5 Reasons Why Plus Size Dresses Are Awesome

ASOS Boohoo Plus Floral Tea Dress

Plus size women, rejoice! Fashion companies are finally listening to our concerns about fit, sizing, and style options that were not available even as little as five years ago. So many frustrations of having only baggy, lifeless options have finally (finally!) come to an end. Women’s bodies have many shapes and sizes, and celebrating life with beautiful pieces of clothing is essential. Here are five reasons why clothing is finally coming around to include plus size body types.

1.Flattering Plus Size Dress Shapes

For years and years, plus size dresses meant shapeless dresses in either dark colours or obnoxiously distracting prints. Nowadays we see more form fitting fancy plus size dresses with a curve at the waste, while giving room in the stomach, hip, and butt region. Different silhouettes help reflect the many varieties of body types and personalities.

Plus Size ASOS Boohoo Floral Tea Dress

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2. Awesome Prints

We want to be bold for the right reasons. Historically, prints have been loud in an annoying way, in an attempt to hide behind distraction. Usually they were strange geometric prints, or abstract paint splatters, and were hardly trendy! Now we see amazing prints ranging from seductive to fun and playful.

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3. Modern Cuts

It seemed like plus size dresses always had the same three silhouettes over the years. Loose fitting, old fashioned, and tired. As much as you love your grandmother, you don’t want to wear the same muumuu she does! Lately, we are starting to see some interesting, fashion-forward thinking cuts for larger bodies, and we couldn’t be happier. Fashion is important to all of us, not just the chosen few. This modern plus size fancy dress will enhance your look like a million.

Plus Size Boohoo Aliza Ribbed Open Shoulder Swing Dress

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4. The Asos Plus Size Bodycon

Celebrating body diversity starts with showing it off! The plus size bodycon dress is an empowering move in many fashion forward communities. Bodycon hugs all the curves and shows off your actual body, instead of hiding behind layers. Though this look may be for the bold and daring, many plus sized fashion bloggers are trailblazing new body positive bodycon looks daily.

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5. Age appropriate

Looking for a fun night out with the ladies? In the past, it always has been a hassle trying to find dresses that weren’t matronly or overly dressy. You’re not trying to go to a wedding, you’re trying to have fun! Now there are so many exciting styles to choose from, which is a relief. From form-fitting to loose and flowy, plus-size dresses are starting to have great lines that give a beautiful, and most importantly youthful look.

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Though there’s still room for growth, fashion designers are taking notice of the voices in the plus size community. From YouTube, blogs, Instagram, ad campaigns and more, different body types are being represented around the world, and dresses like these are reflecting a positive, forward thinking change.

Ever asked yourself, what size is plus size?

The amount of different brands on the market does make this question little more complicated then it should. Some brands categorise size 16 to 32 as plus-size while other brands start at size 14. If you are not sure if you should browse trough our plus size dresses category this clothing size guide will give you the exact size you should look for.

Must-Have Festival Dresses for 2017

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From classically bohemian to new-age chic, these festival dresses hit all the right tones for this summer season of musical fun.

When you think of festival dresses, what comes to your mind? Is it the long, flowy maxi dress? The vintage floral details? And who can forget tassels or fringe to complete the look? Festivals and fashion go hand in hand and what better way to celebrate the season wearing something effortless and amazing. Get extra hiped with these festival outfit ideas.

First, we’ll start with a classic festival frock. With embroidered colourful flowers on the bodice and maximum flowiness in the skirt, this white dress is going to be a hit on Instagram with vintage, old school appeal. Pair it with a giant hat and retro shades to keep cool while looking stunning.

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Looking for something a little more on trend? This high neck, cold shoulder dress is unbeatable in both style and comfort. Having a super fun and feminine pink print with the length of a maxi dress, you’ll be able to enjoy an entire day of supporting your favourite performers.

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Perhaps you want the festival vibe without looking like a flower child. If this sounds like you, this dress is high fashion with festival undertones. Tassels at the bottom and a chic floral pattern, this festival style can turn a day festival into a night of dancing in a posh club. Exchange beer in a plastic cup for high class martinis in this little number.

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You’ll definitely get to meet the band with this red floral midi dress. In a striking colour, paired with flattering ruffles and adorable silhouette, you’ll get admiring looks wherever you go. How could you not? In this timeless dress, you’ll get backstage passes.

Red Floral Midi Festival Dress

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This classy dress has equal parts festival appeal and garden party subtilty. With beautiful flora and fauna embroidery and stunning details found throughout this dark blue dress, there is a nod to the 70s along with a modern cut and style. Most importantly, however, you can still twirl!

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Who ever said tie dye was outdated? This maxi dress brings the hippie technique into 2017 with a fun bold print. Never will you feel more comfortable or free than in this free-flowing dress. This dress is a perfect complement for lounging in the sun with your favourite people. Combine this beauty with some colourful festival accessoires to finish it of.

