When spring comes, it's time to trade your dark, heavy clothes for spring fashions - lighter, brighter colors and floral prints to match the blooming season around you. Spring is also a popular time for weddings, parties, picnics, and other dressy events, so having a variety of figure-flattering spring dresses in your closet is a necessity.
Plus Size Dresses for Spring
Having more than one type of dress is always a good idea, so you have the perfect style for any occasion. Consider having a selection of casual and dressy dresses on hand, keeping your lifestyle and fashion preferences in mind.
Easter dresses are dressier than casual day dresses, but might not be quite as dressy as what you'd need for a wedding. They also tend to be somewhat modest since you are wearing them to religious services and family gatherings.
IGIGI's Lindsey Dress is a knee-length dress featuring blue and red flowers in full bloom on a white background, perfect for the spring! It boasts a wrapped silhouette with with a surplice body to flatter your chest and waist. Available in sizes 12 - 36, the dress retails for about $110.
IGIGI's Morgan Dress features a keyhole detail in the neckline with a fit and flare silhouette. The skirt features vertical stripes with bold flowers, making it a slimming look. This dress comes in sizes 12 - 32 for around $128.
Dressy styles are perfect for weddings, parties, and other events that require you to put a little more effort into your ensemble. Some dressy styles may also work for your professional needs. Accessorize with hats and appropriate jewelry for the season.
- Need a cocktail dress? Kiyonna's Scalloped Luna Lace Dress is perfect - a knee-length, orchid lace dress with an A-line shape and a ruched bodice. The lace sleeves hit at your elbows for a hint of romance while also providing coverage, making it a perfect choice if you aren't comfortable showing your arms. This pretty options comes in sizes X - 5X for around $158.
- If you want to play up the spring color palette, consider the Adrianna Papell Lace Overlay Sheath, available in purple, gunmetal, and a variety of blues. This dress hits just above the knee but has long sleeves. It has a V-neck and stylish exposed zipper in the back. It boasts a looser, more forgiving fit than some other dressy dresses might have. Choose your color in sizes 14 - 24 for around $188.
Some work-appropriate styles may overlap with dressier options, but they are often more modest and less flashy than the dresses you would wear to a wedding or garden party.
- Kiyonna's Essential Wrap Dress features a functioning wrap, so you can adjust the dress to your tightness and coverage preference. This dress is made in a variety of bright, spring-appropriate prints. It has just-longer-than-elbow length sleeves and falls below the knee. You can find this wrap dress in sizes 10-32 for around $108.
For those times when you don't have to pull out all the stops, casual dresses are stylish and flattering while also being comfortable. Instead of materials like chiffon, taffeta or silk, casual dresses are typically made of cotton or polyester. If you love comfortable shoes such as sneakers or flats, they're perfect to wear with casual dresses.
- Forever21 Plus's T-shirt Maxi Dress comes in indigo and cantaloupe. It's perfect for laid-back spring events and feels just like your favorite t-shirt. The lose design forgives your curves and keeps you comfortable no matter how you move. Get it in sizes X - 3X for about $14.
The best vacation dresses are versatile ones that you can dress down for daytime activities, but can also dress up for a nice dinner out. They are lightweight and pack well.
- Lane Bryant's Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress is perfect for a vacation. The dress is lightweight and reaches between mid-calf and ankle with a soft flower print. It ties at the neck and features cut out detailing; the bottom features a cute handkerchief hem. This dress also features adjustable straps so you can adjust your fit up top as necessary. Available in sizes 14 - 28 for around $63.
- Embrace the laid-back feeling of vacation in Lane Bryant's Tiered Maxi Dress, which has tiers to give the dress a ruffled effect. The dress features a double v-neck and covered elastic waist for the ultimate comfortable vacation dress. Wear it with bold accessories, like a chunky bangle. This fun dress comes in sizes 14 - 28 for about $63.
A New Season
Spring is a great time to shop as bright, flowy new fashions hit stores so you can find plenty to wear as the season transitions into warmer weather. Add a few new spring dresses to your closet this season to lift your mood along with the temperature. Once you slip into a figure-flattering spring dress, all you have left to do is select the right footwear and accessories. Dresses are a perfect way to be feminine and flirty without a lot of effort.