New Rules Make Plus-Size Dress Shopping Fun

Thanks to a stunning array of full-figure fashions, shopping for plus-size dresses is easy, fun, and inexpensive. Discover how to replace old rules with new ones so you can enjoy wearing white, vivid colors, multiple silhouettes, and embellishments. Use those tips to find becoming JJ’s House wedding, special occasion, and little black dresses.

Must I Avoid White?

Not always. The secret to a flattering dress is how it fits, not its color. You won’t appear bigger in white if you choose the right cut. Similarly, a poorly fitting black frock won’t make you seem smaller. When searching for white looks, pick sturdy fabrics with structure and substance over flimsy materials. They’ll provide support, hide any bulges, and prevent your undergarments from showing through in bright lighting.

Will Vivid Colors Make Me Look Bigger?

The only color rule is that your choice should complement your complexion. Bright shades are slenderizing when cuts and fits flatter your figure. If a drastic change from dark to vivid tones makes you nervous, try vibrant accents like embroidery, beading, or sashes before going for all-over intensity.

Should I Stick With Empire Waists?

That depends on your proportions. If your upper area is smaller than your lower region, raised empire waistlines that sit under your bust attract attention to your décolletage and away from your hips. Conversely, if you have an ample chest or midsection, you’ll avoid dreaded maternity looks by choosing other silhouettes.

Do Elaborate Accents Draw Unwanted Interest?

Reverse that tendency with properly placed designer details. Ruching and shirring, flat gathers or ruffles covering zones needing slimming support, create contours without added volume. Princess seams form the classic hourglass shape, trimming your waist. Vertical ruffles have elongating effects. Those pretty frills on sleeves and hemlines draw attention away from areas you want to underplay. Hunt for lace, embroidery, and beading patterns that are proportionate to your body’s scale. Larger motifs will balance out your full figure better than tiny ones.

Can I Find Multiple Wedding Gown Styles?

Use our plus-size guide to select your JJ’s House wedding dress from traditional to adventurous fashion choices. Memorable creations reflect trends like opulent “Great Gatsby” attire and retro 1950s styles. Find them under Trend Collections and then Vintage Inspired. Try Sweet & Flow for dreamily ethereal Bohemian looks. Besides timeless white, diverse tastes are favoring ivory, champagne, pale tints like blush, and colored bridal gowns.

Which Special Occasion Dresses Are Trending?

This unique category displays romantic and vintage styling from feminine lines to soft fabrics. For various elegant social situations, explore our special occasion plus-size dresses in short to long lengths. Options range from modest with high necks and sleeves to daring sleeveless sensations with plunging necklines and high-cut leg slits. Fall and winter looks flaunt beading, sequins, deep jewel tones, and shimmering metallic colors. Spring and summer events prefer chiffon and lace in pretty pastels.

Flattering date night fashions accentuate your assets and float over your curves. They feature some flirty spice that shows you’re confident without seeming too obvious. Feminine silhouettes in semi-sheer materials are alluring ways to reveal just enough. If your personal style is bolder, go edgy with sleek tailored lines, strappy detailing, asymmetrical shoulders or hemlines, high-slit skirts, or mixed fabrics. Lace, tulle, and velvet enhance looks with tactile textural qualities. Even though eternal favorites span from red to pink, experimenting with other shades is fun.

Are Little Black Dresses Still Popular?

These classic cocktail looks are wardrobe necessities for all sociable women. They’re perfect choices for a variety of fancy occasions. Keep assorted little black dress (LBD) options ready for cocktail and dinner parties, after-hours business functions, dinner dates, theater and symphony evenings, semi-formal dances, cruise and resort banquets, and art gallery openings. If you’re a classical musician, you’ll need a sophisticated LBD collection on hand for performances.

Check out our beautiful selection of must-have black fashions. When you follow our tips, finding the right dress for plus size will never be challenging again. Younger women choose chic black cocktail styles for school events like proms and homecoming dances. If a dark solid seems too severe, go for a champagne, pink, or white inner layer peeking through a sheer black overlay. Popular fabrics include lace, chiffon, and satin. For sparkling effects, look for elegant bodices with beading.

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