Let’s face it—it can be difficult to find that perfect dress in your size, in stock and exactly when you need it. We get it. Here at Dia & Co we are able to curate formal dresses for every personality and occasion. Plus we have the ability to send you dresses with your exact preferences in mind. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get into all of the formal dresses we carry, how and when to wear them.
When you’re a wedding guest, all you need to do is consider the place and style of the event. Picking out plus size formal dresses should always be that simple. Is it a black tie wedding? Go for a silk cocktail dress or even a princess style fit-and-flare dress of any length. Is it a farmhouse wedding? A sleek lace dress or a floral-print dress and hat can still feel just as formal if the dress is in a rich fabric.
Prom is your night to shine, so your dress and accessories need to reflect your own personal style. But don’t limit yourself to what you typically wear. Instead, imagine yourself as the queen you are and in the spotlight—what color makes you feel amazing? What silhouette is the dress? What makes you feel comfortable as you dance the night away? Plus size prom dresses come in so many different looks, so it’s most important to ask yourself what you want and then go from there. You’ve got options—from short-sleeved mini dresses, to slinky silk maxi dresses and every accessory you can think of. Take your time in choosing the perfect dress for you.
Semi-formal plus size dresses make the best types of graduation dresses. You don’t want to dress to the nines if you’re going to wear your cap and gown over it in the summer sun. The best graduation dresses are made of lightweight materials for this reason. Linen, lace, and lightweight cotton are all fabrics that breathe and let you enjoy the day while looking great. When it comes to length, remember that you’ll be walking across a stage, so keep it short to avoid any chance of tripping. Keep your footwear comfy, too, but if you want a little lift, easy level platforms or wedges are perfect for graduation day.
Short formal dresses can really work for any special occasion and look best when they’re made of a shimmery or voluminous fabric. Go for one with a clever neckline, twisted details or puffy sleeves to add some intrigue (especially if it’s in a solid color).
When it comes to long dresses, plus size cocktail dresses are some of our favorite options. Not only do they come in sultry silhouettes, they can be really freeing (like a satin maxi dress) so you can dance the night away while looking and feeling amazing.
Dresses with sleeves are great for cold weather, but you can just as easily opt for a dress with mesh sleeves if you want a little sun coverage. Printed dresses work well for spring and summer, while fall and winter call for darker solid colors and gemstone hues.
Picking plus size dresses for special occasions also depends on the season that you’re styling for. Winter and fall formal dresses tend to be solid and darker in color, but you can accessorize with faux fur and silk wraps to glam them up a notch. Especially around New Year’s, a sequined or satin dress will always turn heads—and get you a kiss by midnight for sure. Summer and springtime formal dresses call for lightweight fabrics, like linen, and off-the-shoulder or one-shoulder necklines to give you a little breeze (while showing off some skin). Jackets and cover ups might be required in spring, though, so be sure to pick up an elegant kimono or duster to top off your formal dress in style. A shawl made of macrame, silk or lace might also be the perfect thing in summer when you need just a little coverage from the sun. Here at Dia & Co we’re committed to helping you find the exact formal style you’re looking for, whether you’re shopping in our shop or receiving hand-picked items from one of our expert stylists. One thing is for sure—you’re bound to find the dress of your dreams in your size right here.
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