Holiday Dress Shopping For Curvy Girls – yes I know it’s October!


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!


ASOS CURVE Body-Conscious Midi Dress In Lace

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.

ASOS CURVE Skater Dress With Lace V Back

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!

penningtons crossover wrap dress

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.

Valentina Illusion Dress By Kiyonna

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!


J Kara Sequin Chiffon Shift Dress

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

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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


Jenn Perry

The author Jenn Perry

Entrepreneur, Child-Wrangler and Domestic-Goddess-Wannabe, Jenn is a married, mother of two. She is also the founder of That's So Social and Editor in Chief of Travel Mavens. Likes: travel, eggs benedict, yoga pants, dogs, and Netflix.