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22 Holiday Party Looks for Curvy Figures

  |   By Holly Jackson

Party season is upon us once again. Whether you’re headed to your office party or heading out to the Nutcracker, you’ll want a great party looks to enjoy it in.

The world of curvy party looks—from dresses to pants and jumpsuits—is now vast. And today, I’ve curated 22 of my favorites to make it easier for you! These range from the fun office party to formal outing, so there’s something here for everyone.

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Tulip Sleeve Dress by Juan Carlos Obando

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Juan Carlos Obando Tulip Sleeve Dress
Available in Sizes US 14 - US 22
via 11 Honoré

I love this exquisite green wrap dress! The tulip style sleeves add drama to a traditional silhouette that works well for most people who wear larger cup sizes.

Stretch Ponte Jewelneck Sheath Dress by Jason Wu Collection

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Jason Wu Stretch Ponte Jewelneck Sheath Dress
Available in Sizes US 14 - US 22
via 11 Honoré

This classic sheath dress cut has 3/4 length sleeves and lovely embroidery all over the bodice. It’s a dress that works for holiday parties, work events, and fancy weddings.

Claudia Velvet Dress by Bravissimo

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Claudia Velvet Dress
Available in Sizes US 8 - US 14 (Curvy and Super Curvy)
via Bravissimo Clothing

Bravissimo’s flagship store in New York has made them accessible if you live in the US. Their website now also accepts US-based shipping and returns. The design of this velvet LBD with cute sleeve details is perfect for curvy figures. Skip the alterations and make your life easy with this dress.

Sienna Jumpsuit by Bravissimo

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Sienna Jumpsuit in Wine
Available in US Sizes 04 - 14 (Curvy and Super Curvy)
via Bravissimo Clothing

This jumpsuit takes a style that doesn’t always work for larger cup sizes and makes it curvy friendly! It’s a great dress alternative for the holidays and beyond.

Lurex Tie Waist Dress by Eloquii

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Lurex Tie Waist Dress
Available in 4 Colors
Fits Sizes 14 - 28
via Eloquii

Sometimes you want something sparkly and easy to throw on for an impromptu holiday party! This dress combines a trendy yet classic style with sparkly lurex fabric in a range of fabulous holiday-appropriate colors. I bought the purple to have in my closet this season, but I think the green and the gold would be great options. This dress is stretchy, nicely lined, and looks great on curvy bodies.

Palazzo Pant Jumpsuit by Eloquii

Palazzo Pant Jumpsuit
Available in Sizes 14 - 28
via Eloquii

This jumpsuit is another perfect option for a holiday party—or throughout the year! I love how the back is regular bra-friendly, and the wide pants give it a sense of 1920’s glamour.

Velvet Blazer and Kady-Fit Velvet Pants

Velvet Blazer and Kady-Fit Pants
Available in Sizes 14 - 28
via Eloquii

This stretch velvet blazer and pant set works well for curves on top and bottom. If you want something that isn’t a dress, then this is a good alternative.

Portrait Neckline Dress with Pleats

Portrait Neckline Dress
Available in Sizes 14 - 28
via Eloquii

The green version of this is the perfect holiday dress. I know because I own it! The design is flattering on larger cup sizes, and the fabric is substantial enough so you can skip the shapewear. If you want a more all-purpose dress, then buy the black for the LBD you will never want to retire.

Rachel Ruched Dress by Universal Standard

Rachel Ruched Dress
Available in 2 Colors
Fits Sizes 4XS - 4XL
via Universal Standard

This smartly ruched dress is the perfect year-round black dress but could be easily dressed up for holiday parties. If you want an excuse to splurge on something you will wear endlessly, then this is it.

Crepe Augusta Geneva Dress in Red Dahlia by Universal Standard 

Crepe Augusta Geneva Dress
Available in 4 Colors
Fits Sizes 4XS - 4XL
via Universal Standard

Loosely draped dresses aren’t usually what you look for if you have a larger cup size, but this one is truly magical. The draping is flattering and doesn’t obscure your waist, while still looking dramatic and trendy. It’s also incredibly comfortable, and Universal Standard’s satin-back crepe is dreamy.

