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7 Stunning Cocktail Dresses for Plus Size Women

Curviness is a thing, and it's not just about being big. It's about knowing your body and how to embrace it. Sometimes that means wearing a dress that accentuates your assets, other times it means wearing a short skirt that shows off your curves as they should be seen. The great thing about getting dressed up? You can make an effortless outfit feel like an event! This list of 7 stunning cocktail dresses for plus size women features some of our favorite pieces from different designer brands available at The Dress Outlet.

These dresses are for curvy women who want to get fancy!

Cocktail dresses are an essential item to have in your closet. Whether you’ll be invited to a wedding by your friend, these are the types of plus size wedding guest dresses that are best to get really fancy at the wedding event. However, wearing a cocktail dress won't be as easy as it seems, but with our plus size cocktail dresses for every occasion, this challenge will be a piece of cake. 

1. Cinderella Divine Short Cocktail Dress

This dress is perfect for any special occasion and can be worn with heels or flats. The spaghetti straps are great for showing off your shoulders, but they also make this dress perfect for a night out on the town. It features a V-neckline and a short A-line silhouette that gives you some extra comfort in case you want to dance all night long! It has an embellished lace bodice with a layered tulle skirt that makes this look like something out of fairy tale land! This gorgeous cocktail dress is available in plus sizes and will have everyone asking where your stylist got it from!

2. Ribbon Straps Cute Cocktail Dress

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This is a cute, short cocktail dress that you can wear for any special occasion. It has ribbon straps, which are very cute and elegant, and a deep plunging V-neckline. It has an open-back design, showing your shoulders off nicely when wearing this sexy little number. The bodice of this A-line dress is embellished with lace applique, making it look really beautiful on you! Plus size women rejoice! It is available in plus sizes!

3. Sparkling Curve Cocktail Dress

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This sleek number is covered with a dozen sparkling sequins that sparkle from every angle. Shoulder strap sleeves are gathered and draped, while the concentrated ridges where it has an asymmetrical high-low hem emphasize the thighs. This dress is the perfect option for plus-size women, especially for those going on a night out.

4. Off Shoulder Short Tulle Dress

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You will look absolutely marvelous in this short dress. This superb piece features an A-line silhouette and lace applique accents. It features an off-shoulder sweetheart neckline and a natural waist that is perfect for curvy figures, as well as a flowing fit that makes it look effortless when worn. Not to mention, it is also a suitable cocktail dress for plus size women. Perfect for any special occasion, this dress comes in many different colors as well.

5. Jovani Short Sleeveless Dress 

This beautiful plus size sleeveless cocktail dress features a deep V-neckline with transparent inserts that add a stylish and sophisticated touch. Adorned with a feather fringe over a tight skirt with a short hem. The gorgeous beadwork adds an extra touch of flair that will make you feel like you are walking down the red carpet. Perfect for any special occasion.

6. Short Beaded Bodice Cocktail Dress

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This sassy A-line short dress features spaghetti straps and a v-neckline secured with a sheer inset panel. beaded embellished top and glitter tulle skirt with an open strappy back. This gorgeous dress has an interesting construction: the bodice is constructed with alternating layers of sheer tulle and mesh, while the skirt sits atop tulle with a solid layer underneath. This creates an interesting effect where one part of this garment looks like light fabric while another part looks like heavy fabric! Perfect for cocktails, evening parties, or any special occasion.

7. Elizabeth K One Shoulder Short Dress

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In this glamorous plus size cocktail dress, you'll want to dance the night away. This stunning short dress features a one shoulder neckline with jewel bodice embellishments. If you’re looking for that classic homecoming dress, then look no further! If you dislike feeling constrained by your clothing, this style may not be for you. However, if your goal is simply to have fun while looking stylish, this piece should definitely be considered! 

It’s time to get fancy! Whether you’re looking for a dress for an event or just a night on the town, these 7 stunning picks will make you feel like a princess. Don’t worry if you don’t have any of these dresses yet—we have plenty more in our collection of plus size cocktail dresses at The Dress Outlet that is sure to please even the most discerning of fashionistas. We hope you enjoyed this article on the best cocktail dresses for plus size women. The best part of these dresses is that they are all so different, which means you can find one that suits your taste and personality. These cocktail dresses are perfect for plus-size women who want to look their best on a night out. We’ve rounded up some of the most sophisticated and stylish options out there so that you can pick your favorite one—and feel confident in it!