Prom Dress Shopping Tips for Plus-Size Girls

Plus-size girls actually have more options than you may think. It’s all about which asset you want to showcase and which areas you want to hide, but many different styles work, including the popular empire-waist gown to hide a roly-poly stomach or wearing a one-shoulder dress to showcase your bust line as well as hold them up better.

Here are some tips you can use to make dress shopping hassle-free:

• Research which designers carry plus-size prom gowns. Sherri Hill, Mori Lee, and Jovani all carry fit and flare style dresses, as well as A-line and ball-gown prom dresses that will flatter your curves.

• Find a store that offers a variety of options with a vivid hue of colors and a range of sophisticated and trendy gowns as well as classically elegant ones. Peaches Boutique in Chicago, Illinois carries hundreds of plus-size dresses. You can visit their website at to view their collection.

• Wear the proper undergarments and shape wear when shopping for your dress. Wearing a molded strapless bra provides you with good support and works with several dress styles, including strapless, halter, and one-shoulder gowns. Take time to get fitted professionally so that you know it works well. If you’re wearing shape wear, get it at the same place so that it fits properly and nothing is spilling out and it fits comfortably. However, if you feel confident and comfortable without it, then don’t worry about shape wear.

• Find styles that work for you. Fit and flare styles work well because they can hide a bigger butt and thighs and showcase lean legs. This Sherri Hill taffeta dress is ideal because it features a high halter neckline and a full taffeta skirt, as well as coming in several shades of colors. Another popular trend this year is the one shoulder gowns, and this Mori Lee gown features both a one shoulder bodice and a tulle ball gown skirt. The bodice will showcase off fuller-figured bust line and the sparkly ball gown adds femininity and style. If you’re self-conscience about arms, consider wearing something like this Mori Lee Sticks and Stones Dress, which features a pretty scoop neckline and illusion mesh sleeves. It’s fun and flirty with a flared chiffon skirt so you’ll be able to dance the night away.


• Avoid wearing too much fabric. Just because you’re plus-size and curvy doesn’t mean you can’t show off some skin, as long as it’s tasteful. Sometimes wearing too much looks just as bad.

Find the fabrics that work with your body type. Chiffon and jersey both skirt over your curves easily, defining them, but not showing large bulges either. Stiffer fabrics like satin may not work as well because you don’t have as much room to move around in.

Now that you know what kind of dress will make you look fabulous, come check the stock at Peaches Boutique. The directions to the Peaches Boutique store are fairly simple as they’re located at the corner of Central and Archer Ave in a strip mall.

One can say that all of this is overwhelming, but prom dress shopping should be fun; so go shopping with your best friend or mom so you can have some extra help to find the perfect gown that makes you exude even more sassy confidence than you already do.

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