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About Plus Size Dresses

Full-figured women often have a love-hate relationship with dresses. It's difficult to find dresses that accent all your best features and draw attention away from areas that make you self-conscious, and that's why plus size dresses are the answer for many women who need extra coverage and support. Plus sizes are cut for rounder, curvier figures and come in larger sizes for comfort and style. You can find plus size dresses of all kinds, from ball gowns to sundresses. Plus size dresses don't have to look matronly. In fact, most trendy styles, from mini-dresses to dolman-style dresses, are readily available in plus sizes. When it comes to style, plus size women should choose dresses that show off their best features. If you have great legs, don't be afraid to go short. If you have lots of curves, choose a dress with a belt, sash or ruching that accentuates your waist, and don't let your hourglass figure get lost in a loose or boxy dress. If you don't have many curves, try a shift dress that fits loosely and skims your body, creating a flattering silhouette. Look for plus size dresses in non-restrictive fabrics that won't make you miserable by tightening when you sit down, bend over or cross your arms. Many brand name retail shops have a dedicated plus size section or carry plus size options mixed in with other sizes. Certain stores, such as Lane Bryant, Torrid and Monif C. specialize in selling only plus size clothing, including dresses, so you don't have to pick through sizes to find something that fits.