For their effortless and sultry style, short dresses can be some of the most gorgeous everyday styles you can wear. But finding the perfect plus-size mini dresses for your closet can be tough if you’re confused about which ones to wear in different settings or even where to shop for them. Knowing how to style plus-size short dresses is a unique challenge, too, because finding what makes you comfortable while reflecting your own personal style is just as important as finding mini dresses that fit. Don’t worry, though—here at Dia & Co, you’re in especially good hands. Lending styling expertise is simply what we do best.
Mini dresses can come in so many different silhouettes. Just like midi dresses and maxi dresses, different styles of short plus-size dresses may look even better on certain body types. These aren’t hard-and-fast rules, but we have some suggestions on what types of short dresses to look for.
First, you’ll want to know your measurements, including your height. If you’re 5’4” and under, then you’ll want to search for petite plus-size dresses to ensure the hemlines will hit above the knee (like they’re supposed to). If you’re tall or have a longer torso, you might even want to shop plus-size midi dresses for extra length that will still give you the shorter outcome for your height. You can always shop midi dresses in your size and wear bike shorts underneath—it’s all about your personal style and comfort.
Of course all dresses are wearable by everyone—and we’re not here to tell you what you can’t do. Bottom line: if you’re comfortable and feel amazing, wear that short dress!
Casual short dresses, or dresses for everyday, are super essential for everyone’s closet. They can be worn all year round, to work, for play and even to parties. These types of dresses will feature fun, vibrant colors and patterns and all in easy-to-care-for fabrics. And if you want something in between casual and fancy, play up the volume or details while playing down the fabric. Think: A puffed-sleeve linen mini dress that you can wear around the park just as easily as you can dancing in a nightclub with heels.
Short formal dresses are also super easy to come by and it’s a good idea to have a few go-tos in your closet for those inevitable cocktail parties, weddings, baby showers and last-minute evening plans. Mini plus-size cocktail dresses are always perfect for having at-the-ready, as they feature unique details (like sequins and lace) in eye-catching prints, bold colors, or metallics. These types of evening mini dresses are ones to hang onto—they can become your signature style for turning heads at every special event you are invited to.
If you’re wondering, we’ve got some outfit ideas on how to wear and style plus-size dresses throughout every season. Finding short summer dresses in plus sizes is actually a breeze. First go with your favorite type of silhouette and simply wear it—with sneakers, with wedges, with heels—and don’t forget a top layer or hat to ward off the hot sun.
In spring or fall (aka the breezier months), what to wear under short dresses becomes the next fun thing to tackle. As we mentioned, we love bike shorts for warmer days. But don’t forget about opaque tights, which are heavier in weight and cover you completely.
Finally leggings are the best to have around for the colder days. Knowing how to wear short dresses in winter is just as easy—you’ll have to adapt to the weather, like adding boots, hats, scarves and overcoats. Some leggings will come with thermal layers, too, to keep you extra comfy. The thing about wearing short dresses with leggings is that your leggings will have to be simple so as to not compete with your fabulous dress and footwear. Let that short dress be the shining part of your wardrobe while accessorizing to your heart’s content.
Sexy short plus size dresses abound here at Dia & Co. We carry so many favorite brands, it can be hard to choose. Good thing you don’t have to pick just one! For formal short dresses for work or special occasions, we recommend brands like Kiyonna, 11 Honoré and L I V D. For more casual dresses, search through collections by Universal Standard, CeCe and Eloquii. No matter your style, we’re sure you will find short dresses and so much more to love right here in our Shop.
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