Summer party dresses for curves

The festive season is fast approaching – holiday parties, end of year events, weddings, New Years Eve celebrations… and that means it’s time for fabulous frocks. Here are a few of our favourite picks from in store and online.

Plus size party dresses summer 2018

Sara Knit Wrap Dress, $99.99 from EziBuy (left) and Sara Sleeveless Wrap Dress, $139.99 from EziBuy (right).

Wrap dresses are a popular style all year round because they’re flattering on so many body shapes. We love the bold eye catching prints on these ones from EziBuy, will you keep in monochrome or go for something bright?

Plus size party dresses summer 2018

ASOS DESIGN Curve Midi Dress with Cape Back and Dip Hem, $84.68 from ASOS (left) and ASOS DESIGN Curve Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress with Pleat Skirt, $84.68 from ASOS (right).

Floaty dresses are always a beautiful choice – they’re soft and drape over the body in such a lovely way, and they flutter when you walk – great for a daytime or early evening event.

Plus size party dresses summer 2018

Embroidered Tulle Dress, $199.99 from City Chic (left) and Divine Whimsy Maxi Dress, $199.99 from City Chic (right).

We’re seeing a lot of dresses with a nude underlay and black mesh or lace overlay, this is a striking pairing and looks very elegant on – perfect for an evening function.

Plus size party dresses summer 2018

Bodice Slip Floral, $210 from The Carpenter’s Daughter (left) and Bodice Frill Slip Long Liberty, $310 from The Carpenter’s Daughter (right).

Slip dresses are extremely versatile – they can be worn alone or layered to create different looks. The frill on the bottom of the dress on the right has lots of movement in it, and looks wonderful if you’re walking or dancing.

Plus size party dresses summer 2018

Siren Sleeveless Flare Dress, $129 from Zebrano (left) and Maaike Form Print Dress, $329 from Zebrano (right).

Don’t be afraid to wear a bold print full of colour! It’s summer and that means colour is everywhere – we’re big fans of this Maaike dress that uses their exclusive print designed by New Zealand artist Evie Kemp, because it’s bold, bright and will really stand out.

Plus size party dresses summer 2018

Chi Chi London Plus Premium Metallic Lace Midi Prom Dress with Bardot Neck, $160.44 from ASOS (left) and Revoque Josephine Dress, $243 from Zebrano (right).

Midi length dresses are always a popular choice because they are appropriate for such a wide range of events. Whether you go for a classic style or something a little bit extra, midi dresses have a very smart look about them.

Plus size party dresses summer 2018

Sweet Iris Dress, $124.99 from Autograph (left) and Jade Blossom Maxi Dress, $159.99 from City Chic (right).

Floral prints paired with floaty fabrics are a lovely combination, especially for an outdoor occasion. There are so many different prints out there, from small floral patterns to big leafy jungle scenes – which is your favourite?

Meagan Kerr also writes at This is Meagan Kerr.

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