Monday, April 30, 2012

Last minute plus size dress picks for the Kentucky Derby

With the Kentucky Derby taking place on Saturday, now is the time for last minute shoppers to find the perfect dress and hat. To make shopping a little easier for you, this article will highlight some great dresses you will want to check out. 
Before going shopping, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  • Keep the spring season in mind when looking for a dress. Avoid heavy fabrics and drab colors, and choose light breathable materials and fun spring colors instead.
  • Traditionally, shorter dresses are worn. Try a dress that is at knee length or a little above.
  • Take a look at the weather forecast. You may need to find a coordinating cardigan for a cooler day, or a sleeveless dress for a much warmer day.
Since the Derby is also known as The Run for the Roses, florals will work great for this event. Try a colorful floral dress like this asymmetrical floral dress from Dress Barn, or this vintage floral dress, available at Lane Bryant
If you want a classic look, then one of these dresses will be perfect for you. This black and white a-line dress, available at Macy's, would look great with a set of pearls and the perfect hat. Another option is the little black dress. The little black dress is perfect for so many occasions, so you will get to wear this one year round. This little black dress, available at Dress Barn, features a feminine lace top and beautiful shutter pleat design. 
If you want to try color, but prints and patterns aren't your thing, then you might like one of these dresses. The sleeveless belted dress, available at Avenue, comes in a gorgeous wine color. Another great option, is a stylish color block dress. The color block braided neck dress, available at Dress Barn, features a teal satin top and bold royal blue skirt. You will definitely stand out, and look beautiful in one of these styles. 
After finding the right dress, you will want to find the perfect accessories and hat. The hat is one of the most important parts of the outfit. To find a great hat locally, check out this recent article.
All dresses mentioned in this article are available locally. For more information or directions, click the individual retailer links listed above.
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