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12 Curve-Friendly Dresses to Wear on Valentine’s Day

  |   By Holly Jackson

For some, figuring out what to wear for Valentine’s Day can feel like a lot of pressure, especially if you’re planning something fancy.  For others, Valentine’s Day means a quiet night at home in a pink dress with some well-cooked steaks and dessert.

The other issue that comes up when you plan a special occasion outfit is whether you can wear it again. After all, not many people want to buy an expensive dress for just one night. Each of these curve-friendly dresses covers that concern, which means you’ll get more than one night from your killer outfit.

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There is something for everyone on this list, no matter how you’re spending Valentine’s Day evening. Here are 12 curve-friendly dresses that you can also wear year-round.

Kendra Knit Dress in Balmy Mauve by Rue 107:

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Kendra Knit Dress
Available in Sizes XS-3X
via Rue 107

This easy to wear knit dress has an elasticated waist and adorable cuffed sleeves. It’s the perfect dress for a casual Valentine’s Day and beyond since it’s both machine-washable and has pockets. As a bonus, it’s made in New York City, so you’re supporting a US made company.

Faux Leather Wrap Dress by Eloquii:

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Faux Leather Wrap Dress
Available in Sizes 14-24
via Eloquii

Wrap dresses are a go-to dress style for curves, but this red faux leather version amps up the drama. This design is perfect for an evening out but could also double as an office dress in the right environment and with the right accessories.

Red Lola Dress in Ponte Di Roma by Bolero Beachwear:

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Lola Ponte Di Roma Dress
Available in 5 Colors, Sizes XS-1XL
via Bolero Beachwear

I’m biased here since I have this dress in navy and wear it at least once a week. It goes with everything, can be tossed in the washer and dryer and it doesn’t wrinkle. The entire dress is built for full-busted women, so it hits your waist at the right spot, and the top section hits your underbust. If you want to buy a dress that you can wear all the time that just happens to be red, try this one.

Marilyn Swing Dress in Oxblood by La Femme en Noir:

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Black Marilyn Swing Dress in Oxblood
Available in Sizes XS-4X
via La Femme en Noir

La Femme en Noir, and it’s sister brand Vixen, has built a cult following over the last few years based on their curve friendly vintage styles. This dress has no underbust seam to hit at an awkward place, and the neckline is exceptionally sexy. If you’re getting ready for a big date, you can’t go wrong with this look.

Francine Robe by Trashy Diva:

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Francine Robe
Available in Sizes XS-XXXL
via Trashy Diva

While this is technically a robe, it mostly reminds me of a sheer vintage dress that would be worn over a colorful slip. Luckily, you can wear it both ways! Grab a pretty slip with lots of lace and channel your vintage ancestors this holiday.

Danielle Shirt Dress by Universal Standard:

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The Danielle Shirt Dress
Available in 3 colors, sizes XS (10-12) to XL (26-28)
via Univeral Standard

If you’re someone who loves the minimalist look but still wants to acknowledge Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful shirtdress from Universal Standard. This brand is made exceptionally well for curves, but they also cater to taller women, so keep that in mind if you’re going to try this out.

So Seductive Faux Wrap Dress by City Chic:

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City Chic So Seductive Faux Wrap Dress
Available in Sizes XS-XXL (14W-24W)
via Nordstrom

This gorgeous red City Chic dress is trendy and fun. I love the drape of the dress body with the fabric twist as well as the unapologetically sexy neckline. 

Crista Dress in Magenta at Saint Bustier:

Magenta Pink Crista Dress
Available in UK Sizes 8-18
via Saint Bustier

This bell-sleeve dress doubles as a Valentine’s Day and an office dress. The classic pencil shape and higher neckline make this dress perfect for pretty much anything, from meetings to dinner. It also comes in black if pink isn’t your thing. 

Love Bird Floral Embellished Cotton Knit Dress by Eshakti:

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Love Bird Floral Embellished Cotton Knit Dress
Available in Standard or Custom Sizes
via Eshakti

If you love Valentine’s Day and theme dressing, this one is for you. It’s affordable, over the top and adorable. Even better, you can customize it to fit your height and actual measurements.

Flo Rib Dress by Bravissimo Clothing:

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Flo Rib Dress in Deep Red
Available in US Sizes 04-14
via Bravissimo

Pepperberry clothing has now become Bravissimo clothing, in case this brand looks familiar! I love this ribbed knit dress in a gorgeous all-purpose red hue, both for work and for a big date.

Hell Bunny Couldn’t Agree Amour Shirt Dress at Modcloth:

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Hell Bunny Couldn’t Agree Amour Shirt Dress
Available in Sizes XS-4X
via Modcloth

Hell Bunny has taken vintage kitsch to a new height here with the themed embroidery, and all of its cute heart shaped buttons. This is perfect if you like your fashion fun and loud.

Rose Adore Dress by City Chic: 

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Rose Adore Dress
Available in Sizes XS (14) to XL (24)
via City Chic

This City Chic dress is modern and on trend, which makes it the perfect dress to buy for Valentine’s Day and then wear for the rest of the year. I love the flattering shape and cool mesh back that it has.

Which of these curve-friendly dresses would you wear? How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day?  

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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.