10 Trendy Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses for 2019
Have you got a special occasion coming up like a wedding, birthday, or some other kind of celebration? As a plus size lady myself, I know how difficult it can be to find plus size formal wear that’s also fashionable and trendy. So, here are my 2019 top picks when it comes to plus size special occasion dresses.
1. White is More Than Alright with Personal Choice
Okay, so you may not be able to wear this one to a wedding – major faux pas! But, this dress would be perfect for a special party, fancy restaurant, or a big celebration. You’ll glide through the evening looking composed and classy. And don’t be fooled. I’ve read a lot of bad advice over the years that says plus size women can’t wear white. (Check out my blog post debunking terrible plus size fashion advice for more information) But this is absolutely false! This dress is perfect for the curvier lady who might not want to show off the tops of her arms, but would like to accentuate the hips and buttocks.
2. Fashionable and Flowing With Angel Circle
This is a beautiful plus size special occasion dress that is a little more laid-back. You can wear the dress on its own, or you can also pair with tights, leggings, or even a skirt (as pictured.) This dress is perfect for a special occasion such as a nice meal, or perhaps even a special evening while on holiday. We suggest red toenails, some nice earrings and perhaps even belting the waist if that suits your style.
3. Fun and Floral With Georgedé
Pick number three is this beautiful, bright floral dress from Georgedé, separated by elegant white strips. Although not pictured on a plus size model, all of the Georgedé plus size dresses and outfits at the Tia Tia boutique come in a range of larger sizes. Again, due to the large amount of white, this dress may not be suited to a special occasion such as a wedding. But I can just see this dress at a formal spring or summer garden party. The colours are bright enough to catch attention in all the right ways, but the white and the lace adornments keep the dress very upmarket and beautifully classy.
4. Bright and Bold With Lewis Henry
This stunning piece from Lewis Henry would be one of my top plus size special occasion dresses to wear to a wedding, or really any type of formal celebration. The dress is made up of a beautiful mix of deep blues and greens, with larger patterns that flatter a curvy body. And the flowing sleeves, loose material, and long skirt are also incredibly flattering for the larger lady. We definitely recommend pairing this dress with a complementary hat, especially for weddings.
5. Dainty and Dotted With Alembika
This Alembika piece is one of the most beautiful plus size special occasion dresses. It flows well and does not cling to the body, making it incredibly flattering. And the slight pop of yellow will keep you from blending into the background, without making you look garish. Again, while this dress is not pictured on a plus size model, at Tia Tia, we stock a large range of plus sizes in all of our brands.
6. Beautiful in Blue With Angel Circle
This beautiful blue option from Angel Circle is perfect for any formal occasion that involves dancing. The fabric flows and moves so beautifully. So, it’s sure to make you the star of the dance floor. We’ve paired this dress with a black shawl style cardigan, some black chunky heels, and a large black necklace to match the bottom of the dress. But really, there are so many ways to accessorise with this dress depending on what you like and what suits you.
7. A Vision in Blue With Personal Choice
This bright, bold option from Personal Choice is one of my favourite plus size special occasion dresses. If you need a dress that matches your bold and outgoing personality, this is the option for you. The blue will make sure that all eyes are on you (in all the right ways, of course.) And the vintage cut of the dress adds a touch of classic. This dress also pairs so well with so many different accessories. Try adding a shawl or a blazer, or perhaps a chunky necklace.
8. Feminine and Floral With Biggi M
This beautiful floral dress from Biggi M is ideal for a formal garden party, a wedding, or any occasion that involves dancing. I am absolutely in love with the green of this dress. It’s so bright and fun! And the flowers give a nice summery touch. The cut of the dress is also extremely flattering, as it doesn’t hug the body, it moves well, and has mid-length, flowing sleeves. This outfit will be the talk of any summer garden party
9. Pretty in Pastel With Lewis Henry
This pastel option from Lewis Henry is the perfect delicate dress to wear to a wedding. It would be a great choice for any proud mother of the bride or mother of the groom. The pastel colours add a delicate and feminine touch, with just enough colour and pattern to keep the dress from being boring or plain. And as you know, at Tia Tia, we simply don’t do boring. We suggest to pair this dress with a beautiful hat and some classic jewellery such as pearls for the perfect finishing touch.
10. Bold in Black With Angel Circle
Every woman should have one black dress. It’s such a classic staple of a wardrobe. This black dress from Angel Circle comes down to below the knees, and its light fabric means that it moves beautifully for dancing. We’ve paired this dress with a black and pink shawl style shirt. This adds an extra layer if your special occasion is taking place in the evening, and also adds a beautiful pop of colour to help the dress stand out. You’ll look simply fabulous dancing the night away in this outfit.
Looking For More Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses?
As a plus size lady, I know how difficult it can be to shop for plus size special occasion dresses and other plus size formal wear. Especially when shopping on the High Street or online!
So, I opened the Tia Tia plus size boutique in Cheltenham. We hand pick all of our garments with plus size ladies like ourselves in mind. And we’re always here to give advice and support during the shopping experience, to make sure you leave with something that makes you feel simply fabulous!