This one’s all about our curvy girls. Yep, we’re calling out the most flattering dresses for plus size figures to accentuate everything mother nature gave you. With summer comes dress season, so check out our favorite plus size picks to keep you looking cute and feeling comfortable from breakfast date to evening BBQ. Think slinky slips, figure-hugging camis, and failsafe wrap styles. It’s all on the table, so take a seat.
Feminine Wrap Dresses
We’ll start at the top. More often than not, the wrap dress takes the universal crown as the best dress style for plus size figures. The belted feature of the wrap design cinches in the torso, creating a beautiful, hourglass effect by defining your waist. It’s also super flattering for bigger busts, as it provides more flexibility with the fabric than an ordinary pre-cut neckline. Plus, the style in itself is effortlessly versatile – sophisticated enough for the boardroom and sexy enough for the bar. Win win.
Close-Fitting Smock Dresses
Some confuse the term ‘smock dress’ with ‘an oversized dress – 5x sizes too big’ – which does nothing but hide that fabulous figure. But when it comes to the summer, an easy-breezy smock dress can be a super flattering closet contender (and practical, too). The secret? Shop for a close-fitting smock that offers freedom of movement, while not drowning out your frame. They’re also ideal for layering over biker shorts in that sweltering summer heat (if you know, you know). If you’re still not convinced by oversized, accessorize with a simple belt to create some silhouette definition.
Jersey Bodycon Dresses
Another flattering dress for curves is the jersey bodycon, made with a soft and stretchy knit fabric. Regardless of your clothing size or shape, a bodycon is guaranteed to turn heads in all the right ways and help you feel confident in your skin. The secret here is the jersey knit fabric that hugs the body’s silhouette, showing off your curves, all the while moving WITH your body, rather than fighting against it. This assures there’s no fabric pulling or ruching where there shouldn’t be, and nothing is restricting you from those important daily activities.
Satin Slip Dresses
Romantic and timeless, a stunning slip dress is one of the most flattering dresses for plus size as, when made with good quality satin, they gracefully smoothen the silhouette. Our Nasty plus size slip dresses are cut with curves in mind, so rather than the typical straight cut slips were once renowned for, they allow for more room across the lower half. This in turn means they’re not only flatterin, but more wearable than other styles. Slip dresses are also totally versatile, and if you want to wear them cross-seasonally we suggest sizing up so you can comfortably wear a t-shirt underneath.
Cami Mini Dresses
And finally, no list of the best dresses for plus size figures would be complete without the summer essential cami dress. Similar to the slip, this loose-fitting sleeveless dress is summer-approved, in that it’s breathable and airy, and teases just enough of your curvy silhouette to challenge the summer heat, without leaving you feeling flushed or restricted. There are a million ways to style a simple cami dress, too. Layer under a sweater or open shirt, belt it up, or pair under that fresh new summer jacket.