4 Tips to Finding the Best Plus Size Luxury Designer Dress

Shopping can be a challenge for anyone because there are so many types of styles, trends, colors, and fabrics. If you are blessed with a plus-size body, it can be even harder to shop for a designer gown and many are made to fit small body types. This article will identify some tips that will help you find the best plus size luxury designer dress this season.

4 Tips to Finding the Best Plus Size Luxury Designer Dress

1. Choose the right size

Garments always look better when they fit properly. When shopping for a designer gown it is important that you choose one that fits you and accentuates your favorite parts. While it can be tempting to wear oversized clothes, try to avoid doing so as they will only make you look larger than you already are. Sometimes loose clothes can give off a frumpy look. If you do not feel good about yourself in the dress, you will not look your best either. Be sure that you feel good in the dress that you choose as it will show on your face and in your posture.

2. Shop online at ChescaDirect

Shopping online provides a great deal of options; more so than you would at a retail or department store. By shopping online you are able to pick and choose the type, style, color, and size from a variety of shops. Not to mention you are able to find dresses for any occasion by shopping from the comfort of your own home. Online shopping is easy and affordable. Many shops offer discounts on purchases or even free shipping. You can try the item on at home and if it does not fit, you can send it back for a refund. More than likely though, you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for an in the size that you need. No more having to ask the saleswoman to order you a size or have to go look for one in the stockroom.

3. Hire a seamstress

If you are having a hard time finding a dress in your size, you can hire a seamstress to make small adjustments to your garment based on your measurements. It may be a bit expensive for the alterations but when you see a dress that you love sewn to fit your body type, it will be worth it. If you find that the cost for alterations is too much, consider hiring the seamstress to create a dress for you. A custom made dress would be a great way to differentiate yourself from others.

4. Be careful when working with prints and shades

Prints, stripes, and certain colors can be detrimental to the overall look of your gown. For example, if you are a plus sized person, you will want to choose patterns and prints that suite your body type and style. Try to avoid large patterns that accentuate parts that you dislike. You want to look and feel comfortable in your dress so it is likely best to go for solids.

Do you have any other tips for shopping for plus size clothing?
Let me know in the comments below!
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33 Comments

  1. 29/07/2017 / 8:48 pm

    Such great tips, finding the perfect dress is always hard.

  2. 30/07/2017 / 12:18 am

    I will have to check chescadirect out as I need a dress for Britmums in September! It is going to be fun!

  3. 30/07/2017 / 10:00 am

    Sizing is vital. It is so easy to get a size bigger than you actually need and the correct size makes the most of your assets

  4. 30/07/2017 / 10:32 am

    I find dress shopping very stressy. I just have a figure that doesn’t like general sizing. There are some makes however that suite me better than others, and I have become wise to this. I’m quite happy to pay a little more and look good, than feel uncomfortable in a dress from a cheaper highstreet shop.

  5. 30/07/2017 / 11:41 am

    My mum is plus size and she found it very difficult to find a dress that fitted well. I don’t think she has heard of this website before so I will pass it on. The dresses look really nice, a bit pricey but nice for special occasions
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  6. 31/07/2017 / 3:06 pm

    As a plus size woman, i hate shopping. Nothing seems to fit right or look good. I am totally checking this clothing store out thanks.

  7. 31/07/2017 / 4:11 pm

    These are all great tips. I love that plus size fashion is finally becoming, well, fashionable and there are more options than ever.

  8. 31/07/2017 / 5:47 pm

    I’m not quite plus-sized but I am combination sized! ha! I have a size 14 backside, size 12 top but a size 10 waist – nightmare 😉 For the first time last month when I had a black tie to go to I used a seamstress and was amazed so I totally agree with you on that one. I need to give her my whole wardrobe now….!

  9. 31/07/2017 / 6:03 pm

    I love this! For too long there hasn’t been much available to help plus size women find beautiful clothes. No matter what size we are we all deserve to look stylish wearing gorgeous clothes!

  10. 31/07/2017 / 6:12 pm

    Great note about the right prints and shades. The dress could be a great fit, but if there’s a print highlighting the wrong area – not good!

  11. 31/07/2017 / 6:34 pm

    As a plus-size gal I have always struggled with getting the right size. I used to err on the side of baggier to hide behind but ended up actually looking bigger. I’ve been wearing more fitting clothes lately and have been complimented on my weight loss(I didn’t lose any weight, just changed the way I dressed). Great tips!
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  12. 31/07/2017 / 6:48 pm

    I am very short – 4’10. While I am not plus-size, I do know the struggles of finding good fitting clothing. Shopping online is a must. I also agree with having a good seamstress!
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  13. 31/07/2017 / 8:08 pm

    It’s so hard to wear dresses when you can’t get a good fit. My top is wider than the bottom and these are great tips.
    Thanks!

  14. 31/07/2017 / 8:37 pm

    Some really good advice here. I’ve tried so hard to find a seamstress and they are hard to come by these days.

  15. 31/07/2017 / 11:07 pm

    What a great post,
    I was actually watching something on youTube about plus size clothing.
    Apparently clothing, sometimes, is just made in bigger sizes but not specifically made for plus size. So they take a size 6 then just make it bigger. When it probably seems some design alterations & such!

  16. Catherine Sargent
    01/08/2017 / 12:53 am

    These are great tips. Selecting the right size is important. I thought wearing a bigger shirt would look better, but boy was I wrong.

  17. 01/08/2017 / 1:31 am

    Great tips! When it comes to a nice dress I have found that a good tailor is so important! Even when it is my exact size just having it altered in a few spots makes all the difference.

  18. 01/08/2017 / 1:43 am

    Being willing to work with a seamstress will open up a ton of clothing options! I’m glad that stores like ChescaDirect have some good options.

  19. 01/08/2017 / 2:02 am

    I usually need to take most of my new clothes to a seamstress for alterations. Either pants are too long or the sleeves are too long or the blouses are too big in my waist area. Love having a seamstress and good to know about ChesaDirect.

  20. 01/08/2017 / 3:33 am

    I’m so picky about my dress fit because I’m large busted. I want a fitted look without looking tight and also still able to move in. Thanks for the recommendations!

  21. 01/08/2017 / 3:54 am

    I’ve never worn a designer dress but I’d love to sometime. I’m plus size so thanks for sharing these tips!
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  22. 01/08/2017 / 10:57 am

    Im not plus size but I really do need to find a steam stress for my dress I bought that is to big for me. I think they are something women dont think about when it comes to buying clothes.

  23. 01/08/2017 / 7:06 pm

    Such a great post and great tips. I’m plus size on certain websites but I’m also short and they don’t seem to do Petite Plus Size anywhere, I’d love some more places to cater for that area

  24. Lynne Harper
    02/08/2017 / 3:49 pm

    Fabulous post there are so many plus sized brands out there now which is great, plus they all look super fashionable 🙂 sizing and the correct sizing is so important x

  25. 04/08/2017 / 10:19 pm

    Great post. Finding the right size is so important and not getting it in your head you wear a specific size. I wear a XS in some brands and large In others.

  26. steph
    06/08/2017 / 9:21 pm

    Great post, such fab tips! x

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