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‘Tis the season for holiday parties! And we all need a plus size holiday party fashion guide! The holiday season comes with lots of opportunities to be festive with your plus size wardrobe. Whether you are going to an office holiday party, a family gathering, or a secret Santa reveal with your friends, there are options for everyone! First, I will share some of the plus size holiday fashion trends I’m seeing, then I’m going to round up a variety of gorgeous plus size holiday party looks from lots of different retailers for you! Let’s get started!
What Are Some Current Holiday Fashion Trends?
Metallics and Sparkles: Now is your time to shine! There are so many incredible metallic and sparkly plus size options available this holiday season! Plus size folks deserve to have their main character moment during the holidays and this trend is sure to turn some heads.
Velvet and Satin: There is something so luxurious and classy about these trending textures, while still feeling cozy. Lucky for us, there are TONS of velvet and satin options to choose from right now in dresses, skirts, and pants suits! There really is something for everyone!
Mesh and Faux Leather: If you are wanting to bring a little edginess to your holiday party scene grab something with some mesh and/or faux leather details! There are so many ways to dress this trend up or down depending on the type of party you’re attending!
Where to Shop for Plus Size Holiday Fashion
Below you’ll find 8 size-inclusive retailers serving up some truly stunning plus size fashion options!
Size Range: 28 – 14 (some pieces offered up to size 32) | Price Range: $$-$$$
Eloquii is known for creating fashion-forward, runway-inspired pieces that celebrate plus size bodies. They do glitz and glam so well, which you can immediately tell by scrolling through the holiday section of their website. Whether you are looking for something more traditional and subdued or something that sparkles from head-to-toe, Eloquii has tons of options for you to choose from this holiday season!
Size Range: 3X – 1X | Price Range: $$$-$$$$
Anthropologie prides themselves on offering unique fashion options that cultivate personal style within their customers. In March 2019, Anthropologie expanded their offerings to include plus sizes (00-26W/XXS-3X). While they certainly have a higher price-point than some other retailers, you will be hard pressed to find some of the unique styles they carry anywhere else.
Size Range: 5X – XS | Price Range: $$$-$$$$
Y’all. I GASPED when I saw these holiday party looks from Good American. The velvet pieces are especially dreamy to me. I particularly love the mix of form-fitting dresses with the separates on their website. They have so many cool options and I want one of everything.
Size Range: 5X – XXS | Price Range: $$-$$$
With the tagline, “We make dresses so you can make memories,” Ivy City Co. is creating stunning unique, quality pieces that are perfect for any celebration. They offer over 20 sizes across most single designs (XXS-5X in adult sizes and 12m – 14y for their mini sizes). That’s right – you can buy one of their stunning holiday party dresses so you and a little one in your life can match! You can see my niece and I all dressed up together in this video review on Youtube!
Size Range: 6X – XXS | Price Range: $$$-$$$$
As I have said before, Wray is your best hip, cool, sustainable plus size clothing friend. I am so in love with high-shine pieces they have right now that are perfect for a holiday party! As always, each of these pieces are offered in their full, inclusive size range from XXS-6X.
Size Range: 6X – XXS | Price Range: $$$-$$$$
JessaKae offers so many incredible dress options, especially for holiday party season! They describe their designs as feminine, flirty, and playful and I couldn’t agree more. I mean, look at the dresses below and tell me you don’t want to twirl around a dance floor in them. We also love a company that prioritizes implementing ethical production practices and sustainability in their work.
Size Range: 22/24 – 10/12 | Price Range: $$-$$$
Arula began as a label for the brand Altar’d State called A’Beautiful Soul, but since summer of 2021, it has evolved into its own independent brand. Arula was founded to uplift the mid & plus size shopper with unique, whimsical styles for every occasion. There are so many stunning dresses on their site right now that would be perfect for a holiday party!
Size Range: 34/36 – 10/12 | Price Range: $$-$$$
Ashley Stewart has been a household name for plus size folks since the ’90s, and they are still making beautiful clothing that celebrates size inclusivity. When you visit their site, there’s a dropdown titled Holiday Shop where you can click on the following categories: Glitz and Glam, Work Party, or Holiday Dresses. They make it so easy to find exactly the style of holiday party attire you are looking for!
Don’t forget that you deserve to take up space and experience all the joy of celebration this holiday season! I hope this post has helped you get inspired for all the magic this time of year can bring! With our list of 8 size-inclusive retailers, finding the perfect plus size holiday party outfit has never been so simple! Is there a retailer you would add to this list? Leave me a comment!