The holiday party invites are coming at you at full force already. Naturally, plus size holiday dresses will be your next google search — right after group dinner recipes. Usually, you’ll be stunting in your glamorous gown only during this festive season and special occasions. Hence why this list of plus size holiday dresses is for pieces $100 and under.
As a result of the special occasion, flexing on all of the PTA mothers, influencers, or even your new boo thang is often the goal for shopping your holiday getup. Be smart and don’t go blowing your whole budget, though. Knowing in your heart of hearts your dress won’t see the light of day for another few months will shatter you in the long run. Plus, brands like Loud Bodies, Eloquii, Unique Vintage, ASOS, Fashion Nova and more are offering sick deals on holiday looks.
Just because you’re rocking a fancy dress for one to three nights out of the year doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be one of the chicest dressers in the room. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best plus size holiday dresses so that you can bask in your own Cinderella moment on a budget.
Take note that these are the prices at time of publication but they are subject to change.
Here’s what we think you’ll love for your next holiday shindig:
Dance the Night Away in These Plus Size Holiday Dresses Under $100!
In the event of a holiday emergency, wear white. Last-minute get-togethers spring up when you least expect it and a white dress is bod subtle and festive at the same time. It may be risky, but if all else fails, this crisp white Scuba dress from Eloquii works day or night, spring or winter.
Shimmery tunics are like a get a jail free card to a chic holiday dress without really having to try. Being that they’re like the jumpsuits of special occasion wear, make your tidings easy on you and your wallet with this easy-breezy sequin dress also from Eloquii.
Loud Bodies is a small business that’s having a massive sale to phase out its line of non-sustainable products. You can nab this sweet babydoll dress in sizes up to 7X for anywhere between 98.80 and $109.20. You can even add pockets to the dress.
Okay, pause everything. We knew ASOS was still a banger for special-occasion looks, but this one is a must-have (and going quickly according to the site). If you want to make a statement with your dress along, this faux feathered dream is a head-turner.
For the more casual holiday shindigs, bright mini dresses are an easy solution to a wardrobe bran fart. This rose gold sequin midi dress is long enough to cover your wagon and casual enough for a later date.
Another dress flying off ASOS shelves is this black velvet number. You barely have to do much else other than throw on tights and pumps. The high neck detailing is a necklace in its own right. Plus, this dress is offered in sizes 12-24.
Some people are very into the Christmas future aesthetic and this quirky gown screams fashionista of tomorrow. While it may not be the first dress you gravitate towards, let it be known at the gathering that you have arrived.
ASOS is still one of the go-to spots for a well-fitted holiday look. Sparkly, but not blinding, this plunging neckline and puffer sleeve dress is chic, festive, and still sophisticated. If you’re in need of a look for your company holiday party, this one is corporate, but still holly and jolly.
For galas or more black-tie-related holiday parties, this maxi dress is the one to beat. Exemplifying business in the front, party in the back, this metallic detailed dress from Fashion to Figure highlights a plunging back with a single 180 turn.
Ari is a plus-size blogger and writer with a focus on representation in fashion and beauty from a Black, fat, and queer perspective. Having worked in media for over 10 years, she has delved into television and fashion show productions as well as public relations. Ari and her work have been featured in Bustle, Apartment Therapy's sister site, The Kitchn, Revelist, Narcity, Refinery29, The Cut, the late Babe.net, and now The Curvy Fashionista