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Women’s plus Size Dresses 24 Size 26 Sizes 28 Sizes 30 and Size 32

It wasn’t that long ago that I put pen to paper and wrote about the struggle plus size women are having finding plus size clothing with style and flair suitable for any age group. Well I’m happy to say there have been positive changes within the women’s plus size clothing industry. I have seen an increase in the number of women’s plus size clothing shops online and an increase in the variety of plus size clothing these shops are offering plus sized women. Finding quality and stylish designs in size 20,  size 22, size 24, size 26, size 28, size 30 and size 32 has become a lot easier online.

Women’s Plus Size evening dresses can be found with the click of your mouse at popular online shops like, Prom Girl, FX Prom, Kiyonna, Curvissa, Anne Harvey, Simply Be, Yours Clothing and many more plus size shopping options at plussize4you. 

The formal plus size dress below is from the plus size dress category at Prom Girl where they have a variety of stylish women’s plus size dresses, women’s plus size prom dresses, women’s plus size gowns and women’s plus size evening dresses designed by Faviana, Sydney’s Closet, Night Moves and many other high-profile labels.

Scarlett Halter Maxi Dress

Scarlett Halter Plus Size Maxi Dress Price:$ 190.00

FX Prom is another women’s plus size dress shop carries stylish formal plus size dresses by 30 of the best fashion designers. The gorgeous strapless plus size prom dress pictured below designed by Night Moves is an example of the elegant style and designs of the formal plus size prom dresses to browse over in plus sizes. All of these formal plus size dresses can easily be worn by women of any age and to a range of special occasions. The plus size prom dress below is priced at just $298 and comes in charcoal or red and in size 14, size 16, size 18, size 20, size 22, size 24, size 26, size 28, size 30 and size 32. 

Strapless plus size prom dress

Strapless plus size prom dress By Night Moves Price:$298.00

Shopping at FX Prom is a little confusing as the plus size selection seems limited with only one designer range of plus size prom dresses, but if you venture into the other designer categories you will find hundreds of formal plus size dresses just like the one pictured below that is absolutely beautifully designed by Precious Moments (not found in the plus size section). This stunning plus size dress is available in bronze, emerald and navy in sizes up to size 30, so if your somewhere in between and like this dress you’re in luck. 

Precious Moments Formal Plus Size Dress

Formal Plus Size Dress By Precious Moments Price: $378.00

Women who don’t need anything quite as glamorous as a formal plus size dress or a plus size prom dress will find a selection of stylish plus size evening dresses and plus size dresses in size 14, size 16, size 18, size 20, size 22, size 24, size 26, size 28  and size 30, size 32 at places like Kiyonna, Curvissa, Anne Harvey, Simply Be and Yours Clothing just to name a few. The dress below is from the women’s plus size dress category at Curvissa a great place to find stylish plus size clothing for all ages. 

Embroidered Plus Size Evening Dress

Embroidered Plus Size Evening Dress Price: £99.00

The stretch satin plus size dress below is from the Kiyonna plus size dress category and ranges in sizes from size 12, size 14, size 16, size 18, size 20, size 22, size 24, size 26, size 28, size 30 and size 32, Kiyonna also ship internationally.

Samantha Cinch Plus Size Dress
Samantha Cinch Dress Price: $98.00

Kiyonna  is well-known for the high standard of quality and service. They carry a stylish sophisticated range of women’s plus size clothing and have over 50 beautifully made stylish women’s plus size dresses for customers to choose from.

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Plus Size Clothing Designers Still Influenced Today By The Fashion From The 1500

In the early 1500’s women’s dresses had extremely high neckline’s and were trimmed with decorative lace ruffling that went from underneath their chin back towards the crown of their head showing very little skin around the neck. The sleeves were trumpet-shaped and covered their lower arms and wrist. I have notice this design revamped today usually in designs for women’s evening wear and bridal wear. The trumpet sleeves seem to go in and out of fashion but if you really want this style sleeve it is still available in a variety of women’s plus size dresses and women’s plus size tops.

Women's Suits: by Lisa Rene

The women’s jacket below from My Shape is an example of how the ruffle neckline worn in the early 1550’s and how it still influences the stylish range of women’s plus size clothing still available today.


Around the 1550’s the women’s fashion moved towards dresses having wider shoulders this look was achieved with a square broad low neckline with padded loops decorated in jewellery, the loops going from front to back sitting below the shoulders. Chemise were worn underneath the dresses and covered women from top to bottom all trimmed with beautiful lace trim showing around the edge of the dresses neckline and collar. There are still plenty of women’s plus size dresses today with the square neckline and padded loops over the shoulders but you’re not likely to find anyone wearing the full chemise underneath anymore. Below are examples of similar styles in todays women’s plus size clothing available at Women’s Suits in their women’s plus size formal wear category.

 

The bodice of the dresses worn in the 1500’s were stiffened and featured stylish hooks and lace at the back to draw in the waist to achieving the perfect “V” or “U” line depending what country you lived in. The V line dresses and the “U” line are still used extensively in women’s plus size formal wear and the stiffened bodice is a common feature in strapless gowns today. Hooks and lace are still very popular in women’s plus size evening wear and women’s plus size vintage clothing stores. The plus size wedding dresses below are just a few of the many designs available at Light In The Box in their women’s plus size bridal collection featuring similar “V” line styles with the hooks and lace designs from the 1550’s.  The picture’s of women’s plus size evening wear below are taken from Women’s Suits featuring in their Women’s Plus Size Dresses category and they are an example of the beautiful plus size evening wear similar to designs found in women’s fashion in the 1500’s.


The Renaissance era or often referred to as the medieval era peaked between 1500-1700 and the fashion worn by  the peasants and working women during this period are still very popular today in countries all around the world. This fashionable  clothing has proven the test of time and is usually referred to now as gothic, punk or renaissance. The Pictures below are from the collection available at Chic Star in their women’s plus size vintage, plus size punk and plus size gothic clothing categories available online today.


In the early 1600-1700 the length of a petticoat or skirt told its own story. This item of clothing revealed a woman’s place in the hierarchy. A women with a skirt or petticoat finishing just above the ankle would have worked as a kitchen hand or been considered lower class. These women could never have worn a longer skirt as it would have been impossible for her to stay clean or carry out chores without tripping over. On the other end of the scale was the queen who wore a petticoat or skirt measuring 11 foot and the train needed  to be looped over her left arm at all times to keep the excess material from hindering movement.

The pleats in a woman’s skirt in the 1500’s also reveals to us the county a woman was from. In England and France skirts were narrower at the hip and sewn in knife pleats but the pleating in skirts worn by the Dutch were cartridge pleats also seen in the costumes today as they were much faster to sew and were worn back then by lower class women.

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful Xmas and New Year break. I would like to thank everyone for the kind comments lately, it’s really nice to get some positive feedback.  The blog above is actually one of my regular women’s plus size clothing article’s distributed through articlebase they are easily accessable for anyone interested through my article’s and blog page at plussize4you.com.

I have included a women’s plus size clothing directory of every shop listed any of my blogs or articles to use as a quick reference for anyone searching for plus size clothing and accessories online.
I enjoy reading and writing about a variety of subjects, at this point in time my writing has centred around my passion for shopping plus size clothing and fashion and the issues relating to women of plus size. Myself and many like me we would all like to see a positive change in the future in the way our society presently perceives the average womans’ body image and size.