Cute Plus Size Dresses for Any Occasion

Cute Plus Size Dresses for Any Occasion

Don’t you just LOVE dresses.

Growing up I was kind of a tomboy at times, but I always loved my cute dresses. Now that I’m older, I love the comfort and ease that a dress provides. But I have trouble finding cute, plus size dresses.

Did you ever notice some of the cutest designer dresses always come in sizes 10 or below? These designers don’t want chubby girls displaying their “art.” While it makes me sad that I can’t always find my favorite Kate Spade dress in my size, or that other popular designers call their size 10s a large, I do feel a change is coming.

Designers are starting to wake up and new ones are emerging, offering an amazing selection of cute plus size dresses. But, because the cutest dresses for us chubby girls are still hiding between the cracks, I went on a hunt for you and found some of my favorite options from my favorite plus size retailers.

Cute Plus Size Dresses

Defining exactly what a cute dress would be is kind of subjective, so I’ve included a little bit of everything that’s popular here, along with some of my personal favorites.

All of the dresses listed below come in sizes that are in a range from size 14w to 24w –  XL to 3X. Most of these are at amazing prices so I apologize if anything sells out before you get to it. Scroll all the way through to see my Top Pick.


Three Tiers of Fantastic:

This dress would be adorable and flattering on any figure. It’s unique and absolutely adorable, appropriate for any party or fun night out. I will definitely by buying this dress.

plus size little black dress
Eloquii Three-Tier Flounce Dress – Sale price $76.99

Red Hot:

This dress is extremely flattering, yet sexy. It’s perfectly designed to hide any trouble spots, while accenting bone structure and flattering the waist. I absolutely love this dress, and it happens to be hugely on sale, so I will be getting one.

plus size red dress
Eloquii Cold Shoulder Overlay Dress – $119 (on sale for $34.99)


Sweetheart in White:

This dress could easily go from bridal party formal to a semi-dressed up afternoon brunch. And that cross detail is both eye-catching and practical for support.

Eloquii white dress
Eloquii Sweetheart One Shoulder Dress – $119.90 (Sale price $34.97 Select Dresses – code: FRESH)

Schoolgirl Crush:

This dress is super simple, but somehow so cute and sexy. The attention the collar grabs, along with the flare skirt, make it perfectly waist slimming.

Torrid schoolgirl dress
Torrid Textured Skater Dress – $58.90

Little Black Babydoll:

Babydoll dresses can be either be really good or really bad for a plus-size figure. In this case, it’s perfect and flattering, and the cute straps add something special and sexy.

Torrid cute black dress
Torrid CrissCross Babydoll Dress – $54.90

Velvet Temptress:

While this dress offers full-length coverage, it’s a perfectly fun tease with that slit and the v-neck dip.I could see this at an upscale bar or evening club.  Try it with knee-high boots!

Torrid Velvet Red Dress
Torrid Merlot Velvet Slit Maxi Dress – $78.99

Sexy Lace:

The lace on the top of this dress is so gorgeous and flattering. The front is just as gorgeous as the back, you should definitely click through to check out the other photos.

cute plus size dress
Involand Plus Size Batwing Lace Sleeve Bodycon Party Dress – $23.99


Southwestern Flare:

I do love a great maxi dress, and this one is unique and daring. It’s almost like a two piece that’s tied together with gorgeous straps across the back.

Cute Plus Size Dress
Floerns Plus Size Lace Up Backless Maxi Dress – $18.99

Vintage 1950s:

These dresses have been particularly popular these past few years, so I felt obligated to include one. They are absolutely adorable, but you’d have to be a real diva to wear it for just anything. I must admit, I have a secret desire to wear one to an amusement park, or even the mall.


Cute plus size dress
DRESSTELLS Vintage 1950s Retro Cocktail Dress – $26.99

cute plus size dress

Polka Dot Fun:

Polka dots are always super cute, to me, but they have to be done right. These purple dots on the stark white background, with the 3/4 sleeves and flare skirt, is just perfect. The tie brings it altogether and gives it a sailor-girl, vintage look. I think this is one that you could get away with as an everyday look. Plus…pockets!

cute plus size dress
Daci Women’s Plus Size 1950s Vintage Polka Dot Tie Swing Dress – $39.99

Top Pick

One of my favorite designers, that I can so rarely wear due to size issues, is Kate Spade. I am a fan of clean lines, simple designs, polka dots, bright colors and cute bows. Thank goodness there is no size restriction for her handbags.

Kate Spade Look-Alike:

This dress I feel is inspired by my favorite designer. It looks very well constructed, with a flattering and waist-slimming cut. The little bow detail gives it that cute, unique flair.

eloquii plus little black bow
Eloquii Structured Bow Detail Dress – $99.90


Which Dress is Your Favorite?

Do you agree with my picks here?

I invite you to comment and share any cute plus size dresses you find!

4 Replies on “Cute Plus Size Dresses for Any Occasion

  1. I was a tomboy too growing up and so I always wore jeans and t-shirts. Only when I became a Christian and started to get involved in our church ministry that I started wearing dresses.

    I do not really have any problem picking out dresses because I am between small to medium size. However, I have several friends and church mates who are quite chubby and are having a hard time shopping for cute plus size dresses. So I will be sharing your article with them and I’m sure they will find the plus size dresses that fit them well. Chubby girls deserve to wear cute dresses too!

    By the way, my favorite is VfEmage Women’s 3/4 Bell Sleeve Neck Bow Work Party Fit and Flare Dress. Oh, I like Vintage Polka Dot V Neck as well.

    1. Hi, Alice! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’m glad I can offer some help for your friends. You’re totally right. Chubby girls do deserve to wear cute dresses! 

  2. Wow what beautiful dresses! I never used to wear dresses, only when dressing fancy for the night, but now I have been venturing out and trying different styles. The dresses that you have featured on here are gorgeous, I can see myself wearing them! I’ll be sharing your article with my friends! Thanks!

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