5 Fabulous Plus Size Dressy Outfits

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As you plan out activities for the rest of summer, you may be realizing that there are some important events on your calendar that call for an outfit that is a little more on the dressy side. Don’t take it personally, jeans...you shine all year round! Whether it is a baby shower, wedding, birthday party or a date night, Chic Soul’s plus size online boutique will help you rise to the occasion. 

Most of these events are tricky to dress up for because they aren’t formal, but they definitely aren’t casual either. With this style guide, we will help you identify some gorgeous dressy outfits that will have you feeling radiant and confident that you are dressed for the occasion! 

guess whos back blouse

Elevated Jeans and Tee

During the summer, we love a good jeans and t-shirt outfit because they are easy to dress up or down and they create the ideal laid-back look. However, if an event or party you’re attending calls for something a little more dressy, swap your t-shirt out for one of our gorgeous plus size blouses. These tops are so stunning that people won’t even notice you’re wearing jeans. They elevate any look and they look great with additional accessories. To make the look a little more dressy, top off the outfit with a pair of cute heels or wedges. We love plus size boutique dresses, but some days jeans and a dainty blouse do the trick!

love in bloom dress

The Wrap Dress

There is something about plus size wrap dresses that just make them effortlessly stylish. Because these dresses have intricate details, they feel more dressy than your average t-shirt or babydoll dress. Wrap dresses cinch at your waist to flatter your figure so that you are sure to feel confident and beautiful no matter what’s in store for the day. 

my best life kimono

Party in your Cardi 

If  you like to keep your looks casual—no matter the occasion—but have an event that calls for dressier attire, top off your look with a chic cardigan. Whether you are wearing a midi dress or jeans and a t-shirt, a cardigan will elevate your look to make your outfit appear more formal and fabulous. 

effortlessly elegant dress

The Party Dress

If you’re attending a bachelorette party or a baby shower, you may want to dress up a little more than usual with plus size party dresses. These garments are a closet staple and the perfect mix of formal, fun and feminine. From lace to sequins, and everything in between, you’ll find a curve-hugging dress that’s perfect for this special summer day. You can top off your party dress with a pair of heels or wedges to dress up the look a little more! 

catch me crushing dress

The Maxi Dress

Out of all the plus size dresses for women, the maxi dress has to be one of our favorites. A maxi dress is a versatile wardrobe must-have that can be worn any time, any day and for any occasion. If you’re heading to an outdoor birthday party, opt for a jersey knit maxi dress and tie it in a knot on the side for a style twist. If you’re attending a more formal event, find a maxi dress that has a high slit and is mostly fitted to hug your curves in all the right places. You can dress either of these looks up with dainty necklaces or statement earrings to fit the occasion. 

We hope you found the dressy outfit of your dreams in this style guide, but before you rush off to your closet, we have a few more styling and accessorizing tips for you! 

Never underestimate the power of adding a few accessories to your outfits. You can instantly style a look to make it more dressy by adding in statement jewelry. Whether it be gold hoop earrings, a diamond necklace or a bold gold wrist bangle, add any of these to a casual look and watch it transform before your eyes. You can also change the look of an outfit with a simple switch of your shoe choice. If your look is a little too simple or casual for the occasion, top it off with a pair of heels or statement sandals. When creating dressy looks, avoid sneakers, and opt for a more elegant shoe.

Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy your summer! Life is a party, dress like it!


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