FOUND: Hot Party Dresses For Curvy Girls

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Metallic Lace Cocktail Dress
$87.50 (was $125-- save 30%!)
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Is it just me, or is half the fun of the holiday season dressing up for all of those holiday parties? What a great excuse to buy a glam dress that will make you feel like Cinderella. It used to be the case that the waifs got all of the hot party dresses, while the curvy girls were left with glorified tents. Not the case anymore. Dressmakers have wised up and now you can find hot party dresses in a range of real world sizes. Tis the season!

One of my favorite finds is this Metallic Lace Cocktail Dress from the super flirty label Kiyonna (right). The metallic gold color and chic lace hit the major winter party dress trends right on, while the carefully placed waistline hits at the slimmest part of a woman's body-- right around the upper rib cage-- to create a perfect hourglass silhouette.

Have a party on tap that requires a more va-va-voom approach to the party dress? The Halter Dress by Maggy London Woman is just what the doctor ordered. The plunge neckline will show off your-- ahem-- assets, while the halter styling provides substantial support to keep you modest. The figure gets a flattering line from the wide satin cummerbund waist and the draped a-line skirt.

Maggy London Woman Halter Dress
Variations: Chile (shown), Black
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Prefer your dresses with a little hidden helper included? Then this is the dress for you. The "Hold-You-In" Sculpted Pencil Dress features hidden figure enhancers to sculpt your body into a perfect curvy shape.

"Hold-You-In" Sculpted Pencil Dress
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For a festive
approach to holiday dressing, try Kiyonna's famous Ruched Surplice Dress in a brand new color just for the holidays-- Holly Red. This dress is one of Kiyonna's best sellers for a reason. The dolman sleeves, deep v-neck, and high gathered waist work together to create an amazingly flattering fit.

Ruched Surplice Dress
Variations: Holly Red (shown), Black, Peacock Teal, Chocolate
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Have a party in your datebook that requires less formal attire, like a luncheon or brunch? This sleek Wrap-Front Dress is the way to go. The wrap shape is a true classic and the abstract floral print is 100% festive.

Old Navy Women's Plus Printed Wrap-Front Dresses

Old Navy Plus Wrap-Front Dress

Variations: New Black (shown), True Blue
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The words "chic, wearable, and budget-conscious" describe this adorable cap sleeve to a T. This basic dress can be easily dressed up or dressed down with the addition of a few well-placed accessories. I'd try it with a metallic gold clutch and gold strappy sandals for a fun holiday party look.

L8er Plus Cap Sleeve Dress
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