The days of high fashion being only for the thin are long gone. Adrianna Papell’s collection of plus size dresses is full of styles designed to fit and flatter fuller figures while showing off the most exciting formalwear trends. Whether your body type is athletic, curvy, big-boned or voluptuous, you’ll find an amazing dress that’ll feel like it was designed just for you. We offer plus size dresses with sleeves and without, plus size long dresses and shorter cocktail dresses alike.
Above all, it’s important to know your body. Short or tall, stick-straight or curvy, every woman has areas that they are self-conscious about as well as assets worth flaunting. If you need to choose a plus size special occasion dress, decide what physical features you want your look to highlight. If you love your smooth skin and defined shoulders, an off the shoulder or sleeveless style is the way to go. If you’re always getting compliments on your legs, consider our plus size midi dresses -- or go with a maxi dress that features a long slit. Busty girls? Halter-top styles are your best friend. This flattering cut will give you natural lift without going overboard on cleavage, creating an elegant, sexy silhouette.
Full-figured ladies can differ from one another like night and day, so keep in mind that a style that looks great on someone else in the same size might not work so well for you. Focus on shape, not size. If you tend to carry weight around your middle, look at plus size formal dresses with empire waistlines that lend a slimming look up top while gliding smoothly over your tummy. For pear-shaped ladies with larger hips and thighs, you can create a balanced look with a boat neckline; wrap style plus size maxi dresses will accentuate your natural waistline to flatter your figure.