Flattering Dresses For Plus Size Women
Christopher & Banks | cjbanks Missy, Petite and Women's Apparel Flattering Dresses For Plus Size Women

What flatters a full figure? It certainly isn’t something that hides your curves. Christopher and Banks has a collection of dresses that look great on plus size women. There is no need to hide under shapeless or boxy cuts. Our dresses offer feminine, sophisticated and elegant options for everyday wear or special events, no matter what body shape you are working with.

The key to dressing for your body type is balance and an understanding of your most flattering features. If you have a relatively straight figure with little definition between your bust, waist and hips, look for items that create a more definition.

Heavier collars, like in our cowl neck dresses create a fuller look at the bust line. A-line cut dresses that flare out over the hips create a narrow definition at the waist while giving the illusion of a fuller hip.

If you are looking to de-emphasize a fuller bust, opt for more conservative necklines in subtle colors and patterns. Balance that modesty by choosing a higher hemline and leg-lengthening heels that draw eyes down to shapely legs. Shorter, wrist-baring sleeves can also make petite features the highlight of your ensemble.

Similar rules are great to follow for apple-shaped women. The empire waist cut creates definition at a narrow part of the figure – just below the bust line. Opt for a more flowing fabric that provides movement and don’t be afraid to show off your collarbone in a scoop or v-neck line.

The hourglass figure looks great in more fitted dresses, like those with ruche or belted waistlines. Remember to balance any particularly skin baring elements in one area (as in a low-cut neckline) with more coverage in another. This way, you can draw attention to your best assets without sacrificing sophistication.

No matter what dress you choose, have fun with it. Our collection of flattering dresses for plus size women can work great as stand-alone pieces or when worn with stylish and structured top layers. A light fitted jacket or cardigan can define your shoulders and waist line while adding a bit of make-it-your-own style. Take a look through our options and find something that fits you.