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15 Plus Size Prom Dresses on Trend for 2016

Ahh prom season. Do you remember your senior prom? I remember mine as being one of the most frustrating moments in my life. The main reason being it was a struggle in find a prom dress to fit my plus size high school body. My mother and I were on an endless campaign to find the perfect plus size prom dress.

The choices were very slim for plus size formal wear in the early ‘90’s, mainstream stores didn’t carry my size, internet shopping was just a brilliant concept in all the tech magazines, and buying something via a catalog felt like an eternity to arrive in the mail. There was no fairy godmother available to conjure up the prom dress of my dreams and the struggles were real.thecurvyfashionista macys adriannapapell

But now? I have found some! Take a peek at a few of my favorite plus size prom dresses!

15 Plus Size Prom Dresses on Trend for 2016


Dare to go bright this year. Pick a bright color that compliments your skin tone and stand out! Check out this Chiffon Gown with Cap Sleeves and Decorative Neckline, at 


'Motown' Strapless Lace & Chiffon Maxi Dress


Black and lace is always a classic and perfect for any social occasion. Check out this City Chic ‘Motown’ Strapless Lace & Chiffon Maxi Dress, at



Go floral with soft pleats and an embellished waist. How about this Little Mistress Dark Floral Rose Print Bandeau Dress, at



Plus Size Prom! Beaded Bodice A-Line GownLove a little regal drama? How about this bodice with embellishments? Are you digging this Adrianna Papell Beaded Bodice A-Line Gown, at



Be Smart One-Shoulder Sequin Long Slim DressWho doesn’t love a little sparkle and shine? Take center stage with the help of this One-Shoulder Sequin Long Dress at


Chi Chi London Plus Midi Prom Dress with Delicate SequinGo angelic with lace and metallics, like this Chi Chi London plus midi prom dress with delicate sequin, at!


Beaded Dream Strapless Chiffon Gown

 Feeling a little royal? How about a strapless number with beaded waist details? Check out this City Chic ‘Beaded Dream’ Strapless Chiffon Gown at

Mermaid Prom Dress with Beaded Illusion Neckline Pick A Pastel! This Beaded Illusion Neckline Mermaid Prom Dress, at is amaazing.


Long Off-the-Shoulder Plus Size Dress with Slit at Prom Girl

Paint the town red with this form fitting number with delicate sweetheart neckline! How about this long off the shoulder dress with slit, available in three colors, at!

LITTLE TEASE Short plus size sequin party dress

Shine bright like a diamond! A little or a lot of Sparkle never hurt anyone, so step out in this Little Tease short plus size sequin party dress, at!


Forever Unique Plus Off Shoulder Plunge Maxi DressThe Greek Goddess Look will Always Stand Out From The Crowd. Forever Unique Plus Off Shoulder Plunge Maxi Dress, at!


BELLA BALL GOWN at Sydney's Closet

Twirl on them in tulle! The formal wear classic makes a stunning return! How about this Sophisticated Plus Size Bella Ball Gown, at!


Plus Size Prom Picks: Adrianna Papell Plus Size Cap-Sleeve Embellished Gown


Sparkle Is A Hot Trend For Spring And It’s Always Been On The Formal Dress Scene.  Try it in a Soft Pink. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Cap-Sleeve Embellished Gown, at


Plus Size Prom Picks! Corset Back Strapless Babydoll Dress with Jeweled Bodice

Have Fun in A Tutu! Corset Back Strapless Babydoll Dress With Jeweled Bodice, at


GAME CHANGER FORMAL DRESS  This Mesh And Embellished Bodice In Aquamarine Will Look Amazing On Any Complexion! Aquamarine Plus Size Formal In Lace & Chiffon, at


Today’s plus size prom queens have it so much easier. With tons of options available through online retailers, boutiques, plus size designers, department stores, and specialty shops, there really is something out there for everyone. To be honest, I’m a tad bit salty about these selections now available. We’ve come a long way from those frumpy dresses of the past and prom season has never looked so good.

So what do you think? How about these options? See!?! There are sooo many more styles and options and places to shop than ever before and I love it!

How did you make your high school prom dress work? Is this your first prom? What’s your theme? Let’s Chat!

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Written by Aaronica

One dope woman/mom/wife/entrepreneur learning to conquer the world one cute outfit at a time.

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