As if the fashion world doesn’t already ignore plus size style enough, prom isn’t exactly the best time to see some awesome representin’ for anyone larger than a size 14 either. Whether you’re felling hype about prom or you’re indifferent, if you’re plus size you want to look and feel just as glam as everybody else up on that stuffy dance floor.
Well, now you don’t have to fret about the struggle of finding a prom dress to fit your frame. Check out these 12 sources for a dope prom dress that’ll really knock ’em dead.
ASOS CurveASOS Curve is perfect if you want a more casual prom dress. You don't find a ton of tulle or sequins, but you'll find some really classic, simple dresses like this lace number. Buy this dress at ASOS for $74.28
Department Stores (Macy's, JCPenny, Nordstrom, etc)You will actually have pretty decent luck at your local department store. You can search for a dress you love on their website and see if they have it in stock at your nearest location. You might have to order online, however, so make sure you check out their return policy in case you need a different size or style. Buy this dress at Macy's for $92.99
David's BridalIt's not just for weddings, y'all. Seriously, I'm so clueless about formal attire that even I frowned a bit when I heard that this was a great source for prom dresses, but it is! You'll find everything from classic floor length to short and flirty silhouettes. The site includes a feature in which you can see if the dress is in stock at your nearest location, too, which is perfect for trying on in person. Buy this dress at David's Bridal for $69.50
KiyonnaKiyonna's dresses are sophisticated but casual. If you want to look tailored up without looking like a beauty queen, this is a good way to go. Buy this dress at Kiyonna for $158
eShaktiThis site is awesome if you're looking for a dress with a vintage inspired shape and isn't too over the top. You'll find a dress that you could wear at the prom or any other formal events, so it'll be ultra versatile. It's great to get some extra longevity out of your prom dress. Buy this dress at eShakti for $59.95
Heart My ClosetThis Etsy shop is recommended by the moderator of WTF-Plus because the shop owner will make vintage inspired dresses for literally any size! Check it out if you're looking for a custom fit. Buy this dress at Heart My Closet for $150
SimplybeFrom flapper inspired gowns to '50s style fit-and-flare florals, Simplybe is great if you want a dress that is on the casual side without looking like it could be worn any ol' place. Buy this dress at Simplybe for $99.95
YoursclothingProm dresses don't have to be so constricting! Yoursclothing party dresses are definitely great if you're going for a flirty, relaxed look. Buy this dress at Yoursclothing for $45.50
ModclothModcloth is slowly but surely expanding their plus size collection and it's about time! Though it is still tricky to find a dress above a size 16, the selection is pretty large, otherwise. Finding an ultra formal dress might be a bit tricky, but there are definitely some gems up in there. Buy this dress at Modcloth for $219.99
Sonsi By Lane BryantIf you're all about standing out from the crowd, Sonsi by Lane Bryant is perfect for you. I nearly had a stylegasm looking at this dress (pictured). Sequins, tulle, bright colors...this collection has it all. These dresses are definitely on the pricey side, so unless you're willing to splurge you might want to hold out for a sale before you get your hopes up. Buy this dress at Sonsi for $338
Rent The RunwayWhy drop big bucks on a prom dress if you're never going to wear it again? Sure, you might tell yourself that you'll find a way, but let's be real: It'll likely collect dust in your closet. Instead, consider renting a prom dress! Rent The Runway has a gorgeous selection of plus size dresses available for rent. For example, this dress (pictured) retails at $740. But you can rent it for only $70! Sounds like a good deal, right? Rent this dress at Rent The Runway for $70
Gwynnie BeeGwynnie Bee is another rental service that you might be interested in. It specifically caters to plus sizes! The attire definitely leans casual, but you'll be able to find a few formal pieces here and there. Check out this dress and find out how to rent through Gynnie Bee
Have you tried any of these shops? What’s your opinion of them? Do you have any other suggestions for great places to get formal, plus-size clothes? Tell us in the comments!