Plus size dresses

Best plus size dresses and how to wear them

The celebration season is almost here, and your calendar is probably filling up with parties and events. Of course, you'll need a great dress to wear when you're celebrating with family and friends, so check out Lands' End. We have every kind of dress you could want, and they look as good as they feel!

Winter seasons and early springs mean sweater dresses.

Stepping out can feel a little like cuddling up when you wear a plus size sweater dress. The knit lends itself to classic sheath shapes, which work really well with a dramatic scarf or necklace. Or keep it simple with a pair of boots. You don't need to always wear knee-high boots. A sweet pair of heeled ankle boots does the job just as well. But try this: simple sneakers and a jeans jacket. So cute, and just-right coverage. Sweater dresses will make you fall in love with the softness, warmth and all-in-one allure. Pro tip: look for vertical cables to give you a longer line.

Velvet for days…and nights.

Sometimes, you need a statement piece. A plus size pleated velvet skirt in black or champagne will help you make an entrance, thanks to its elegant pleats and irresistible softness. Wear it with a simple tee and a leather motorcycle jacket when you're feeling edgy, or try a delicate chiffon blouse instead. Break out those heeled ankle boots or opt for classic heels. You'll love the look either way. An all-over velvet dress looks more balanced with a soft fashion scarf or simple necklace. Let the fabric do most of the talking for you.

Perfect in ponté knit, all year long.

Ponté is a more substantial knit. This jersey fabric is a bit thicker, making it super figure flattering. Our favorite ponté knit silhouette is the plus size sheath dress. It will turn non-dress wearers, especially plus sizes, into true believers. It graces your curves without highlighting the imperfections that distract your eyes. It also stretches, which makes it great for different body types. Try a ponté dress for a more structured look that also feels relaxed and comfortable. For a party-friendly outfit, try it with ankle boots, a pendant necklace and a plus size cardigan.

Jersey girl twirls her way into the party.

Incredibly wrinkle resistant, a knit dress is fun and flirty. Look for one with a gentle flare to the skirt. Try it with a pair of pretty flats and an infinity scarf around your neck. Shorter sleeves are wonderful for showing off a few bangles, too. Matte jersey is incredibly fluid, which makes a swingy skirt super flattering. Look for jersey knit dresses with a faux wrap front for more style points.

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