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Festivals are a time to unwind, hang out with friends, and seeing some of your favourite, most influential artists. It can also be a time to showcase your amazing style and fashion sense. Be brave and unlock your style potential with these showstopper festival dresses.

Get Festival-Ready with the New ‘Wanderlust’ Collection

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One of the best things about spring is finally being able to laze around outside and go to the hottest music festivals!

Whether you’re going to attend a festival soon or not, it’s the right time to start shopping for new pieces you can play around with as the summer heat quickly approaches. PrettyLittleThing recently launched their ‘Wanderlust’ collection and it’s all about bold and funky hues and design that will surely get you through spring/summer in top-notch style.

We’ve handpicked five gorgeous pieces from the ‘Wanderlust’ collection that you just must have right now!

KALLINDA BLUE RAINBOW SCOOP BACK BODYCON DRESS

1. Kallinda Blue Rainbow Scoop Back Bodycon Dress

Statement piece, anyone? Look no further because the Kallinda dress is all you need to make a bold entrance. Featuring a galactic print with rainbow stripes on the side, this bodycon dress completes your funky sexy look as you hit the poolside parties and enjoy drinks by the beach!

KAI MULTI STRIPE METALLIC KNIT STRIPE MAXI DRESS

2. Kai Multi Stripe Metallic Knit Maxi Dress

Looking for that eclectic cover-up dress that you can use in the city and at the beach? The Kai metallic knit maxi dress has got you covered: from the top down, with its comfy and airy peekaboo knit fabric, featuring some of the grooviest colours you’ll ever see on a dress. Wear it over your favourite bikini and some high-cut boots and you’re good to go.

KATRIN MULTI EMBROIDERED HALTERNECK BODYCON DRESS

3. Katrin Multi Embroidered Halterneck Bodycon Dress

Hippy-inspired fashion makes a comeback here in the form of the Katrin embroidered bodycon dress. You’re bound to turn heads in this babe of a dress which highlights your form as well as your unique sense of funky and playful style. Wear it with boots for the festivals or with sandals if you’re just roaming about in the city.

ALAYIAH PINK SEQUIN FRONT CAMI DRESS

4. Alayiah Pink Sequin Front Cami Dress

You’re going to look like a sparkling unicorn with the Alayiah sequin cami dress. Covered in holographic sequins, this dress will literally make you shine, as light hits the front part of your dress. If you’re looking for a festival party dress that’ll take you from day to night, then the Alayiah is the right pick for you.

AUBRIELLE TIE DYE CROSS FRONT PLAYSUIT

5. Aubrielle Tie Dye Cross Front Playsuit

Tie-dye and mesh on a playsuit? Yes, please! This no-fuss, one-piece ensemble is perfect for those seeking out ‘cool girl’ status with easy-breezy outfits. You don’t have to search far and wide for effortless style because this tie-dye playsuit is all you need to rule the day. Play up your look by wearing chokers and boots – and just have fun!

Didn’t find the festival dress you’re looking for? Check out these Must-Have Festival Dresses.

Floral & Printed Dresses for Spring/Summer 2017

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Celebrate spring and summer with fresh, vibrant and trendy fashion choices that will bring playfulness and colour to your life! Let nature inspire you with these delightful floral prints:

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The styles and variety of patterns are endless. Romantic, feminine, bold, edgy—you name it! Don’t limit yourself to only simple and “safe” options, go wild and express yourself. Mix and match, combine floral with other prints as well. One of our favourites is the perfect blend of dots and flowers for the ultimate chic look.

Spot Floral Tie Tea Dress

Long or knee-length floral dresses are stunning options to go for when you need a dope dress that will steal the spotlight. Evening dates, weddings or other events that require a “Cinderella” dress are ideal occasions for this kind of floral extravagance.

CLARBEL Blossom Jacquard full dress

When you combine two huge trends into one, that’s a double win! Floral printed dresses with off-the-shoulder design should be your staple clothing piece for this season. Try different materials, sleeve styles and lengths if you can’t decide.

Little Mistress Bardot Shift Dress

Bodycon printed dresses are excellent to include in your work attire. The printed design is not overwhelming, yet is still attention-grabbing. Pair it with simple shoes and minimalist accessories for a remarkable daytime look.

M&S COLLECTION Printed Bodycon Dress

Skater floral dresses are the high point of street style. They go well with strappy sandals, oxfords and comfy trainers. The fit and flare design gives out a flowy, effortless look we all love during spring and summer.

White Floral Print Cross Strap Back Skater Dress

In their blooming beauty, all future mums should crown their maternity outfits with a floral printed dress. The design of the dress must be practical, comfortable, and it must be made with a smooth fabric.

Mamalicious Multi Coloured Floral Print Nursing Dress

If you love the classic fitted dresses with a back zip fastening, why not spice up your collection with a unique printed floral piece? This specific dress will blow your mind! It features a watercolour stripe design with oriental floral detailing, making it a true one-of-a-kind piece.

Phase Eight Rai Print Dress