Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Plus-size holiday fashion: Cocktail dresses

With holiday parties fast approaching, now is the time to start shopping for the perfect outfits to wear. One of the most common dress codes for holiday parties is cocktail attire. During this time of year retailers begin bringing out tons of gorgeous cocktail dresses that are perfect for holiday gatherings, so that makes shopping a little easier. 
To help make shopping even easier, here some some of the hottest trends for cocktail dresses from Louisville area retailers. When you go shopping, be sure to look for these styles and trends so that you will be a hit at your holiday parties.

  • Little black dress: Perfect for holiday parties, this velvet little black dress from Lane Bryant features a sweetheart neckline. The most amazing feature, however, is that it is a convertible style that can be worn with or without straps. (Available in sizes 14-28, $99.95).
  • One shoulder dress: This gorgeous knit jersey one shoulder dress, from Avenue, is available in three colors- black, blue, and red. This flirty little number will also flatter your figure. (Available in sizes 14W-32W, $69.90).
  • Sexy little red dress: This hot little dress features all over tiers of ruffles and sequins. Spice things up this holiday season with this dress from Avenue, perfect for cocktail parties. (Available in sizes 14W-24W, $69.90).
  • Sparkly accents: This navy party dress from DEB features sparkling beaded accents at the neckline and empire waistline. (Available in sizes 1X-3X, $59.99).
  • Metallics: Shine in this beautiful asymmetrically draped metallic dress from Dress Barn. This gold dress is available in sizes 14-22 for $59.99.
  • Sequins: This Calvin Klein one shoulder sequin cocktail dress is to die for. This navy dress is available at Macy's in sizes 14-24 for $229. Also, check out this gorgeous purple sequin tank dress from Forever 21+, available in sizes 1X-3X for only $27.80.
  • Jewel tones: This beautiful emerald green dress features and A-line design with empire waist and ruching with crimped ribbon detail. It is available at Macy's in sizes 14W-24W for $109.

All of these dresses are available from Louisville area retailers. Selection and sizing may vary by store. Some stores may have multiple locations. For more information or to find the store closest to you, click the links below.

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  1. Thanks...I didn't know that Macy's had a junior plus size department. I love Forever 21+ dresses....they are cute and inexpensive!

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