New Year’s Eve is one night of the year when people are expected to go out on the town and dress up. Finding that right plus size dress can be a struggle, especially if you’re in search of one that is comfortable while still giving you that "wow factor" for your celebration. Start by thinking of the type of look you’re going for. Whether sexy, fun, formal or casual, these plus-size dress ideas can help you look and feel great as you ring in the new year.
An A-line satin slip dress offers a super flattering cut for plus-size women. And the satin gives it that special something that says it is classy yet not over-the-top. Whether full-length, A-line or midi, a satin dress is a fun way to shine on New Year’s Eve. If you plan to be home before the ball drops, find a glamorous pair of women's pajamas to give the night that special flair.
If you don’t have a little black dress, now’s the time to get one. A little black dress is something that you can wear not only on New Year’s Eve but on other occasions throughout the year as your “go-to” dress. It’s no secret that black is flattering and also forgiving in terms of stains and wrinkles. And you can match any type of accessories to it as well. If you want to go out and have fun on New Year’s Eve but don’t want the attention drawn by something like a low-cut or glittery dress, a LBD is your friend.
What you wear under your dress is just as important as the dress itself. For example, if you opt to show some skin, you’ll likely want to avoid risking nylons that don’t match your skin tone. For that matter, a bare-skin look may be best, paired with some heels. In contrast, a basic A-line dress can look good with plus size leggings, especially if New Year’s Eve is chilly where you live and comfort is just as important as fashion.
When you’re out celebrating New Year’s Eve, it is perfectly acceptable to wear a plus size winter coat over any dress you choose, especially if it is cold outside. But if you don’t want to be weighed down by a big coat or even bother carrying a purse. A stylish blazer can be your friend, especially if it has pockets. Start out the night with the blazer covering your dress for a more formal look, especially if you’re going out to dinner first. When things heat up on the dance floor or right before that New Year’s Eve kiss, hang the blazer over a chair or at the coat check so you can let loose.
If you don’t feel yourself in a dress, a skirt with a plus size sweater is totally festive for New Year’s Eve. Some even look fancier than dresses. A sparkly mini-skirt can look especially festive paired with some heels or cute booties. Match it with a sweater or a simple black blouse, and you’re ready to celebrate.
Take your dress from “meh” to “yeah” with some bling. Even if your dress is a bit simple looking, that’s totally fine as long as you feel comfortable and confident in it. But on New Year’s Eve, you may want to add some accessories to make the outfit come together and really pop.
The right shoes could make or break an outfit. And if you’re going to be on your feet a lot, dancing and celebrating, you’ll want to be comfortable as well. When planning your shoes for New Year’s Eve, think about what you’ll be doing that night and whether your shoes will help or hinder your celebrations.
Overall, what you wear on New Year’s Eve isn’t as important as how you wear it. Confidence may be your best accessory. Regardless, finding the perfect dress can give you just the amount of confidence you need to ring in the New Year in style.