Plus Size Holiday Party Outfit Ideas & Style Tips

Plus Size Holiday Party Outfit Ideas & Style Tips

he holiday season is officially upon us and there is no better reason or season to dress up like the party queen you are. But finding that wow-worthy dress that makes them do a double take while feeling your absolute best can be challenging. This is especially true if you’re a curvy girl. 

Striking that perfect balance between a ‘fit that is trend right and is also a confidence booster is hard for every woman and takes time, but once you find the dress or jumpsuit for your body type, you’ll be ready to hit the party scene. 

If you are full-figured woman and want to look oh-so swanky at your next holiday party – be it an office party, cocktail party, wedding or any evening party or friendly get together, we have a range of curve-loving looks that are designed to flatter your figure

Flattering Styles to Look For

So, what are some styles that will flatter your curves. While there isn’t a one-size fits all answer, Adrianna Papell’s collection of plus size dresses and jumpsuits come in a variety of silhouettes, fabrics and design details to fit every body type. We’ve made finding a plus-size dress or jumpsuit easy so you don’t have to struggle to find an outfit for your next party. 

This guide will help you find the most flattering style for your curves and body type that will help draw attention to area that make you feel good about yourself and downplay the areas you like less and make buying the perfect plus-size dress or jumpsuit online even easier. 

Plus Size Dresses with Ruching

We love ruching details because the added textured fabric camouflages areas you want to minimize, while at the same time it slims down your figure by magically hugging and accentuating the narrowest part of your waist, regardless of your body shape and size. The result: the illusion of the coveted hourglass figure.  

This matte jersey tuxedo dress is one of the more trend-right looks and is ideal for a number of occasions like a wedding or black-tie benefit. We love the menswear-inspired tuxedo detailing and the matte jersey fabric is just so comfortable. 

Plus Size Blouson Dresses

Our iconic blouson dress is cinched at the waist with a slightly pulled-out blousing effect, making this silhouette flattering for all body types. We love the burgundy color on this gown, it’s perfect for the holiday season and the metallic threading give that extra dose of shine. The surplice neckline and dolman sleeves provide ample room if you have broad shoulders or are large chested. 

Plus Size Wrap Dresses

Every plus-size woman needs a go-to wrap dress in her wardrobe. Wrap dresses are timeless and incredibly easy to wear in a pinch. The surplice v-neckline opens up the chest area, helps to elongate your torso while making your waist appear narrower. In addition, the tie waist can be tied just below your bust, which is often your slimmest part. And because it can be tied as tight or as loose as you want, is super comfortable as well. 

This classic wrap dress is the ultimate desk to dinner option. We love the metallic jersey fabric that brings the drama and the menswear-inspired tuxedo detail give it an updated twist. 

Plus Size Metallic Jersey Short Wrap Tuxedo Dress in Gold 

Plus Size Fit-And-Flare Dresses

A fit-and-flare silhouette is amongst the most flattering style for curves. Similar to an A-line dress, the fit-and-flare dress is fitted in the bodice and then gently flares out from the waist to the hem. We love this silhouette for plus-size women because it draws attention to your waistline and has a full skirt that’s more forgiving in your hip area. 

We love this floral chiffon dress and you’ll be reaching for it all year. The pleated details and banded Empire waist are designed to flatter while the long, flowing skirt with deep slit provide plenty of room for you to look and feel fabulous while staying comfortable all day and night. 

Plus Size Floral Printed Chiffon Draped Long Fit-And-Flare Gown in Blue Multi 

Plus Size Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are our best-selling style and there’s a reason for it. They are literally like your fashion best friend. Plus size jumpsuits are a perfect additional to your wardrobe – they are fashionable, yet versatile, fun to wear and comfortable. These one-piece wonders look polished and elongate your body, creating a figure-flattering and slimming silhouette. 

Our colorblock jumpsuit is a classic style that you can easily wear any time of year. The lightweight gauze crepe overlay adds dimension and movement and an extra elongated element. The contrasting wide-leg pant elongated your figure. It’s the plus size jumpsuit you’ll rock your look in. 

Plus Size Colorblock Jumpsuit with Skirt Overlay in Block Ivory 

Beaded Party Dresses for The Plus Size Woman

Hand-beaded dresses give off an elegant, yet sexy vibe and can make you feel like a rock star. These sparkling styles are perfect for dressing up for any formal event like a wedding or cocktail party. 

Plus Size Off the Shoulder Sequin Beaded Gown in Lead 

Highlight you fashion icon status in this hand beaded dress with a sexy off-the-shoulder silhouette for your next wedding celebration or black-tie gala. This flattering style is shaped with a no waist seam waist and a slightly flared hem. This sparkly dress needs minimal accessories—just clean makeup with a fresh red lip and some strappy heels and you’re ready to strike a pose. 

Velvet Party Dresses and Jumpsuits for The Plus Size Woman

There’s nothing more festive and confidence boosting than a velvet dress or jumpsuit. This sumptuous fabric is perfect for the holiday season and is just as beautiful year-round for weddings and any other special occasion. This off-the-shoulder stretch velvet jumpsuit is the perfect counterpart to the LBD. We love the skin-revealing, off-the-shoulder neckline that’s framed with feminine satin rosettes. Also, the wide-leg silhouette perfectly keeps you in balance while giving you an hourglass figure. 

Plus Size Off-The-Shoulder Velvet Blouson Jumpsuit with Satin Rosettes in Black 

Little Black Dress

The classic little black dress (LBD) is concerned to be the most important piece in your wardrobe. After all, it’s versatile, yet elegant. It’s easy enough to wear with sneakers but can easily be dressed up for a night out on the town. 

Plus Size Feather-Trim Crepe Midi-Length Sheath Dress in Black 

After staying low key the past couple of years, we’re all ready to shine bright for the holidays this year. Be sure to check out Adrianna Papell’s collection of plus-size party-ready looks that will have you rocking around the Christmas tree. 

Finding that perfect party dress can be daunting, especially when you full-figured. Regardless of where you’re heading out to celebrate, we have so many options for you to choose from and make your striking entrance. So whether you end up with a sequined number or a floral one, no matter what you decide the holiday season is the perfect time to surprise yourself with a new style. 

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