Plus Size Party Dresses for Christmas and Beyond

Plus Size Party Dresses for Christmas and Beyond

When it comes to buying a plus size party dress, we too often get trapped by in the moment trends. So how do we navigate the party season without buying a disposable dress?

We all love to get dressed up, right? To throw on a party dress and feel like a million dollars. Add some hot curls and red lips then I’m in my element. This is even more the case as the Christmas party season arrives and the event invites come flooding in. Even if you don’t have a fancy ball to attend, Christmas day itself is the perfect excuse for throwing on a fancy frock. Although, in after a full Christmas dinner, the PJs (and elastic waist bands) come swiftly out!

But it’s not just at Christmas that we love to dress up so why not make sure that the party dress you buy this year will see you through to next.

The Wrap Dress

Charli wears an orange wrap dress with an inky floral print.  She is smiling whilst wearing red lipstick and holding a Photo Booth prop of a Santa over her head.

A wrap dress is never going to go out of style. It’s a true timeless classic that can be worn season through season. This Pink Clove metallic orange wrap dress with dark inky florals makes for the perfect party dress. The colour positively shines beneath the fairy lights whilst the slinky material means that the dress is light enough to wear all year round. The sway of the midi-skirt is perfect for dancing – Ginger Rogers would be envious of the swish when twirling in this dress.

For the Christmas party look, I’ve paired the dress with neutral toned heels that lets the vibrant metallic orange do all the talking. If neutral heels aren’t your thing, then picking heels in the colour of the dark, inky florals would compliment this perfect – navy heels would look amazing. The dress also comes in several other colour-ways which I’ve linked below. All would work beautifully with a red lip and some sparkly jewellery!

Clarks Women’s Kaylin Cara Patent Court Shoes
Clarks Women’s Kaylin Cara Patent Court Shoes
Block Heel Barely There Heels
Block Heel Barely There Heels
Marks and Spencer Wide Fit Block Heel Court Shoes
Marks and Spencer Wide Fit Block Heel Court Shoes
M&S CollectionMarks and Spencer Stiletto Pointed Court Shoes
M&S CollectionMarks and Spencer Stiletto Pointed Court Shoes
Bessie Heels
Bessie Heels
Ted Baker ASELLYS Bow detail courts
Ted Baker ASELLYS Bow detail courts
Plus Size Wine Floral Wrap Dress
Plus Size Wine Floral Wrap Dress
Plus Size Black Floral Wrap Dress
Plus Size Black Floral Wrap Dress
Pink Clove Plus Size Rust Floral Wrap Dress
Pink Clove Plus Size Rust Floral Wrap Dress
Clarks Women’s Kaylin Cara Patent Court Shoes
Clarks Women’s Kaylin Cara Patent Court Shoes
Block Heel Barely There Heels
Block Heel Barely There Heels
Marks and Spencer Wide Fit Block Heel Court Shoes
Marks and Spencer Wide Fit Block Heel Court Shoes
M&S CollectionMarks and Spencer Stiletto Pointed Court Shoes
M&S CollectionMarks and Spencer Stiletto Pointed Court Shoes
Bessie Heels
Bessie Heels
Ted Baker ASELLYS Bow detail courts
Ted Baker ASELLYS Bow detail courts
Plus Size Wine Floral Wrap Dress
Plus Size Wine Floral Wrap Dress
Plus Size Black Floral Wrap Dress
Plus Size Black Floral Wrap Dress
Pink Clove Plus Size Rust Floral Wrap Dress
Pink Clove Plus Size Rust Floral Wrap Dress

Love this look? Don’t forget to check out how I’ve styled other wrap dresses over the years.

And if you want to wear this dress for a less dressy occasion? Simply layer with jumpers or polo neck and throw on a pair of over-the-knee boots.

Sparkles and Sequins

Charli wears a heavily beaded top over a black silk slip dress.  She is wearing red lipstick and has curly hair.  She is smiling, leaning slightly forward, and scrunching up her hair.

Think Christmas parties, think sparkles and sequins!

This Lace and Bead embellished crop top is the perfect addition to your party wear wardrobe. It is heavily embellished with sparkling gold beads that shimmer under fairy lights. It feels like quality – it is heavy without weighing down your shoulders and I’m yet to shed a single bead. It is cape-like in its construction, closed by two hook and eye clips at the rear, leaving your lower back exposed. I love an outfit that reveals a bit of back!

I’ve styled this top over a simple slip dress – this is actually a vintage piece but slip dresses/skirts are very on trend at the moment and set to stay. I love the contrast of the silky, lightweight material agains the heavy embellishment of the top. The top could also easily be worn with jeans or high-waisted trousers for a more relaxed party look.

