With Thanksgiving only a couple of days away and Christmas a little over a month away, I though it was time to reveal our final list of plus size dresses we recommend full figured women look at, as options to wear during the holiday season.
If you follow the Plus Size Clothing Scoop, you will remember that in around mid October I released our preview list, which included the top 5 plus size Christmas holiday dresses I had our eye on. This was only the preview list, as it was a little too early to conclude things; I was sure our favorite plus size clothing stores still had more in store for us. And I was right! Our favorite stores brought out their holiday dresses and fashions. In fact the final list has been extended to list 10 plus size dresses which are perfect for the holidays! Some dresses have changed positions, some have stayed where they were, and others have been pushed out of the list by better options. Without further ado, I shall leave you to look at our chosen dresses.
1. Fiorella Lace Gown with Shrug in Red from IGIGI
Our true winner from IGIGI still holds the top spot! This gorgeous gown remains our top favourite dress to wear during the special Christmas holiday season. Colored perfectly in red, the lace make it look chic and warm at the same time. Beautiful stretch lace has an iridescent effect due to a contrasting lining. Details include a skirt that is flared from the knee due to a number of the sheer chiffon godets; empire waist is trimmed with a velvet panel. This gown is shipped with a velvet shrug; saving you the added hassle of finding matching shawls and shrugs. This dress is currently available in sizes 14 to 32.
2. Marie Lace Dress with Matching Shrug in Black/Turquioise from IGIGI
A new entry in out list, again from the plus size dress specialists IGIG, this dress will spice up any evening! We love it and think it should be included in our top dresses for Christmas list because the beautiful lace gives, coupled with the original color give it a very Christmasy look. The Marie Lace Dress wraps you in sexy satin and flirty lace, ensuring that your curves are accentuated and hugged as they should. Again IGIGI are taking care of us by including a matching lace shrug with this dress. Just add a flower to your hair and you are ready to dance the night away! This dress is available in sizes 14 to 32, and also in red/black.
3. 3/4 Sleeved Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress from Kiyonna
A new entry, and a sure winner, in our top dresses list! This head turning dress, brought to us by the professionals at Kiyonna is simply exquisite. It deserved a mention in our recommendations for you. This beautiful, chic dress features nude lining which peeks through a delicate black lace overlay. It is infused with stretch for a figure flattering fit. The 3/4 length scalloped sleeves and a v-neckline are very feminine and add subtle sophistication. Currently this dress is available in sizes 10 to 32.
4. Black and Tan Mesh Tube Dress from Torrid
Another new entry, which is a dress only recently added to the selection of dresses offered at Torrid. A fun, yet very chic black mesh tube dress features a flocked floral design and a tan under layer. The ruched body has an elastic top and the high low hem is punctuated with a layer of tulle beneath, making it a perfect party dress! The tie sash around the waist adds definition and completes this perfect Christmas party dress. Available in sizes 12 to 26, this dress will surely sell fast.
5. Dangerous Beauty Gown in Cobalt from IGIGI
Another beautiful gown from IGIGI which had already been included in our preview list, only this time it has dropped a couple of positions. I still had to include it in the final list as I love this dress, as I said previously, because of its simple sophisticated glamour. This gown evoked the essence of a seductive courtesan of the 17th century French court. Bare shoulders are adorned with the rows of dazzling rhinestone bands in a bra-friendly style, while provocatively plunging neckline showcases hand-made crystal ornament. The rhinestone detail gives this gown that extra special touch and make is stand out from other gowns in its category. Sizes currently available are 14 to 32.
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If you want to look and feel sexy this Christmas, make sure you check out this beautiful dress by Monif C, which has also been featured in Glamour magazine! A beautiful curve conscious velvet dress is simple, elegant, and yet sexy all at once. This dress has been voted Best Plus Size Holiday Dress by Glamour Magazine December 2006. This dress from Monif C. is a definite showstopper, therefore be ready for all the holiday parties coming your way! Currently this dress is available in sizes 14 to 24 and in two colors: wine and black.
7. Metallic Lace Cocktail Dress from Kiyonna
A stunning dress from Kiyonna which is perfect to wear during the Christmas season! Featuring scalloped metallic lace and stretch satin charmeuse, this dress is fashioned into a festive frock fitting to wear to all of the season’s fêtes. Kiyonna have borrowed the traditional cummerbund and updated it with neat satin pleats at the empire for a sophisticated contrast. A flattering square neckline and modest elbow length sleeves make for a truly unforgettable dress. Definitely worth a closer look, and this is also currently on sale! Sizes available are 10 to 16.
8. “Trisha” Silk Charmeuse Dress w/Ruffle Sleeve from Monif C
Another new addition in our list, this dress from Monif C is for the plus size fashionista that does not shrink into the crowd and has a little rebel in her! The beautiful teal silk charmeuse combined with delicate black trimming mixed with an unexpected ruffle sleeve creates a cute, yet sexy party look. Sexy and a little edgy all at the same time! Sizes currently available are 14 to 24.
9. Black Sequin and Flower Print Satin Halter Dress from Torrid
Although I love vibrant colors, I could not help but fall in love with this black satin halter dress available from Torrid and feature it in our final list of top plus size holiday dresses. It looks beautiful, feels lovely and fits like heaven. The gorgeous pale flower print, sequins and ruching, give this dress a sophisticated look. With an elastic back, it is made for curvy comfort. At the moment this dress is available in sizes 14 to 26.
10. Velvet Dress with Brooch from Silhouettes
A classic piece indeed, which deserved a spot in our final top dresses list; beautiful, sultry and wonderful to touch, this velvet dress from Silhouettes comes with a double v-neck that’s shirred in front. The highlight of this dress, besides the beautiful flowing fabric, is the vintage-style brooch which is placed at the lowest point of the v-neck. It adds that touch of class, completing a great dress made to be worn on very special occasions. Currently, this dress is available in size 12 to 26.
I truly hope this helps you out if you are looking for something special to wear during the holiday season, which also comes in plus sizes! Whether you have a special occasion, a Christmas party, a staff party or you just want something extra special to wear for the New Year, I think the above options give you a good hold on to what is available to us curvy ladies during this special season.