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15 Curve Friendly Dresses to Make You Sparkle and Shine

  |   By Holly Jackson

Party season is here, which means you may be itching to pick up a new dress to refresh your wardrobe! And this post shares the brands making the prettiest holiday curve friendly dresses.

The party dress landscape this season is stellar, which means lots of options to choose from if you’re curvy. Even better, more and more brands are offering their pieces in a fully inclusive size range. Many items on this list are available from size small to 3X, with no design dilution. If you want to see more party styles, be sure to also check out my recent piece on beautiful holiday designer collaborations.

Read on to find your perfect dress to wow people this season, from the office to a romantic date.

15 Curve Friendly Dresses (and One Jumpsuit)

Chi Chi London Exquisite Lace Dress from ModCloth

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Chi Chi London Lace Dress
Available in 7 Colors
Fits Sizes 2 - 26
via ModCloth

A lovely lace dress is the perfect holiday party pick! This dress comes in a huge range of sizes, features a classic cut that looks great on everyone and has a dramatic full skirt. Pair it with gold accessories to dress it way up and plain black ones to keep it more professional for a work party.

Fringe Strapless Dress by Eloquii

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Fringe Strapless Dress
Available in Sizes 14 - 28
via Eloquii

Eloquii has been producing this dress for about a season and a half now, and it sells out every time it comes back. It’s a fun party look throughout the year but would work well during the holiday season and for New Year’s Eve. If you’re someone who loves to get down and dance, this dress is your sartorial soul mate.

Pineapple Crystal Crepe Jumpsuit by Brandon Maxwell

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Brandon Maxwell Crystal Crepe Jumpsuit
Available in Sizes 16 - 20
via 11 Honoré

Not a dress, but this jumpsuit has just enough whimsy and sparkle for the holiday season. At heart, it’s an incredibly useful piece that will be a party season workhorse. It’s practical, chic and perfect for the minimalist who wants to shine a little.

Velvet Lola Dress by Bolero Beachwear

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Velvet Lola Dress
Available in Sizes S - 1XL
via Bolero Beachwear

I’m biased about this piece, as I’m modeling it! However, this dress is pretty much my dream party dress, and I am going to wear it year after year until it falls apart. The velvet is thick and lush, the style is flattering, and it’s not so flashy that you can’t wear it out for dinner.

Square Neck Scuba Maxi Dress with Thigh Split by ASOS Design Fuller Bust

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Square Neck Scuba Maxi Dress
Available in UK Sizes 4 - 18
via ASOS

This dress isn’t groundbreaking in design, but it’s a great party basic designed for fuller busts! The ASOS fuller bust line has been expanding rapidly, so it’s great to see them trying out party wear as a category. The price is also very reasonable.

Golden Era Dress by Vixen by Micheline Pitt

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Golden Era Dress
Available in Sizes XS - 4X
via Vixen

Vixen makes amazing vintage-inspired party dresses like this one, based on a 1930’s gown and bolero set. Their quality is top-notch, and they are committed to in-country production, making them a standout in the vintage party dress niche.

Midi Dress with Tie Neck by Eloquii

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Midi Dress with Tie Neck
Available in Sizes 14 - 28
via Eloquii

Red animal print is really in this season, but this unexpected combination and the white floral print is somehow surprising. It's a recipe for holiday perfection. The style is basic and flattering on curvy figures, whether you wear it with or without a belt.

Star Print Georgette Midi Wrap Dress by Eshakti

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Star Print Georgette Wrap Dress
Available in Sizes XS - 6X or Custom Sizes
via Eshakti

This Eshakti dress is cheap and gorgeous, but can also be customized endlessly. This version is a figure-flattering wrap, but two necklines and seven sleeve types are available if you want to change it up. It can also be made to measure, so you won’t have to worry about whether it will fit or not.

Always Polished Fit and Flare Dress with Pockets from ModCloth

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Always Polished Fit and Flare Dress with Pockets
Available in 2 Colors
Fits Sizes XXS - 4X
via ModCloth

This red pleated dress with bateau neckline is both classic and classy. I love this traditional silhouette combined with useful pockets---it’s a great demonstration of why some things never go out of style.

Wonder Sequin Slip Dress by Universal Standard

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Wonder Sequin Slip Dress
Available in Sizes 2XS - 2XL
via Universal Standard

This versatile dress can be worn alone, layered over a sheer piece or with a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt under it for another look. It’s also available from size 6 to size 32, making it an easy to wear piece that almost anyone can rock this season.

Arabella Velvet Swing dress by Collectif

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Vintage Arabella Velvet Swing Dress
Available in Sizes 6 - 18
via Collectif

This picture perfect green velvet swing dress features smart princess seams and lovely flutter sleeves for extra movement. It’s your favorite childhood party dress all grown up and ready to make you look great through New Year’s Eve.

Selene Dress by Saint Bustier

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Selene Navy Blue Sequined Maxi Dress
Available in UK Sizes 8 - 18
via Saint Bustier

This sparkly reversible maxi gown fits up to a G cup and is perfect for a gala event. One side has a round neck, and the other has a cowl neck that is designed to fall high enough to cover your bra straps. So you can even wear a real bra with it.

Textured Cheetah Mermaid Dress by Milly

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Milly Pink Textured Cheetah Dress
Available in Sizes 10/12 - 18/20
via 11 Honoré

I just picked up a knit dress by Milly in the latest 11 Honoré sale, and now I’m hooked! Their knits are soft, substantial and flattering on curves. This red cheetah print dress would be a great basic over the holidays and beyond, whether you dress it up or throw it on with a cardigan and flats.

Allison Sequin Sheath Dress by Dress the Population

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Dress the Population Allison Sequin Sheath Dress
Available in Sizes 1X - 3X
via Nordstrom

Dress the Population is now offering all of their dresses in both core and plus sizes on the Nordstrom site, which is impressive! This black sequined number is the perfect basic for party season. It will never go out of style and has a v-neck that is just deep enough to be sexy without showing too much for a work party.

Fab Imagination Organic Cotton Dress by Palava

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Palava Fab Imagination Organic Cotton Dress
Available in 4 Prints
Sizes UK 6 - 28
via ModCloth

This dress screams holiday party season, but it's too much for you, it also comes in three different prints. The pattern is lovely and abstract enough to feel fun and festive.

Brushed Back Hi-Lo Dress by GOOP x Universal Standard

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Goop x Universal Standard Brushed-Back High-Low Dress
Available in 2 Colors
Fits Sizes 4XS - 4XL

I have many negative feelings about GOOP as a platform and the fact that Universal Standard partnered with them. But I have to admit one thing: this dress is pretty much perfection, and I want it. This collaboration also goes from sizes 00 to 40, which is an outstanding range and should be celebrated independently of whose name is on it. This dress would be at home pretty much anywhere, from a glitzy party with gold shoes to a family dinner with boots and a jacket. It’s the all-purpose dramatic yet laid-back holiday option that we all crave.

 

What do you think of these curve friendly dresses? What are you wearing this holiday season?

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Holly lives in an old house in New Orleans with her husband, two dogs and far too many bras. By day she runs The Full Figured Chest, the preeminent lingerie copywriting and marketing firm in the industry. She is the number one recommended copywriter by The Lingerie Journal and her blog was recently featured in Lucky Magazine as one of the top three lingerie blogs online.