M&S COLLECTION Slip Midi Skirt
M&S COLLECTION Slip Midi Skirt
ASOS DESIGN Curve t-shirt with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN Curve t-shirt with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN camo embellished wrap top with angel sleeve
ASOS DESIGN camo embellished wrap top with angel sleeve
ASOS DESIGN Curve cami top with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN Curve cami top with sequin embellishment
Slip Midi Skirt
Slip Midi Skirt
Embellished Crop Top
Embellished Crop Top
M&S COLLECTION Slip Midi Skirt
M&S COLLECTION Slip Midi Skirt
ASOS DESIGN Curve t-shirt with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN Curve t-shirt with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN camo embellished wrap top with angel sleeve
ASOS DESIGN camo embellished wrap top with angel sleeve
ASOS DESIGN Curve cami top with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN Curve cami top with sequin embellishment
Slip Midi Skirt
Slip Midi Skirt
Embellished Crop Top
Embellished Crop Top
M&S COLLECTION Slip Midi Skirt
M&S COLLECTION Slip Midi Skirt
ASOS DESIGN Curve t-shirt with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN Curve t-shirt with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN camo embellished wrap top with angel sleeve
ASOS DESIGN camo embellished wrap top with angel sleeve
ASOS DESIGN Curve cami top with sequin embellishment
ASOS DESIGN Curve cami top with sequin embellishment
Slip Midi Skirt
Slip Midi Skirt
Embellished Crop Top
Embellished Crop Top

And after Christmas? How amazing would this top look for summer festivals, birthday parties and even a wedding if you swiped the black slip for a pastel or jewelled tone? A slip skirt/dress can be layered with jumpers and boots for winter wear, or a simple t-shirt for summer casuals.

The LBD

Charli wears a full length, black body con dress with a v-neck.  She has red lips and curly hair.  She is smiling whilst holding a photo booth prop of a red top hat with holly leaves over head.

I’m a strong believer that everyone needs a classic black dress in their wardrobe. They can be pulled out whenever a fancy occasion arrives and, with a little inventive styling, they are easy to transform with each new wear.

In need of a little black dress? Click here to check out how to style a little black cocktail dress three different ways.

This full length, pleated body con dress from Pink Clove is the perfect canvas for reinventing with each wear. Just think about adding an embellished belt or a beaded cape. You could also stack bangles over the sleeves or add a statement necklace.

Paradox London Alandra Red High Stiletto Jewelled Court Shoes
Paradox London Alandra Red High Stiletto Jewelled Court Shoes
Boohoo Block 2 Part Heels
Boohoo Block 2 Part Heels
Steve Madden paltform block heel in red
Steve Madden paltform block heel in red
Plus Size Black Plunge Front Maxi Dress
Plus Size Black Plunge Front Maxi Dress
Plus Size Black High Neck Maxi Dress
Plus Size Black High Neck Maxi Dress
Plus Size Strappy Plunge Maxi Dress In Black
Plus Size Strappy Plunge Maxi Dress In Black
Plus Size Black Wrap Pleated Maxi Dress
Plus Size Black Wrap Pleated Maxi Dress
Paradox London Alandra Red High Stiletto Jewelled Court Shoes
Paradox London Alandra Red High Stiletto Jewelled Court Shoes
Boohoo Block 2 Part Heels
Boohoo Block 2 Part Heels
Steve Madden paltform block heel in red
Steve Madden paltform block heel in red
Plus Size Black Plunge Front Maxi Dress
Plus Size Black Plunge Front Maxi Dress
Plus Size Black High Neck Maxi Dress
Plus Size Black High Neck Maxi Dress
Plus Size Strappy Plunge Maxi Dress In Black
Plus Size Strappy Plunge Maxi Dress In Black
Plus Size Black Wrap Pleated Maxi Dress
Plus Size Black Wrap Pleated Maxi Dress

But the great thing about a classic black dress like this? You really don’t need to do anything to it. Here, I’ve barely styled it – letting the simple contours speak for themselves. I have, however, added a pop of colour with the red heels to match my lipstick – it is Christmas after all.

And if you’re looking for even more Christmas party options, then don’t forget to take a look at my Ultimate Christmas Party edit for more party wear options!

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13 Comments

  1. November 24, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    Being a curvy girl myself, I love a wrap dress. It can be so flattering, especially as I have a big bust.

  2. November 24, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    The long black dress is my favourite out of all of them, although I normally don’t like black clothes. It looks glamourous and I’m sure there are many uses for it

  3. November 25, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    Oo lovely ideas, you look amazing in them all! You can’t go wrong with a LBD but I have to admit that wrap dresses are probably my favourite, now if only I could find a sparkly wrap dress lol, you have to have a big of sparkle at Christmas right!? x

  4. November 25, 2019 / 2:18 pm

    Some gorgeous clothing choices there, I love that crop top, it looks fab. Would never have considered it as a larger lady myself

  5. Joanna
    November 25, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    All three outfits are amazing and they suit you so well. I do like the second one best, I am a fan of sparkles when it comes to festive outfits.

  6. November 25, 2019 / 3:13 pm

    I adore that wrap dress on you! You’ve chosen some wonderful dresses that are perfect for Christmas – and after, too!

  7. November 25, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    You look utterly gorgeous in every single outfit. That black dress at the end is just beautiful.

  8. November 25, 2019 / 10:20 pm

    What a lovely selection of outfits, they are perfect for the party season. They are all stylish and beautiful.

  9. November 25, 2019 / 11:23 pm

    These are all such lovely looks, perfect for a Christmas party! I love the first dress, it’s gorgeous.

  10. November 26, 2019 / 6:15 am

    All of those outfits are absolutely amazing! You look gorgeous in all of them but I like the wrap dress on you best.

  11. November 26, 2019 / 9:41 am

    Beautiful clothes, I adore the print of the wrap dress!

  12. November 28, 2019 / 8:38 am

    Although you can’t really go wrong with a little black dress it’s not really one I find that you can wear all year for different events. I love the wrap dress, fun of colour and funky. Perfect for Christmas parties and summer BBQ’s