Tips on Choosing a Plus-Size Dress

Thursday, January 30, 2014

eShakti is leading customizable online retailer that makes each garment available in sizes 0 to 36W. Fashion experts at eShakti know that curvy women have their own concerns and problem areas they like to address and so they offered Four Tips on selecting flattering plus-size apparel.

Curve-Hugging Fit

Contrary to what you might have heard, pillow-case is not the most flattering silhouette for a full-figured woman. Tight tailoring cinches in problem areas, creates structure and gives you the most flattering look. Be sure to look for tight-fitting bodices and they can take inches off your waist!

Curved Button Front Tweed Dress, $99.95

Scallop Trimmed Sheath Dress, $74.95

Houndstooth Tweed Sheath Dress, $99.95

Color Blocking

Color blocking in strategic areas can visually take inches and pounds off and instantly make you appear thinner. Look for items with color blocking in the sides, waist and hip area for ultimate effect. Horizontal paneling will elongate your shape.

Geometric Colorblock Poplin Dress, $64.95

Colorblock Bonded lace Dress, $58.95

Colorblock A-line Poplin Dress, $69.95


One universal problem area plus-size women pay attention to are the arms. A ¾ sleeve is ultra flattering, masking the problem area and shaping the arm. Be sure to look for sleeves that are stretchy, flowing or adjustable – you don’t want the sleeve to be uncomfortable, tight and restricting!

Grecian Goddess Knit Dress, $64.95

Split Neck Geo Print Crepe Dress, $119.95

Zip Detail Faux Leather Trim Crepe Dress, $89.95


You might have heard that plus-size women should abstain from patterns. Forget that myth right away! Loud prints can bring emphasis to the area you wear them, so pay attention to where you're wearing your prints and use them to your advantage! Stripes especially have a visually slimming effect.

Floral Print Chiffon Pleat Waist Dress, $119.95

Show Your Stripes A-line Dress, $79.95

Tipped Trim Chiffon Print Dress, $59.95
Unknown said...

the curve button tweed looks nice…


Robin said...

The last one isn't quite my style, but it would be very slimming.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Those are stunning dresses, I like that they are making more and more actual gorgeous looking dresses for women of all sizes...these are so pretty!! Have a great weekend xx

Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House