Slay, Belle! Velvet A-Line Dress by Collectif

Collectif Slay, Belle! Velvet A-Line Dress
Available in Sizes UK 4 - UK 22
via ModCloth

Sometimes you want to go all out and find the perfect literal holiday look that is a Santa suit in dress form. This dress is gorgeous, practically screams Christmas, and can be worn with a regular or your favorite strapless bra.

“Noctis” 1930s Style Cobalt Velvet Hooded Stars Dress 

“Noctis” 1930s Style Cobalt Velvet Hooded Stars Dress
Available in Sizes  XS - 3X
via Nicoletta Carlone

I love vintage-inspired dresses. This one is a re-creation of a lovely 1930s style dress that is truly perfect for the party season, and it comes in a wide range of sizes. These old hooded dress styles are the ideal time to try over the holidays and New Year's Eve.

Decadence Swing Dress in Red by Vixen by Micheline Pitt

Decadence Swing Dress
Available in Sizes XS - 4X
via Micheline Pitt

This vintage-inspired dress has fantastic dramatic sleeves in a beautiful red color. It also has giant pockets, which make any dress better. The style is perfect for larger busts, and it comes in a wide range of sizes.

Baudelaire Swing Dress in Midnight Velvet by La Femme En Noir 

Baudelaire Swing Dress in Midnight Velvet
Available in Sizes XS - 4X
via La Femme En Noir

If you’re not trying to cover up for the holidays, try this stunning vintage-inspired swing dress. It’s great for curvy figures (including full-figured dress lovers) and will stop anyone in their tracks.

Ginkgo Leaf Midi Wrap Dress in Lipstick Red + Silver by Symbology

Gingko Leaf Midi Wrap Dress
Available in Sizes XS - XXL
via Symbology

Sustainable fashion has come a long way! I’ve been loving Symbology this year, which combines sustainable and stellar labor practices with beautiful designs. Women artisans, using traditional techniques, created this ginkgo print wrap dress. Symbology's sustainable manufacturing process pays living wages and uses eco-friendly dyes. This wrap style is great for curvy figures, and the color is perfect for the holiday season.

Dancing Umbrellas Twisted Midi Dress in Navy + Metallic by Symbology 

Dancing Umbrellas Twisted Midi Dress
Available in Sizes XS - XXL
via Symbology

This 1920’s inspired dress features a gold and silver Japanese inspired umbrella print and is the perfect unexpected choice for the holiday season. If you like draped pieces that still have enough shape to show off your figure, this is a great dress to try.

Reign Tulle Maxi Dress by City Chic 

Reign Tulle Maxi Dress
Available in Sizes 14 - 24
via City Chic

Many of us now have strapless bras we love and on which we can rely. If you do, try this classic black dress that will always make an impact and never go out of style.

Multicolor Sequin Asymmetrical Cocktail Dress by JS Collections 

JS Collections Sequin Multicolored Dress
Available in Sizes 14W to 24W
via Nordstrom

This purple knee-length dress sparkles like crazy and has a flattering cut for larger cup sizes. This dress is perfect for a fancy occasion where you want to be the center of attention.

Sequin Hem Sleeveless A-Line Cocktail Dress by Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto Sequin A-Line Cocktail Dress
Available in Sizes 12 - 18
via Nordstrom

This dress has a flattering v-neck cut and a fun sparkly hem. Accessorize it with some cute black heels and a sparkly belt for a winning party look.

Millie V-Neck Stretch Velvet Fit & Flare Dress by Standards & Practices 

 

Standards & Practices V-neck Velvet Dress
Available in 4 Colors
Fits Sizes 1X to 3X
via Nordstrom

This velvet dress—available in all the perfect holiday colors—has sleeves for warmth and a fit and flare style that looks great on everyone.

Pleated Wrap Dress by Violeta by Mango 

Violeta Pleated Wrap Dress
Available in Sizes US 10 - US 18
via Mango

Mango’s plus-size line is full-figure friendly and has some great holiday options! I love this modern the on the classic wrap dress that updates it to be a little cooler and more fun.

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What do you think of this roundup of curvy holiday party looks? Would you wear any of them?

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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.

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