dresses are available around the globe in the US, UK, and the Middle East.

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