Plus Size Cocktail Dresses – Must Be Comfortable

Whether you are going out for cocktails with friends or you are attending a formal cocktail such as one related to work, it is very possible to find plus size cocktail dresses that are comfortable and that flatter a full figure. All you have to do is understand what flatters a full figure and what doesn’t when dressing a curvy figure.

Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Mademoiselle Lace Dress

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Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Luna Lace Dress

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Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress

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Pink Queen® Womens Plus Size Deep V Neck Wrap Ruched Waisted Bodycon Dress

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Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Whimsy Wrap Dress

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Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Marina Love Dress

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Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Marina Love Dress

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Marina Women’s Plus-Size All Over Sequin Scalloped Hem Dress

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S.L. Fashions Women’s Plus-Size Foil-Trimmed Blouson Dress

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LaSuiveur Women’s Batwing Sleeve V Neck Solid Bodycon Plus Size Dress

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AGB Women’s Plus-Size Long Sleeve Scalloped Lace Dress

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FunFash Plus Size Dress 3/4 Sleeves Empire Waist Plus Size Cocktail Dress

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Maya Brooke Women’s Plus-Size Glitter Jacket and Dress Set with Side Ruffle

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Cocktails resemble evening gowns. One distinction is that cocktail dresses are typically short. For curvy figures, panty hose can be used to advantage. It can be used to disguise heavy thighs and calves and they can be used to create the illusion of a long, lean silhouette. When possible, wear panty hose that is the same color as the cocktail dress and shoes of the same color. This can be done with black and navy which are the most slimming colors.

However, this does not mean that plus size cocktail dresses in other colors are out. In fact, deep jewel tones like emerald, turquoise, garnet red and others are very flattering on full figures. Just wear them with sheer panty hose. You can also choose to go with nude legs and wear nude-colored shoes that give you a long, uninterrupted line that is slimming.

The fit of plus size cocktail dresses is also important. Short dresses can look flattering depending on how they fit. A fitted bodice and flowing skirt never fails a full figure. They nip in the waist then flow over the curves below. Think skater skirts.

Fabric determines fit so the fabric a dress is made of also matters. Avoid clingy fabrics like satin and silk which cling and highlight bulk. Heavy matter jersey flows and drapes well and for dresses with a short, flared skirt, a stiff fabric like taffeta works very well. Something else that adds weight is embellishments like beads and crystals. If you like them, choose a gown that has very few of them. Ribbons are a lovely decorative touch particularly if they are used as a line to create length and counter fullness.