I was in Costco the other day and saw Christmas stuff on the shelves. Christmas!? It kind of made me wanna punch someone (like Santa)… but really, I can’t fight it. The holiday season is basically here, I guess.
Since online shopping is a slight
obsession passion of mine, I took to the net to find the perfect holiday dress.
When shopping though, I usually dread dress shopping. My current size is at the top end of the regular sizes and in some brands, the low end of plus-sized. That makes it incredibly difficult to find anything I like, let alone in my size.
The good news is, in my searching I’ve found a fabulous selection of regular and plus size dresses for all of your holiday social needs. As I am notoriously picky about dresses, it definitely surprised me how many I found that I liked. AND? Many with sleeves! AND? Very reasonable prices!
So I must share some of my favourites!
Everyone needs a little black dress – and during the holidays, lace looks absolutely lovely. One of my favourite budget-friendly brands is ASOS CURVE. Their plus-sized dresses comes in sizes 14 – 24 and are made specifically for a curvy-figure. At only $56.27 CAD, this is not only a perfect holiday dress, it will become a staple in your closet.
When I think Holidays, I think little red dress and this dress, also from the ASOS CURVE line is gorgeous and flirty. Plus, at $65.64 CAD, the price is extremely reasonable if you are on a budget!
I love Penningtons because they carry a size simply called X – smaller than 1X, this size is around the 14-16 range and is perfect if you have some curves that the regular 14-16 sizes just don’t work well with. I adore this Crossover Wrap Dress, which comes in both black and deep orchid (pictured). $95.00.
Lane Bryant also carries a “smaller than 1X” size which they call 0X. This Valentina Illusions Dress by Kiyonna is absolutely stunning and at $143.01 CAD, I think worth every penny!
Probably my favourite on this list. From Nordstrom, this J Kara Sequin Shift Dress not only looks classy but comfortable as well. It would wear well to any holiday gathering, from the more casual to the classy. $257.53 CAD
Also from Nordstrom, this dress comes in both regular and plus sizes. I love the gold stripes and the belt is a cute addition. $243.43 CAD
So spill it! What is the most difficult part for you when shopping for a dress?
xo – J