Finding plus size prom dresses that fit perfectly

Prom is a special event that should be enjoyed and remembered by every girl. However, the plus size may feel sidelined as their slim ans svelte counterparts shop for and easily find prom dresses made for their size. The fact is that there are gorgeous plus size prom dresses out there that are made to fit and flatter a fuller figure. The key is in knowing what styling details to look for and which ones to avoid.

Xscape Women’s Plus-Size Long Beaded Dress

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Xscape Women’s Plus-Size Long Beaded Sleeve Gown

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Adrianna Papell Women’s Plus-Size Sleeveless Beaded Bodice Gown

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VILAVI Mermaid Scoop Beading Short Floor-length Satin Prom Dresses

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Chiffon Natrual Straps Square Kimono Sleeve Short Sleeves Mother Dress

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Xscape Women’s Plus-Size Gown with Sequin Trim Overlay

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VILAVI Women’s Mermaid Sweetheart Long Tulle Prom Dresses

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Xscape Women’s Plus-Size Side Rouched Gown with Beaded Top

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ANTS Women’s Pretty Ball Gown Quinceanera Dress Ruffle Prom Dresses

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Lemai Black High Neck Beaded Crystals Long Backless Black A Line Prom Evening Dresses

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Callmelady Sequined Prom Dresses 2016 Long Evening Dresses for Women

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ANTS Women’s Ruffles Dazzling Long Quinceanera Dress Ball Gown Prom Dresses

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Lemai Women’s Royal Blue Chiffon A Line Champagne Long Beaded Prom Evening Dresses

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Betsy & Adam Women’s Plus-Size Open Shoulder Blouson Banded Dress

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ANTS Women’s Cap Sleeves Quinceanera Dress Ball Gown Prom Dresses 2016

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VILAVI Women’s A-line Sweetheart Tulle Short Lace Homecoming Dresses

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ANTS Women’s Sweetheart Beaded 2015 Prom Dress Mermaid Wedding Dresses

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Callmelady Chiffon Long Prom Dresses 2016 with High Neck & Fully Beaded Mesh Bodice

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Evanese Women’s Plus Size Elegant Long Formal Evening Dress with 3/4 Sleeves

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 One detail to stay away from is cut-outs which expose bits that are less than firm such as around the waist. They are however flattering on the sleeves and around the neckline as they show a little skin which is flattering on a gown that covers up most other parts.

Sleeves are another detail to look at. Cap sleeves which are short are not very flattering as they expose flabby arms. However, small sleeves that fall around the upper arm are flattering as they define the upper body and keep the eye at the top and away from the fullness at the bottom. Long sheer sleeves that give a peek of the arms while keeping them covered are also ideal.

Length is another key factor. Generally speaking, long skirts made of flowing fabrics that skim over curves rather than hug them is ideal. However, it is possible to play around with this and show off a nice pair of legs. Plus size prom dresses with a mullet hem that is shorter at the front and longer at the back work well. You can also create interest and flatter a full figure with plus size prom dresses with asymmetrical hems.

Colour is also important. The best colors for plus size prom dresses are dark ones as they have a slimming effect. However, this doesn’t mean being confined to black or navy. Dark shades of red, green and brown have the same effect. Sticking to colors in the same family for the dress and accessories is also better than clashing colors.