Following on from my last fashion-y blog post, 7 of the best autumn jumpers, I bring you … *drumroll* … 7 gorgeous Christmas dresses for curvy women, just in time for the party season. The party season, I should point out, that I don’t really partake in anymore because I’m a single woman that works for herself. But that’s by-the-by, the rest of you may be able to make use of a lovely party dress!
I’ve used websites that I often shop at, and I’ve said I think these dresses would suit a curvier figure like me but obviously, anyone can wear anything they want! But because I have experience of shopping at (most) of the sites, you’ll know that the sizing will be good, true to size and they cater for all sizes, and I wouldn’t share anything with you I wouldn’t buy myself. Also, this isn’t sponsored, just sharing the love a little.
Here we go.
This first dress is from a website called Little Mistress. And I’ve started with this dress because it’s the one website I’ve never heard of before, but when I Googled ‘party dresses’ this one jumped out at me. Gorgeous burgundy colour, velvet, which is very on-trend but I know it’s not for everyone (but it IS for Christmas!) It comes in a size 16-26, and you get 20% off your first order if you sign up to their newsletter. I already own a very similar non-velvet version, but I think this is beautiful.
You can’t beat a black, fitted dress with a touch of lace detail for a Christmas party dress and this dress from River Island is lovely. I think it’s sexy, but modest, ending just below the leg, and shows just a hint of cleavage. If I had a Christmas party to go to, I think this is the dress I’d wear. It comes in sizes 4-18, but currently the size 4 and 18 are out of stock.
I’m a sucker for lace at Christmas but never wear it any other time of year! This midi-length dress is from Lipsy, but being sold at Next, and has a flattering sweetheart neckline. It’s quite pricey but I would say it’s perfect for a special occasion and wouldn’t go out of fashion so you can bosh it out every year and really get your money’s worth. Available in sizes 4-18.
This stunning dress from Silk Fred is such a good price. It comes in red and black, and if you’re like me, and get a little … hot and sweaty on a night out, the short, frilled sleeves are ideal. It’s just so sexy isn’t it? I’m so tempted to buy this but I should point out that it only comes in sizes 8-16, and I’m not sure if it’s at all stretchy, so bear that in mind.
Wow right? OK, this is a little out of my comfort zone, and maybe yours, and I don’t think the girls would appreciate being quite so on show, but I couldn’t resist including another dress from Silk Fred for the more adventurous among you. The colour would go great with my red hair, it’s available in sizes S/M M/L but y’know, it’s not the most forgiving dress, it’s just soooo pretty.
I find ASOS really hit and miss as an older, curvier woman, and if I do shop there, I tend to go straight to the Curve section, which is where this dress is from. I would perhaps pair this with a metallic belt and matching shoes. Flats knowing me. I think this dress is good for hiding a bigger tummy and is a lot less revealing than the previous dress! Available in sizes 16-24 and it also comes in black.
You may need to bring the Spanx out for this bad boy from ASOS Curve, but it would really accentuate all your curves! I like the little cap sleeve detail on the mesh sleeve because I’m not great with strapless bras and think I could get away with just letting the bra straps on a normal bra drop down slightly. But I’d have to try it on and see if it worked. If you look closely, the material is like an embossed lace and I just think this is a seriously sexy dress. Available in sizes 16-30.
I hope you like what I’ve chosedn. I’ve stuck to a red/black/green Christmas colour scheme but obviously when it comes to fashion, there are no rules. I tend to stick to similar styles that I know suit my body shape, and I’m still learning about what suits me, so wrap styles, midi-length, V-neck/low-cut … but other than that, if I just like the look of something I’ll buy it. Money permitting of course!
Happy shopping … do let me know if you treat yourself to any of these dresses, I’d love to see how lovely you look in them.