Formal Plus Size Dresses
Weddings, award ceremonies, formal dinners and galas. These are just a few examples of social functions where it is required to dress in a certain manner. Not just any old dress will do. Whether your body type is slim, average or full, you need a special dress. If you have a fuller figure, then you need a formal plus size dress.
Because not all styles look as flattering on fuller figures as they do on slim ones, there aren’t as many style options regarding plus size formal dresses. These dresses are most often always full length. This is not a bad thing, as most formal events do require floor length dresses (or they are more appropriate). The long length does generally flatter a fuller figure, as it covers more skin and allows one to appear slimmer.
If you are on the slimmer end of plus sized, then you can try the dresses that are shorter in length. Sometimes too much fabric can make you end up looking heavier, especially if the skirt of the dress is very ruffly. Midcalf formal plus size dresses can be an alternative option that looks great and still fits the traditional requirements.
Dresses for these occasions often are heavily embellished, albeit in a tasteful way. Heavy embellishment, however, such as rhinestone-encrusted dresses, doesn’t always look the best on fuller figures. Formal plus size dresses tend to be less embellished then those made for average bodies. To still achieve that sparkle and pizzazz, accessories are the key.
A popular formal plus size dress style is one that is floor length with a tube top. It is fitted in the bodice and then flairs out at the waist. If you are wearing a dress like this in an elegant color with little embellishment, accessories will complete your look. Draw attention to your décolletage with a glittering statement necklace. Add some thin elegant bangles, and you are set to go!
If a plus size formal dress exposes your shoulders, you can get more coverage and still look refined by adding a matching shawl. Many dresses have this as an option when purchasing, or even come with the dress. Formal occasions are great for those who do not like to show a lot of skin, as it is definitely not required and often frowned upon if you show too much, depending on the event.
Formal events require suitable dresses and matching accessories, but also nicely done hair and makeup. If your face is fuller, or you are wearing a dress that exposes your shoulders, wear your hair down. Have it done in loose curls or loosely straightened. The length creates a slimmer illusion. Having your hair down also can help cover your shoulders if you are not as fond of them.
There are countless stores, chains and boutiques that specialize in dressing for formal occasions. These boutiques do carry plus size formal dresses, however, not all of them do. There are also specialty dress shops that cater specifically to fuller figures, as well as websites. If you order a dress online, order it with plenty of time to go before the event, as you might need to send it back or make alterations.
Von Vonni is a New York City based clothing company that specializes in women’s fashion. Whether a casual event or a formal one, there is a dress for you at Von Vonni. Vons looks are beautiful, eye catching and appropriate. Von Vonni does not yet make formal plus size dresses. However, in the near future, Von plans to carry dresses for women of all shapes and sizes, so keep your ears alert!