12 Plus-size Dresses for Fall Events (and Date Night!)

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How many times have you stood in your closet and said to yourself, “I have nothing to wear”? Sound familiar? Don’t let this be you this season.

I love the simplicity of a great dress. With little room for error, all you need to do is add a great shoe and accessories, and you’re good to go.  And with Fall social calendars filling up, it’s time to get your closet stocked with on-trend dresses for every special event.

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1. Carmakoma Shivling Dress

The anything but basic, LBD. An exposed back zipper, shoulder pads and faux-leather insets makes this dress a special occasion go-to.  Add a great black caged sandal to complete the look.


2. City Chic Cleo Maxi

This flowy chiffon halter dress, with cutout beaded sweetheart neckline needs very few accessories.  Opt for a simple black pump and let the wind catch the skirt for a beautiful effect!


3. London Times Pintuck Sheath Dress

Talk about a wow factor!. A bright hue paired with alternating panels meant to accentuate your curves. This dress might just win date night.


4. City Chic Studded Sweetheart Dress

Any dress with pockets is a dress we love! Add a worn-in leather bomber jacket to up the cool-girl vibe in this strapless, studded stunner. From girls night to date night, this dress is a sassed up alternative to the classic LBD.


5. Lace Yoke Belted Dress

There is bit less edge and whole lot more Charlotte York in this lacey fit-and-flare dress. We love how it’s styled here–with crystal statement necklace–or you can pull out the strands of pearls! Pair with a simple nude pump and you’re good to go.


6. Taylor Polka Dot Fit & Flare Dress with Stripes

You can never go wrong with stripes, polka dots and black and white. Semi-formal event coming up? This is a great option to be worn with simple sandals and minimal accessories.



7. City Chic Victoria Dress

Make a bold statement in this graphic black and white dress with high-low skirt and fitted bodice.


8. Taylor Emerald Fit & Flare Dress in Painterly Floral

Gorgeous hues in an abstract print and universally flattering fit and flare shape makes you the best dressed guest at your next cocktail party. Opt for rose gold accessories to add some extra punch to this gorgeous frock.


9. Anna Scholz Large Dragon Cut-Out Dress

I’ve never met a cut-out I didn’t like and the location of this small cut-out makes it work for post-work events as well! With a simple a-line silhouette and loose drape, it’s a sophisticated and polished look that can work for work related events.


10. Your Clothing Floral Cold Shoulder Dress in Floral

This off-the-shoulder and floral print combo makes for a serious statement-maker. Add ankle-straps in a metallic hue and a simple black clutch and you’re good to go.


11. City Chic Floral Delight Dress

A defined waist, scoop neck and V-back, make this a perfectly polished dress that can work for day and night.


12. Julia Jordan Floral Reflection Sheath Dress

This scuba knit sheath dress with boatneck, cap sleeves and defined waist creates a perfectly pulled together look. Add nude heels to really allow the vivid hues to pop.


This post is sponsored by Gwynnie Bee but the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.