Guest post by by Jamie Simpson
Every woman knows that the right pair of shoes can make or break an outfit. This is especially true for Christmas parties. Women must dress to impress as there are bound to be countless old friends and acquaintances in attendance. And let’s face it, we want other women to envy our style.
There are several factors to keep in mind when selecting a pair of shoes for a holiday party. The first thing to consider is the time of day. Is the party to take place during the day or in the evening? A daytime party is often less formal and may not require the same calibre of attire as would an evening party.
Yes ladies, I’m still slightly sequin obsessed this week! You might recall yesterday I posted about 10 party perfect plus size sequin dresses. But you might not want to, or need to, wear an all over sequin dress. Perhaps the party you need a new outfit for is a little more toned down, and doesn’t call for a super glamorous outfit. However, you can still add a touch of festive sparkle to your holiday party outfit, by choosing to wear a sequin embellished top.
You can wear any of the 10 tops I’m highlighting below with you favorite pair of denim jeans or classic black trousers. You can also wear a simply shrug or waterfall cardigan over many of these to help tone down you outfit even further and keep you warm, whilst still obtaining that fun festive look.
So there today I’m suggesting 16 plus size sequin tops and blouses, ideal for any Christmas do, and even office parties!
1. Tank Top in Black Sequins
by Peggy Lutz Plus
Guest post by by Julie Ann Amos
The office Christmas party must surely have been responsible over the years for more damaged and destroyed reputations than any single other event. Maybe it is all those emotions which have been pent up throughout the course of the year and simply have to be expressed before the New Year comes over the horizon, or perhaps it is simply the only opportunity to be entertained at the company’s expense in the course of each twelve months, but whichever is the case, all too often it sees ordinarily respectable individuals acting totally out of character.
In many cases, it is a combination of things which lead people to cross boundaries which would normally stay firmly in place. Alcohol, or rather too much alcohol, undoubtedly has much to answer for in terms of provoking inappropriate behavior, and probably the mere informality of the whole event causes many to forget themselves. Ultimately though, office Christmas parties frequently cause people to disgrace themselves by their actions, as well as by the way that they look.
by Sheridan Salter
You’ve spent more of the Holiday season, shopping and celebrating with friends, but now New Year’s Eve is steadily approaching and you have no idea what to wear! With more and more retailers moving plus size fashion out of stores, where do you begin your online search for trendy plus size dresses to ring in the New Year in style? Here is a short list of online stores offering the trendiest, most glamorous dresses fitted for plus size women:
Torrid creates beautiful designs in plus size fashion with the youthful crowd in mind. With a target demographic of 18-35, you’ll find plenty of dresses that appeal to your sense of style and glamour. The reason why Torrid is one of the leaders in the plus size fashion retail industry is because of their close attention to detail to current fashion trends. These aren’t simply cookie-cutter dresses that are really designed to fit a size 4 and then made in bigger sizes. Instead, you will find that these fashions are made especially to fit the curves of women size 12 and up.
Social events like parties often require wearing a fashionable dress for the season. Whether that special holiday party is coming up or it’s a business event that requires wearing something sophisticated and chic, the perfect party dress for the season will vary. Despite differences in formality, party dresses often fall under different categories to help match personal taste and the party needs. Here are some top tips to ensure you look the part this season:
Ladylike dresses are a fashion must this winter. Think graceful gowns, flowing dresses and girly hues for those sophisticated and elegant parties. This type of attire is elegant, chic, stylish and classy. This look preserves a woman’s modesty allowing for a more refined appearance.
The Christmas season brings with it lots of things… lights and decorations up in malls, our homes and even offices, various parties and events, and so much more. But it also brings with it seasonal inspired clothes, the favorites usually being sweaters, tops and cardigans.
If you love to wear Christmas sweaters at this time of year and still haven’t gotten one this year, or perhaps you’ve been looking for one to give as a gift, check out these super cute 11 plus size styles from Catherines. But if you like any of these styles hurry, as sizes are running out!
1. First Snow “Let It Snow” Crewneck
Guest post by Jamie Simpson
Do you need some fashion tips to be on trend this season? Party dresses this year are all about flashback fashion, modern twists and unique vibes. Colours and patterns are wide ranging this year, from black and white to polka dot neon. There is a lot you can do with the basic party dress this year, and it’s all about what you prefer.
2011 is all about turning flashback fashion into modern, eclectic styles. Have you noticed the throwback 1960s style dresses in the basic clothing retail stores? They’re hot and ready to take over the runways this year. The pencil dress skirt is no longer old fashioned or meant for the matronly. It’s a sexy party dress in today’s world, tightly fitted and perfectly shaped to show off your curves or, if you’re tall and lean, create the illusion of them. Polka dot dresses are bubbly and cute, with just a hint of sensuality. These skirts are full and feminine, providing a thin waistline and the perfect opportunity to pair it with either ballet flats or classic black heels. The polka-dot print keeps it playful, while a high neckline makes sure its age appropriate.
So you have all your Christmas shopping done, but still need that party perfect outfit? Or perhaps you’ve just found out you have yet another Christmas do to attend, and so need another festive look? Or you simply want to treat yourself to something new this Holiday season? Then check out these gorgeous festive looks, all available from Avenue. From dresses to separates, there’s lots to choose from, to suite any plus size fashionista’s tastes!
1. Embellished Button-Down Cardigan
Add a touch of festive sparkle to your outfit with this cute embellished cardigan. Can be worn over a variety of outfits to help you create more than one party perfect look. Wear over jeans for a casual party look, or over a pencil skirt with heels for a more fancy affair, or even your office party!
Guest post by Charlotte Bleasdale from JD Williams
It’s that time of year again when women everywhere search for that perfect party outfit that will see them through the festive season in style. But searching for that outfit can be quite difficult, especially when you’ve got lots of different functions to attend and even more so when you’ve got a budget to work with.
This useful guide to plus size party outfits for all occasions means you’ll be able to accept every invite this Christmas and make the most of the festive period without breaking the bank and looking and feeling great at each and every one you attend.
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