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Things to Know about Plus Size Cocktail Dresses

Decking up for parties just never gets old because that’s one of the things most of us look forward to. All of us out there do like to be appreciated every now and then and as such one of the most booming industries in the world is the Fashion Industry. It offers you with the plethora of items that allow you to lead yourself with all the “grace an poise” you’ve ever wanted. And well, one cannot refute the fact that no matter what the era, cocktail dresses are always classy! But I have often heard women who are on the healthier side complain about problems with cocktail dresses so girls let me tell you something, you’ll rock these dresses if you can just keep these few tips in mind:

  1. Flaunt your curves

There are a range of shapes for you to choose from but if you are a curvaceous woman, you need to see what flatters you the most. For example, if you have a bottom that is too big for your comfort, avoid bodycon dresses. If you have a medium sized bottom and are happy with it avoid a-line dresses that flare out at the hips. On the other hand if you have a good bust, wear a neckline that accentuates your cleavage and before you know it, you’ll be turning heads!

2. Figure clinging dresses can go all wrong

Contrary to the idea that small dresses make you look thin, they actually make one look out of place in that dress, plus size or no plus size! Dresses that are smaller than your actual size will make it look like you have somehow squeezed into a dress that does not belong to you and instead of complementing your curves will enhance the bulges in your body. It is extremely important that you pick the right size that does not cling to your bodice. Try checking out for a dress you would like.

3. Shop Online from the Right Place:

Though sizes are usually standard across brands, often some of the brands differ slightly in terms of the inches and we all know that one size up or down can cause it to rain on your parade! Moreover, the material of the dresses go a long way in acquiring those appreciative glances and though online shopping is hassle free, it comes with the price of having to compromise.

Besides going shopping is one of the most liberating activities in the history of fun. for one offers a good alternative.

So get your girl-friends and hit the shopping malls so that you as well as they can try on every single dress that has potential! (even if its out of your budget, What the hell..its fun! 😉

4. Know the brands that cater best to you

There are brands that specifically cater to people who are on the healthier side. Do your homework so that when you go shopping you don’t have to run from pillar to post, wasting your energy on malls that don’t possess the dresses you need! Some of the famous stores that are best for plus sizes are ALL, AND, GIA (Westside), Alto Moda (Pantaloons).

5. Undergarments can make or break 

Cocktail dresses on curvaceous women are one of the sexiest attires but it is very important to wear the right kind of lingerie or else the show might fall apart. The one thing that a woman must never compromise on is the fitting and comfort of the innerwear. If you are wearing a fitting dress, make sure you try out a good shapewear (the best ones are the ones that come with shorts as well as bras). In the event of a lose-fitting or baggy dress, wear a bra that keeps your breasts firm. In case you like a backless dress, and have a heavy bust, keep in mind that not all low back bras are effective and the best option in such a situation would be to get cups fitted into the dress itself.

6. Last but not the least, own the show

No matter what you wear and how you look, you’re never going to carry it off if you don’t exude confidence. Walk like you’re the only fashion diva out their with your charming smile, ready to rule the world. The most important thing about decking up is to feel good about yourself and that only comes from you having the faith in yourself.

So ladies, the next time you wish to wear a cocktail dress don’t back out just because there is more of you to love. The right plus size black cocktail evening dresses can do wonders. Just slap on that smile, add a hint of attitude, don’t have a care in the world and put your best foot forward ready to be the showstopper you have always been deep down!

Oindrila Gupta

Written by Oindrila Gupta

Oindrila Gupta is a student of Delhi University with a passion for Literature and her hobbies include music and dance. Apart from this, she is also a voracious reader and hopes to establish a career as an editor some day. Meanwhile she finds joy in little things and strives to make an impact through her writings in order to touch whatever lives she can. You can read more of her write-ups at

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